• marijuana

    The dangerous drug that 60 per cent of parents don’t know about.

                By SHAUNA ANDERSON If you knew there was a drug out there that was 1000 times stronger than marijuana, would you be concerned? That your teenager might find it easy to obtain. That it was marketed as “safe legal high”. But that, in reality, it can cause psychosis, heart [read more]

  • baby with 8 limbs

    The incredible before and after photos of a baby who was born with 8 limbs. 

          By CAITLIN STOWER Paul Mukisa is only four months old, but he’s already got a pretty inspiring tale of survival to tell. The baby boy was born on 27 May in Nabigingo, Uganda, with four arms and four legs — and now, after a lengthy surgery involving multiple surgeons, anasthesia and a blood transfusion, he’s successfully had [read more]

  • How do we teach our kids about fat vs thin?

    “Mum, why are you so fat?”

        By OLIVIA CARTER “Move mum! I cant see the TV … your tummy is in the way.” The anguish in my daughter’s voice was clear – this was not just any TV show I was blocking, it was Peppa Pig! Later that night as I was putting Susie to bed she asked me [read more]

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    Why the world needs to back off Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”.

          So there’s this song that’s being played much more than it should be on radio stations around the world. It’s called All About That Bass and it’s written by Meghan Trainor, a 20-year-old singer singer/song-writer from the US who has been who has been writing songs since she was 11. You’ve probably [read more]

  • Video thumbnail for youtube video Two blind sisters see for the first time. - Mamamia

    Amazing. Watch the unbridled joy of two blind sisters seeing for the first time.

      There are videos that make you laugh… There are videos that scare you. And then there is this. A truly amazing story about two blind Indian sisters, Anita, 6, and Sonia, 12, seeing for the first time. Just look: Sonia and Anita were both born blind. Raised in rural India, the only way their parents [read more]

  • Nina Funnell

    The Lockhart murders: The voices that matter most, have been permanently silenced.

              By NINA FUNNELL Over the last 48 hours I have received all sorts of emails in response to a piece I wrote about the murders of Kim Hunt and her three children. I’ve had complete strangers call me to thank me, including one woman who just yesterday was handed the [read more]

  • ZakEbrahim

    He is the son of a terrorist. But he has chosen peace.

    Zak Ebrahim was born in Pennsylvania in the US to a loving mother and father. His father was an Egyptian engineer; his mother was an American teacher. Unfortunately, Zak’s father was also a terrorist. A terrorist who was a member of a Bin Laden organisation, and helped plan the first World Trade Centre bombing in 1993. [read more]

  • The Hunt Family - Greg, Kim,

    Sister-in-law doesn’t ‘blame’ Geoff Hunt for murdering her extended family.

      This post deals with the tragic deaths of a family including children, as well as an apparent suicide, and may be distressing for readers.   UPDATE: Kim Hunt’s sister, Jenny Geppert, has told The Daily Telegraph she does not blame Geoff for murdering his family. “All I feel is sadness and the terrible loss of a most [read more]

  • michaela fox

    “I discovered my friend had died via Google.”

        By MICHAELA FOX When I want to know the answer to something, I turn to Google. Google is knowledge at your fingertips – full of useful and not-so-useful information. Whether it’s research for an article, catching up on current news, or poring over food ideas (read: killing time), I invariably ‘Google’ it. I [read more]

  • Daenerys Targaryen looks like Queen Elsa.

    Hero, Shocker and Whinger of the Week.

      Welcome to Hero, Shocker and Whinger of the Week – the glorious time when we reflect on the best and worst of the Internet. Let’s get started. Hero of the Week goes to… Daenerys Targaryen/Queen Elsa/say wha? Our Hero of the Week is Tumblr user Carrie Marie, who turned up to a cosplay convention dressed [read more]

  • Nat, going for a run.

    7 reasons to give running another try.

      By NATALIA HAWK Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re in a bit of a rut – feeling a bit frumpy, a bit unhealthy, and you want to get fit for summer – so you decide to start running. You dig out your running shoes, you download a new running playlist and you put [read more]

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    Voulez Vous: Art that would add a pop of colour to any room.

      Welcome to Mamamia’s art endeavour, the Voulez-Vous Project. Every week we celebrate emerging artists, designers, illustrators, creators and women who knit using their vaginas. (Kidding. Maybe.) Our aim: to help the internet become a slightly more beautiful, captivating, or thought-provoking place by making art accessible. To find out more about the Voulez-Vous project, click here. Click [read more]

  • Elizabeth Gilbert

    Why you should love thy neighbour, from the author of “Eat Pray Love”.

        Elizabeth Gilbert is a firecracker of a human being. After writing several best-selling books and building up a huge fan base, she’s now in a position to be a true altruist – and she regularly takes advantage of that position. Her Facebook page is dedicated almost entirely to spreading positive messages and wise words, [read more]

  • lauren

    Happy wedding news for one of our favourite reality TV stars.

              Some happy wedding news on a Sunday – former The Hills star, Lauren Conrad, has married her musician boyfriend of two years, William Tell. 28-year-old Lauren met 34-year-old William  on Valentine’s Day in 2012. They’ve been engaged since October 2013, and married in California on Saturday – the perfect location, [read more]

  • Nat at the snow

    You’ve got 48 hours in a ski resort. Here’s how to make the most of them.

        By NATALIA HAWK Being Mamamia’s resident ski nutter, people often ask me: what’s the ideal amount of time for a ski holiday? My answer is always the same. Go for as long as you possibly can. Ski holidays are never a bad idea, and if you’re there for a week or so, you [read more]

  • Roxy with her daughter, Pixie

    Roxy Jacenko admits dangerous Nurofen habit.

    Sydney PR queen, Roxy Jacenko, has spoken to Fairfax about her problem with painkillers – and more specifically, her overuse of Nurofen Plus. In an article published online today, Roxy admits that she was “eating them by the handful” back in 2009 when she was under a great deal of work stress, occasionally consuming eight [read more]

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    Did Jay Z and Beyonce just cryptically announce baby number 2? We think they did.

          Beyonce and Jay Z have today taught the world a lesson in how to shut down commentary on your marriage ASAP. Step 1: Hint at baby number 2 cryptically in front of thousands of fans. During their On The Run Tour on Friday night, fans of Jay Z, 44, and Beyonce, 33, believed they had witnessed some of the [read more]

  • ISIS beheading

    Sunday’s news in under 5 minutes.

            New ISIS video claims to show British man being beheaded. The Islamic State (ISIS) have released a new video threatening British Prime Minister David Cameron. It allegedly depicts a British aid worker named David Haines being beheaded. This third beheading in the space of a few weeks is believed to be a warning to [read more]

  • Annette and son Lachlan

    The new tool that could prevent a stroke.

                By ANETTE HARDIE I was 42 years old and home alone when I first had a mini stroke. I didn’t know what was happening. It came on like vertigo. I was falling to the right and I couldn’t stay upright. It didn’t last long. I stood back up and [read more]

  • Erin Griffin

    It kills more Aussie kids than any other disease. So why aren’t we talking about it?

        By CLEMENCY NORRIS On the first morning in September I woke up early to check for an update on one of our supporters, 14 year old Erin Griffin, who had been fighting a courageous battle against an aggressive brain tumour, and had taken a turn for the worse. At exactly that moment my heart [read more]

  • baby's room

    10 tips for creating a Pinterest-worthy baby’s room.

          By LISA MITCHELL Pinterest is full of inspiration and creative ideas. But turning those ideas into reality, can be near impossible. Some of us just don’t have a knack for clever and creative design, even when it’s staring us in the face. I am more of a Pinterest window shopper myself. I [read more]

  • Active against cancer

    Meet the smoking hot cancer patients changing our view of life in treatment.

        This is the film clip to 2004 song ‘Call On Me’ by Eric Prydz. (Which is one of those great songs that absolutely no one can remember the name/artist of, but that appeared in enough car advertisements that we’re sure will recognise it when you hear it.)   And this is that same [read more]

  • Kate Middleton name

    Why the world needs to get its shit together on Kate Middleton’s name.

          Over a year ago, Mamamia’s Rosie Waterland asked the universe a simple question: What is a young entertainment journalist, meandering through an onslaught of stories based on royal weddings, babies and pastel suits, supposed to call the Duchess of Cambridge?  Since then, K-Midz has had her baby, come to Australia, conceived another kid, and yet [read more]

  • ME COOKING

    4 fancy at-home breakfasts (which anyone can pull off).

              By ELLY JEAN-LOUIS I love eggs on toast. To me, you can rarely beat a poached egg on toast with a side of avocado and buttery mushrooms all covered in Tabasco sauce. However, there are some days when: a)      I need breakfast on the go. b)      I don’t have time to [read more]

  • serena film trailer

    The trailer for Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s new film has ‘Oscar’ written all over it.

      The trailer for Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper‘s new film Serena is here. But, the question on everyone’s lips is: will Lawrence and Cooper continue the trend set by their previous films Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, and be nominated for matching Oscars three years in a row? Let’s play the ‘Will this [read more]

  • Global-Climate-Change

    How to send the climate change denier in your life scientific spam.

      You know that saying ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’? Rubbish. Utter rubbish. Take this example: Internet spam is crap. Climate change deniers are crap. But, when combined, these two crap things produce something that is definitely not crap. They produce someone that is, in fact, rather awesome. That (^^) is a screenshot from a new app called [read more]

  • chicks smashing grunters

    Chicks smashing grunters is exactly as bizarre as it sounds.

        A new magazine launched in Australia last month. It’s for women who like hunting pigs. And it’s called ‘Chicks Smashing Grunters’. ‘Chicks Smashing Grunters’ launched in August, and is Australia’s first women’s hunting magazine. So what does it feature? Lots of pictures of women with the pigs they’ve just killed of course. For [read more]

  • reeva steenkamp parents

    Saturday’s news in less than two minutes.

      Reeva Steenkamp’s parents accuse Pistorius of lying in court The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have accused Oscar Pistorius of lying in court by repeatedly saying that he thought Steenkamp was an intruder. “We were shocked, shocked, disappointed,” Reeva’s mother June Steenkamp told ITN News “You know your heart drops because you just want the truth. [read more]

  • best apps for parents

    7 mummy hacks that will change the way you cook dinner.

            By JO ABI Cooking dinner used to be so much fun. I’d cook meals and bask in the compliments as everyone at the dinner party devoured everything in sight. Then I became a mum. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: – The longer you spend cooking a meal, the less your [read more]

  • Molly

    Sport on Saturdays: Meet the #1 ranked female rally driver in the world.

        This is Molly Taylor. She’s pictured with her mum, Coral Taylor. They’re your regular Australian mother-and-daughter duo… except that they’re not. Together, Molly and Coral have dominated motorsports across the world. That’s right – motorsports. One of the most traditionally male-dominated sports that has ever existed. Years ago, Coral started off in motorsports [read more]

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