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    90s supermodel reveals addiction, says she was ‘uncomfortable being a human being.’

          90s supermodel Amber Valletta has revealed she faced a struggle with addiction. The 40-year-old opened up to wellness website MindBodyGreen.com about her battle with drugs and alcohol, saying simply:  “I suffer from a disease called addiction.” “I’ve had it for as long as I can remember,” the former supermodel continued. Valletta tragically [read more]

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    These heartbreaking photos of a sad polar bear pushed 200,000 people into action.

        This is Arturo. People are calling him the world’s most depressed polar bear.   Arturo lives in a tiny enclosure at a zoo in Argentina, where temperatures can reach 40 degrees. Polar bears generally live in climates minus 40 degrees. The pool of water provided for him is not even a metre deep. [read more]

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    A random kid just managed to get one of the best ever celebrity selfies.

          A kid in the US has managed to give himself immediate lifelong legend status, after taking what is possibly the best selfie of all time:   YEP. THAT IS PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WARREN BUFFET SITTING ON A BENCH LIKE IT AINT NO THING. The kid in the picture is Tom White. He [read more]

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    The most unexpected celebrity engagement of the day goes to…

            Four days ago, Gabi Grecko was hospitalised after an alleged split with Geoffrey Edelsten. And today? The happy couple are engaged. 25-year-old model, Grecko has revealed to the Herald Sun that she and 71-year-old Edelsten are engaged, and planning a wedding that they hope will take place next year. “It was kind [read more]

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    Allison Baden-Clay’s family give their final message to her murderer.

              Allison Baden-Clay’s mother and father were in court today, watching as their daughter’s killer received his verdict. So was Allison’s sister. It’s the cruelest part of the justice process, that a victim’s family must sit in the same room as the person who took their loved one’s life. Geoff and [read more]

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    Gerard Baden-Clay’s mistress: “He had told me that he would marry me”.

        It’s the murder trial that has dominated headlines for the past month – and this morning, Gerard Baden-Clay was found guilty of murdering his wife Allison. This Sunday night, 60 Minutes will air an exclusive interview with Gerard Baden-Clay’s mistress, Toni McHugh. Ms McHugh began an affair with Baden-Clay in 2008 – and [read more]

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    This young woman took a ‘selfie’ everyday for 6.5 years. It’s real and it’s beautiful.

        Rebecca Brown took a photo of herself every single day from when she was 14 to 21. Six and a half years. It was a turbulent time for Rebecca, as she suffered through mental illness, but her compilation of ‘selfies’ is simply beautiful. Take a look: It’s a refreshing take on ‘selfies’ in a [read more]

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    3 brilliant new books to curl up on the couch with this winter.

      Did someone say ‘curl up in the corner with a book?’ Yes please. Winter is here, so chances are that ​you’re going to need something to read while you relax on the couch/in bed while​ bundled up in a heavy cover of blankets, beanies, scarves and jumpers. ​If you don’t have any books on your list – we’ve [read more]

  • Oscar Pistorius has sent four strange tweets

    Oscar Pistorius returns to social media with a series of bizarre tweets.

            In what some are labeling a “bizarre social media interaction” accused murderer and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has broken his twitter silence and posted a series of religious and philosophical references on the site. It is the first time the “Blade Runner” has sent a tweet since the first anniversary of Reeva [read more]

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    The 5 parenting moments that never make it onto social media.

            Celebrating the milestones of our children is a rite of passage for parents. We get collectively excited about the most talked about firsts – the first smiles, first coos, first solids. We note the date of first teeth, first steps, and of course, the first day of school. Then there’s those personal, [read more]

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    Shadow weddings. If anyone suggests you have one, RUN.

            Engagement party. Bridal shower. Hen’s night. Buck’s night. All fairly standard pre-wedding traditions. And then there’s the ‘Shadow Wedding’, a new trend designed to set you up for a life of matrimonial bliss. How? By encouraging you and your partner unload all the things you hate about each other, a week [read more]

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    Famous siblings need to stop posing sexy next to each other. Please?

      Celebrities need to be sexy as often as is humanly possible. And they also have families, like the rest of us. I get that, I really do. But do they really have to pose sexily next to their siblings? Is it absolutely necessary to pull your sister in real close and, say, stare at her breasts with your [read more]

  • milknews

    Are formulas for toddlers worth it? Nope, says the peak consumer watchdog.

    Consumer group Choice has told parents they’re being sucked into buying unnecessary, expensive toddler formulas and junior milks. The formulas, marketed to children over the age of one, cost $16 to $22 per tin — and the peak consumer group warns the use of such formulas and junion milks are unnecessary. Choice says claims by Nestle that its NAN [read more]

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    Ajay Rochester shows us how easy it is to lose weight (with Photoshop).

        Shifting 20 kilos from you body is usually gruelling and slow. But not if you have Photoshop. Just as Ajay Rochester demonstrated here:   The star, who has been very vocal about her struggles with weight, accompanied the picture with this caption: “Hahaha look closely! Cldnt resist sharing this. My friend photoshopped this for [read more]

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    Was Prince William too bald for this magazine cover?

          This just in: Prince William has been shamed for his ever-expanding bald spot. The Duke of Cambridge did not have enough hair on his royal head to please the good people of Vanity Fair. So they did a sneaky Photoshop job on his regal cranium. Though, to be fair, it actually looks more like [read more]

  • woman who paid to look like Kim Kardashian

    The woman who paid $30,000 to look like Kim Kardashian.

          You know that saying “Be yourself because everyone else is taken”? Yeah, that saying is now defunct. Because you can just pay to look like someone else. 24-year-old Claire Leeson paid $30,000 to make her face look like Kim Kardashian‘s face. And her body look like Kim Kardashian‘s body. And guess what? She’s horribly, [read more]

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    Tuesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Bring Back our Girls Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai is in Nigeria and has met with the parents of some of the 219 girls still held by Islamic extremists. The teenager met with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan overnight and urged him to meet with the families of the kidnapped girls. Meanwhile, a video has emerged of [read more]

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    How can so many women be so confused about something this basic?

      I don’t need to tell you that the online universe can often be a depressing place. Take for example, Terry Richardson‘s Wikipedia page. Or the forums where lonely people go to complain about Kmart. Sad, yes. But The Tumblr I read today may just be the most depressing of them all. It’s called ‘Women Against [read more]

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    The Luke Batty Effect: The 11 y/o boy’s tragic death has had a most unexpected consequence.

    Luke Batty, who was tragically killed by his father earlier this year.   Trigger warning: This post deals with domestic violence and child abuse, and may be triggering for some readers. We all remember hearing the tragic news in February this year: 11-year-old Luke Batty was killed at the hands of his father, in front of [read more]

  • Lucy with her son Harry

    12 life lessons you learn during maternity leave.

                My maternity leave ends today. Bam! Just like that. No longer will life be entirely divided into feed/play/sleep intervals. It’s been ten months since our little boy Harry was born. Ten months since I started learning how to be a mum. But it’s time to go back to work and see what [read more]

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    Andrew Heslop: “I came out at 21. Some wait until they’re 60.”

                When I started to write this piece one week ago it was off the back of the Network Ten announcement that Ian Thorpe had sat down to do an exclusive interview with Sir Michael Parkinson. Parky had come out of retirement and was quoted as saying who wouldn’t jump [read more]

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    Sarah Murdoch is back on the cover of Vogue. At 42.

            When Sarah Murdoch landed her first cover of Vogue, it was 1993. She was just 19 years old and the cover line was “Great knits! Great looks!” Because she was wearing a knitted sweater. Because it was 1993. Today, the 42-year-old model/mother/complete babe’s 11th Vogue cover is out — and she looks [read more]

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    13 things that will happen before we get equal pay for women in Australia.

      Oooph. This is dire. Put the year 2089 in your robot diaries, females. That’s the year we Australians will finally reach equal pay for women. According to research released today by Oxfam, it’ll take us 75 years to reach pay equality for women in the workforce. Right now, we pay women approximately 65% of what a [read more]

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    “I’ll be able to see them again one day”: The lone survivor of a horrifying family shooting speaks.

      Warning: This post contains graphic details of violence, including violence against children, and may be extremely distressing for some readers. In a family photo splashed across countless newspapers this week, the Stay family are a picture of pure joy. There’s Mum (Katie, 34) and dad (Stephen, 39) and the five kids, all sitting on [read more]

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    Mariah Carey’s ‘before/after’ Photoshop fail.

    Last week the fashion world introduced us to Giraffing, the new Photoshop technique of elongating model’s necks, and this week brings us another gem, Oranging. Ok, so we made that up, but take a look at Mariah Carey’s latest cover for Wonderland magazine. It seems that Orange is the New Black. We don’t know what’s [read more]

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    Colbie Caillat ditches the photoshop. Reveals the music industry’s beauty lies for all to see.

        It’s one thing for the paparazzi to ‘catch’ or ‘discover’ images of celebrities before the Photoshop wand has been waved…. and quite another for a famous female celebrity to send an un-retouched photo out into the world voluntarily. And that is exactly what American pop singer, Colbie Caillat has done in her new music video, ‘Try’. Colbie [read more]

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    Angelina Jolie to visit Australia again. But not for a film.

          Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has been invited to visit Nauru, the site of a controversial Australian asylum seeker processing centre. Jolie, who is also Special Envoy for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR),  has reportedly received a direct invitation from the Nauruan president Baron Waqa to visit the centre. Pedestrian reports that Waqa extended the invitation at last month’s Global Summit to End Sexual Violence [read more]

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    This is what it feels like to live in the closet.

            Today, Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe is experiencing a joyous acceptance of his sexuality by the Australian community. What he most feared might come to pass as a result of his coming out – derision, cruelty and the demise of his hero status – seems almost laughable in the face of the [read more]

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    Charlie Pickering’s surprise replacement on The Project has been revealed.

        The gaping hole left in all our hearts when Charlie Pickering left The Project desk is FINALLY going to be filled. Though when Pickering left the show in April, media speculation on possible replacements was rife, one classic Australian funny-man was completely overlooked. But that’s set to be fixed today. Comedian Rove McManus, whose [read more]