• Celine Dion's house

    FLUFF: Celine Dion’s house is the ultimate famous-person palace.

    Share     Got a spare $72 million? Sweet. You can pick up Celine Dion‘s mega-palace with its own fully functioning water park. Seriously. This ridiculous mansion is the ultimate in opulent fairytale chic. Did we mention it has its own fully functioning water park? Celine, 46, has decided to sell the crazy, shiny palace [read more]

  • Chloe Campbell

    Monday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. 3-year-old Chloe Campbell describes her potential abductors. Three-year-old Chloe Campbell has provided a clue for the investigation into her abduction. When speaking to family about her two-day disappearance, Chloe has reportedly used the phrase “daddy’s friends”. Detective Inspector Bruce McNab told The Courier-Mail that she had given the police “information (they) can use” to continue [read more]

  • Kate Middleton pregnant again

    FLUFF: Is Kate Middleton pregnant again?

                Hold your Royal horses. Shut the palace door. Put the Queen’s corgies on a leash. Could the Duchess be pregnant again? Before you roll your peasant eyes and dismiss this glorious rumour, there is some evidence. First there’s the matter of Duchess Catherine’s (AKA Kate Middleton) drink choice during [read more]

  • Nick Carter married

    FLUFF: Your childhood crush just got married. To someone that’s not you.

                  The Backstreet Boy you fantasy-married in your mind circa 1997 just got hitched. Yep, we’re sorry to be the ones to break it to you, but Nick Carter just got married. He wed his longtime love, actress/fitness guru Lauren Kitt, in a ceremony in Santa Barbara over the [read more]

  • Screen shot 2014-04-13 at 9.47.32 PM

    Chrissy Amphlett’s ‘I Touch Myself’ is the anthem for a new movement.

        It’s one year since Chrissy Amphlett passed away, and now 10 women have come together to raise awareness about the disease that killed her: breast cancer. Singers including Amphlett’s cousin Little Pattie, cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John, Deborah Conway, Connie Mitchell, Suze DeMarchi, Sarah Blasko, Sarah McLeod, Kate Ceberano, Megan Washington and Katie Noonan have [read more]

  • should kids go vegan 1

    “I eat raw, my children are vegan, and no animals were harmed in the making of this message.”

              Nine months ago, I initiated the somewhat “radical” switch for my family to experience an all-vegan diet. And I’m pleased to report that we haven’t looked back once. Having said that, this post isn’t about being boastful or self-congratulatory or smug, but it is about accomplishment and for that reason alone I [read more]

  • Beyonce's new video

    We need to talk about Beyonce’s thigh gap.

    Beyonce has been accused of photoshopping one of her photos on Instagram – and the world isn’t happy. While on holidays in the Dominican Republic with Jay Z and Blue, Bey took to the photo-sharing network to post some photos of her playing golf. Except there was one small problem. One of the photos made [read more]

  • Empress Elisabeth of Austria, an 18th century "style icon" notorious for her eating disorder.

    Revealed: The actual reason catwalk models are so thin.

            The skinny model outcry is now an annual event. It coincides with fashion week. Every year, it’s been there. It’s an eye-roll because it’s so predictable. Every year thin models, every year angry backlash. Which leads to the question – every year – why hasn’t it changed? If the outcry, like [read more]

  • modern families

    What to do if you’re a single woman desperate for a family? This.

          What do you do if you’re a single woman and you’re desperate to become a mother? This is a conversation I first had with my sister-in-law Nicky, while sitting on my lounge room floor drinking tea (where I have all my best important conversations with my girlfriends). What happened over the next [read more]

  • arctic ice melting video

    WATCH: 16 years of Arctic ice gone in 59 seconds.

    This video is only 59 seconds long. But its brevity serves as a testament to its truth. Because if something is an indisputable fact, you don’t need to embellish it with fancy graphs and media spin. You can just show it for what it is. This is a video of the ice of the Arctic [read more]

  • How to be a better runner

    Become a better runner (i.e. someone who actually runs… ever) in 9 easy steps.

    As we gear straight out of summer and into winter, more and more people are considering how to avoid slipping back to their old winter habits. You know the ones I mean – sitting on the couch in oversized trackpants, staring at screens and shovelling food into your mouth until it’s time for bed. The [read more]

  • Kirsten Dunst dating

    Kirsten Dunst tells us why women just need to be women and men need to be men.

            This week everyone’s favourite baby-vampire-angel/suicidal virgin/cheerleader/sad blonde has broken cool girl hearts across the world by telling Harper’s Bazaar UK: I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, [read more]

  • immunised woman

    Health Check: When do adults need to be immunised?

            Most of us will receive the majority of our vaccinations in childhood. But Australian adults still die and become disabled from vaccine-preventable diseases. Immunisations are therefore an important preventive health measure at all stages of life. So, when might adults need to be immunised? Making sure you are up-to-date Some adults [read more]

  • Frances Chan

    Too thin to study: Frances Chan was threatened with suspension unless she gained weight.

        Accusations of “skinny-bashing” have been levelled at a prominent Ivy League university after a 20-year-old student revealed she was “forced to eat cheetos” to add weight to her naturally slim frame. Frances Chan, who’s studying Arts at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, says she spent months trying to convince uni authorities that her slight [read more]

  • vagina cost kitten video

    Shocker, Hero and Whinger of the week.

      Welcome to Shocker, Hero and Whinger of the Week. Here’s how it works: Each week, we pick the biggest Shocker, Hero and Whinger from the last seven days. Shocker is whatever moment or person left our jaws on the floor. Hero is whoever won the week by being awesome. And whinger? Well, that’s pretty [read more]

  • Missing Chloe Campbell

    Sunday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Suggestions Chloe went missing following a threat made to her father. Investigations into the disappearance of 3-year-old toddler Chloe Campbell are continuing today. She was returned to her mother early yesterday after being found by police in a showground across the road from her home in Childers, Queensland. Family friends have revealed to the Sunday Mail that [read more]

  • Freya at the Hunter Valley

    How to enjoy wine intelligently (but without being a total douchebag).

        When our Editor-in-chief, Jamila, told me I was going to the Hunter Valley for a weekend of wine tasting, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. Then I found out I’d be having lunch and a chat with Neil McGuigan. This is the guy who runs the winery responsible for the best white wine [read more]

  • not wanting to get married

    FLUFF: Real-life Snow White and Prince Charming tie the knot.

            Everyone’s favourite Once Upon A Time co-stars have gotten married. In an intimate ceremony in front of 30 close family and friends, Ginnifer Goodwin, 35, (who plays Snow White in the popular TV show), and Josh Dallas, 32, (who plays Prince Charming), have tied the knot. A source revealed to E News that “Ginnifer [read more]

  • Kylie Jenner plastic surgery

    Everyone’s saying Kylie Jenner doesn’t look like Kylie Jenner anymore.

                Kylie Jenner‘s starting to look a lot more… Kardashian. The 16-year-old (half-sister of Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe) has posted some photos on Instagram this week that have got people screaming “plastic surgery!” and Kyles is not happy about it. She tweeted that her feelings are hurt by plastic surgery rumours, [read more]

  • child sex abuse story

    “The hardest part wasn’t my brother’s abuse… it’s that it was covered up.”

          Warning: This post features explicit details of child sexual abuse that could be triggering for some readers.   Okay, the time has finally come. It’s time I raised my voice about child sex abuse. Ten minutes ago, I read Bec Sparrow’s article recapping the interview with cast members of the 1980’s sitcom, [read more]

  • cross cultural identity 1

    “You’re not Muslim…. are you?”

                  “You’re not Muslim are you?” a guy from university once asked me. My heart started beating really fast as I searched for words. I felt like I was being asked a trick question. I am proud of who I am and all but that particular time I hesitated. [read more]

  • “Why I can’t wait to not be sexy anymore.”

              I’m EXHAUSTED. I’ve been tweezing, shaving, moisturizing, defrizzing, flat-ironing, bikini-waxing, hair-dyeing, gym-joining (notice I said gym-joining, not gym-going?) exfoliating and manicuring since 8th grade, all while sleeping on a silk pillowcase to reduce wrinkles. I’m ready to grow a beard and just RELAX. Some of you are thinking: Sweetheart, go [read more]

  • Kelly Modern families

    “I thought I was ready to have a baby. I wasn’t.”

            Editor’s note: This post deals with post-natal depression and may be upsetting for some people. Newly married, Kelly believed she was ready to have children. She met her partner and knew that he would be a great father, and felt that maybe she was ready to start trying to have a [read more]

  • emma mcevoy art 1

    This is a fairytale brought to life…

    Welcome to Mamamia’s art endeavour, the Voulez-Vous Project. It’s our corner of the internet where we celebrate emerging artists, designers, illustrators, creators and women who knit out of their vagina. (Kidding. Maybe.) The aim: to make the internet a slightly more beautiful, or captivating, or thought-provoking place. If you’d like to learn a little bit more [read more]

  • nicola atherton bondi rescue

    There’s something different about the newest Bondi Rescue lifeguard…

        It’s time for you to meet Nicola Atherton. She’s a 27-year-old Sydneysider, and she’s about to become Australia’s most famous female lifeguard. She is, after all, the newest member of Bondi Rescue – one of Australia’s most-loved TV shows, both here and abroad. And although she’s only been a lifeguard for three months, [read more]

  • Lara Bingle

    FLUFF: Lara Bingle gets a haircut. Breaks the internet.

    Hold the phone. Lara Bingle has got a new haircut. We repeat, Lara Bingle has got a new haircut. The 26-year-old model turned reality TV star turned swim-wear designer turned underwear designer has traded in her luscious blonde locks for a short bob. And we are loving it. She took to Instagram to share her new [read more]

  • Missing Chloe Campbell

    Saturday’s News in under 5 minutes

    Breaking: 3 year old missing Queensland girl Chloe Campbell found alive Three-year-old Chloe Campbell has been reunited with her mother after being found alive. Chloe, who vanished from her family’s living room on Wednesday night, was found at the Childers Showground, south of Bundaberg late on Friday night. Inspector Kevin Gutteridge told the ABC that [read more]

  • generation a film 1

    “I was taught at a very young age to fight for those who have no voice and to be grateful for what I have.”

            By Jasmin Kozowy My name is Jasmin Kozowy I am journalist and activist. I recently made a film Generation A about the next generation of children and teenagers in Afghanistan. If you get a chance to see it, you will understand that education is the solution for Afghanistan and together we [read more]

  • Julie Bishop and Tony Abbott. Does Bishop have her eye on the top job?

    “The Liberal party I know and love gives everyone a fair go, regardless of gender.”

        I write in response to an article published in Mamamia last week entitled “Pushy. Irrational. Emotional.  This is how the Liberal Party dismisses its women.” In the article in which the author’s name was not disclosed, Ms Anonymous, from New South Wales, argues that “…although women make up nearly half of the Liberal Party, they aren’t [read more]

  • anti abortion protests 3

    “The day I was labelled a murderer.”

                Have you ever been called a murderer? It happened to me once. I was just 19, and my then boyfriend and I had recently found out we were pregnant. We had only been dating a few months and the pregnancy was unexpected. At the time, we were not in [read more]