• kids vaccination 2

    The Australian doctor who says not vaccinating your children is “child abuse”.

        By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST Choosing not to vaccinate children is “a form of child abuse”, according to a prominent obstetrician and gynaecologist. Dr Michael Gannon, the Australian Medical Association’s West Australian president, told the ABC’s The World Today he had been ‘quoted as saying it’s a form of child abuse’. He confirmed he still held that view, saying on the [read more]

  • Daphne

    Why is the new Scooby-Doo movie trying to fat-shame Daphne?

          By TOM BURNS There’s a new animated Scooby Doo movie being released to DVD today—Scooby Doo! Frankencreepy—and, unfortunately, the creepiest part of the movie has nothing to do with an overly elaborate plan to scare people away from an abandoned amusement park. Instead, this time, the folks at Warner Bros. Animation decided [read more]

  • Baby feeds itself

    The “miracle baby” who fed herself at 3 days old.

        This tiny baby has shocked medical professionals the world over… By holding a bottle in her tiny hands and feeding herself just three days after she was born. Surely, she is destined for greatness. Reportedly, three-week-old Amara Chiedozie has fed independently from a bottle since she was only three days old. Astonishing doctors – [read more]

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    The new wedding craze that includes plastic surgery on an unlikely place.

            By AVI VINCE Marriage, or the prospect of marriage, makes some girls go bonkers. And this new craze just testifies to that. We have all heard of how some girls turn into Bridezilla during the planning of their wedding. As well as their bridesmaids, sisters, mother, mother-in-law, step-mother and really any female [read more]

  • 29-31-feature

    Everyone had a friend who felt like this at 29… and was proved wrong by 31.

        A lot of people say there’s a big psychological shift when you go from 29 to 30, especially if you’re a single woman. All of a sudden, you’re no longer ‘fun and single’, your ‘sad and and alone’. People don’t talk about you ‘playing the field’, they talk about you ‘needing to settle [read more]

  • ladygaga

    Frockwatch: Is this the least comfy airplane outfit on the planet?

        BY NICKY CHAMP It’s been a big week in celebrity fashion: the Creative Arts Emmys got us pumped for the main event next week, but the most impressive celebrity outfit of the week didn’t debut on the red carpet. It was on a runway, an airport runway that is. Lady Gaga touched down [read more]

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    She caught her son making out with his girlfriend. This is how she handled it.

          This mother walked in on her son ‘dry-humping’ his girlfriend. Not quite sure of the etiquette around “I caught you making out with my son and now I don’t know what to do” situations, she proceeded to handle the whole thing the only way she knew how: With baked goods. In an effort (probably [read more]

  • Alex Stone.

    News: Suspended from school for saying he’d killed his neighbour’s ‘pet dinosaur’.

            Is this a case of political correctness gone mad? That’s what one lawyer is arguing after a teenager was arrested and suspended — for writing in a school assignment that he’d killed his neighbour’s ‘pet dinosaur’. WCSC-TV reports that 16-year-old Alex Stone, from South Carolina in the US, said his class was asked to write about themselves for [read more]

  • is madonna single now

    What a Madonna way to break up with someone.

      Madonna just broke up with a guy in the most Madonna way. He’s a 26-year-old model-looking guy known mainly to the world as “Madonna’s toy boy”. People who actually know him call him Tim. This is Tim. He seems like a very intelligent man. Anyway, he’s 26. She’s Madonna. They were on holiday together. [read more]

  • Popcorn cupcake

    Best and worst: Come and tell us about your week.

            By MEG WRIGHT Welcome to best and worst, the place where we give you a chance to tell us what’s new with you. This is a place to debrief, offer advice, ask questions and tell us what’s on your mind (OMM). I’ll kick things off! Best: This week I discovered the [read more]

  • ISIS demanded a $132 million ransom in the days before it executed Foley.

    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. James Foley ransom         The GlobalPost, one of the news outlets for which murdered US journalist James Foley worked, has said ISIS demanded a $132 million ransom in the days before it executed Foley. GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni confirmed the demand was made. Meanwhile it has been reported that US Special Operations [read more]

  • mariah

    The celebrity divorce rumour that’s actually true this time.

          Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are really over this time, it seems. Ever since they got married in a definitely-not-low-key ceremony in 2008, gossip magazines have delighted in crying divorce. But this time it seems legit. Mariah and Nick have been separated for months, living in different houses in New York. Usually, [read more]


    Great news at last: A miraculous day for two Ebola patients.

      By SHAUNA ANDERSON In amazing news, two American Ebola patients have done the unthinkable and survived – being discharged from the hospital they were being treated at in the US. Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, an American Doctor and aid worker respectively, were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, where they [read more]

  • father poisoned daughter

    Congratulations to this Aussie supermodel and her billionaire husband.

                  Australian model Kristy Hinze Clarke has given birth to a baby girl, Harper. The 34-year-old former Project Runway host, who has been married to 67-year-old billionaire Jim Clark since 2009, made the announcement over Twitter. She wrote that she was ‘elated’ to announce the news and that she [read more]

  • the-bachelor-2014

    Someone just turned down a rose on The Bachelor.

            By ROSIE WATERLAND Well, order has officially been restored to the earth and all feels right in the depths of my soul. We finally open on Bachie Wiggum thinking about life and love the only way he knows how: Doing sit-ups. Shirtless. On a cliff-top. At sunset. Looking out at the [read more]

  • perfect mother and housewife

    How To Be The Perfect Mother. Commit this to memory, ladies.

            By LYZ LENZ. In order to be the perfect mother, you must do absolutely everything you can for your child. But not everything because if you do, then you are setting them up for failure in life and ruining the future of the world. Of course, if you don’t do everything [read more]

  • Love your lines

    Why hundreds of women are sharing photos of their stretch marks on social media.

      It takes courage to pose for a photograph that reveals a private part of yourself. So why have so many women joined a campaign that focuses on their stretch marks? To inspire others, of course! And we can see why. More than 24, 000 people have shared this gallery celebrating stretch marks and post-baby bodies created [read more]

  • some good news

    Help us remember that the world can be a beautiful place.

      There have been some truly harrowing stories in the news lately; enough to make a person feel like evil and sadness are taking over. We get that, we really do. We cover some excruciatingly sad stories each day. And does feel like there are more than ever. Of course it’s important to know what’s happening in the [read more]

  • Daily Telegraph

    Dear Newspaper Editors, what should I tell my kids who have questions about this?

          By SHAUNA ANDERSON This morning my seven-year-old son asked me the most uncomfortable question I’ve ever been asked as a parent. As he stood dressed in his green and gold school uniform, he looked up at me with his dark eyes and asked me why the black ninja was trying to cut the bald [read more]

  • what is the als ice bucket challenge

    Is this 26-year-old man’s life worth saving?

          Anthony is 26 years old and he’s just been diagnosed with what we call Motor Neurone Disease. Already, his fingers fumble when he’s trying to do up the buttons on his shirt. His hands shake and stiffen as he tries to brush his teeth. And he knows what’s coming because he’s seen [read more]

  • Professional bridesmaid

    ‘Always the bridesmaid, never the bride’ has never been more fitting.

      We’ve heard of couples hiring wedding venues, celebrants and fancy cars for their big days… But never before have we heard of brides hiring a bridesmaid. But that doesn’t mean no one ever will, right? Especially now that “professional bridesmaids” are offering their services. A few weeks ago, a 26-year-old US woman named Jen Glantz [read more]

  • ALP leader Bill Shorten.

    Bill Shorten says he was the Labor figure investigated for sexual assault.

              Labor leader Bill Shorten has revealed he was investigated for an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the 1980s. The Opposition Leader denied any wrongdoing, saying there was “absolutely no basis for the claim”. “I will not go into the details, except to say that the allegation was untrue and abhorrent,” he said. [read more]

  • Man stuck in high chair

    An adult stuck in a child’s high chair: Proof the human race has hit peak stupidity.

      Humans have done some pretty neat things in our time. Discovering electricity. Inventing airplanes. Nutella. Apparently our genius is capped though and now we have to find other ways to fill our time…  like trying to fit into a child’s high chair. For no other reason than “because he could”, this adult male managed to fit into [read more]

  • is quitting sugar dangerous

    KATE: Eating clean isn’t about health anymore. It’s about shame.

            By KATE LEAVER   Eating clean isn’t about health anymore. It’s about discipline and shame. Celebrity-endorsed eating plans like Sarah Wilson’s “I Quit Sugar” series and Pete Evans’ “The Paleo Way” are not diets. They’re cult-like groups that thrive on a culture of fear around food rather than realistic wellbeing. At various times in my [read more]

  • Dora and friends

    Dora the Explorer grows up. Possibly turns into baby Carrie Bradshaw.

      By MELISSA HUGZILLA Meet the new Dora the Explorer. She’s had a makeover. Gone is the gender-ambiguous seven year old tomboy with bowl cut and boots, replaced by a lean tweenage girl with sleek accessories and a bouncy mane of shampoo-commercial hair. Gone is the trusty paper map and the purple backpack, replaced by [read more]

  • the-bachelor-2014

    Ew. A girl just got booted off The Bachelor for not being maternal enough.

                    By ROSIE WATERLAND Well, this is the third episode in a row we haven’t opened on Bachie doing an every day thing minus his shirt. I was really looking forward to some contemplative working out/beach gazing/basketballing/getting ready for a business day because he is a business man [read more]

  • Shauna and Jasper 1

    Seven things a midwife wants you to know.

              By SHAUNA ANDERSON When I had my first baby I was busy. I was working an “important job in TV land.” I was dedicated, I was committed, and I was focused. Pregnancy was just a sideline. Morning sickness – I could overcome. Pre-natal classes – you must be kidding I [read more]

  • Jamila Rizvi

    Mamamia editor Jamila, takes us for a drive.

              Have you ever met a woman who hasn’t apologised for the state of her car before you step into it? We definitely haven’t. It’s often said that a woman’s car is just an extension of her handbag. And just like a handbag, you can tell a lot about a person by what’s [read more]

  • Paper's decided to publish pictures of James Foley just minutes before his death.

    Don’t share photos of the moment James Wright Foley died. Share this.

            Update: The family of executed journalist James Foley has spoken about his brave and compassionate nature. His mother, Diane Foley, said outside her family home in New Hampshire: “Jim was very loved, very proud to be a journalist.” “He had such courage… He had incredible heart, and he always cared about people who [read more]

  • teens

    She’s only 18. And if she were your daughter, you’d be outraged too.

            By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST Warning: Details in this post are quite distressing and could be triggering for some readers.  She endured an unthinkable trauma that left her suicidal. What she needed was compassion and immediate action – but what she received was slow, unsympathetic mistreatment by the authorities who were supposed to act in her interests. According [read more]