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    Dear Santa, this is what I actually want for Christmas.

    Dear Santa, Let’s get something straight this year. I have been good, really good, so when it comes to dipping into your bag of presents in December please know I have enough socks and pyjamas. I buy all the books I want to read. If you give me a kitchen appliance I may just throw [read more]

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    Harry Styles’ bandana helped Neala in her battle against cancer.

    Last week, I sat in a stuffy assembly hall and watched 150 students cross the stage and receive Year 10 Certificates. Applause was held ’til the end, but that policy came undone when my daughter’s best friend Neala was announced and the audience couldn’t contain itself. Rewind seven months, and Neala’s dad and her older [read more]

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    She was nominated for best actress. So why was her paycheck the worst?

                It’s no news that women continue to be on the lower end of the pay spectrum in the workplace. But it damn well should be news. Especially when that women is considered more qualified or brings with her a wider variety of skills than her male colleagues. And especially when [read more]

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    Brace yourself: another Kardashian has arrived.

    After announcing her pregnancy in rather awkward circumstances on an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians earlier this year, Kourtney Kardashian has reportedly given birth to her third child. Kourtney, 35, and her long term partner Scott Disick, 31, welcomed the baby boy on Sunday, according to a report on Us Weekly. The couple have yet [read more]

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    Count them: Taylor Swift invited the whole Hollywood class to her birthday party.

      Every celebrity you can think of all found themselves at the same place, at the same time on Saturday night. Queen of famous friends Taylor Swift turned 25 on December 13 and she gathered everyone she’s ever met into her New York City apartment to wish her a happy birthday. Seriously, it was the [read more]

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    A three-year old boy has been heard crying as his father allegedly murdered his mum.

          The initial investigation was the car accident. A 36-year old male dead from a head on collision on a Melbourne road in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police were called to the head on and found the driver of the car dead. When they went to the home of the dead man, [read more]

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    “I am an amputee. And I am beautiful.”

              Before Courtney Jones’ accident, she’d made a living from being beautiful. Catalogues showed off the green-eyed Melbourne model’s slim figure in lacy lingerie and ripped jeans. She dreamed of becoming an actress, and even trained for a year-and-a-half in Los Angeles. “I was totally convinced beauty was about perfect. Perfect symmetry [read more]

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    “Dear Sir, I don’t know your name, but you killed my father”

        November 29, 2014 Dear Sir, I don’t know your name, but you killed my father on June 9, 1973, in Stockton, California. My father was 32 years old then; I was 10. If he had lived, he would have been 74 on November 29th. Me, the year my father was killed. I am [read more]

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    Man proposes. It goes wrong. Like, house-destroying wrong.

              An over-amorous Dutchman became a home wrecker – literally – when a crane he was using to have himself lowered into his girlfriend’s garden for a marriage proposal fell through the neighbour’s roof. The unnamed man hired a crane in the central town of Ijsselstein to lower him over his [read more]

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    What happened today: Sydney cafe under siege.

    For further updates, please go here: Rolling coverage: A timeline of the Sydney siege. This post contains rolling coverage of the situation in Martin Place. Please keep checking back for further updates. Warning: This post contains distressing images. UPDATE:8.30pm The NSW Premier has asked those who work within the exclusion zone around Martin Pl, Sydney, to [read more]

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    Kyle Sandilands’ coconut water is being investigated as a sham.

      Kyle Sandilands is famous for putting his foot in his mouth. But it might be the coconut water he’s drinking (and selling) that’s getting him into trouble this time. With two friends, Sandilands is part owner of the Australia coconut water company H2Coco (which is fronted by Lara Bingle). Sandilands’ company claims their drink is “a complex blend of [read more]

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    Giving the middle finger to anyone who says your long distance relationship won’t last.

      “If you loved him you wouldn’t move” “I was in a long distance relationship once. He cheated on me.” “You’re hardly going to stay together when you live in separate states”. When I announced I was moving states for work and leaving my partner behind, these were the most common responses I’d get. Offensive, [read more]

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    The real children of porn: What it’s really like for the kids of adult film stars.

              Reddit user ‘ToFat2Fish’ nearly broke the internet this week when he posted the following question: “Children of porn stars. How has this affected you growing up?” And there definitely was no shortage of answers, with 3897 people responding to the thread within 48 hours. But it wasn’t the number of [read more]

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    Joyful: All your favourite movie dance scenes in less than 5 minutes.

      From the YouTube genius who brought you “Dog Fetch Fails” comes this new and fantastic outing in online time-wastage. A five minute long video mash-up of all your favourite movie dance scenes. Basically, it’s every famous dance scene combined to create the greatest music video to ever grace the Internet. (I apologise for the hyperbole, but [read more]

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    Sunday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    BREAKING: Newborn baby found alive and well after being taken from home in Canberra. Police are reporting that the nine-week-old baby taken from a home in O’Malley, in Canberra this morning has been found safe. They are now urging for anyone with further information to come forward and contact crime stoppers. The baby’s father, Gary [read more]

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    UPDATE: Newborn baby taken from Canberra home has been found safe.

    UPDATE: Canberra police say they have found a missing baby boy safe and well after he was taken by his father. The baby was being cared for by relatives before his biological father, 25-year-old Garry Gordon, removed him without telling them. The incident prompted a day-long search. Mr Gordon had been in contact with police [read more]

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    Heartbreaking: coping with the loss of a parent at Christmas time.

              Until I was eight, all my Christmases were as perfect as any child could wish. Like millions of children, I left snacks out for Santa and went to bed determined to stay awake and catch a glimpse of him, only to wake with a pillowcase of presents at the foot [read more]

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    The definitive list of terrible Christmas gifts. Because nothing says ‘I don’t know you at all’ like bath salts. 

        Before you call me ‘ungrateful’ or ‘selfish’, let me tell you that I LOVE Christmas. Not for the gifts, but for the abundance of time I get to spend drinking wine and eating pork belly with my family. I’m incredibly grateful if anyone takes the time to buy me a toothpick, let alone [read more]

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    ‘House Husbands’ star welcomes his fifth baby.

          We’re used to seeing him be a father to four different children (across three different relationships) on ‘House Husbands’. And now art is imitating life for actor Gary Sweet, as he has welcomed another baby into the world. Sweet, 57, has now become a father for the fifth time, with partner of nine [read more]

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    Eat, Pray, Make Love: “Why you absolutely must have shameless sex after your divorce.”

      He was 19. I was 34. It was another drunken wild night in Thailand, and I got it in my recently divorced head that the only way to prove, “I still had it,” was to get him into bed. Well, I definitely still had it – as all of the hostel could attest to [read more]

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    The Sydney siege: things that are true and things you should ignore. What we know for sure.

        Rumours are swirling around Sydney and across social media about the siege underway in a central Sydney cafe. Here’s what we do and don’t know. A young female hostage flees the cafe. Picture: Getty Images..  What we do know An armed offender has been holding an unknown number of hostages inside the Lindt [read more]

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    Official Christmas pictures of Prince George.

      Clarence House brought out the royal iphone and tweeted some official photographs of Prince George for us all to ‘ooo’ and ‘ahh’ (or ‘meh’, if you’re so inclined) over right in time for Christmas. It’s the first official photos released since July. The latest series show Prince George (and his chubby little cheeks) sitting on the [read more]

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    It’s a girl for this petite tv actress.

                A celebrity baby announcement? What’s the long and the short of it? Well, we’re glad you asked… Petite Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere has given birth to a little baby girl. It is the first child for Hayden and fiance, heavyweight boxing world champion, Wladimir Klitschko. The couple have decided on [read more]

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    Hero, Shocker and Whinger of the week.

      Welcome to Mamamia Rogue’s Shocker, Hero and Whinger of the Week. You guys know the deal, but if not here’s a bit of a refresher: Each week, we pick the biggest Shocker, Hero and Whinger from the last seven days. Hero is whoever won the week by being flat out amazing. Shocker is whatever moment [read more]

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    The Voulez-Vous Project: “Drawing is the original form of written communication.”

      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]

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    Measles outbreak feared in WA, with hundreds potentially exposed.

              Hundreds of West Australians could have been exposed to the measles virus after a Perth man contracted the disease while holidaying overseas. The man came down with measles in Bali in late November. The Health Department advises that measles is contagious for up to five days before a rash develops [read more]

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    These co-stars hated each other in real life.

                A few months ago we had our collective hearts broken when some jerk broke the fourth wall and revealed that Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling did not really love each other in The Notebook. In fact, according to the film’s director Nick Cassavetes, the pair pretty much hated each other. [read more]

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    “The day my son gave up on me. For good.”

                  Ever since our two sons began sharing a room, their bedtime routine has been the same. Baths, PJs, teeth, stories, cuddles. And every night as I leave their room, Eli always says, “Remember to come up, cuddle, and bring water!” I head down the stairs with a quick, [read more]

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    Zooey Deschanel caught horsing around. No joke.

              She’s the adorkably cute actress that burst into our hearts playing klutzy school teacher Jess on New Girl. But now it seems Zooey Deschanel has gotten herself into a spot of legal trouble over a horse. Yep, a horse. For those of you that didn’t know, Zo is a lover of horses [read more]

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    VIRAL: The Christmas hack that will save you hours. Seriously.

          When it comes to wrapping Christmas presents, it’s the last thing you think of and the first thing they see. But if you’re anything like us, it’s the last thing you want to be doing on Christmas Eve or in the final two minutes before you leave for a Christmas party. Most of [read more]