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    Voulez Vous: Art you carry in your pocket.

      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 [read more]

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    Carrie is the survivor of a paedophile ring. This is her story.

      Trigger warning: This post is about child sexual abuse and may cause distress for some readers. By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST Carrie Bailee has survived some of the darkest, most brutal types of trauma imaginable – but now, she’s speaking out about the unspeakable. “Two photos from my fourth birthday, clearly not a particularly happy day – note [read more]

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    Claudia, the British girl who beat brain cancer, has passed away

              Four months ago, Claudia Burkill’s family announced that her terminal brain cancer was in remission and she was no longer classed as terminally ill. Their happy news was shared around the world But last night, only a few short months after celebrating a miracle, Claudia’s family announced that she had [read more]

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    Gwyneth Paltrow is dating again. And he’s from Glee.

              The good word is that Gwyneth Paltrow is back in the dating game. And the lucky guy is … American Horror Story producer, Brad Falchuk.  Gwyneth and Brad sitting in the tree, G-L-E-E-I-N-G   The two met on the set of Glee, which Falchuk also produces and Gwyneth has guest starred in. A [read more]

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    “I’m sorry, sister, but your wedding was just cruel.”

            By SANDRA MILSON My sister got married last week. She wore a soft, chiffon, empire-line gown, and her husband-to-be had an actual tear in his eye as she sashayed down some sandy steps to swap handwritten vows on a secluded beach. Afterwards, a waiter in a linen suit served cocktails on a balcony before the [read more]

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    UPDATE: Honey Boo Boo’s sister says she was abused by her mother’s “boyfriend”.

              Warning: This article could be triggering to anyone who has been the victim of sexual assault. UPDATE: Since Mamamia published this post on October 24, more details on the story have come to light. Including: Mama June’s elder daughter Anna Cardwell – also known as Chickadee – has told Radar Online that her [read more]

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    Egg freezing and the return of Monica Lewinsky. Podcast episode 3 is live.

              By KATE LEAVER Would you let your boss pay you to freeze your eggs? Do you feel sorry for Monica Lewinsky, after all these years? Have you ever left a party without saying goodbye? There are no wrong answers here. We discuss all of it on this week’s episode of the Mamamia OutLoud [read more]

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    These are the questions I want answered when I die.

        Guys. I’ve worked out what Heaven is. Well… my own non-religious-but-still-hedging-my-bets version, anyway. Everyone has a theory about Heaven. Fluffy white clouds, lots of soft floaty things and flowers (unless you have hay fever, in which case Hell), etc. I always picture this scene in the awful Adam Sandler movie Little Nicky that shows [read more]

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    Half the people in your life will identify with this post. The other half can learn something from it.

    By ROMY DALY Everybody knows one. Maybe you are one. And if you are, maybe you’re sick of being told that you don’t like ‘people’. Yes, you scream (inwardly) I like ‘people’. I just find them f-ing exhausting. If you don’t or can’t relate to introverts, or are sick of the noisy extroverts thinking you [read more]

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    The way texting changes after you say “I do”.

        By ALEXIS CAREY Remember when you first started dating that special someone and everything was sunshine, rainbows and endless love heart emojis? Then, the years pass by. You get married. And all of a sudden, all those “I love yous” and “sweet dreams” and other lovey-dovey texts are replaced by “oks” and “what’s for dinners”. For their [read more]

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    Mamamia’s Best and Worst: How’s your week been?

        By CLAUDIA WOOD Exhale! It’s finally Friday and while I can’t say I’m exactly looking forward to the weekend, which includes going to work for some poor souls, I’m definitely on the highway to the good life that is not university. It’s also that time of the week to relive our highs and [read more]

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    Update: Bachie and Louise share their holiday pics because #neveradullmoment.

            We have another Bachie scoop for you and this one is straight from Louise Pillidge herself or, you know, her Instagram. Bachie Blake Garvey and his latest lady love Louise are on holiday in Thailand and they have had “a crazy week”. When we say holiday, we mean paid-for paparazzi-evading mission paid for by [read more]

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    “I’m dying from breast cancer and I hate your pink ribbons.”

            By ANA FERGUSON Yesterday, I had to go on a little shopping adventure. A pretty normal excursion, you would say. Nothing uber exciting. A bit of retail therapy normally puts a smile on any woman’s dial.  Traditionally, I find wandering through the shops and focusing on something other than cancer, a great [read more]

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    He thought it was a prank call, but this emergency operator ended up saving a life.

      Trigger Warning: This post deals with issues of sexual assault and domestic violence and may be triggering for survivors of abuse. A recent Reddit thread asked emergency call operators to describe the one call that they would never forget.  There were hundreds of sad, shocking and fascinating responses, but one in particular has gone viral [read more]

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    These people should not be allowed at the movies. The end.

    By LUCY GRANSBURY Alright, movie-goers. It’s time. Some of you have been pissing me off for years. It’s time we talk about cinema etiquette. I pay half my wages every week to go the cinema (both indicative of my low income and the high ticket prices), and I’m sick of the carry-on. It’s not all [read more]

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    One Woman. Two Husbands. One Bloody Execution.

        By MIA FREEDMAN Louisa Collins was not your average Australian woman. A mother of 10. She liked a drink and a dance. She had two husbands and a baby who all died in a short space of time in unexplained ways. One woman. Two husbands. Four trials. One bloody execution.   The new [read more]

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    Gingerbread people now must be genderless. We’re all doomed.

      By ALEXIS CAREY So “genderless gingerbread figures” are now a thing, and they prove the world has officially lost its mind. In case you’re not across the background story, an unnamed, “hip” Melbourne bakery has made international headlines today after a picture of these biscuits were posted on Reddit with the caption: “So this [read more]

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    We never thought we’d say this, but today, we wish Roxy was our boss.

                  What do you do when your star employee stays loyal for SEVEN WHOLE YEARS? If you’re Roxy Jacenko, you give her a Mercedes Benz. Because of course you do. What do you do when your boss rewards you for all your hard work BY GIVING YOU A MERCEDES [read more]

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    Why millions of Taylor Swift fans wish they didn’t spend $1.29 on her new track.

      Taylor Swift has just released another number 1 hit on iTunes. The track is ambitious. It’s edgy. It’s modern. It’s eight seconds of white noise. Thanks to a glitch in the Canadian iTunes system, a song called ‘Track 3′ was accidentally released under Taylor’s name. Fans thought she had released a snippet of a new track, [read more]

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    “I wrote a shopping list of everything I wanted in a husband. And then he walked past my desk.”

        By KEYON BAYANI If you want to be married or in a long-term relationship, but find yourself attracting Mr. Won’t Commit, or, Mr. I Don’t Believe in Marriage, I’ll tell you why — it’s because you’re not being upfront. Yes, you heard me, you’re not being honest with yourself or the person you [read more]

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    Of course feminism needs men. But you know what it doesn’t need?

            By MIA FREEDMAN Take a deep breath because there’s a small, yet loud handful of women who are angry with anyone who thinks feminism could benefit from the support of men. Last month, while the world was enthusiastically taking Emma Watson‘s brilliant UN speech on this topic viral, these same women were rushing [read more]

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    Why is the world losing its mind about Renee Zellweger’s face?

    Update: Renee Zellweger has responded to the day’s tsunami of rumours about her face. The actress, 45, told People magazine: “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.” “It seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn’t exist won’t get [read more]

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    These preschool princesses are swearing for one very good reason.

    Update: These feminist potty-mouthed princesses have been reinstated on YouTube, after being deleted due to the violation of ‘ YouTube’s Terms of Service.’ Because children swearing. However YouTube later told The Independent that is was removed by accident. “Our policy team had a look at the video and it looks like there was an error and it [read more]

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    Barnardos say “Count yourself in” to foster a child

                  Barnardos Australia’s new campaign is challenging stereotypes and debunking common myths about foster carers. Under the tagline ‘Count Yourself In’, the inspiring new campaign features a same-sex couple, a younger alternative couple with tattoos, dyed hair and piercings, a couple in motorcycle leathers, as well as an older [read more]

  • “I love my husband, but here’s why I want to cheat.”

            I’m one of the lucky ones: I’m married to my soul mate. The first time I ever saw Nige, my heart caught in my throat and my stomach dropped faster than you can say ‘love at first sight’. I was captivated, awed and knocked sideways by the depth of my attraction [read more]

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    How buddy bag care packs help kids in refuge

    By DR JUDITH SLOCOMBE, CEO, The Alannah and Madeline Foundation A few weeks ago we received a Facebook message from Carly, a young mother who had recently been forced to seek shelter at a refuge to escape her violent partner. Carly and her nine-year-old son, Max, arrived at the refuge with nothing but the clothes [read more]

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    How to throw a spring party so good your friends won’t want to leave.

            By JACQUI PORTER The spring racing calendar is certainly heating up, which means celebrations and parties. Instead of schlepping it to the tracks this year, why not have a go at throwing your own amazing racing party to rival the marquees. Here are seven tips that will transform your party and [read more]

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    Kyle Sandilands opens up about losing a child to miscarriage.

              Kyle Sandilands is getting attention for something he said on the radio this morning but for once no-one is offended. In a rare moment of candidness, the divisive Kiis FM host opened up to a caller to reveal that he and an ex-partner once lost a child to miscarriage, The Daily Mail reported. “It was [read more]

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    Lena Dunham’s tribute to Jill Meagher’s husband Tom.

            Trigger Warning: This post deals with issues of sexual assault and violence and may be triggering for survivors of abuse. US writer and actress Lena Dunham has paid tribute to the “beautiful words” of Tom Meagher, the husband of murdered Melbourne woman Jill, on her Instagram. The 28-year-old posted the following [read more]

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    Blake Lively is a magical pregnancy unicorn.

      Okay, so she only announced that she was pregnant two weeks ago, but already Blake Lively is all over this maternity fashion business like like a very photogenic case of nappy rash. In an outfit we seriously doubt ever seeing Kate Middleton wearing (more’s the pity), the 27-year-old actress wife of Ryan Reynolds appeared on the red carpet of the [read more]