• slow service restaurant

    A restaurant compares surveillance footage of customers in 2004 and 2014. The differences are incredible.

          A New York restaurant recently posted a public service announcement on Craigslist. It began: We are a popular restaurant for both locals and tourists alike. Having been in business for many years, we noticed that although the number of customers we serve on a daily basis is almost the same today as [read more]

  • Peaches Geldof

    Sorry, but Peaches Geldof lost me at “80 syringes”.

        When the news first broke a few months ago that Peaches Geldof had been found dead at home while looking after her baby son, I felt devastated. I’m old enough to vividly recall how her mother Paula Yates died in the same way and it seemed like history had struck the cruellest of [read more]

  • Happy Cups

    Best and Worst: How’s your week been?

              Welcome to this week’s Best and Worst. I’m going to shake it up a bit with a “bad news sandwich” this week. This is when you sandwich the bad stuff (like lettuce, bleugh) between the good stuff (like cheese, yay) so you can get your negative point across but leave everyone [read more]

  • 50 shades

    It’s here: the official 50 Shades Of Grey trailer

    Without any further ado…..       The film isn’t out until Valentine’s Day next year. Is Christian Grey how you thought he’d be? These were our initial suggestions for Christian Grey… Tell us what you think. 

  • Offspring Season 5 episode 11

    Offspring: Did you see THAT coming?

        SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT! If you’ve not yet watched tonight’s episode of Offspring, please please click away now. Because… Because… WOAH. How about that episode?? So many things!!! We just have two questions to ask. 1. Was the Thomas thing surprising to you? 2. Team Lawrence or Team Mick?

  • James Barrowman Commonwealth Games

    One Scottish guy in a purple tartan suit may have just changed the world.

      Something special just happened in Glasgow. Reeeaal special. And it doesn’t require you to care about sports concerts. The host of the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, John Barrowman, kissed a guy. He kissed a guy, took his hand, and ran through a crowd of people dressed in denim, tartan, and bridal veils as confetti rained [read more]

  • justin-belly

    The question that got this 4-year-old boy kicked out of a doughnut shop.

          A 4-year-old boy and his mother have been banned from a doughnut shop in the US after the boy asked another customer if she was pregnant. (Cue every parent’s heart stopping.) Rebecca Denham told local news that she was in the store with her son Justin, when he approached a female customer [read more]

  • ednos

    “What is the matter with Mary Jane?”

        WARNING: This post may be triggering for some people. Eating Disorders don’t take all the good stuff from your life immediately but, left untreated they will take it all eventually, and thoroughly. At the moment over one million Australians suffer from Eating Disorders, some of them as young as eight. It’s completely tragic [read more]

  • kendall jones with lion

    Hunting isn’t about conservation, no matter what Kendall Jones says. It’s about killing.

      Kendall Jones. She is the 19-year-old cheerleader who - just a few months ago – became famous when photos of herself with the bodies of African animals she had hunted went viral.  You might remember her as the publisher of photos like this: And this: The reaction to her photos was fierce. Some commenters were so offended by the [read more]

  • cressida bonas and chelsy davy

    Why this woman chose her career over being a princess.

    By KATE LEAVER “Nah, I don’t want to be a princess. I’ve got better things to do.” OK, so those are not words Cressida Bonas actually said with her mouth. But they do accurately sum up her decision to break up with Prince Harry. 25-year-old Cressida reportedly ended her relationship with the naughtiest royal in Britain because she wanted to [read more]

  • dancing grandpa video

    After a week of bad news, we needed to watch this grandpa dance.

      The past week has been filled with terrible news. The death toll in Gaza has reached 600, many of the bodies from MH17 have most likely been lost, and Australia lost the only piece of sound environmental policy it had. But in amongst all of those sombre, horrifying, melancholic, depressing stories, this video of [read more]

  • Jacqui Lambie radio interview

    Jacqui Lambie says she wants a rich, mute, “well-hung” man. Live on air.

    By KATE LEAVER       This is why we can’t have nice things, Australia. An actual real life politician said live on radio that she wants a rich lover with a big dick. This politician. Jacqui Lambie, who was elected as senator for Tasmania in last year’s election. That is to say, someone with [read more]

  • Open post

    Open post of the week: Come and tell us what’s on your mind.

    Hey guys! I’m sorry Open Post is up so late. Totally my fault and I owe you all lots of chocolate and many ponies. For those of you who haven’t been here before, Open Post is one of Mamamia’s most loved posts. It’s the one that goes up every Wednesday morning (sometimes almost at midday *ahem*) [read more]

  • julie bishop at the un

    This is how Julie Bishop gets shit done.

      By ALISSA WARREN She’s been mocked for years for being un-feminine. Clinical. Cold. But Julie Bishop made Australia proud on the weekend. Yes, the Foreign Minister is making me feel better about living in a world dealing some terrifyingly tragic situations. When she talks. I listen. I watch. And for two reasons: Julie Bishop speaking [read more]

  • selfie at auschwitz

    Before you slam the girl who took a selfie at Auschwitz …

        Last month, nobody knew who Breanna Mitchell was. But in the past few days, she’s become one of the world’s most famous teenagers. Because of this photo: Breanna was visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, taking photos of the camp along the way. But it’s this particular photo that’s attracted thousands of retweets [read more]

  • Lucy with her son Harry

    The dumbest idea in The Childcare Reform suggestions.

        By LUCY KIPPIST What a shame the much anticipated Productivity Commission draft report into childcare launched today didn’t consult with any ACTUAL parents. Well, if they did it’s hard to imagine who they asked – why would anyone want to send the grandparents to TAFE so they can look after the kids? Yes [read more]

  • Tracy Connelly.

    She was a sex worker and she was murdered. One thing doesn’t make the other any less tragic.

        By WENDY SQUIRES Last night, around 200 people gathered in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda to mark the one-year anniversary of Tracy Connelly’s death. Tracy Connelly, 40, was found murdered in the back of her van on July 21 last year – but her killer still has not been found.  This is speech Mamamia contributor Wendy Squires gave [read more]

  • There are a whole lot of stereotypes floating around out there about being in your 20's and there are often not a lot of truths to them.

    Three big misconceptions about being in your 20s.

        My 23-year-old girlfriend got diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last week and it threw me for six. Why? Because if you had to ask me which one of my friends would have been the least likely to be diagnosed with any kind of illness, it would have been her. She exercises daily, never [read more]

  • St George scrap metal ad

    Stop discriminating against beautiful blonde women! says this billboard.

      This is a story about a scrap metal yard, a hot girl in a bikini and the fight over the right to marry those two things together. Stay with us. It’s good. St George Scrap Metal Yard: Protecting blonde women’s right to be beautiful since 2014. Earlier this year, a group of noble men [read more]

  • indigenous art

    The Voulez-Vous Project: Celebrating artists, designers, illustrators and creators.

      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.) The aim: to make the internet a slightly more beautiful, captivating, or thought-provoking place. To find out more about the Voulez-Vous project, click here.  This week the Voulez-Vous project is featuring [read more]

  • danny nickerson

    5-year-old Danny is battling cancer. For his birthday he doesn’t want presents, only cards.

      Five-year-old Danny Nickerson is just like any other five-year-old; a kid who is just discovering the joys of reading. In particular, Danny loves it when he recognises his own name written down. However, unlike most five-year-olds, Danny can’t go to school anymore. Danny was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, which has taken him [read more]

  • gregg segall 11

    Yikes: This is how much rubbish each of us creates in just 7 days.

      How much waste do people really create? This series of photographs from artist Gregg Segal tries to make us think about exactly that. The photos show family, friends and individuals surrounded by the amount of trash they create in just seven days. That’s one week’s worth of trash. Suddenly seems like quite a lot, [read more]

  • GlowSymbol_LARGE-150x150

    The health and beauty stories we couldn’t stop talking about this week.

          Welcome to our beauty and health news wrap, where we bring you some of the best content from the newest member of the Mamamia digital family, The Glow. This week, we’re talking about rainbow-coloured hair (and how to get it), the face wash making headlines for all the wrong reasons, and the 90s style [read more]

  • reactions to mh17

    When I woke up this morning, the world felt broken.

          When I woke up this morning, the world felt broken. A plane carrying 298 people had been shot out of the sky, children lay dead on a beach in Gaza, and an Australian suicide bomber had taken lives. It felt like the morning of 9/11: significant and heavy, like we should remember where we were [read more]

  • boy at school reading

    SHARE: What all teachers should be telling kids when they get their NAPLAN results.

            A teacher in the UK has become the educator of everybody’s dreams after a letter she sent home to each of her students went viral for being a tear-inducing masterpiece. Rachel Tomlinson is the head teacher at Barrowford Primary, and some of her students recently had to take their ‘Key Stage 2′ tests (basically [read more]

  • Josefa Pete

    “What started as an online game with friends, quickly turned into something else…”

      I don’t do mornings. I walk around the house hugging my coffee in a dazed slumber. Once I have had my quiet time on Facebook, checked my email and the coffee has kicked in, then I can do mornings. I have friends who not only do mornings, there are Instagram uploads of their morning [read more]

  • So, how's your week been?

    Mamamia’s Best and Worst: Come and tell us about your week.

          Hello there! You’ve reached a safe place on the internet (a rarity to be sure). Right here you can open up completely and tell us exactly what is going on in your world — good and bad. No need to wash your hair or paint your nails; heck, no need to even [read more]

  • banned from Instagram

    The typical bathroom selfie that got a 19-year-old banned from Instagram.

      This is the smiley and radiant image that got 19-year-old Samm Newman banned from Instagram. The image didn’t get Newman banned because it was hateful. Or violent. Not because it was pornographic, or contained nudity, or was graphic in nature. This selfie was banned because Miss Newman happens to be, *gasp*, overweight. As an [read more]

  • Alana Goldsmith inquest

    What really killed Alana Goldsmith never appeared on her death certificate.

            Warning: This article deals with issues surrounding eating disorders and suicide and could be triggering from some readers.  Alana Goldsmith was intelligent, beautiful, and kind, with a family who adored her and a future worth sticking around to see. When she was nearly 24, she took her own life. Anorexia killed Alana Goldsmith, [read more]

  • .

    This post is for every person who has cancelled plans with friends, because they would rather read a book.

        1. You can never read just a few pages. 2. When you finish a book that has CHANGED YOUR LIFE, you are still somehow expected to go into work the next day, cook dinner and interact with other human beings. 3. You haven’t eaten or visited the bathroom in about nine hours, and [read more]