• how to treat an introvert

    Why every introvert needs a Hamster Wheel of Personal Space. This is truly brilliant.

    Share    Introverts, assemble. Extroverts, be quiet and listen for a bit, yeah? We’ve found the most perfect explanation of what it’s like to be introverted that’s ever been sketched. Introverts, save it, love it, show it to anyone who has ever called you shy, withdrawn, dweeby, or boring. Give it to anyone who has stolen your [read more]

  • mia freedman

    MIA: “The question I’m most often asked is ‘how do you do it all?’ I always reply: ‘I don’t.’”

                Over Easter and ANZAC break, we’re going to bring you some of our most popular (and our favourite) posts in recent memory. They are stories that made us laugh, made us cry, or made us want to pump out fists in the air. Enjoy.  My wheels fell off this [read more]

  • kind-mama

    Anti-vax. Anti-nappy. Anti-tampon. This actress just released a crazy parenting book.

                So it turns out Alicia Silverstone (teen queen of the 90s, actress who played glorious, clueless heroine Cher in Clueless) is a bit cray cray. She thinks tampons cause infertility, eating plants can cure MS and those ‘vaccine’ thingies are dangerous. And now, because she is a celebrity and [read more]

  • elephant1

    We didn’t realise elephants had such splendid manners. Here’s why they do.

      Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and happiness, which we’ll be [read more]

  • Kate Middleton New Zealand tour

    Kate Middleton IS a role model for my daughter. And I’m not ashamed to say it.

          The Duchess of Cambridge is dangerous. Did you know? Lock your doors, people. Be alert not alarmed. The Duchess is out to brainwash little girls into becoming grown up doormats with a single digit BMI (but with truly awesome hair). At least that’s what writer Maggie Hamilton seems to think. (Okay maybe [read more]

  • home

    “Yes, my parents helped me buy a house. And this is why.”

            My boyfriend and I bought a house this year. When we first inspected it, I almost fell through the holes in the creaky old floorboards. The lime-coloured paint was peeling off the walls, there was a bug problem, and the sewerage system had given up months before (the smell alone probably put off most [read more]

  • Rosie

    Open Post: What’s going on in your world?

                Hola! Welcome to Open Post – the little corner of Mamamia where we throw things over to you guys so you can chat about whatever takes your fancy. As a lover of both food and alcoholic beverages, my topic of conversation this week would have to be the incredible [read more]

  • people saved from tiny Queensland island

    5 friends were rescued from an island. Because they did this one thing.

    Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and happiness, which we’ll be uncovering [read more]

  • kate middleton not a role model

    “This is why Kate Middleton is no role model for my daughter.”

            So Kate mania is upon us. Every woman I know is beside herself about the Duchess of Cambridge and her visit to Australia – what she wears, what her son wears, where she goes. These are some of the things I hear women say about Kate every day: “She’s so normal.” “She’s so [read more]

  • Tupperware parties

    Thou shalt not misuse the word ‘literally’ + 9 other commandments for the modern age.

          Over Easter and ANZAC break, we’re going to bring you some of our most popular (and our favourite) posts in recent memory. They are stories that made us laugh, made us cry, or made us want to pump out fists in the air. Enjoy.  To be honest, the last time I had [read more]

  • superhero window cleaners

    Superhero window-cleaners make sick kids (and you) happy

      Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and happiness, which we’ll be [read more]

  • how not to be a jerk

    How not to be a jerk.

            A random act of kindness in a stranger’s day sometimes involves no action at all; it can simply involve refraining from the little things we don’t even consciously think about. Often, the things that bring a person’s day down are the most simple acts or omissions that don’t even cross our minds [read more]

  • goggles

    This former model didn’t wear goggles in the solarium. What happened next was tragic.

      This story is a truly tragic cautionary tale. A 42-year-old former model in the UK, Debi Gibson, has been given just weeks to live after developing eye cancer that has now spread to her liver. The shocking prognosis comes after she refused to wear protective goggles while frequently using a solarium in her youth. Gibson, who [read more]

  • Harry Potter

    You want to go to Hogwarts? Well now you can. It’s real.

          Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and happiness, which [read more]

  • claire primrose

    The hidden beauty in crumbling walls and plants pushing up through the footpath.

    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. To find out a little bit more about the [read more]

  • long weekend every weekend 3

    The compelling reason why every weekend should be four days long.

          Proponents of shorter work time have received two pieces of good news recently. One is the announcement of a new law in France to prevent employees being required to read work emails out of office hours. The other is the decision in Sweden to experiment with a six-hour work day for some [read more]

  • how to be kind and gentle

    Let’s be gentle with one another. Let’s read each other’s signs.

        Over the Easter and ANZAC break, we’re going to bring you some of our most popular (and our favourite) posts in recent memory. They are stories that made us laugh, made us cry, or made us want to pump our fists in the air. Enjoy.   After a dear friend telling me about [read more]

  • Best and Worst

    Best and Worst: How was your week?

    Hi Everyone! Welcome to Best and Worst, an opportunity for Mamamia readers to share the best and worst parts of their week. I’ll get the ball rolling: Best: Well, I’ve been doing an intensive internship here at Mamamia for the past two weeks, and I’d be lying if I said that being here hasn’t been [read more]

  • Rebecca1917version

    “My high school predicted I’d end up as road kill.”

        “Roadkill”; “A single mum partying in the city”; “Married to an old man to steal his money”; “A check out chick or a stripper”; “The main attraction at a freak show”; “Married to a FOB”; “the next Osama Bin Laden”; “dole bludger”; “Dead”. These are just a few of the charming predictions made [read more]

  • learning fun

    This is the photo diary of a four-year-old.

      What happens when you ask your four-year-old to document her weekend with their very own device? This. Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Samsung. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words. SELFIE: I’m Matilda. And this is [read more]

  • school principal writes tooth fairy letter

    A school principal wrote a letter to the tooth fairy and made this little girl’s day.

          Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and happiness, which [read more]

  • first world problem

    Is it time for you to check your privilege?

        We’ve all heard the term ‘First World Problems’. You know, those complaints and problems we have the luxury of having only because we are lucky enough to live in a first world, wealthy and industrialised nation. There’s a good chance we’ve all been guilty of it, at least in some capacity. My hand [read more]

  • rachel corbett

    3 reasons women shouldn’t have kids in their 40s. (And why they’re bollocks.)

                I don’t think I want children until my 40s. “Why?” I hear you cry. Because I’ve got shit to do, that’s why. At the ripe old age of 33, I feel like I’ve barely ticked off a tenth of the ‘to do list’ items I want to accomplish before I’m [read more]

  • kimcrying

    We’re really not sure how to feel about this post. You’ll know what we mean in a minute.

      For as long as we can remember, science has said that there are six basic emotions – and they’re roughly based on the names of Dwarfs. Humans have been limited – nay, confined – to being happy, sad, fearful, angry, surprised or disgusted. But scientists have just announced that actually, we have a more complex [read more]

  • cunnamed

    Open post: What’s happening in your world?

    Hello there! For those who haven’t been here before, this is Mamamia’s open post. It’s a post that goes up every week so that we have a place to catch up with all of Mamamia’s wonderful readers; to tell you what’s going on in our worlds, and hear about what’s happening in yours. It’s been [read more]

  • refugee-ghalamere-forced-return-iran-1

    This story is amazing. A refugee facing deportation was saved by perfect strangers on a plane.

          Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and happiness, which [read more]

  • women who eat on tubes 2

    A sick reminder that you’re never safe from public judgment.

      You were probably photographed without knowing it today. In fact, you’re photographed without noticing it every time you leave the house. Whether it’s by a CCTV camera or in the background of someone else’s selfie, we no longer have control of who is capturing our image and when. For the sake of safety and [read more]

  • not a bug splat 4

    A reminder to the world’s most deadly killers: These are real people.

      Drone operators – the people who control those aircraft (that are sometimes designed to kill), that don’t carry a human passenger on board – are obviously quite removed from their victims. So removed, in fact, that they reportedly call their kills “bug splats” – because they appear small and grainy on a computer screen. [read more]

  • duct tape surfing video

    She was left paralysed by a car accident 18 years ago. Now she’s learning to surf.

              Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and [read more]

  • Pharrell cries on Oprah

    FLUFF: Oprah made Pharrell sob on television.

              Pharrell can’t… He just can’t even… He just… He can’t deal… Pharrell just can’t even cope with the happiness he’s inflicted on the world with his song Happy. In an interview with Oprah, the 41-year-old singer watched some video footage of people around the world dancing to his infectious song, [read more]