• kate middleton not a role model

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

    Share        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]

  • 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]

  • katherine fritz 1

    12 habits of happy, healthy people who don’t give a sh*t about your inner peace.

      Every damn time someone in my Facebook feed posts something like this, I click it. Every damn time. We all have this Facebook friend, right? People you genuinely love and admire. People you like hanging out with. People you invite to your birthday parties. You know. Actual friends. Until you’ve clicked links exactly like this again and again and again. For [read more]

  • before I had kids

    A letter to my daughter about happiness.

              Dear Daughter, When you were little, happiness for you was relatively simple. I found what it was that brought out your first enchanting smile and that first beautiful giggle. I would then continue to pull ridiculous faces if it meant that you’d continue to grace me with your captivating, gummy [read more]

  • Yikes.

    The IVF patient who is pregnant with the wrong embryos.

            It’s an expectant parent’s worst nightmare. Actually scrap that, no it’s not. Because this is a story so strange and so surprising that it’s a circumstance that no parent would ever imagine could happen to them. An Italian woman who got pregnant using IVF technologies has just been told that she’s [read more]

  • man gets eyesight back

    25 years without sight and this is the first thing he did when he got it back.

      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]

  • Empress Elisabeth of Austria, an 18th century "style icon" notorious for her eating disorder.

    Revealed: The actual reason catwalk models are so thin.

            The skinny model outcry is now an annual event. It coincides with fashion week. Every year, it’s been there. It’s an eye-roll because it’s so predictable. Every year thin models, every year angry backlash. Which leads to the question – every year – why hasn’t it changed? If the outcry, like [read more]

  • arctic ice melting video

    WATCH: 16 years of Arctic ice gone in 59 seconds.

    This video is only 59 seconds long. But its brevity serves as a testament to its truth. Because if something is an indisputable fact, you don’t need to embellish it with fancy graphs and media spin. You can just show it for what it is. This is a video of the ice of the Arctic [read more]

  • Freya at the Hunter Valley

    How to enjoy wine intelligently (but without being a total douchebag).

        When our Editor-in-chief, Jamila, told me I was going to the Hunter Valley for a weekend of wine tasting, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. Then I found out I’d be having lunch and a chat with Neil McGuigan. This is the guy who runs the winery responsible for the best white wine [read more]

  • child sex abuse story

    “The hardest part wasn’t my brother’s abuse… it’s that it was covered up.”

          Warning: This post features explicit details of child sexual abuse that could be triggering for some readers.   Okay, the time has finally come. It’s time I raised my voice about child sex abuse. Ten minutes ago, I read Bec Sparrow’s article recapping the interview with cast members of the 1980’s sitcom, [read more]

  • cross cultural identity 1

    “You’re not Muslim…. are you?”

                  “You’re not Muslim are you?” a guy from university once asked me. My heart started beating really fast as I searched for words. I felt like I was being asked a trick question. I am proud of who I am and all but that particular time I hesitated. [read more]

  • emma mcevoy art 1

    This is a fairytale brought to life…

    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. If you’d like to learn a little bit more [read more]

  • skinny model debate

    Fashion editors say stop talking about skinny models, it’s the clothes that matter.

          Fashion week is a time to celebrate Australian fashion, not worry about the emaciated women modelling it. It’s about midi skirts, midriff tops, sequins and head-to-toe white. It’s a big party to boost our beleaguered fashion industry and celebrate the men and women who decide what we’ll be wearing next season – not [read more]

  • grandma on a roller coaster

    78-year-old grandma rides a rollercoaster for the first time. Laughs the whole way

            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 [read more]

  • It was a celebration of women coming together in a male dominated industry.

    The women holding their own in a very male industry.

          This year on International Women’s Day, over 60 breweries around the world united in support. It all began in the UK, where an idea was spawned to invite as many female brewers around the world to simultaneously brew a beer to celebrate women in the often male-dominated beer industry. The inaugural day [read more]

  • Surviving Christmas party

    Best and Worst of the Week: How has your week been?

        Am I the only one who doesn’t look forward to the weekend? *crickets chirp* My weeks are hectic but rewarding.  The weekend is just so plain in comparison. You see, I’m but a humble intern here at Mamamia. And a postgraduate student the rest of the time. So apparently, I’m plagued with this condition [read more]

  • selfie

    This boy just got stabbed and took a selfie.

      This young man is Nate Scimio. He just survived a brutal stabbing rampage at his high school in Pennsylvania, USA. Twenty-two students and teachers were injured when a 16-year-old boy ran through Franklin Regional High School with two large knives — seriously wounding and nearly killing several students — before the attacker was tackled [read more]