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    14 perfect moments when Robin Williams made us laugh and cry.

      People are reeling this morning after news that one of the world’s best-loved comedic actors, Robin Williams, has died. The 63-year-old Mrs Doubtfire and Dead Poets Society star was found dead Monday at his home. Williams reportedly checked into rehab three weeks ago, after a long battle with depression. You can read more about the reaction to Robin William’s death, [read more]

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    BEC: That awkward moment when you realise your favourite song is actually about crystal meth.

      By REBECCA SPARROW Three years ago I confessed here on Mamamia about a rather embarrassing episode where I was publicly outed for singing the wrong song lyrics. Do you remember? You don’t? Well, cue the fog machine and the xylophone because let’s go back in time and I’ll remind you of what went down: [read more]

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    The question remains: Does a convicted child sex offender have the right to raise a baby?

      Last night Australia learned that we were wrong. We were wrong to say that David and Wendy Farnell should have taken baby Gammy home from that chaotic Thai hospital. They should not have taken their daughter, Pipah, either. They should not be allowed to raise either of those precious babies, or any others. Because they are [read more]

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    The 22 lies every bride tells herself.

      It is a scientific fact that getting married makes women go insane. Insane. Often, this insanity manifests into aggressive behaviour towards the bridal party, or their mum. But the most dangerous aspect of it is entirely internal. Brides lie to themselves. All. The. Time. Here are some of the worst lies all brides tell [read more]

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    Rosie Waterland talks about the boss that changed her life.

            By ROSIE WATERLAND I have had some bad bosses in my time. There was the one who used to dump her dirty dishes in front of me rather than walk 5 extra metres to the kitchen. There was the guy who would limit my toilet breaks to 3 minutes, because that’s [read more]

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    “This is a moment of pain. Pain is a part of life. I wish myself peace.”

            By HANNAH RICHELL Earlier this week I stood outside in our courtyard, balanced on a wooden bench, picking dead leaves from the vertical garden my husband and I installed just a few weeks ago. It’s been unseasonably warm in Sydney and the new plants are thriving – mostly; yet here and [read more]

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    “My mother was a heroin addict.”

            It is confronting for me to tell this story because apart from family and close friends, I keep my mum’s story a secret. I don’t talk about her. There is a sense of shame attached to having a drug addict in the family and I realised at a young age that [read more]

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    10 signs you’re the mum of a newborn.

      When you bring a tiny human into this world for the first time it’s as perfectly beautiful as it is foreign. It also changes you and your life in ways that you cannot, despite plenty of advance warning, prepare yourself for. When it does happen though, the signs that you are the parent of [read more]

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    Watch the moment this man realises he’s sitting next to the 669 children he saved during WWII.

      Sir Nicholas Winton is a remarkable man. Before the Second World War, he rescued 669 children who otherwise would have been sent to a Nazi concentration camp. He found them homes. He gave them a chance to rebuild their lives. This touching video takes place 50 years later when Nicholas Winton is 79 years [read more]

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    We’re giving this Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book cover 0/10. Here’s why.

          This is a copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. This is also a copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. This is also a copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. And, as of this week, this is also a copy of [read more]

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    You’ve never seen Dame Edna like this before…

      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. Click here to see all the previous [read more]

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    Bride-to-be posts Facebook rant about why you aren’t coming to her wedding.

        By SUSANNAH TUCKER One of the most difficult experiences in the not insubstantial pre-wedding preparation checklist is locking down the guest list. There are only so many people you can fit in a venue or afford to feed or genuinely want to be present on that intimate day in your life, so culling [read more]

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    Bec Judd bikini selfie controversy. Discuss.

        On Friday night, Channel 9 weather presenter and mother of two, Rebecca Judd posted the following image of herself: The reason for this selfie was – according to Judd-  to disply her organic spray tan. She captioned it like this: If you are a celebrity in 2014 and even if you’re not, selfies [read more]

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    Food blogger: 4 amazing desserts (No chocolate tempering required.)

          By ELLY JEAN-LOUIS This week I’ve channelled my dark side and whipped up four delicious desserts. They’re quick, easy, and delicious but most of all…there’s something for everyone. “I can’t eat dessert because I’m trying to be good…” you say? I’ve heard you and that is why I’ve created desserts that range [read more]

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    Here are 6 baby hedgehogs doing things. Just because.

      Let’s be honest, the world can be a pretty dark place. And sometimes you just need to look at baby hedgehogs. For example: 1. Baby hedgehog yawning. Seriously – what more do you want from life? 2. 7-day-old hedgehog sleeping. It’s mouth – it’s little feet. 3. Hedgehog chewing. 4. A sleepy baby hedgehog 5. [read more]

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    Emma Thompson has a message for Tony Abbott.

        Legend of all legends, actress Emma Thompson has a message for our Prime Minister Tony Abbott: The 55-year-old British actress is standing on the deck of the Greenpeace Esperanza in the Arctic, where she went to see the effects of climate change for herself. She’s there with her 14-year-old daughter Gaia and another actress. [read more]

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    Pretty soon, no one will be picking a baby name without doing this first.

        by BERN MORLEY Call me crazy, but I thought parents chose their child’s name because you know, it meant something to them. Whether it’s based on family tradition, trend, sentimental reasons or simply just because they like it, there is one reason I don’t think I have thought to factor in: Because it [read more]

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    Best and Worst: Kitchen tours and play-dates.

                Happy Friday. This is my first best and worst and I feel pretty honoured to draw the straw, as it is such a Mamamia institution.  I’ve been hoping for a while to get the gig and today’s my turn so I am going to jump straight into it. Best: [read more]

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    Tragic news for Ada Nicodemou and her husband.

              It is with such sadness we bring you news that Ada Nicodemou’s second baby was stillborn today. The Home and Away actress (who is married to Chrys Xipolitas) is believed to have been seven months into her pregnancy with her second son, Harrison. Harrison was delivered this morning. Ada and Chrys have released a statement via [read more]

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    Jennifer Hawkins has new coloured hair on her beautiful head.

        Pastel-coloured hair. Yesterday it was Jessica Rowe, today it’s Jennifer Hawkins. Last night, Jennifer “J-Hawk” Hawkins appeared on the Myer catwalk looking as though she’d dipped the ends of her hair in a fairy floss machine. But the former Miss Universe wasn’t the only one with colour hair. Other Myer models, including Kate [read more]

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    Why these three boys just got sentenced to 371 years in jail.

        WARNING: This post deals with sexual assault and may be triggering to survivors.  This is what justice looks like. These three high school jocks celebrated their school formal by allegedly violently gang-raping one of their classmates – an 18-year-old girl. It happened in the middle of a party and was brutal enough to [read more]

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    Are kids’ parties the new wedding?

    There’s a report going around today that suggests some parents are spending up to $10,000 on their kid’s birthday parties. According to the report from Adelaide Now, it’s not uncommon for parents to spend between $500 and $3000 on birthday gatherings, with the $10K figure is on the extreme end of the scale. “The theme starts [read more]

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    We have 23 days to stop politicians attending the World Congress of Families. Help us.

        By MAMAMIA TEAM Put 30th August in your diary. That’s the day a “pro-family” group promoting bigotry and intolerance will touch down in Melbourne for a conference. Senior members of state and federal government will be taking part as guest speakers and delegates. Does that worry you? It should. When you participate in a [read more]

  • Manu Fieldel baby

    Celebrity chef’s fiancee has a bun in the oven.

    IT’S MANU. Everyone’s favourite, weirdly sexy French chef man is going to be a father. Again. (He has a son from a previous relationship). The My Kitchen Rules judge / food artist announced the beautiful news via Facebook. So, yeah, because this guy is a professional chef, we really cannot bring you this news without the following [read more]

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    Stephanie Rice is ‘chucking a Gwyneth’ and launching a lifestyle website.

        Blame Gwyneth Paltrow. She did this. She made this happen. Former Olympic swimmer and outspoken rhinoplasty advocate Stephanie Rice has just announced she is launching a lifestyle website akin to Gwyneth Paltrow‘s digital kale-monster, Goop. Steph revealed to the Daily Telegraph that the focus of her site ‘stephanierice.com’ will be on “healthy and [read more]

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    KATE: This is what happens when you vote for a minor party, Australia.

        By KATE LEAVER   Hey Australia. Remember Jacqui Lambie, the Tasmanian senator who recently announced on live radio that she wanted a “well-hung” man with “plenty of cash”? Did you know she’s currently threatening to block the entire federal budget from passing because she wants more funding for Tassie mushroom growers and bumble bee farmers? MORE MUSHROOMS. MORE BUMBLE [read more]

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    The very strange thing that happened after Mia Freedman posted a photo of her groceries.

      BY MIA FREEDMAN It was the afternoon before school started term 3 and I was stuffed. Actually, I was stoked. Stuffed AND stoked. My pantry was empty (stuffed) but I’d remembered this in time to fill it up! That’s a win right there! Stoked. Like many parents, I find lunch boxes a challenge. Three [read more]

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    Open Post: What’s happening in your world?

          This weeks Open Post is brought to you by Omo Ultimate. Hey guys! Welcome to Open Post, a space at Mamamia where we let you take over and do some of the writing. The post is your place to share – to tell us what’s on your mind and what’s going on [read more]

  • Pertussis and influenza vaccines are safe to take during pregnancy (phot via Shutterstock)

    The question every pregnant woman asks herself: would I terminate a baby with Down syndrome?

            By ELLY CARTER It’s a conversation my husband and I have had three times, during each of my pregnancies.  Those first 12 weeks are always such anxious ones because you haven’t told anyone you’re pregnant and you’re hoping the pregnancy will stick. All the while battling the worst of pregnancy symptoms [read more]

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    The not-so-subtle way these posters blame victims of rape.

      “One in three reported rapes happens when the victim has been drinking.” That’s the slogan from a series of posters that are papered on hospital and school walls around the United Kingdom. It’s also the slogan that has thousands of people around the world talking. Take a look: The anti-drinking campaign, “Know Your Limits,”  was created by the United Kingdom’s [read more]