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Periods may predict disease risk

Women who get their period before 10 or after 17 may have a higher risk of heart disease, stroke or high blood pressure, according to a new study.

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CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

'Angel' pays off lay-bys

A woman has been dubbed a "layaway angel" after she paid the outstanding balance on every open lay-by at her local toy store.

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An apology for youthful eyerolls

A holiday apology - now my kids act the same way I used to.

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Small steps can reduce stress

Are you feeling used up by life's stress, family problems and a demanding job you can't turn off? Try these tips.

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Pregnancy and relationship rifts

A life-changing event like pregnancy can have a big impact on your relationship ... for better or worse.

Couplefight

Ex going against my wishes

I recently fell out with my father and don't want my kids around him, but my ex is insisting on taking them to my parents on Christmas.

Health

Battling the BMI

You can have a healthy BMI but a too-high level of body fat: researchers are out to prove one size doesn’t fit all.

Five reasons you're not losing weight

You're eating healthier food and you're moving more - so why is it still so hard to shift the kilos?

TV & movies

DVF: My life in fashion

Diane von Furstenberg doesn't love reality TV but has made a series about her fashion design company.

Fifty Shades gets streamy

Can you handle the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer?

Work

Rural mum turns entrepreneur

Southland farmer's wife and mother Melanie McKenzie spends her downtime working.

BUSY WOMAN

Don't tell girls they can have it all

Mothers are 'damaging' their daughters by setting unrealistic expectations by telling them, 'they can have it all,' according to a new study.

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Emily Deschanel pregnant

Emily Deschanel is expecting her second child.

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Kristen Bell welcomes second baby

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are proud parents to daughter number two - check out what they named her...

Style

My life without makeup

When the daily grooming ritual became too much of a burden for Tracey Spicer, she decided to go cold turkey.

Nifty makeup storage hacks

Are your bathroom cabinets overflowing with beauty products that you've amassed?

Mum's books Mothers Grimm

Mothers Grimm

Remember the story of Hansel and Gretel? Author Danielle Wood transforms the dark woods into a childcare centre in her dark stories about motherhood.

Abby Wilder

Dream comes true for author

If working part time and raising two children wasn't enough, Abby Wilder has self-published her debut novel.

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Clean your house in 30 minutes

There's a trick to keeping your house spotless and it doesn't involve spending the day with your mop and bucket.

Washing laundry

Laundry mistakes most people make

Some of us have dirty laundry to air. Well, in the washing machine at least.

Hobbies

Why hobbies are important

'I was at a friend's place for supper and I realised I didn't have anything to talk about except the children, schools and the price of property."

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Twins' elaborate hairstyles

One mum is going above and beyond with her twins' hair by creating elaborate hairstyles.

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