The 'Father Christmas' giving away $100 bills and burgers
Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds.That's why the Roman Catholic priest found himself standing by the drive-thru of a popular Hollywood fast-food joint on...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 14 Dec 2018 | 3:26 am

Meghan 'fed up' with rumours of royal rift
Meghan Markle is finding it "frustrating and stressful" that she has "no voice" against a barrage of bad headlines, a US magazine has claimed.The pregnant Duchess of Sussex is said to be "fed up" that royal protocol means she isn't...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 14 Dec 2018 | 2:13 am

Randy nation: Kiwi Pornhub habits of 2018 revealed
Pornhub has released its insights into New Zealanders' porn habits of 2018, including details of the most searched keywords and the amount of time spent on its site.According to Pornhub, "Maori" was the most popular searched item...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 11:39 pm

Miss Australia, Miss USA, Miss Colombia slammed for mocking non-English speaking Miss Universe contestants
Miss Australia, Miss USA and Miss Colombia have been slammed for publicly mocking non-English speaking contestants at the pageant prelim swimsuit competition, where 94 nationalities are represented.The three women posted a live...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 9:25 pm

Take Life Back: Key factor undoing your diet and exercise efforts
Are you in pursuit of living a healthier life? While you may be making concerted efforts with your diet and exercise, four experts from different areas of health agree, there's one thing that could be undoing it all: sleep. In this...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 8:31 pm

Scuba-diving Santa brings holiday cheer to fish, museumgoers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's a busy time for Santa Claus, but he's making time to feed some fish in San Francisco.The California Academy of Sciences launched its holiday festivities Thursday by having a scuba diver dressed as St. Nick...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 7:15 pm

Wife wants sperm donor to replace 'unattractive husband'
A couple's plans to start a family have taken an unusual turn thanks to the wife deciding her husband doesn't really fit the bill in the looks department, so she'd like to use a sperm donor instead.While offensive, the couple had...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 7:02 pm

Baby McCaw will be sporty, says parenting expert
The daughter of Richie and Gemma McCaw will inevitably show skill in sports, says a parenting expert.But whether or not the baby girl goes onto to a professional sporting career will be down to what the parents choose to focus on...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 6:06 pm

What the Queen eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner
We're familiar with the saying "eat like the Queen," and most people assume this means exquisite dining, but what does the Queen actually eat? Her Majesty may have access to the best chefs in the United Kingdom as soon as any craving...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 5:11 pm

Billionaire builds beach access app after violating rules
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline.The...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 4:35 pm

Local Focus: Esther Vreede's waste-free Christmas with handmade gifts only
It's Christmas time at the Vreede house. And like many families around the country, they're embracing festive traditions, decorating the tree as a family.But the Vreedes are trying to be waste-free and that's not easy at Christmas...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 4:00 pm

Watch: Dad's baby snow angel fail goes viral
This dad was playing in the snow with his family when he thought it would be fun to make a snow angel with his baby.The problem was that he clearly didn't factor in his baby's weight and the depth of the snow (50cm, to be precise).Footage...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 3:50 pm

Woman called out for slamming mums' appearances at school drop offs
Most parents know the hectic process that is school drop-offs in the morning. Rushing around trying to get your children ready on time, making sure they've had breakfast, are appropriately dressed with two shoes on their feet and...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 3:44 pm

Paleo diet praised by Pete Evans raises fresh health warnings
The controversial paleo diet has been dealt another blow by health researchers, who've discovered a link between the so-called 'caveman food lifestyle' and heart disease risk.Made famous by celebrity chef Pete Evans, a judge on...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 3:18 pm

How a busy working mum lost 40kg
At her heaviest, Chloe Cox weighed 120kg.She couldn't do much, nor did she want to. Instead, her daily routine would consist of splurging on takeaway, junk food and heading to her local McDonald's to satisfy her chocolate frappe...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 2:58 pm

Instagram reveals Queenstown as New Zealand's top visitor attraction
To the surprise of absolutely no one at all, New Zealand remains solidly one of the most popular destinations for travellers on Instagram, travellers who can't get enough of the photogenic beauty of Aotearoa.For 2018, Instagram...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 2:24 pm

First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital on Thursday, reading a story about a Christmas ornament named Oliver who is bullied by other...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 1:55 pm

Artificial intelligence's rise exposes gaping gender gap
The challenges of making the technology industry a more welcoming place for women are numerous, especially in the booming field of artificial intelligence.To get a sense of just how monumental a task the tech community faces, look...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 11:45 am

Doo doo doo doo doo doo: 'Baby Shark' bites into the culture
NEW YORK (AP) — In the wise words of James Corden, there comes along a song every so often that defines a generation.Doo doo doo doo doo doo.The late-night TV host, carpool karaoke king and father of three young children was referring...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 11:45 am

Egyptian novel explores Christians under controlling church
CAIRO (AP) — Shady Lewis Botros says his recently published novel — "Ways of the Lord" — can be broadly viewed as an attempt to answer one question: What it's like to be a Christian in Egypt?The answer, given in stories narrated...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 13 Dec 2018 | 2:15 am