At home with the Dotcoms
At first glance, it looks a bit like a show-home.A multimillion dollar one, sure, but lacking in the personal touches that makes a house look lived-in.There's no pictures on the walls, no candles or ornaments or trinkets, no bookshelf.If...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 7:28 pm

Brunch review: Black Frog Cafe, Kingsland
Set up & site: Before the cuisine influence at 484 New North Rd moved north to France, Black Frog was Spanish tapas restaurant Barcelona and some of the interior remains unchanged. The four-petal flower patterns on the wall dividing...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 7:00 pm

How sleeping in at the weekend could help you live longer - study
Sleeping in on a day off feels marvellous, especially for those of us who don't get enough rest during the working week. But are the extra weekend winks worth it? It's a question psychologist Torbjorn Akerstedt, director of the Stress...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 5:31 pm

Tinder is launching a new feature that tracks places you visit
Tinder has officially taken stalking to the next level.The app has just released a new product called "Places", which tracks every public space you've been in — from restaurants to the gym to your local grocery store — and connects...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 5:26 pm

McDonald's launches first ever te reo Māori menu in Hawke's Bay
Hawkes Bay McDonald's is the first of its kind to offer a bilingual menu in both English and te reo Māori.Te Kāea posted to Facebook a photo of McDonald's Hawke's Bay operations manager Carmel Berghan holding a photo of...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 5:17 pm

Burn survivor Turia Pitt talks resilience
The name Turia means princess in Tahiti, where Turia Pitt was born. But she's no precious princess. Full of grit and influence, she's got an iron will, remarkable courage and an army of loyal subjects who love her kick-arse attitude.Because,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 4:57 pm

Weird Science: Why pursuing your goals could actually make you unhappy
In an age where we are constantly juggling different goals across our work and family lives, pursuing goals that are at odds with each other could be a recipe for unhappiness."We know that striving for goals that are important to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 4:38 pm

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: Will robots teach your children their manners?
Saying thank you to express gratitude for an act of kindness is one of the first rules of human interaction that we teach our children.With the addition of please, these phrases create the basis of how humans empathetically interact...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 4:19 pm

Five types of people you'll meet at weekend sports this winter
It's so cold your breath is coming in visible coffee-scented clouds like a hipster's vape. It's raining but not quite enough for them to call it off, damn it. It's another winter Saturday and time to drag your kid from the bed you...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 4:00 pm

Elderflower cordial flies off shelves as people try to recreate Harry and Meghan's royal wedding cake
Elderflower cordial has been flying off the shelves at Auckland grocers after the flavour featured in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake. Around 200 Amalfi lemons were used to make the three-part layer cake, as well as...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 3:58 pm

After Amazon Echo misfire, ways to protect your own privacy
NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies.According to Amazon, the fault...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 2:55 pm

Recalls this week: strollers, compact utility loaders
A line of strollers that fail to meet federal safety standards are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include compact utility loaders and bicycles.Here's a more detailed look:STROLLERSDETAILS: The US model...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 2:15 pm

Megan Nicol Reed: Why I'll never be a fan of the royals
Bewildered, I watched. Watched them watching them. Their exhausted elation. Smiling, smiling, slightly hysterical. Armed: flasks of tea, folding chairs, flags and placards. I listened, confounded. To their tales. Of what it had cost....

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 2:00 pm

Takeout stakeout: Paradise
IN You can't phone ahead to place your order at Paradise - or so I thought anyway. I urge you to learn from my mistake; I only realised when a guy pressed behind me tapped me on the shoulder asking if this was the line for phone...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 1:00 pm

Clevedon: To market, to market ...
In the first of a new series, Hayley McLarin visits all the glorious weekend markets around Auckland. This week: Clevedon. It was a jar of the softest, creamiest cheese languishing in olive oil and thyme that sent me on a 40km journey...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 7:47 am

The royal stepsister you've probably never even heard of
In a world where Prince Harry can't swat a bee without making headlines, it seems incredible that there's a closely tied member of the royal family who we know almost nothing about.And yet, how much have you read about Laura Lopes?The...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 25 May 2018 | 2:35 am

Food News: Electric Chicken, a Garage Project party and Teddy's apple pie
This weekend we're all about comfort food. As the big chill sets in, we reckon it's the perfect time to hunt out the city's best underground chicken burger, while away a blustery evening indulging in an "amazing" deep-fried dessert...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 24 May 2018 | 10:24 pm

Royal wedding: Prince Philip, 96, soldiered on through wedding despite cracked rib
Prince Phillip wasn't going to let a cracked rib keep him from his grandson Prince Harry's wedding after a fall in the bath a few days earlier.The 96-year-old managed to soldier on through the immense pain for the one-hour ceremony...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 24 May 2018 | 9:52 pm

Trial and Error: Are face mists a waste of money, or a new essential?
Follow NZH Lifestyle's Trial and Error series where we try out the latest In food, viral trends, and beauty hacks so you don't have to. It's hard to get through any beauty tutorial on YouTube these days without a beauty blogger...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 24 May 2018 | 8:34 pm

Restaurant review: Teddy's, Ponsonby
Before you look at the menu, before you order a drink, before you even leave your house, I have one piece of advice: Go to the loo. Go twice.Teddy's is the new restaurant in the old MooChowChow space. They've shifted the bar,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 24 May 2018 | 8:21 pm