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Gardens in their full summer glory
By Gareth Carter THIS MONTH many gardens reach their full beauty.Even though many hydrangeas are now past their best, others such as roses and the silk trees are blooming.The flower beds and borders are rich in colour as summer...

Source: - Lifestyle | 18 Feb 2018 | 1:58 am

Aussie couple road tests hotels by having sex in them
"The swing chair hanging from the roof was a perfect height, and an invitation for us."Bathed in sunlight, I lifted Jess into the seat and gently massaged away the journey, caressing her, making sure I matched the swinging motion...

Source: - Lifestyle | 17 Feb 2018 | 10:40 pm

Holes in model's kidnapping story revealed
Snatched on a bogus photo shoot, a needle plunged into her arm, awakening bound and drugged, certain she would be sold into sex slavery.It's a nightmare almost beyond comprehension, and one that made sickening headlines when the...

Source: - Lifestyle | 17 Feb 2018 | 9:36 pm

Seven simple ways athletes take workouts to the next level
Each time alpine skier Lindsey Vonn hits the slopes at the Winter Olympics, she makes it look easy. But the four-time Olympian's effortless shows are actually a result of nearly two decades of intense training. Olympic-level...

Source: - Lifestyle | 17 Feb 2018 | 9:10 pm

Princess Diana's personal photographer accused of sexual misconduct
Patrick Demarchelier, Princess Diana's personal photographer, and British stylist Karl Templer are among 25 fashion industry professionals accused of sexual misconduct.In wide-ranging investigation, The Boston Globe reported that...

Source: - Lifestyle | 17 Feb 2018 | 8:45 pm

Brunch review: Urban Verge, Royal Oak
SET UP & SITE There's been a cafe on this prime site across the road from Cornwall Park for years, but now it has new owners (actually the original owners have returned), it's had a makeover and a quite good new name, which is nicely...

Source: - Lifestyle | 17 Feb 2018 | 8:20 pm

Mum fed daughter bleach to 'treat' her autism
A father in Indianapolis last week accused his wife of feeding their child bleach to help cure her autism - something his wife had read about in a Facebook group.Police arrested the 28-year-old mother on Saturday after she allegedly...

Source: - Lifestyle | 17 Feb 2018 | 8:00 pm

Woman denied IVF funding as she turns 40 before application processed
An Auckland woman was turned down for publicly-funded IVF treatment as she turned 40 by the time her application was considered.Tracie Jelavich had applied for treatment at age 39, six months after meeting her now-fiance, Wayne...

Source: - Lifestyle | 17 Feb 2018 | 7:14 pm

What to do if your child is a cyberbully
Cyberbullying has become a significant issue for young people learning to navigate a life that is increasingly online. Like bullying that occurs face-to-face, cyberbullying can have serious effects on the physical and mental health...

Source: - Lifestyle | 17 Feb 2018 | 6:46 pm

Fifty Shades of sex ed: Gynecologist warns of film's bad ideas
WARNING: This article contains spoilers The Fifty Shades series is full of sex scenes and bad ideas.Christian and Ana, the BDSM-loving couple at the heart of the trilogy, leave much to be desired when it comes to sexual health,...

Source: - Lifestyle | 17 Feb 2018 | 6:43 pm

Why a quiet life could help to reduce risk of suffering a heart attack
The cacophony of noise town centres could trigger heart problems, according to a study which found that fluctuating sounds on busy high streets disturb normal cardiac rhythms.

Source: - Life & Style | 25 Jun 2017 | 3:36 am

New rules prohibit restaurants grilling medium-rare burger
New Zealand's oldest licensed premises has pulled a burger that's been the cornerstone of its menu – blaming it on bureaucratic red tape gone mad.

Source: - Life & Style | 24 Jun 2017 | 11:19 pm

You can buy a $254 Prada paperclip, if you want
Have you ever looked at common office supplies and thought, "I wish these cost about 100 times more"? Boy do we have good news for you. 

Source: - Life & Style | 24 Jun 2017 | 6:55 pm

Al Capone's pocket watch tops sale of US gangster memorabilia
Artifacts connected to some of the most notorious US gangsters have sold for more than US$100,000 (NZ$137,300) at auction.

Source: - Life & Style | 24 Jun 2017 | 6:37 pm

Meet Martha, the world's ugliest dog
Martha, a 56-kilogram Neapolitan mastiff with a face that could be charitably described as relaxed, has been crowned "World's Ugliest Dog" in the US.  

Source: - Life & Style | 24 Jun 2017 | 5:41 pm

Self-catheterisation and leg lice farming: Scientists who are their own lab rats
Werner Forssmann had a plan - a plan he knew his superiors would never approve. The 24-year-old German surgeon was frustrated by how difficult it was to access the human heart, but he doubted he'd get permission to perform a risky new procedure.

Source: - Life & Style | 24 Jun 2017 | 3:37 pm

My Sunday routine: Forme Spa managing director Hady Wenham
Auckland-based Hady Wenham is the managing director of Forme Spa & Wellbeing, with branches across Wellington and Auckland.

Source: - Life & Style | 24 Jun 2017 | 1:00 pm

Dear Mrs Salisbury: My husband has been having emotional affairs with women online
Psychologist Robyn Salisbury helps a reader with a relationship dilemma.

Source: - Life & Style | 24 Jun 2017 | 1:00 pm

Lights, camera, fashion: Celebrating 85 years of New Zealand fashion photography
When Doris de Pont closed up shop on the eponymously named clothing label she'd run for more than two decades, it was far from the end of her career in fashion.

Source: - Life & Style | 24 Jun 2017 | 1:00 pm

Time to ban glitter - it's just as bad as microbeads, experts say
Microbeads might be on their way out – but have you thought about glitter? Environment Minister Nick Smith announced earlier this year that cosmetic products containing tiny plastic pieces, known as microbeads, will be banned in July next year. There are concerns about their impact on the marine environment, because they get through filtration systems and are ingested by marine life. Foodstuffs has announced it will not stock any microbead products as of July this year.

Source: - Life & Style | 24 Jun 2017 | 1:00 pm