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How kids of identical twin couples will be genetic siblings
If the identical twin sisters who married identical twin brothers last weekend decide to start families, the couples' children will all be genetic siblings. Siblings share about 50 percent of their DNA, except for twins, whose DNA...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 9:33 pm

Four top ways to lose weight
By Rachel Grunwell Want to lose weight? Well, you firstly need to have a strong "why", ie why are on this health journey and why does it matter to you?Your "why" will motivate you to keep going when the going gets tough. And it...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 9:19 pm

Why is pancreatic cancer still so hard to treat?
Aretha Franklin died today of one of the rarest forms of pancreatic cancer at age 76.Medical advancements have vastly improved survival rates and time alive for cancers patients in general - but tumors of the pancreas remain some...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 9:00 pm

Why the sound of noisy eating fills some people with rage
What happens when you hear someone do any of the following — smacking their lips while eating, slurping drinks, breathing, yawning, sniffling, humming, tapping their fingers, typing or texting with the keyboard clicks switched on?...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 8:03 pm

Doctor shares stomach-churning footage of draining botched lip fillers
A celebrity doctor has shared a stomach-churning compilation video of the worst examples of botched lip fillers he's been asked to rectify. Dr Tijion Esho, a London-based doctor who appears on the Channel 4 show Body Fixers, posted...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 8:00 pm

10 habits of people who lose weight and keep it off
Most people who diet will regain 50 per cent of the lost weight in the first year after losing it. Much of the rest will regain it in the following three years.Most people inherently know that keeping a healthy weight boils down...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 7:38 pm

Incredible transformation: How John lost 136kg and 6kg of loose skin
A man who shed more than 136kg after becoming morbidly obese has had 6kg of loose skin removed in a life-changing procedure.At one point, John Allaire was so morbidly obese he wore 8XL shirts and had to be weighed on a commercial...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 7:30 pm

Betrayal and deception: The aftermath of an affair
I had just scooped up the last of the dessert when it happened. The moment I'd been waiting for the past year and half, but didn't know I was waiting for, if that makes sense. It sounds romantic, doesn't it? Like I was expecting...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 7:18 pm

Carbs are good for you, Harvard study finds
Cutting carbohydrates from the diet could actually increase the risk of an early death, a major study has found.The findings suggest trendy diets which encourage slashing all bread, potatoes and pasta from the diet may actually...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 6:30 pm

How real estate enticed Fiona McDonald into a mid-life makeover
She's been performing on worn wooden stages and beer drenched carpets in venues across New Zealand and Australia for decades.Right now, Fiona McDonald's stage is a little different: a polished floor in a three-bedroom Kingsland...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 6:00 pm

Girls as young as two can suffer from depression and anxiety
Girls as young as two can suffer from depression and anxiety if their mothers were stressed during pregnancy, new research suggests. Stress causes people to release the hormone cortisol, which reduces brain cell connectivity in...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 5:36 pm

36-year-old German woman auctions virginity online
A German woman who has never had sex aged 36 says she has successfully auctioned her virginity online for €250,000 ($431,000).Mandy, from Germany, who works as a flight attendant, enlisted the help of Cinderella Escorts to sell...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 5:00 pm

Weekend farmers market: La Cigale at Britomart
Do you ever try to imagine Auckland through the eyes of a tourist? Where is our central city food hub if you are staying in the city and have kitchen facilities?Within 500m (or so) of Britomart train station are many great restaurants...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 5:00 pm

Nude vegan blogger Freelee the Banana Girl denies being a 'fake'
Freelane the Banana Girl, a popular vegan YouTuber and blogger, made headlines earlier this year when she moved to a cabin in a jungle in South America to embrace an "off-grid" lifestyle.Originally from Queensland, Freelee (whose...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 4:31 pm

No bric-a-brac please: Why craft markets are getting a makeover
Craft markets are following the artisanal trend. Michael Donaldson's been drawn into their orbit and finds there's no bric-a-brac at these upmarket stalls. Like barista, gourmet or boutique, the word "artisan" is prone to overuse,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 4:00 pm

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: Is your phone blinding you?
COMMENT: Many of us know that we shouldn't check our electronic devices in bed because the light emitted from the screen can disrupt our sleep. New research suggests that too much of this screen light at night could also lead to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 3:08 pm

Latest parenting hacks on display at Auckland's Baby Show
Hush gadgets, compactable strollers and the baby version of My Food Bag are trying to make parenting easier for new mums and dads.Around 1500 people are expected to soak up the 230 exhibits showing off all the latest parenting hacks...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 3:04 pm

Taste test: Stretch your taste buds at the Curious Food Festival
Ready to stretch your taste buds with some tempting delights? As today's Curious Food Festival gets under way, Chris Schulz samples five items on the menu. Sumthin Dumplin When Weekend arrives at Sumthin Dumplin's O'Connell Street...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 3:00 pm

Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players?
NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy."We...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 1:30 pm

Former NFL linebacker credits yoga for saving his life
NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Mitchell only ever considered himself a football player. It was a label he willingly claimed for so long. When that was ripped away, he was lost."You don't realize how attached you are to the identity," the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Lifestyle | 17 Aug 2018 | 1:30 pm