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    Why we date people who look like us

    Why we date people who look like us


    "I've decided your boyfriend kinda looks like he could be your brother," my friend told me as she shovelled Maltesers in her mouth."I think it's the blond hair thing that freaks me out."It wasn't the first time someone had...

    "I've decided your boyfriend kinda looks like he could be your brother," my friend told me as she shovelled Maltesers in her mouth."I think it's the blond hair thing that freaks me out."It wasn't the first time someone had remarked...
    Hollywood hair stylist reveals the tricks that will give anyone A-list volume

    Hollywood hair stylist reveals the tricks that will give anyone A-list volume


    Big hair is firmly back in fashion, but it's a tough look to create for those of us not blessed with voluminous locks. However, even those of us with thin hair can achieve A-list worthy bounce according to Dublin-born...

    Big hair is firmly back in fashion, but it's a tough look to create for those of us not blessed with voluminous locks. However, even those of us with thin hair can achieve A-list worthy bounce according to Dublin-born celebrity...

    Milan fashion defends supply chain as designers unveil wares


    MILAN (AP) — The talk off the Milan runway this season has been a perceived assault on Made-in-Italy's integrity.The Italian Fashion Chamber issued a statement during Milan Fashion Week defending the system following a report...

    MILAN (AP) — The talk off the Milan runway this season has been a perceived assault on Made-in-Italy's integrity.The Italian Fashion Chamber issued a statement during Milan Fashion Week defending the system following a report by...
    'You won't find Brad' - Matchmaker slams romantic hopefuls

    'You won't find Brad' - Matchmaker slams romantic hopefuls


    An exclusive dating agency that arranges intimate dinners for those looking for love has been taken to court after claims it failed to make any introductions to a member for a year - despite collecting a $1500 annual fee.Table...

    An exclusive dating agency that arranges intimate dinners for those looking for love has been taken to court after claims it failed to make any introductions to a member for a year - despite collecting a $1500 annual fee.Table for...
    Paul Little: How noise pollution is killing us

    Paul Little: How noise pollution is killing us


    Are your power tools giving you diabetes? Is the racket you live with affecting the value of your home? The level of noise around us is a ticking health time bomb – but will anyone be able to hear it? Paul Little explains....

    Are your power tools giving you diabetes? Is the racket you live with affecting the value of your home? The level of noise around us is a ticking health time bomb – but will anyone be able to hear it? Paul Little explains. Construction...
    Meet the dog whisperer: Auckland trainer charges a premium to get pooches' paws in line

    Meet the dog whisperer: Auckland trainer charges a premium to get pooches' paws in line


    He's fostered a wolf cub in Holland, purchased by owners who thought he was a German Shepherd, and has attempted to tame dogs that have mauled their owners.Now dog trainer Flip Calkoen is working with Aucklanders' pooches,...

    He's fostered a wolf cub in Holland, purchased by owners who thought he was a German Shepherd, and has attempted to tame dogs that have mauled their owners.Now dog trainer Flip Calkoen is working with Aucklanders' pooches, charging...
    Niki Bezzant: The effect of food on your mental health

    Niki Bezzant: The effect of food on your mental health


    COMMENT: In 1970, the year I was born, Janis Joplin joined The 27 Club. That's the group of high-profile musicians whose unresolved struggles resulted in their deaths at the age of 27. It's a sadly familiar story for many...

    COMMENT: In 1970, the year I was born, Janis Joplin joined The 27 Club. That's the group of high-profile musicians whose unresolved struggles resulted in their deaths at the age of 27. It's a sadly familiar story for many Kiwis,...
    Why strict bed time is key to health

    Why strict bed time is key to health


    For most adults these days, achieving the goal of seven hours' sleep a night is a stretch.And yet, scientists at Duke University in the US are here to add one more thing to your well-being to do list: set a strict bed...

    For most adults these days, achieving the goal of seven hours' sleep a night is a stretch.And yet, scientists at Duke University in the US are here to add one more thing to your well-being to do list: set a strict bed time.New...
    Restaurant review: A new verdict on an old restaurant favourite - Vivace

    Restaurant review: A new verdict on an old restaurant favourite - Vivace


    Vivace85 Fort St09 302 2303WE THOUGHT: 13 - GoodWE SPENT: $220 for four It had been a decade since I'd eaten at Vivace and longer still for the dinner companion who'd waited tables at an early incarnation of this...

    Vivace85 Fort St09 302 2303WE THOUGHT: 13 - GoodWE SPENT: $220 for four It had been a decade since I'd eaten at Vivace and longer still for the dinner companion who'd waited tables at an early incarnation of this inner-city...
    How British MP Amber Rudd caught husband with his mistress

    How British MP Amber Rudd caught husband with his mistress


    The day Amber Rudd knew for certain that her husband, the writer and restaurant critic A. A. Gill, was having an affair was when she went to pick him up from Heathrow.He had been on an assignment to Monte Carlo — and had no...

    The day Amber Rudd knew for certain that her husband, the writer and restaurant critic A. A. Gill, was having an affair was when she went to pick him up from Heathrow.He had been on an assignment to Monte Carlo — and had no idea...
    Should you trust your boss? Your lover? Here's how to measure it

    Should you trust your boss? Your lover? Here's how to measure it


    One of the topics most frequently discussed "at the water-cooler" is how much we may, or may not, trust people — from employers and managers to co-workers, friends and lovers.Trust, of course, is vital for individual...

    One of the topics most frequently discussed "at the water-cooler" is how much we may, or may not, trust people — from employers and managers to co-workers, friends and lovers.Trust, of course, is vital for individual relationships...

    A dog's life: Uno, beagle who wowed Westminster, dies at 13


    Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this.Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, the playful beagle responded like a true champ."Ah-roo!" Uno bayed that evening, a decade...

    Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this.Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, the playful beagle responded like a true champ."Ah-roo!" Uno bayed that evening, a decade ago....
    How to cook like an ancient Egyptian with Annabel Langbein

    How to cook like an ancient Egyptian with Annabel Langbein


    In July this year, the charred remains of more-than-14,000-year-old bread were found at an archaeological dig site in the Black Desert in north-east Jordan. The bread was shown to have been made from wild cereals, such as...

    In July this year, the charred remains of more-than-14,000-year-old bread were found at an archaeological dig site in the Black Desert in north-east Jordan. The bread was shown to have been made from wild cereals, such as barley,...
    1960s aptitude test could now predict Alzheimer's

    1960s aptitude test could now predict Alzheimer's


    In 1960, Joan Levin, 15, took a test that turned out to be the largest survey of American teenagers ever conducted. It took two-and-a-half days to administer and included 440,000 students from 1,353 public, private and parochial...

    In 1960, Joan Levin, 15, took a test that turned out to be the largest survey of American teenagers ever conducted. It took two-and-a-half days to administer and included 440,000 students from 1,353 public, private and parochial high...
    Inside Princess Margaret's tragic marriage

    Inside Princess Margaret's tragic marriage


    Princess Margaret's 1960 nuptials to photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones was every bit the fairytale wedding.Crowds cheered and some even fainted as the handsome photographer said "I do" to the beaming bride, who was getting...

    Princess Margaret's 1960 nuptials to photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones was every bit the fairytale wedding.Crowds cheered and some even fainted as the handsome photographer said "I do" to the beaming bride, who was getting her...

    In Milan, colors pop at Versace, MSGM, Etro


    MILAN (AP) — Fashion may seem a respite for the cares of the world, but often it is actually an expression of them.Designers in Milan this week are finding ways to express their concerns about the global affairs through their...

    MILAN (AP) — Fashion may seem a respite for the cares of the world, but often it is actually an expression of them.Designers in Milan this week are finding ways to express their concerns about the global affairs through their collections,...
    Lizzie Marvelly: The joy of a quarter-life crisis

    Lizzie Marvelly: The joy of a quarter-life crisis


    COMMENT: Who would want to be an adult? As a little girl, I remember dreaming of the freedom and power of adulthood. Setting your own bedtime. Eating icecream whenever you wanted to. No homework. No school. It sounded blissful....

    COMMENT: Who would want to be an adult? As a little girl, I remember dreaming of the freedom and power of adulthood. Setting your own bedtime. Eating icecream whenever you wanted to. No homework. No school. It sounded blissful. Then...
    We went to every farmers market in Auckland - here's what we discovered

    We went to every farmers market in Auckland - here's what we discovered


    Hayley McLarin has spent the past three months visiting every farmers' market in Auckland - and some out of town. Here's her pick of the crop. Let's face it: weekends are precious. There's often demands on our time, from...

    Hayley McLarin has spent the past three months visiting every farmers' market in Auckland - and some out of town. Here's her pick of the crop. Let's face it: weekends are precious. There's often demands on our time, from household...
    No marker for infertility: Study shows struggles with conception affect all Kiwis equally

    No marker for infertility: Study shows struggles with conception affect all Kiwis equally


    New Zealand couples who are unable to have kids are just as likely to be rich as poor, and could be any ethnicity - according to new findings from an Otago University study. While the findings show infertility doesn't...

    New Zealand couples who are unable to have kids are just as likely to be rich as poor, and could be any ethnicity - according to new findings from an Otago University study. While the findings show infertility doesn't discriminate,...
    Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: A sniff of hope for hair loss

    Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: A sniff of hope for hair loss


    COMMENT: Before today, if someone said, "did you know your hair smells?", you might well have taken offence.In fact, your hair – and your skin – are packed with olfactory receptors, the same sorts of cells found in our noses,...

    COMMENT: Before today, if someone said, "did you know your hair smells?", you might well have taken offence.In fact, your hair – and your skin – are packed with olfactory receptors, the same sorts of cells found in our noses, which...