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    Why traditional credit scores still matter


    Researchers and startups say all kinds of weird data can predict your creditworthiness. What kind of smartphone you have, who your friends are and how you answer survey questions may foretell how likely you are to pay back a...

    Researchers and startups say all kinds of weird data can predict your creditworthiness. What kind of smartphone you have, who your friends are and how you answer survey questions may foretell how likely you are to pay back a loan.Don't...
    Comment: Why I'm finally giving up smoking at 68

    Comment: Why I'm finally giving up smoking at 68


    One day after my 68th birthday in early May, I made a momentous decision. After a lifetime of puffing away on an average of 20 a day, I would give up smoking.My family is delighted and, frankly, astonished that I've lasted six...

    One day after my 68th birthday in early May, I made a momentous decision. After a lifetime of puffing away on an average of 20 a day, I would give up smoking.My family is delighted and, frankly, astonished that I've lasted six weeks...
    Why Princess Diana's niece can't avoid the spotlight

    Why Princess Diana's niece can't avoid the spotlight


    During Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle in May, Lady Kitty Spencer managed to do the impossible — steal the spotlight from the bride.The 27-year-old stunned onlookers with her likeness to her late aunt Diana Spencer,...

    During Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle in May, Lady Kitty Spencer managed to do the impossible — steal the spotlight from the bride.The 27-year-old stunned onlookers with her likeness to her late aunt Diana Spencer, with...

    Teacher shares school kids' hilarious sex-ed questions


    A teacher has shared the funniest questions her curious students asked in class after their first sexual education lesson.The students are believed to be from a US school and many of them just can't seem to wrap their heads...

    A teacher has shared the funniest questions her curious students asked in class after their first sexual education lesson.The students are believed to be from a US school and many of them just can't seem to wrap their heads around...
    Whanganui workshop on food without plastic

    Whanganui workshop on food without plastic


    Rachel Rose is never going to buy sushi in a plastic container again.It's one of the ways she'll stop contributing toward plastic waste. She gave a workshop titled Freeing Food from Plastic on July 11, and gives another one at...

    Rachel Rose is never going to buy sushi in a plastic container again.It's one of the ways she'll stop contributing toward plastic waste. She gave a workshop titled Freeing Food from Plastic on July 11, and gives another one at 3pm...
    The family that dominated Prince Louis' christening photos

    The family that dominated Prince Louis' christening photos


    Prince Louis may have been the star of the show, but it was his mother's family that took centre stage for this happy portrait after his christening.In fact, there were more Middletons present than HRHs as guests of the Duke...

    Prince Louis may have been the star of the show, but it was his mother's family that took centre stage for this happy portrait after his christening.In fact, there were more Middletons present than HRHs as guests of the Duke and...
    Beck Vass: Thanks to Smiggle I've blown my school holidays budget

    Beck Vass: Thanks to Smiggle I've blown my school holidays budget


    This is my second ever school holidays - and my last with just two children. And on the first two days I blew myself out – physically and financially. The costs don't take long to add up when you're not feeling physically...

    This is my second ever school holidays - and my last with just two children. And on the first two days I blew myself out – physically and financially. The costs don't take long to add up when you're not feeling physically active....
    The post-wedding blues are real - here's how to handle them

    The post-wedding blues are real - here's how to handle them


    First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes depression. Wait . . . that's not how it's supposed to go.Unfortunately, for some, that is how it goes. While many newlyweds are blissed out, others are hit with the...

    First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes depression. Wait . . . that's not how it's supposed to go.Unfortunately, for some, that is how it goes. While many newlyweds are blissed out, others are hit with the post-wedding...
    Former Kardashian nanny reveals family's 'perfectionist' demands

    Former Kardashian nanny reveals family's 'perfectionist' demands


    Former nanny Pam Behan revealed it "was not easy to work" with Kris Jenner as well as other "never-before-heard details" in the Kim Kardashian West-themed episode of Scandal Made Me Famous, which airs July 21 on the Reelz...

    Former nanny Pam Behan revealed it "was not easy to work" with Kris Jenner as well as other "never-before-heard details" in the Kim Kardashian West-themed episode of Scandal Made Me Famous, which airs July 21 on the Reelz Channel.According...
    Why Prince William and Prince Charles have snubbed Donald Trump

    Why Prince William and Prince Charles have snubbed Donald Trump


    Prince Charles and Prince William reportedly "snubbed" the US President during his visit to Britain - leaving the Queen to meet Donald Trump alone at Windsor Castle.The royal father and son apparently shared their desire to...

    Prince Charles and Prince William reportedly "snubbed" the US President during his visit to Britain - leaving the Queen to meet Donald Trump alone at Windsor Castle.The royal father and son apparently shared their desire to not...
    Thief sends apology letter - 43 years later

    Thief sends apology letter - 43 years later


    A person claiming to have stolen from a shopping centre in England has sent a letter apologising 43 years later.Belle Vale Shopping Centre in Liverpool shared the note on Facebook, which was addressed to the manager of the...

    A person claiming to have stolen from a shopping centre in England has sent a letter apologising 43 years later.Belle Vale Shopping Centre in Liverpool shared the note on Facebook, which was addressed to the manager of the shop....
    Celebrity chef Pete Evans' wife Nicola Robinson ready for kids

    Celebrity chef Pete Evans' wife Nicola Robinson ready for kids


    The wife of celebrity chef and paleo advocate Pete Evans has said she is ready to have kids with her celebrity chef husband after correcting what she called the biggest regret of her life. And she wants to stop other women from...

    The wife of celebrity chef and paleo advocate Pete Evans has said she is ready to have kids with her celebrity chef husband after correcting what she called the biggest regret of her life. And she wants to stop other women from making...
    Kate Hawkesby: Why holidays aren't all they're made out to be

    Kate Hawkesby: Why holidays aren't all they're made out to be


    COMMENT: For everyone stuck at home in the cold miserable wet weather for school holidays, playing endless games of cards with your kids and having FOMO over all the Instagram stories of people basking in sunshine, I'm here to...

    COMMENT: For everyone stuck at home in the cold miserable wet weather for school holidays, playing endless games of cards with your kids and having FOMO over all the Instagram stories of people basking in sunshine, I'm here to tell...

    Taste of the Tour: Creamy cheese in 'Venice of the Alps'


    ROUBAIX, France (AP) — At long last, it's time to climb.But while the Tour de France's cyclists face the first of a triple-header of mountain stages in the Alps, the mere mortals in tow can relax in the "Venice of the Alps"...

    ROUBAIX, France (AP) — At long last, it's time to climb.But while the Tour de France's cyclists face the first of a triple-header of mountain stages in the Alps, the mere mortals in tow can relax in the "Venice of the Alps" and...
    'My daughter is terrified': Thomas Markle claims daughter Meghan is struggling to cope with the switch from TV to royalty

    'My daughter is terrified': Thomas Markle claims daughter Meghan is struggling to cope with the switch from TV to royalty


    Thomas Markle has made a bombshell claim that daughter Meghan is struggling to cope with the switch from TV to royalty and he can "see her pain in her smile".He has voiced his concern about pressure being piled on the Duchess...

    Thomas Markle has made a bombshell claim that daughter Meghan is struggling to cope with the switch from TV to royalty and he can "see her pain in her smile".He has voiced his concern about pressure being piled on the Duchess of...

    Egypt's young Nubians revive dream of return to homeland


    ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — Siham Othman was born decades after her grandparents were forced to evacuate from their homes on the banks of the Nile River along with tens of thousands of their fellow Nubians. But she has a lifelong bond...

    ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — Siham Othman was born decades after her grandparents were forced to evacuate from their homes on the banks of the Nile River along with tens of thousands of their fellow Nubians. But she has a lifelong bond with...

    Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating


    MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women.Russian women who have dated the...

    MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women.Russian women who have dated the soccer...

    Two communities show Nubians' past, a version of the future


    WADI KARKAR, Egypt (AP) — With a mix of nostalgia and sorrow, Egypt's Nubians look back at their lives in ancestral lands in southern Egypt as a peaceful era tied intimately to the Nile River.Since their eviction in the 1960s...

    WADI KARKAR, Egypt (AP) — With a mix of nostalgia and sorrow, Egypt's Nubians look back at their lives in ancestral lands in southern Egypt as a peaceful era tied intimately to the Nile River.Since their eviction in the 1960s to...

    Young Nubians revive dream of returning to land in Egypt


    ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — The world of their parents and grandparents was turned upside down more than 50 years ago when they were evacuated from villages along the Nile River to make way for the High Dam. Now a younger generation has...

    ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — The world of their parents and grandparents was turned upside down more than 50 years ago when they were evacuated from villages along the Nile River to make way for the High Dam. Now a younger generation has revived...
    Celebrity chef Pete Evans' wife Nicola Robinson reveals why she removed breast implants

    Celebrity chef Pete Evans' wife Nicola Robinson reveals why she removed breast implants


    One month after The Sunday Telegraph launched an investigation into breast implants causing cancer, Seven's Sunday Night has followed suit with their case study being Pete Evans' wife Nicola Robinson, formerly Nicky Watson....

    One month after The Sunday Telegraph launched an investigation into breast implants causing cancer, Seven's Sunday Night has followed suit with their case study being Pete Evans' wife Nicola Robinson, formerly Nicky Watson. Nicola...