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    The importance of sleep - and how to help your child get it

    The importance of sleep - and how to help your child get it


    You know the scene. You're kicking back with your partner, glass of wine in hand, enjoying some quiet time at the end of the day, while your children slumber sweetly in...

    You know the scene. You're kicking back with your partner, glass of wine in hand, enjoying some quiet time at the end of the day, while your children slumber sweetly in bed.
    New peanut allergy drug could herald a 'sea change' in treating food allergies

    New peanut allergy drug could herald a 'sea change' in treating food allergies


    A large study provides the strongest evidence that children and teenagers can be desensitised to peanut allergies through controlled, escalating exposure to a substance that could otherwise trigger a life-threatening reaction - an advance that...

    A large study provides the strongest evidence that children and teenagers can be desensitised to peanut allergies through controlled, escalating exposure to a substance that could otherwise trigger a life-threatening reaction - an advance that specialists said was likely to herald the development of new food allergy drugs.
    Zentangle helps people meditate using a pen

    Zentangle helps people meditate using a pen


    Zentangle sounds like some kind of strange game, but it's the latest thing helping people de-stress and...

    Zentangle sounds like some kind of strange game, but it's the latest thing helping people de-stress and relax.
    Pelvic floor problems are common, especially after having children

    Pelvic floor problems are common, especially after having children


    OPINION: I am always pleased to overhear people chatting about their latest health concerns – especially when it involves things that used to be consider a little "taboo"…contraception, sexual health, depression, anxiety and so...

    OPINION: I am always pleased to overhear people chatting about their latest health concerns – especially when it involves things that used to be consider a little "taboo"…contraception, sexual health, depression, anxiety and so on.
    Why you like coffee, and I choose tea – it's in the genes

    Why you like coffee, and I choose tea – it's in the genes


    Do you drink freshly brewed coffee to start off your day? Or is a cup of English breakfast tea a better option for...

    Do you drink freshly brewed coffee to start off your day? Or is a cup of English breakfast tea a better option for you?
    Alison Storey: Keeping up with the game as referees

    Alison Storey: Keeping up with the game as referees


    Personal trainer Alison Storey's weekly column, Storey on Sport, answers your questions on fitness and...

    Personal trainer Alison Storey's weekly column, Storey on Sport, answers your questions on fitness and wellbeing.
    Pantry adventures: the many moods of brown sugar

    Pantry adventures: the many moods of brown sugar


    A few months ago, I was a parent helper on my 9-year-old's school outing to the newly reopened Chelsea Bay sugar refinery. There's no way I was missing out. I've spent decades gazing over from the Harbour Bridge at that vision in pastel pink, pumping out...

    A few months ago, I was a parent helper on my 9-year-old's school outing to the newly reopened Chelsea Bay sugar refinery. There's no way I was missing out. I've spent decades gazing over from the Harbour Bridge at that vision in pastel pink, pumping out smoke like some postcard from the 50s, a Wonka-esque aura of mystique around it. The tour didn't disappoint: as well as an amazing virtual baking class with Annabelle White (in which I had more fun than the kids) we saw an actual mountain of raw sugar. I felt like I was on a thrillingly unfashionable sugar high without having eaten any of the stuff.
    Dr Tom: How to avoid conflict

    Dr Tom: How to avoid conflict


    Every storm starts with one ripple, every war starts with one shot and every journey starts with one step. Recently as we headed for Wellington from Napier on our wellbeing HOPP tour on our catamaran, the sea state started to...

    Every storm starts with one ripple, every war starts with one shot and every journey starts with one step. Recently as we headed for Wellington from Napier on our wellbeing HOPP tour on our catamaran, the sea state started to change.
    'Batkid' won hearts - now he's got something much better: he's cancer-free

    'Batkid' won hearts - now he's got something much better: he's cancer-free


    ​When he was 5 years old and battling leukemia, the boy known as Batkid captivated the US - and the world - as he dramatically "saved" Gotham from the bad guys in...

    ​When he was 5 years old and battling leukemia, the boy known as Batkid captivated the US - and the world - as he dramatically "saved" Gotham from the bad guys in 2013.
    Dear Jennifer: My husband's weight problem turns me off

    Dear Jennifer: My husband's weight problem turns me off


    DEAR JENNIFER: I'm onto my third marriage with the nicest guy I've ever been with. He's kind, funny, a great dad and stepdad to our kid (and my daughter). He has a good job, nice friends, no addictions and he loves me. So many boxes ticked! Except one:...

    DEAR JENNIFER: I'm onto my third marriage with the nicest guy I've ever been with. He's kind, funny, a great dad and stepdad to our kid (and my daughter). He has a good job, nice friends, no addictions and he loves me. So many boxes ticked! Except one: his weight, which was a minor problem when we met, continues to increase and I simply cannot find a fat man attractive. It's no mystery as to why he's packing it on – he subsidises the healthy meals I cook with a steady stream of junk food and beer. Our sex life is dying and yet he won't curb this behaviour - what do I do? I am not interested in having a sexless marriage.