Sydney student joins controversial ‘virgin auction‘ website as founder claims Aussie pollies interested

Sydney student joins controversial ‘virgin auction‘ website as founder claims Aussie pollies interested

A 20-year-old Sydney student has become the first Australian woman to join a controversial “virgin auction” website notorious for selling the virginity of at least five young women to wealthy businessmen in recent years. Cinderella Escorts, a German-based website which describes itself as “the world‘s most famous escort agency”, said the woman — identified only as “Kiara” — was the first Australian to be accepted out of around 150 applications. […]

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Scientists discover new organ spanning entire human body

Scientists discover new organ spanning entire human body

Humans have been studying the anatomy of our own bodies for thousands of years – but, to this day, scientists are still uncovering new secrets. A team of researchers has identified what‘s said to be a previously undiscovered organ, and may even be one of the largest in the body, according to the What was once thought to be dense, connective tissues running all throughout the body has now been […]

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Mum felt ‘hopeless‘ after missing bullied daughter‘s text

Mum felt ‘hopeless‘ after missing bullied daughter‘s text

When Sharlene Scott picked up her phone to see that she had missed a series of messages and missed calls from her daughter — she saw something that made her sick to her stomach. Among the attempted calls from 13-year-old Emily Stick, who took her own life last month after months of vicious and persistent online bullying, was a harrowing message which detailed her plans. Now her mother from the […]

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Would you join this crazy queue for Ima Cuisine‘s hot cross buns?

Would you join this crazy queue for Ima Cuisine‘s hot cross buns?

From the frantically ringing till, along the length of the counter, out the door and down the street, snakes a queue of people, enticed by the sweet, spicy scent of Auckland restaurant Ima Cuisine‘s “best hot cross buns in the world”. Following the Herald‘s interview with Yael Shochat, the mastermind behind the coveted Easter treat, demand has gone through the roof as Kiwis wait to get their hands on the […]

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Bizarre hairdryer hack for perfect roast chicken

Bizarre hairdryer hack for perfect roast chicken

A New York food writer has left Twitter baffled with her strange, and very pricey, way to achieve the perfect crispy roast chicken skin. Helen Rosner uploaded a photo where she is seen using a $700 Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer to blow-dry her chicken. “Happy snow day, I am using an astonishingly expensive hairdryer to remove all moisture from a chicken to maximise skin crispiness when I roast it,” Rosner […]

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Mormon church to allow parents in youth bishop meetings

Mormon church to allow parents in youth bishop meetings

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is changing its guidelines for how local leaders handle sexual abuse reports and one-on-one meetings with youth a week after a former prominent missionary leader was accused of sexually assaulting two women in the 1980s. The changes announced Monday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints direct lay leaders never to disregard a report of abuse, a more direct instruction […]

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Mother defends sharing bath with 10 and 11-year-old sons

Mother defends sharing bath with 10 and 11-year-old sons

A mother who shares baths with her 10 and 11-year-old sons is at risk of “confusing” her boys, a life coach has said. Ben Edwards, who is a father himself, appeared on British breakfast programme This Morning to debate the issue of nudity in front of your children, and said that, as boys approach puberty, they “tend to fantasise about their mother”. His comments came after journalist Lauren Libbert said […]

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A bride-to-be sent an invitation to the wrong address. It came back with this note

A bride-to-be sent an invitation to the wrong address. It came back with this note

Cassandra Warren was in a rush and feeling a little overwhelmed with her work and planning her upcoming 200-person wedding. As she was getting invitations for her June nuptials in the mail two weeks ago, she hurriedly addressed one to her aunt and uncle at their home in Eugene, Oregon, about 20 minutes from where she lives. Last week, the invitation came back. She had mistakenly jotted in the wrong […]

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Restaurant owner‘s ‘disturbing‘ response to vegan protesters

Restaurant owner‘s ‘disturbing‘ response to vegan protesters

A Toronto restaurant owner has delivered a “brutal” and “disturbing” response to a group of vegan protesters who opposed the shop‘s contentious meat menu. The restaurant called Antler is known for serving meat native to Canada, including bison, boar, rabbit, duck and deer, as well as serving foie gras, which has long been condemned as especially cruel in terms of animal welfare. But when the animal rights activists starting protesting […]

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Black wine is here to turn out the lights on your rosé party

Black wine is here to turn out the lights on your rosé party

Name all the colors of wine, and you‘ll start with the obvious ones: red, white and pink, or rosé. Maybe you know about orange wine, or vinho verde – “green wine” from Portugal that‘s technically a white, but we‘ll let it slide. There‘s even blue wine (we taste-tested it; it was mostly gross). It‘s time to add another color to your wine rainbow: Black. First things first: Black wine isn‘t […]

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Lee Suckling: Why 2018 is the year of the narcissist

Lee Suckling: Why 2018 is the year of the narcissist

In Greek mythology, Narcissus was the son of a river god who fell in love with his own reflection. Upon realising he couldn‘t stop looking at the image of his own beauty, he lost the will to live – and stared at it until death. I‘ve been thinking about narcissism a lot while watching the deeply unsettling American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. The serial killer responsible for […]

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Mum praised after teaching brilliant lesson to ‘entitled‘ son

Mum praised after teaching brilliant lesson to ‘entitled‘ son

A frustrated mother‘s brilliant parenting of her “entitled” son has been applauded worldwide after she posted about it on Facebook. Cierra Forney, from Georgia in the United States, said she had started worrying her 13-year-old had been spoiled, after he criticised classmates who wore second-hand clothes and acted as though he was “too good to shop at Wal-Mart”, reported. “I don‘t tolerate that,” wrote his mother in the post, which […]

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Listen: Why vet students stripped naked for calendar

Listen: Why vet students stripped naked for calendar

Third-year vet students from Massey University have stripped off in the 13th annual Barely There nude calendar to help raise funds for Retired Working Dogs New Zealand, and the students‘ ‘Half Way Day‘ celebration. Half Way Day is a tradition that goes back many years at Massey, marking the mid-point of the students‘ five year veterinary degree. It aims to help the students unwind from their study, and spend time […]

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Mum‘s response to strangers who think she‘s ‘too old‘ to breastfeed

Mum‘s response to strangers who think she‘s ‘too old‘ to breastfeed

Stefania Giraldi was waiting at the doctor‘s surgery with her three-year-old daughter when she overheard a conversation between two strangers next to her. Shocked by the strangers‘ views, she shared the conversation on her Facebook page, . “I am sure you are all familiar with the ‘too old to breastfeed‘ remark, BUT have you ever heard it in relation to the MOTHER?,” she asked. “That‘s right, these two ladies were […]

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Holding plank position absolutely pointless, says fitness expert

Holding plank position absolutely pointless, says fitness expert

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance. But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any longer than 10 second intervals is pointless. According to Stuart McGill, emeritus professor of spine biometrics at the University of Waterloo in […]

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Healthy twin exhibits symptoms but sister is diagnosed with cancer

Healthy twin exhibits symptoms but sister is diagnosed with cancer

An identical twin seemed to experience her sister‘s cancer symptoms before the heartbreaking diagnosis was made. Inseparable 11-year-old siblings Megan and Sophie Walker from Edinburgh finish each other‘s sentences, have matching tastes and get identical grades at school. But when Megan‘s weight started to plummet, and she complained of exhaustion and nausea, Sophie appeared fine. Megan had chest X-rays, ultrasound scans and an MRI scan – but for months baffled […]

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Why I went back to work a week after giving birth

Why I went back to work a week after giving birth

Just a week after giving birth to her first child, Catherine Wong was back at work. The founder of online retailer was setting up her business when she fell pregnant with her son Lucas. Ms Wong was still working as a nurse, doing night shifts to pay the bills but quit her job further into her pregnancy to focus on the business full time. “I worked up until my due […]

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Prince Charles‘ bizarre habits revealed in ‘Rebel Prince‘ biography

Prince Charles‘ bizarre habits revealed in ‘Rebel Prince‘ biography

In his new book, ‘Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles‘, author Tom Bower reveals much about the future king of England, from his relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry, to insider details about his parents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. But beyond the inner workings of Charles and his family, the book exposes some very peculiar habits about the […]

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Aussie maths teacher outed as gay porn star by his UK students

Aussie maths teacher outed as gay porn star by his UK students

A maths teacher has recently been found to moonlight as a gay porn star by his students, who decided to google him in their lunchbreak. The students uncovered X-rated videos and photos of the teacher online. Scott Sherwood, teaching in the UK but originally from Brisbane, Australia, was outed by his students at the Peacehaven Community School, in East Sussex. The Courier Mail reports Sherwood is 36 years old and […]

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Avocado: Are you eating too much of a good fat?

Avocado: Are you eating too much of a good fat?

Diets high in healthy fats are all the rage, but you can have too much of a good thing. More people are eating fats, especially “good” fats like avocados and eggs, due to the increasing popularity of the ketogenic diet, Kim Kardashian‘s lifestyle of choice which cuts down on carbs in favour of more protein and, of course, “good” fat. Studies have even shown there are many health benefits including […]

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