The commoners who marry into royalty

Kate Middleton

Megan Willett A former journalist is to be Spain's next queen, joining a long list of 'everyday' royals.


Where the super-rich will be in 2014


Megan Willett If you want to hang with the upper crust in 2014, here's a copy of the flight plan.



Sam de Brito You have to wonder whether James Magnussen's underwhelming performance at the 'Lympics so far wasn't sealed the moment he was dubbed the "Missile" and the universe decided to punish him for crimes...

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Noble lies


Sam de Brito Didn't the Olympics dismantle one of our favourite national myths - that our "selfless" athletes "do it for Australia"?

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All Men Are Liars

Fans with typewriters?


Sam de Brito The story within the story might be why every sports journo and commentator missed the biggest yarn of the last 10 years - if not ever.

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Life after fame

Success the second time around

after they were famous

Jane Southward There is life after celebrity and Robert de Castella and Helen Reddy have proved it.

Men at risk

The dangerous quest for an 'ideal' body

ideal body

Luke Malone Suffering in silence... when does a fitness regime tip over into an obsession?

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Davos days

The powder and the glory


The cultural mash-up that is Davos is not all about heavy-duty business, economics and politics.

Chat boom

Why men love to gossip, too

Wayne Rooney.

Dominic Knight, Sunday Life Men might dismiss gossip as lowbrow but, as Dominic Knight points out, that doesn't stop them from following it.

Games for life

Will games take over our lives?


Conor Friedersdorf, Forbes.com By 2020 we will all be videogame designers, writes Conor Friedersdorf.

Social media gold medal

Big business warm up for profit making performance


Advertisers are going for Facebook as athletes go for the gold, in the first Olympic Games where marketers are placing such high hopes on social media to create a buzz for their brands.

Rock legend

Mental in a good way

Reg Mombassa.

Andrew West Andrew West meets the artist and rock legend formally known as Chris O'Doherty.

Canadian crooner

Call him irresistible

Michael Buble.

Shelly Horton He has written songs that he later found too heartbreaking to sing, has a reputation for fighting and needs a nose job. Michael Buble opens up to Shelly Horton.

All roads lead to breakfast


Sue Bennett The Sydney Harbour Bridge is set to be turned into a giant cafe seating 20,000 for breakfast.

The Games will begin


Danny Katz The Great Nostrildamus, Danny Katz, gazes into his crystal ball for the big moments in Beijing.