Fashion

Why public servants shouldn't wear black

Phillip Thomson   And the one garment Commonwealth staff want to wear at work that they shouldn't.

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Converse Chuck Taylors given comfy redesign

Converse All Star "Chuck Taylors" have always been popular but rarely comfortable. The slim, canvas-rubber design could take its toll on arches and ankles. 

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The internet does not like Nicole Kidman's face

Jenna Clarke   Just like cat videos, the internet loves criticising Nicole Kidman's face.

Beauty

Aussie model on stage with Taylor Swift

Mary Ward   First a national beauty campaign, then on stage with Taylor Swift; it's been a big week for Andreja.

Is the world ready for #KimNoFilter?

Kim Kardashian appears au naturel on the new cover of Spanish Vogue.

L'Oreal ad with Dame Helen cleared for publication

L'Oreal has been cleared by the advertising standards authority in the UK for photoshopping Helen Mirren.

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Is compression gear worth it for your workout?

Sarah Berry   "No amount of compression can outdo a bad night's sleep or 22 vodka Red Bulls."

Fitness fanatic's rant against 'repulsive, disgusting' fat people goes viral

Sarah Berry   Fat people's personalities might be beautiful, but their bodies are not, Iraqi war veteran says.

Home & Style

How to grow an edible vertical garden this winter

Loren Smith   Horizontally challenged? Grow vertically.

What diseases can you catch from a toilet seat?

Donald McNeil   People really do fear toilet seats. One 1991 British survey of 528 women at an OB/GYN clinic found that 85 per cent said they crouched over public toilets while urinating, and 12 per cent papered the seat. Only 2 per cent sat all the way down.

In defence of hot showers

Jennifer Lopez once declared she washes her hair in ice water in a bid to ward off split ends and encourage a smooth mane.

Life

Sleep deprivation 'as bad as smoking'

12:06 PM   People who rise too early or get by on too little sleep are just as bad as smokers, and can function as poorly as drunks, says leading neuroscientist as he urges the country to get back to bed.

The problem with having one child

Katherine Feeney   We thought people would respect our choice but having an only child seems to be the one subject still open to discrimination.

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Marcy's Diner owner Darla Neugebauer faces backlash for screaming at crying toddler

Kate Aubusson   A US restaurateur has made international headlines and split public opinion after she yelled at a two-year-old child crying incessantly in her busy diner as the child's parents sat idle.