From 'ultimate hoarder' to fashion doyenne

Jessica Wright 10:27 AM   Hers was once the most enviable wardrobe in Melbourne.

Six of the best looks from Spring Fashion Week

Jessica Wright, Fashion and Events Correspondent 5:25 PM   Paris. New York. Melbourne?

Discount Universe 'distraught' after Miley Cyrus' VMA costume rip off

Jenna Clarke   Australian designers Discount Universe have called out Miley Cyrus for ripping off their trademark designs for her costumes are the MTV Video Music Awards.


The female genital makeover – another word for misogyny?

Paula Goodyer     Google the world 'labiaplasty' and you enter a whole new world of marketing to women – selling the genital makeover.

Curvy thighs, big breasts and a world of unrealistic expectations

Stephanie Wood   A study claiming to better understand unrealistic standards of beauty is not all it seems to be.


Covergirl launches Star Wars makeup line

Mary Ward   Now's your chance to be a Star Wars beauty as Covergirl cashes in. Mary Ward reports.


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Alcohol – the forgotten factor in weight gain

Paula Goodyer   Whether it's a large latte, a fruit smoothie or a couple of margaritas, it's easy to forget liquids have kilojoules.

Is sugar the new fat?

Sarah Berry   In a new documentary, airing on SBS on Monday night, Nigel Latta sets out on a journey to peel back the sugar coating and see what truth lies beneath the debate consuming nutrition experts.

Home & Style

The most common furniture stains will make you want to spew

You might want to get up from the couch. Those mysterious stains on the sofa have just been named.

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.


Those who get less sleep are more likely to get a cold

Lena H. Sun   Even though just about everyone knows the importance of a good night's sleep, many people pride themselves on being able to get by on just a few hours of shut-eye.

Our teenage friendships can make or break our health, study says

Sarah Berry   Friendships have the strength to make or break your school years. Not only that, our friends can make our health, a new study has found.

About last night: This disease is hurting my sex life

Maureen Matthews   Coming to terms with Peyronie's disease.