Stephanie Gardiner

Stephanie Gardiner is a reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald. Email or tweet her with your news tips.

Why relaxing is the hardest job of all

Stephanie Gardiner 'I just want to sleep and exercise and travel for fun.'' Those are the simple things Hillary Clinton wants when she steps down as the US Secretary of State, a role she estimates has taken her across...

Tweets replace pomp and ceremony for royal baby news

Duchess of Cambridge

Stephanie Gardiner When Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced they were expecting their first child it was a very royal occasion, but times have changed.

Crowe split: just your average couple

Danielle Spencer and Russell Crowe.

Stephanie Gardiner Leaving aside the penthouse suite in Woolloomooloo, their mansion in Rose Bay, and an estimated $25 million settlement, Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer’s break-up is actually pretty typical.

Mind food

Concentration: how to focus better

monkey

Stephanie Gardiner The next time you walk into a room and forget why you're there, blame a monkey.

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Diet change

The terrors of tofu: the real risks of turning vegetarian

tofu

Stephanie Gardiner Tell your friends you're swapping beef for broccoli, pork for pumpkin and lamb for legumes, and it's likely you'll be inundated with health warnings.

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Celebrity longevity

Live longer, be a log: here's how

Miranda Kerr.

Stephanie Gardiner Miranda Kerr swears by it, Hugh Jackman said it changed his life and Nicole Kidman does it too.

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Matthew Newton charged with battery after alleged US assault

Matthew Newton.

Stephanie Gardiner Actor Matthew Newton has been arrested in Miami, after allegedly punching a hotel receptionist in the face and resisting arrest.

Drugs: why some do and some don't

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Stephanie Gardiner Prime Minister Julia Gillard "tried it, didn't like it", while opposition leader Tony Abbott admits to having had a "half-hearted puff".

Easy etiquette

The social kiss: plain cheek or what?

kiss

Stephanie Gardiner The cheek-to-cheek, the air kiss and the chin cha-cha.

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On the edge: the fix that makes teens mad

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Stephanie Gardiner Being towed behind a car full of friends, Lachlan Burgess died after he flew from his skateboard and slammed onto the road.

Great expectations: how giant presents are a big let-down

Stephanie Gardiner There's no doubt Scotch Finger biscuits are among the greatest things ever invented.

Etiquette

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: whatever happened to manners?

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Stephanie Gardiner Spitters, swearers, armrest hoggers and interrupters be warned: there is a growing gang of radicals coming after you.

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Red rejection

Redheads rejected as sperm bank bans deposits

Red head

Stephanie Gardiner Redheads have long battled rumours they are a dying breed and Europeans are not helping, with the world's largest sperm bank rejecting flame-haired donors due to lack of demand.

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Jokers come out online to have a pop at the royal wedding

Stephanie Gardiner and Glenda Kwek The best royal wedding jokes