Parenting

New research

Study finds same-sex parenting is not harmful for children

Cosima Marriner Children raised by same-sex parents fare just as well in their education, emotional and social development as those raised by heterosexual parents, new research shows.

Modern pressures

The parenting project

Mother and baby.

Parents may be going too far in their ambition to give their child the perfect upbringing, writes Andrew Stevenson.

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Which season were you born in?

Winter's child less likely to be moody - study

Winter babies: cool and chirpy?

Nicola Fifield Why winter's child has the joys of spring.

Fertility warning: Coffee can harm your chances

Excessive coffee can hurt fertility, a new study shows.

Sarah Knapton Drinking too much coffee can radically reduce a man's ability to father children, a study has found.

Canberra breast cancer survivors tell their stories

Natasha Boddy Three Canberra women who have survived breast cancer tell Natasha Boddy the stories behind their journey and of life beyond the Big C.

Time of his life

Video of 8-year-old's Dirty Dancing routine goes viral

Nobody puts baby in the corner, but you'd be even more foolish to keep this wonder kid out of the limelight.

Whoops

Dwarf stripper gets bride pregnant on her hens night

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Fiona Govan Spanish woman admits she slept with a dwarf stripper on her hens night after giving birth to a baby with dwarfism.

Tricky subject?

How to talk to your children about sex

Matty Silver Young people are curious and they should have the right to accurate and comprehensive information about sexual health in order to make well-informed choices in sexuality and relationships, when they...

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'Left them speechless'

Australian couple explains the joy of sex to Pope Francis

Mavis and Ron Pirola have called for the Catholic Church to welcome homosexual couples and for married couples to recognise the importance of sex.

Jenna Clarke A devout Australian couple married for 55-years have explained the joys of sex to Pope Francis and senior members of the Catholic Church while calling for the inclusion of homosexual couples within...

Which country has the best men?

Men on the Menu: The woman who went on 75 dates with men in 22 different countries

Men on the menu: Looking far and wide for love.

MJ Angel For many women there comes a time in our lives when we fantasise about throwing caution to the wind, quitting our job, packing up, buying that one way ticket to freedom, jumping on a plane and flying...

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A hat-tip to all the excellent ladies named in the 100 Women of Influence Awards

Westpac chief executive Gail Kelly describes the calibre of the nominations for the 100 Women of Influence Awards as remarkable

Claire Stewart This year's 100 Women of Influence winners represent a wide cross-section of business and community life across Australia.

Love it? Then don't make a habit of it

Love ice cream? Don't make it a habit, or you'll probably enjoy it less.

Rachel Clun If you really love something you should avoid making it a habit.

Blasting the royal family

Germaine Greer: The Duchess of Cambridge 'is too thin'

The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth next April.

Rachel Clun Germaine Greer has blasted the royal family, saying the Kate " has a b…..d of a job" and is under too much pressure to produce more children.

High-class prostitute Amanda Goff happy and unrepentant over Samantha X book scandal

Samantha Goff.

Sarah Berry "I'm probably the most boring woman in the world." This is what Amanda Goff says of herself.

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Relax, the editor's letter

Karen Hardy Welcome to this iPad edition and this week, Olivia Palermo, is cover feature.

'Like I won a chook raffle'

Deborra-Lee Furness: Stop calling me 'lucky' to be Hugh Jackman's wife

Deborra-Lee Furness.

Deborra-Lee Furness is sick of being branded "lucky" for being Hugh Jackman's wife.

Living vicariously?

Why married people seem to be obsessed with Tinder

Even married people can enjoy the dating ap Tinder - by living vicariously through their single friends.

Rachel Clun With its easy-to-use interface and commitment-free chatting, it's hardly surprising Gen-Y has so readily adopted Tinder as their dating app du jour.

'Extremely painful time'

Actress Ada Nicodemou speaks out about the loss of her son

Jenna Clarke Ada Nicodemou has spoken out about the still birth of her son by sharing a touching poem.

Kim's biggest fan?

Kim Kardashian fan loses control as he meets her at Westfield Parramatta

Hey Parramatta: Kim Kardashian

Rachel Clun Maybe it was the hours of queuing, or perhaps it was the sheer thrill of meeting the reality TV star in real life.

About last night: Bored in the bedroom

Maureen Matthews After a decade of marriage, a couple's sex life has hit a dull patch.