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

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

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Puppy love or crazy cat lady? The risks and rewards of overattaching to your pet

Larissa Nicholson Kathryn Walters does not go on holiday with her husband. Someone always needs to stay home with the pets.

Sex happens

Sex happens: why there's nothing wrong with getting into bed on the first date

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Matty Silver It's quite amazing that in this day and age we still have a double standard when it comes to having sex on a first date.

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Break out trend

Making a break for it: When you divorce because your friends have

If one or more of your friends have called it quits on their marriage, are you more likely to do so?

Nedahl Stelio Anthony Calva had been seriously contemplating whether to end his relationship for more than a year when one of his closest friends got divorced.

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CityKat

Mistress-keeping - an ancient right, or modern wrong?

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Katherine Feeney One of the most common complaints I have received over the seven years I've been writing this blog is that sex, after a while, dies.

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No shame in acting 'like a girl'

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Lauren Greenfield They are three words that are used to suggest someone is useless, weak, and even laughable but 'like a girl' is being reclaimed and redefined thanks to Lauren Greenfield's short video.

Brazilian who turned 126 years old last week could be oldest living person

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Matt Roper A Brazilian man whose parents were African slaves could be the oldest living person ever documented after receiving a birth certificate showing he turned 126 last week, it was reported on Tuesday.

Most wanted

Most wanted

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Peter Munro Who are Australia's most popular online daters? Peter Munro meets the men and women with the greatest click factor.

CityKat

Saying 'I don't' to 'I do': The case for abolishing the Marriage Act

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Katherine Feeney They say the time for marriage reform is now. But how about the idea that we should we just abolish the Marriage Act altogether?

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30 characteristics

What makes the perfect daughter?

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Sandy Smith A recent UK study of 1000 mothers and 1000 adult daughters to gauge the perfect mother and daughter relationship found that seven out of 10 mothers would describe their relationship with their...

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CityKat

Why are women happier being by themselves than men?

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Katherine Feeney More than 3500 single Australians were surveyed in February this year. Of them, 70 per cent said they were happy being single.

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Sex column: I worry about his weight

About Last Night

Maureen Matthews I love Ryan (32) deeply, but I’m struggling with physical attraction.

Professor in nutrition and dietetics

Eat to lower your death risk

Paula Goodyer How can you squeeze more vegetables into your diet?

Faking the happy

Are you as happy as your Facebook page says you are?

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Livia Gamble A new short film satires how people report their setbacks on Facebook.

Stress is contagious, US study reveals

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Sarah Berry With the winter kicking in, 'tis the season to be sick. 'Tis also time to catch some stress.

CityKat

Does birth order influence love and sex success?

Katherine Feeney New research indicates those born first stand a better chance of landing a loving, long-term relationship than their siblings. Only children were also less lucky in love.

Can your face reveal how long you'll live? New technology may provide the answer

Facial ageing

Imagine that an insurance underwriter comes to your house and, along with noting your weight and blood pressure, snaps a photo of your face.

Little black book

Little black book: A week in New York

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Simone Mitchell There is so much going on in New York that it’s easy to get swamped - sometimes too much choice can render you useless.

CityKat

Does birth order influence relationship success?

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Katherine Feeney Survey suggests those born first stand a better chance of landing a loving, long-term relationship than their siblings.

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