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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More money than sense?

Flash, brash and crass - it's the Vulgarati

Petra Eccelstone and James Stunt.

Judith Woods Gold cars, swanky superyachts and bags of bling - the new breed of uberwealthy lack class, but do they care?

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Fertility and fingerfood

'Egg freezing parties' tackle fertility issues in friendly atmosphere

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Nedahl Stelio Welcome to an egg-freezing party. Where women drink champagne, are educated on the science of freezing their eggs, and the offer of putting your fertility on hold is being openly discussed.

Jenny Bond's US family quest for The President's Lunch

Jenny Bond The historical fiction author's research trip to the US became a family adventure with her two young boys.

Misconception

Sarah Dingle who has been trying to find her genetic father who was a donor and all records from Royal North Shore Hospital have been destroyed.
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Photo: Steven Siewert

Who's the daddy? A sperm-donor daughter's quest to discover her real father.

About Last Night

Maureen Matthews There is no reason not to enjoy sex during menstruation.

Life and death

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Hannah Richell Last month my world changed forever when my husband, Matt Richell, was killed in a surfing accident at Bronte beach.

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Justin Bieber ringtone saves Russian man from bear attack

Justin Bieber at amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala.

Livia Gamble Justin Bieber’s song has saved a Russian man from being mauled by a bear.

Relax, it's the family edition

Karen Hardy From cards to capture special moments to a potty with a distraction.

Travelling across Europe with children

John Ahern An unhurried journey across Europe in a rickety motor home gives a dad time to learn how family works, John Ahern writes.

Getting a wiggle on

Karen Hardy EDITOR'S LETTER

Bowing down to our animal overlords

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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

Good Weekend. Online Dating Story. Photo of Kim Russell. Thursday 5th June 2014. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH GOOD WEEKEND 140605

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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