Smartphone challenge

Is social media ruining your sex life?

The EXTRA Cover Sunday Sun Herald + SUNDAY Age News.Jesse Hogan using his phone for story on relationships and phones. Simon Schluter 25 September 2013.

Jesse Hogan Smartphones make it easier for us to connect but do they put our personal relationships at risk?

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Outsource personal life

It's time to take our life off the market


Cosima Marriner Do we outsource too much of ourselves?

Health check

Virally misunderstood

Herpes virus tn

Deborah Bateson For most people, genital herpes is a mild infection which is easily managed with no serious consequences.

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Controversial methods

Who listens to the baby whisperer?

Tizzie Hall aka Elizabeth Maher.

Tizzie Hall's advice on getting babies to sleep has made her a rich woman. But she is both adored and reviled by new parents for her controversial methods, writes Julia May.

Own way

The different ways we can have it all

Having it all.

Cassy Small Having it all. A phrase that's as equally vilified as it is coveted.

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A better way of giving birth

Baby, childbirth, labour, motherhood, birth, hospital, maternity leave, nappies, crying.

Sandy Smith What Aussie mums can learn from traditional childbirth practices.

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I'm proud of her: dad's tribute to baby Luella

Jarrad McVeigh and wife Clementine.

The image of Adam Goodes weeping after the Sydney Swans' win over Geelong last August is etched into the memory of fans.

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Mothers' fear of abandonment motivates killing of newborns

Nicky Phillips THE incidence of parents killing their newborn is five times higher than previously thought, a French study has found.

Europeans vote to give mothers 20 weeks' paid leave

Licia Ronzulli

STRASBOURG: European MPs voting amid a sea of pink and blue balloons have endorsed a contested plan to offer mothers across Europe five months of fully-paid maternity leave.

My baby was given to the wrong mum

Breast feeding

Heath Aston A HOSPITAL has apologised to a mother after giving her baby to the wrong woman for breastfeeding.

Abortion paper led to death threats

In utero

Henrietta Cook Two Melbourne academics receive death threats after writing theoretical paper arguing killing a newborn baby should be allowed in cases where an abortion would have been granted.

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Philosophers' claim over moral right to kill newborns sparks outrage


Julie Robotham Killing newborns is morally the same as abortion and should be permissible if the mother wishes it, Australian philosophers have argued in an article that has unleashed a firestorm of criticism and...

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Domestic dilemma

In the dog house


I had always assumed that following the birth of our third child, and my subsequent session with a man with a scalpel and some sterile scissors, that our family was ''complete''.

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In the eye of the beholder

Heidi Davoren To be without fault. Is anyone? Ever?

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Family discovery

Abandoned on a doorstep

Baby and an adult.

Andrew Rowan tells Emily Cunningham how he found out he had been discovered on a doorstep by a paperboy.

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Say It Again In A Nice Voice

5 ways to survive 'stay at home mum syndrome'

Meg Mason

Daisy Dumas No-one can prepare you for life as a new mother, but a new book hopes to help you see its funnier sides.

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Best and worst celebrity baby names of 2009

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

Nothing beats Suri, but Sparrow, Mars and Twitty Milk made 2009 a bumper year for exotic celebrity baby names.

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