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Gwyneth Paltrow has received her fair share of awards but it’s unlikely she’ll be celebrating her latest. Paltrow’s controversial ‘wellness’ blog Goop has won the the “Rusty Razor” award for being the “best” at promoting “pseudoscientific nonsense”.   What a pile of goop… Gwyneth Paltrow wins award for promoting pseudoscience. Photo: AP …

Whoever coined the insult, “You have a face for radio”, would be eating their words after Australian radio’s night of nights over the weekend. For an event celebrating the talents of people more accustomed to working in casual clothes – Alan Jones notwithstanding – the stars of the airwaves turned in the …

Browsing the official website for National Carers Week is an exercise in feeling uncomfortable. Because while of course it’s notable that there are 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia, most of them women, as a person with a disability, I can’t help feeling that to celebrate the work of carers in such …

Are you taking a gun?” I lost track of how many times I was asked that question in the lead -up to my camping trip into central Australia. “For what?” I would say. “Um, snakes? Dingoes?  And it will be so … dark.” A pause, then, inevitably, “And what about, …

“When will you let your daughters have sex?” asked a friend who has teenage daughters and is mulling over her own policy on the subject. It’s not an uncommon question for parents to discuss. Just last week I saw a parent boast on Facebook that she had managed to maintain her daughter’s virginity …

One of the benefits of creating your own TV show, as Celia Pacquola has discovered, is that you can orchestrate any scenario you please. So for the second series of the ABC sitcom Rosehaven, which she wrote with her co-star and fellow comedian Luke McGregor, she contrived a scene with …

Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski have welcomed their first child together. Wood, who met Markoski on The Bachelor Australia in 2015, announced they are the proud parents of daughter Willow Wendy Wood in a Facebook post on Thursday. Sam and Snezana have welcomed a baby daughter. Photo: Supplied “I have fallen …

Melanie Greensmith, founder of Australian fashion label Wheels and Dollbaby, has announced she is closing her 30-year-old business at the end of the month. Wheels and Dollbaby is famous for it’s varga girl aesthetic, cashmere cardigans and Greensmith’s little black book. Melanie Greensmith has been designing varga girl fashion for 30 years and has now decided to …

Three years ago I had hit my personal rock bottom, and was at a point where I was ready to take my own life. And yet here I stand, today, blessed to be three years into a life fully-recovered, healthy, and completely free from any desire to even touch alcohol. …

 A couple of weeks ago, in Washington DC, a small band of protesters from Black Lives Matter turned up at the ‘Mother of All Rallies’ organised by Trump supporters. After the horrible events in Charlottesville, their courage was particularly impressive. Indeed, the organiser of the Trump rally, Tommy Gunn, must have …