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Past articles by Abby:

"I was 18 when I came home and told my mum I was being sexually harassed at work."

Abby was 18 when she was sexually harassed in the workplace. Faced with an NDA (non-disclosure agreement), she had to choose between safety and her voice. → Read More

Teachers share the Christmas gifts they really don’t want. It’s a wakeup call to us all.

End of year teacher gifts: GroupTogether has surveyed teachers and found the top three gifts they want and the ones to cross off the list. → Read More

Former cricket star, Shane Watson, says giving your kid an iPad is “lazy” parenting.

Shane Watson kids: The former Australian cricketer has said that it is "lazy" parenting if parents give their kids iPads. Do you agree? → Read More

Chris and Matt were a happy couple. Then they invited Cait to join their relationship.

What is a throuple: Chris and Matt were living in a happy relationship, before Chris said he wanted to bring a woman into their lives. → Read More

Thought your relationship was exclusive but they're still dating? We have a name for that.

Is my relationship exclusive? If you have been dating someone, assuming you are exclusive, and they admit they're dating other people, you've been roached. → Read More

Peter Baikie, the husband of TV personality Angela Bishop, has died aged 54.

Angela Bishop husband: Peter Baikie has passed away from brain cancer after being diagnosed in February of 2016. The family have released a statement. → Read More

Pink rips into Aussie TV show and we’re pretty sure nobody will ever mess with her again.

Pink Christina Aguilera The Loop: The Australian TV show has felt the wrath of singer, Pink, after she criticised their 'diva' polling. → Read More

“Just because I sleep nine hours a night, doesn’t mean I don’t work hard.”

How long successful people sleep: Roxy Jacenko announced that she sleeps four hours a night, but Abby Ballard refuses to believe that she must. → Read More

Attention women: Kyle from Twitter says we’re not “supposed” to orgasm during sex.

Female orgasm myth: Parker Molloy tweeted a photo of "Kyle" who denied the existence of the female orgasm. Here is his 101. → Read More

ANNIE NOLAN: ‘My six-year-old ordered UberEATS to our door without me even knowing.’

Children ordering Uber EATS: Annie Nolan, from Uncanny Annie, says that her six-year-old son, Malacky, somehow got McDonald's delivered to their door. → Read More

Jamie Oliver’s teenage daughters are banned from taking selfies. Is it the right choice?

Jamie Oliver daughters: The chef has told The Lifestyle News Hound podcast that he has banned his daughters, Poppy and Daisy, from taking selfies. → Read More

Drug smuggling, multiple arrests and death at Stereosonic.

Following the death of a young woman and 69 people arrested for drug-related offences, many people are raising their concerns about drugs at Stereosonic. → Read More

"I have to be on medication for the rest of my life."

I know that being on medication is the best thing for me. Having epilepsy, it makes my brain do the right things. But, part of me feels like I have failed. → Read More

Meet the bride who photographed her own wedding... with selfies.

Liisa Luts is no usual bride. No, she became her own wedding photographer. She decided to change up her wedding day and take her own beautiful images. → Read More

A sassy mum writes the perfect response to questions about her twins.

Annie Nolan was tired of people asking her silly questions about twins, so she posted this posted this awesome photo of Instagram with her twins. It's great → Read More

The Adelaide Crows have paid an emotional tribute.

Over week after the death of their coach, Phil Walsh, the Adelaide Crows have returned to the field for their first match against the West Coast Eagles. → Read More

Family poisoned on their dream holiday will "never recover".

The Esmond family, from Delaware, were holidaying when they were unknowingly all poisoned by Terminix. Officials say they are unlikely to recover from it. → Read More

The six strangest divorce cases we've ever heard.

There's some crazy divorces on TV (we're thinking of you Ross from Friends). But, this Reddit thread has shared some of the strangest divorces cases ever. → Read More

The key to saving lives as a female superhero? Wearing stilettos, apparently.

Since Jurassic World came out, we're all talking about one rather unrealistic thing: female action heroes in heels. These women are saving lives in heels. → Read More

Jenna from the Block: "I would trade everything for a cure for Josh."

After being the youngest competitors, Josh and Jenna from The Block are fighting after Josh was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Our thoughts are with them → Read More