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Recent articles by Helen:

OPINION: We need to stop saying coronavirus is "only" killing old people.

Coronavirus death rate: "Don't worry, only old people are at risk." When did we decide that elderly people’s lives don’t matter? → Read More

Dr. Amie Harwick was once Drew Carey's fiancée. 2 weeks ago, she was murdered.

Dr Amie Harwick was engaged to comedian Drew Carrey in 2018. She was found dead in LA 10 days ago. There is so much more to her than just the headlines. → Read More

Twice-divorced parents and a naked arrest: The rollercoaster life of Matthew McConaughey.

Matthew McConaughey was on a Rotary exchange when he came to Australia to study. When he started skipping classes, the principal suggested he started work. → Read More

Australia met Ben Zabel on Big Brother 2013. Here's what his life looks like now.

It's been seven years since Ben Zabel graced our TVs in Australian Big Brother. Here's exactly what he's been up to since. → Read More

In 2008, audiences thought Travis Keyser was 'bullied' on Big Brother. This is his life now.

His now-wife Carisa didn’t even catch a glimpse of him when he was on TV back in 2008. → Read More

In 2007, 21-year-old hairdresser Aleisha Cowcher won Big Brother. This is her life now.

In 2007, Aleisha Cowcher edged out Zach Douglas to winning $450,000 in Big Brother. The way she spent it surprised lots of people. → Read More

Student Helene Pruszynski was raped and murdered in 1980. A beer mug just led to an arrest.

And a listener of The Murder Squad podcast may be able to claim some credit. → Read More

Daphne, Bessie and Sybil: The 100-year rule says baby names from the 1920s are coming back.

There’s supposed to be a 100-year rule for baby naming, meaning that there are a few 1920s baby names set to make a return in our new 20s decade. → Read More

After Clare was cautioned for a minor offence, a DNA swab exposed her dad as a murderer.

In 1984 Melanie Road was violently murdered by UK man, Christopher Hampton. 31 years later, his daughter's routine DNA swab bought him to justice. → Read More

Poisoned drinks, sex tapes and suicide petitions: The dark side of K-pop.

Despite being such light, poppy music, K-pop has a dark side. There have been poisoned drinks, sex tapes and suicide petitions over the past few years. → Read More

A model told the whole world she was transgender. Within days, her story unravelled.

Savage x Fenty model Carissa Pinkston got slammed for transphobic comments. So she pretended to be transgender, now she's finally confessed to lying. → Read More

“F*ck the parenting police.” Pink is trolling people who comment on her parenting skills.

Pink Instagram trolls: Mother of two and musician Pink is hilariously trolling her parent-shaming followers after they criticised her parenting. → Read More

'The Letdown is the most accurate depiction of motherhood I've ever seen on screen.'

The Letdown season 2: When I watched the pilot of The Letdown, I didn’t think it would be a hit. I felt like it was written for me. → Read More

'After giving birth, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My partner left me 3 months later.'

Partner with cancer: “He goes, ‘Well, at least it’s only breast cancer. My back will be effed forever,’” she says she remembers. → Read More

'As a mum watching the drama between Tati Westbrook and James Charles unfold, I feel sick.'

OPINION: What did Tati do to James? Following the friendship breakup, we need to support James Charles as his subscriber count plummets. He is vulnerable. → Read More

Why no one calls their baby Jessica anymore.

Sorry to almost every second girl we went to school with. → Read More

"Is it safe?": A midwife tells us exactly what it's like to have a home birth in Australia.

Thanks to Meghan Markle, at home birth rates are up by 40 per cent. While they aren't as common in Australia, a midwife shares what mums can expect. → Read More

"Tantrums, swearing, physical abuse": The bullying of teachers by parents has got to stop.

Abuse of teachers: "Tantrums, swearing, physical abuse": Why the bullying of teachers and principals by parents has got to stop. → Read More

Lucifer, Panda, Moet and Schapelle: The most unusual Aussie baby names of 2018.

Unique baby names 2018: From Lucifer and Panda to Moet and Schapelle, these are the most unusual baby names to come out of Australia in 2018. → Read More

What we're missing when it comes to Bec Judd's lavish 5th birthday party for her daughter.

When Bec Judd threw her daughter Billie a lavish Lol Doll themed birthday party, parents angrily called the event excessive. Here's what we're missing. → Read More