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Recent articles by Helen:

The Pyjama Girl was on public display in Sydney for almost a decade. Her murder remains a mystery.

From 1934 to 1942, the body of a woman found dressed in yellow silk pyjamas was kept preserved. She was named the Pyjama Girl. This is her story. → Read More

While Michelle McNamara was hunting the Golden State Killer, her own life was falling apart.

Michelle McNamara death: How Michelle McNamara's life fell apart as she was hunting the Golden State Killer and writing her book I’ll Be Gone In The Dark. → Read More

Traci Lords was one of the biggest adult movie stars of the 80s. She was underage her entire career.

In the 1980s, Traci Lords was one of the biggest adult film actresses in the industry. After her having starred in many roles, her real age was revealed. → Read More

The mum who named her twins Callum and Ari, and 11 other stories of baby name regret.

Baby name regret stories: We asked 12 parents to share their stories of baby name regret, including names that were too common or had interesting initials. → Read More

"I use the skills every day." 10 women share where their arts degree led them.

What jobs can I get from arts degree? 10 Australian women share what they learn from their arts degree and what jobs it got them. → Read More

14 years ago, 'Farmer Dave' came out on Big Brother. This is his life as a dad now.

Fourteen years ago, David Graham came out on Big Brother. This is his life as a dad now. → Read More

Two adopted kids and an unexpected pregnancy: Inside Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley’s family life.

katherine heigl kids: As the mother of a black daughter, Katherine Heigl is feeling anguish over the death of George Floyd. → Read More

Leo, Theo, Arlo, Hugo: Why all the cool kids are being given names ending in O.

Top baby names Australia 2019: The top Aussie baby names have been released and there's one noticeable trend. Baby names ending in O are all the rave. → Read More

'We've... lied about what's closed': 17 parents share their lockdown confessions.

We gathered some of our favourite COVID-19 parenting confessions to help you navigate the world of parenting with no breaks from your kids. → Read More

Abandoned by her dad and a tell-all book by her mum: Jen Aniston's complicated family life.

jennifer aniston parents: Friends actor, Jen Aniston has had a complicated relationship with her family. Here's what's happened since their rekindling. → Read More

"I still feel like it's wrong." The childcare dilemma bringing parents to breaking point.

Coronavirus childcare: Parents are unsure whether to send the kids to childcare if state government guidelines allow, or work from home and look after them. → Read More

10 years ago, Lisa won The Biggest Loser. Now she just wants her daughter back home.

In 2010, Lisa Hose won the Biggest Loser Australia. Now Hose is turning to the media because her daughter, Chelsea, is trapped overseas due to coronavirus. → Read More

EXPLAINER: Exactly what you can and can't do in a public park right now.

Can I go to the park? As more coronavirus restrictions come into place, here's what you can and can't do in Australian parks and open spaces right now. → Read More

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