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Past articles by Belinda:

Facebook is changing its name to Meta so you can be a hologram. Or something.

Social media giant Facebook has announced that it is changing its corporate name to Meta. Here's a simple explanation about the move, and the reaction to it → Read More

Gabby Petito's fiancé, Brian Laundrie, vanished 5 weeks ago. He has just been found dead.

Brian Laundrie's remains have been found. Here's what police have said about his death and role as a person of interest in fiancee Gabby Petito's homicide. → Read More

Millions of Australians are emerging from isolation. For Andrea, it's a permanent way of life.

While millions of people across Australia are emerging from lockdown, isolation remains a way of life for many others in rural communities. → Read More

Remembering Aaliyah, the victim of R. Kelly who didn't live to see justice.

Singer R Kelly married and allegedly abused singer Aaliyah when she was only a teenager. She died in 2001, two decades before he was convicted. → Read More

Days after her body was found, Gabby Petito has been declared a victim of homicide.

Gabby Petito went on a road trip across the US with her fiance, Brian Laundrie. FBI have confirmed a body matching her description has been found. → Read More

"Stab in the back": Exactly why France is so furious with Australia right now.

Australia has announced it will build its first nuclear submarines under the AUKUS alliance with the US and UK. And the French aren't happy. Here's why. → Read More

Joe Rogan says he's recovered from COVID-19. Here's why that's so dangerous.

Podcast host Joe Rogan has made some problematic claims about his recovery from COVID-19, including references to the drug ivermectin. → Read More

"I'm going to have to break up my family." The reality of living with Relationship OCD.

Penny lives with Relationship Obessive Compulsive Disorder. This is what it means, what it feels like for her, and how she sought treatment. → Read More

The most perilous place in Australia's COVID outbreak is nowhere near Sydney.

Among the most perilous places in NSW's 2021 COVID-19 outbreak is the NSW town of Wilcannia. Here's how the situation unfolded. → Read More

Exactly how to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in Australia.

Including who gets Pfizer, who gets AstraZeneca, and why. → Read More

7 years ago, a mass child kidnapping made global news. Others have barely rated a mention.

In the years since #bringbackourgirls called for the release of abducted schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, the country has endured dozens of mass kidnappings. → Read More

Parts of Sydney placed in lockdown: What we learned from NSW's COVID-19 press conference.

On June 25, 2021, the NSW Premier announced four local government areas in Sydney would be placed into lockdown to prevent the COVID-19 cluster spreading. → Read More

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has emerged in Australia. Here's what we know.

Explained: While Melbourne works to contain its latest outbreak of COVID-19, a family has tested positive to a more infectious variant dubbed 'Delta'. → Read More

It's been two years since Théo Hayez vanished in Byron Bay. Key questions still remain.

Belgian backpacker Théo Hayez vanished from Byron Bay in 2019. Two years on, here's what we know about his disappearance and the investigation. → Read More

Prince Harry may be profiting from his story. But so are we.

Opinion: Prince Harry's documentary interview about quitting royal duties has been criticised as a profit-making exercise. If so, we're all profiting. → Read More

Kobi Shepherdson, and the faces of domestic violence we mustn't look away from.

9-month-old Kobi Shepherdson was killed by her father in a suspected murder-suicide at Whispering Wall. Here's why it's vital Australians don't look away. → Read More

When Carol was 19, she was violated by her GP. Her dying wish was to tell the story.

Carol's dying wish was to speak up about the GP that sexually assaulted her when she was 19. But that was only part of her story. → Read More

79 years ago, Vivian Bullwinkel's colleagues were marched into the ocean and massacred.

On the 75th anniversary of the Bangka Island Massacre, Mamamia revisits the story of Vivian Bullwinkel, the sole survivor of the atrocity. → Read More

Instagram, champagne and the 'Jan Brady' tactic: How sex traffickers find their victims.

National Geographic's series Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller goes inside the world of sex trafficking to show how pimps recruit victims. → Read More

MasterChef's Laura Sharrad is "not OK" right now. It doesn't have to be like this.

A year on from Masterchef 2020, Laura Sharrad is still receiving trolling messages via social media. It's a sobering reminder for fans. → Read More