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Past articles by Aparna:

A man tried to grope her on a plane. So she publicly called him out for it.

Shreyas Rao found herself on a recent plane trip being groped by a middle-aged man. Watch this woman assaulted on plane call out this absolute creeper. → Read More

Proof: It's never too late to learn.

Meet Kimani Maruge the first grader who decided to go back to primary school at the age of 84. Today we celebrate his 11th anniversary since going back. → Read More

This woman was shunned and cast out - but now she's running a city.

Meet Madhu Bai Kinnar, a transgender woman elected mayor in India earlier this week. Here is why her addition to office is a seriously positive sign. → Read More

Cassandra doesn't want chemotherapy. But she doesn't get to decide.

Tomorrow in the Connecticut Supreme Court, lawyers will argue over whether this teenager who refuses chemotherapy has the legal rights to do so. → Read More

9 steps to a healthier you in 2015 (that are achievable and not utterly ridiculous).

If you are wondering how to be healthy in the new year, these 9 exercise and fitness tips might help you stay on track. Bonus: They're actually realistic. → Read More

Open Post: What’s happening in your world?

Welcome to another week of Mamamia's open post where you can tell us all about what's happening in your world, and lend a helpful hand to others as well. → Read More

Gold: Tony Abbott tries to hit the reset button. Karl Stefanovic won't let him.

In this Karl Stefanovic Tony Abbott interview the hard questions are asked. This morning Karl asked Tony why he broke so many of his pre election promises. → Read More

Isabelle is 11. She's an Australian girl born in a boy's body, and she's telling her story.

"I just said to my mum that I didn't want to be a boy." → Read More

A reporter told Kylie Rhodes to put on lipstick.

Kylie told the reporter to get out of her shop and wrote a remarkable Facebook smackdown. → Read More

19 times the world fell in love with Taylor Swift.

Love you forever, Taylor Swift. → Read More

Think the decision to not vaccinate your child is a personal choice?

Anti-vax fear-mongering is stopping preventable diseases from being eradicated. By APARNA BALAKUMAR. New research has shown that the number of vaccine-preventable diseases is on the rise worldwide. Let that sink in for a moment. Despite scientific advances, ground-breaking medical research, and more accessibility to vaccinations than ever before, entirely preventable diseases are actually… → Read More

The Kurdish female fighters taking on ISIS

Following the 60 minutes story tonight, Mamamia looks at the kurdish female fighters who are risking their lives each day to take on ISIS in combat roles. → Read More

Jacqui Lambie is no longer a joke. She's dangerous.

For 10 weeks, Jacqui Lambie has courted headlines as a colourful member of our new, fractured Senate. But her position is no longer a joke - it's dangerous. → Read More

The daughters of MH17 victim: "She'll never see us get married or have kids."

The daughters' of one of the Australian MH17 victims have spoken out in a 60 Minutes Exclusive. Chelsea and Cassie Derden lost their beloved mother Liliane. → Read More

Finally. The happy ending for these girls we've all been waiting for.

This beautiful picture of three little girls with cancer went viral in April. The trio had an undeniable bond. And now there's a happy twist in their story. → Read More

TODAY show host says, "the cane got me through school".

Today Show host Ben Fordham reveals exclusively to Mamamia his controversial throughts on corporal punishment in Australian schools. Read more here. → Read More

This young woman took a 'selfie' everyday for almost 7 years. It's real and it's beautiful.

This young woman took a selfie a day from when she was 14 to 21. She turned it into a video showing the highs and lows and everything that was in between. → Read More

Kylie Minogue on Michael Hutchence, The Voice, and where she bought those famous gold hot pants.

The Kylie Minogue 60 Minutes interview has aired. These are the top 5 things the star revealed, including her intense relationship with Michael Hutchence. → Read More

The 3 letter phrase we all need to stop telling our daughters.

This Like A Girl campaign asks, at what point did doing something "like a girl" become an insult? The video sure got us thinking about this 3 letter word. → Read More

He was screaming: "What have I done? What have I done?"

If experts are to be believed any one of us could be affected by Fatal Distraction phenomenon where we forget our kids. Here is what you need to know. → Read More