So Sad Today

Meet Twitter's 'So Sad Today' confessional queen, Melissa Broder

Melissa Broder needed a space to be sad.

Nicole Elphick "I felt I needed to have a place where I could say the things that I can't say in daily life. So I started tweeting into the abyss."

Hanya Yanagihara

'A Little Life' author Hanya Yanagihara: 'I wanted to go all the way to the limit of good taste'

Author of <i>A Little Life</i>, Hanya Yanagihara.

Nicole Elphick Meet the brutal bestseller that has everyone talking.

Sloane Crosley

'Don't try so hard': Essayist Sloane Crosley on humour and writing her first novel

Nicole Elphick The writer who came to fame with her hilarious essay collection 'I Was Told There'd Be Cake' has written a novel exploring the modern-day late-quarter-life-crisis.

Australia's suffragettes

Meet Australia's suffragette heroines

Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter in the upcoming <i>Suffragette</i>.

Nicole Elphick Let's salute a few of the women who fought valiantly throughout the years for greater equality in our political systems.

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock: I had a dream of getting into space one day

Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Nicole Elphick Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock on why women should dream big in science.

Face-blind fails

The perils of being bad with faces

Nicole Elphick Do you fall into the 'face-blind' or 'face-genius' camp?

Desiree Akhavan

Desiree Akhavan: "I don't see bisexuality in movies... There's a discomfort, it's taboo."

Nicole Elphick The 30-year-old Iranian-American filmmaker is indie cinema's next big thing, and she's looking to bust on-screen biases.

Bra fitting

Six signs you are wearing the right bra


Nicole Elphick A good bra is a lot like a good friend – both should be supportive and uplifting no matter what's going on in your life.

Bulimia Comedy

Jessie Kahnweiler: Why I made a comedy about bulimia

Nicole Elphick Jessie Kahnweiler wants the world to know eating disorders aren't just for ballerinas.

Too Hard To Keep

What to do with photographs that are too hard to keep

Nicole Elphick Chicago-based artist Jason Lazarus is transforming our unwanted mementos of pain and heartache into high art.

Gardening growth

How did gardening become so cool?


Nicole Elphick Like pickling, knitting and comfortable sandals, the Millennials have yet again taken something from the elderly generation and claimed it for themselves.

Home work

Do you work harder when you work from home?

Home work

Nicole Elphick Five things that happen when you stop going into the office.

Marie Kondo

Does Marie Kondo hold the secret to a clutter-free life?

Marie Kondo

Nicole Elphick The 30-year-old Japanese 'organisation expert' has launched a tidying phenomenon and become a cult hero to people with TOO. MUCH. STUFF.

The most anticipated books for women in 2015

Mindy Kaling

Nicole Elphick Here are a few of the upcoming releases that we’re keen to get our ink-stained mitts on.

Adrienne Truscott

This is why Adrienne Truscott does her stand-up (half) naked

Comedian Adrienne Truscott

Nicole Elphick What it's like to tell jokes about rape while naked from the waist down.

The Eva

The two women who want to make sure we can all orgasm

Eva pic, and pic of Alexandra (left) and Janet (right)

Nicole Elphick In a clear case of if you build it, they will come, a wearable couples’ vibrator over the weekend smashed through its crowdfunding goal of $US50,000 to raise over half a million dollars.

Space invaders

Why do men take up so much space on public transport?


Nicole Elphick "Most of us are familiar with the ‘man spreaders’, guys who feel the need to sit legs akimbo so their fellow passengers are forced to shrink into themselves to make way for the overspill."

Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret has a body image problem

Victoria's Secret

Nicole Elphick For a company that has built its fortune from hoisting up breasts and covering derrieres, Victoria’s Secret seems to not be very keen on the actual bodies of the majority of women.

Book review

John Grisham's Gray Mountain is your next must-read thriller


Nicole Elphick When it comes to legal thrillers John Grisham is a bona fide titan.

Science For Her

Why you need to know Megan Amram


Nicole Elphick She works for Amy Poehler and Gloria Steinem blurbed her new book - meet your new fave writer, Megan Amram.