Fairlady Magazine - September/October 2023
Fairlady Magazine - September/October 2023
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In this issue
In this issue of Fairlady: It's a Robbie world - Barbie just lives in it!'; ‘I immigrated to South Africa; here’s why I love it’ - 5 Women's stories; How Emily Henry rewrote the romance genre; Is AI coming for your job?; How to feel like you have more time; Fashion spring trend round-up; Why is Oxycontin prescribed in SA? and Make India top of your travel list.
POWDER your brows
Permanent makeup has come a long way since the 'very saturated, solid Khoki-pen eyebrows of the past.
CHALLENGING the ORTHODOXY of OXY
OxyContin - oxycodone controlled-release - is a godsend when used as prescribed to relieve severe pain. It's also a highly addictive narcotic opioid that can be lethal if misused. Should we be asking more questions about painkillers – and requesting less risky alternatives?
HOPE & HAPPY endings
Don't let the brightly coloured covers fool you: Emily Henry's brand of romance is funny and cosy - but it's also messy and moving. Meet the best-selling author redefining the genre.
The sickness that saved me
When she woke up one morning and couldn't move, Zephné Weston thought she'd suffered a stroke. It turned out be 'the most common condition you've never heard of': functional neurological disorder.
IS IT TIME TO LET YOUR WOUNDS HEAL?
These days, talking about trauma is more socially acceptable than it used to be. But is that encouraging us to overidentify with our emotional wounds instead of healing and moving on?
SEA SHELLS on the SEA SHORE
On a deserted stretch of beach in rural KwaZulu-Natal, you can be part of a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience. Welcome to Thonga Beach Lodge, home to a protected sea turtle nesting beach.
THIS SEASON'S TOP FASHION TRENDS
All about fashion trends
'Why I choose SOUTH AFRICA'
Judging by doom-laden posts on Facebook, you'd think South Africans were emigrating en masse. But there are also many people out there who visit and fall in love with our messy, beautiful, diverse country.
Ties THAT BIND
You may not have heard of foetal-maternal microchimerism, but if you've ever been pregnant, you have probably experienced this phenomenon. It's now exciting scientists and giving solace to some grieving mothers.
A CLOSE WALK WITH nature
Meet Kiara Scott-Farmer, the woman behind the elegant wines of Brookdale Estate in Paarl.
Artificial intelligence is no longer a pie-in-the-sky, one-day concept - experts say we are mere months away from it surpassing human intelligence. The big question is, what does that mean for us?
Help IS AT HAND
South Africa ranks as one of the worst countries when it comes to mental health, says the Annual Mental State of the World Report 2021. As we mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October, we meet two entrepreneurs aiming to change that.
All DOLLED UP
Whether she's toting a baseball bat, pigtails and a wicked grin in Suicide Squad, bringing a real person to life on-screen in I, Tonya or working her magic behind the scenes of Promising Young Woman, Margot Robbie continues to dazzle. Now, she's taking on a role no one has ever played before.
There's a huge sense of optimism and purpose in India right now, which makes it a fabulous place to visit. And it's still reasonably affordable for South Africans.
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
Do you ever feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day? Or that your life is speeding by, and you're not living it to the full? Here's how to make the days count: with moments of awe, personal traditions and a well-crafted schedule.
THE WHY, THE WHICH & wardrobe
A desire to make designer clothing accessible, a love of history and an Afro-futuristic design aesthetic drive these women. We take a deep dive into their styling tips
There's an old Sicilian saying: 'Never fear Rome; the serpent lies coiled in Naples', which illustrates so well the menace and beauty of this filthy, fascinating city. We spent three days there... just long enough to fall in love
Twenty years ago, Kamers Vol Geskenke (Rooms Full of Gifts) started out as a small market with 40 vendors in a Stellenbosch home. Today, Kamers/Makers is the largest artisanal pop-up event in Africa
Want to live a healthier, happier life? Experts think the bacteria in your gut could be the secret to living well
I LOOK AT THAT GIRL AND THINK, SHE DID IT: SHE PULLED THROUGH'
Brooke Shields was a global pin-up at 14. Now 58, she tells Hadley Freeman how she broke free of the alcoholic mother who turned her into a child star
Not your average detox
I checked into a hospital in India for three weeks of Ayurvedic treatment. Here's what I experienced and learnt from this ancient healing science
Synchronicity SIGNS FROM THE OTHER SIDE: PROJECTION, OR SHEER COINCIDENCE?
Many of us have moments, especially around an intense experience like losing someone we love, when events converge in a way that seems too significant to be chance. But what does the science say?
We've been trained to see our waking hours as currency: time is money. And, by the same token, time off is a wasted earning opportunity. But what if you decided that time was worth more to you than money?
"The future is still on your terms"
In these days of change and overwhelm, we need all the help we can get to stay sane. In his new book Thrive, Richard Sutton shows us how to do just that
You won't find many artists like Kathryn Smith. She brings together science and art to give a face to unidentified human remains. As one of just two formally trained civilian forensic artists, she hopes to change the way we treat our dead
Epic KRUGER SHALATI
The Train on the Bridge in the Kruger is pure romance. Even for midsters
The savvy woman's guide TO INVESTING
Investing can be a daunting topic, full of jargon and snake oil salesmen. Fear not! In this short guide, we will walk you through the basics
Kirsten Neuschäfer recently became the first South African sailor - and the first woman - to win the Golden Globe Race, spending 235 days at sea, solo. In an exclusive interview, we got to peek inside the mind of this extraordinary adventurer
Mother's Day is on 14 May this year. But the Sunday before that is a day few have heard of: International Bereaved Mother's Day, for moms who have lost a child. I am one.
OUTSIDE the 9-TO-5
From a pet psychic to a human lie detector, these four women have eschewed traditional careers to pursue unusual interests.
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Category: Women's Interest
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