6 Teas We Should All Have In Our First-Aid Boxes
For centuries, civilisations have used herbs and leaves steeped in water to cure fevers, colds, indigestion and many other everyday ailments. Here are six teas we should all have in our first-aid boxes.
The Big Reveal
It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter, and we’ve been hibernating in lockdown. But now the sky is blue, the sun is shining, and it’s time to get back out there and soak up some vitamin D. Here’s how to get your body outdoor-ready… no need to frighten the horses! Follow these seven simple steps to get your summer glow on.
Early Birds Vs Night Owls –Which Are You?
The larks get all the best worms. Or so they say. But setting your alarm clock for five sharp won’t make you a morning person. And striving to be one might be doing you more harm than good.
Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble
Are we frogs in a boiling pot, or a stressed but resilient nation trying to make sense of bizarre times? Are we being ruled by an African liberation movement or a 14th-century Italian church? In his new book, Is It Me or Is It Getting Hot in Here? Great Expectations and Boiling Frogs in South Africa, columnist and political commentator Tom Eaton looks at these and other uniquely South African preoccupations and dilemmas.
Of Love & Shadows
‘I said, “I’m in my 70s. What are your intentions?” he literally choked on his ravioli’ – Isabel Allende on finding love later in life.
Big Celebration, Small Budget?
Join the club! Here’s how to navigate the festive season on a shoestring.
Whether it’s a vibrant, eye-popping print or a functional piece of furniture that tells a story about heritage and culture, these entrepreneurs know how to make a style statement with their true-to-self design aesthetics.
We all love something decadent after Sunday lunch, and while these glorious confections from Natalie Paull’s book Beatrix Bakes take a bit of time, they’re a great distraction during lockdown, and double the joy in the savouring.
Life's A Drag
Mama Ru says it best: ‘If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else – can I get an amen up in here?’
A Whole New World
There’s been a lot of talk about what our world will look like post-lockdown. We asked six south african artists to imagine life after covid-19… here’s what they envision.
The Queen Of Change
Julia Cameron wants you to do your morning pages.
The Age Of Margot
She started her own production company at 24, can count Scorcese and Tarantino among her fans, and Charlize Theron finds her intimidating. Here’s how Margot Robbie went from being a girl in the Australian outback to Hollywood powerhouse.
Stop, In The Name Of Love!
It’s sad but true: people fall for scams every day, and it’s not just the gullible few who click on a dodgy ‘You-have-won-the-lottery link; doctors, lawyers, CEOs and successful businesspeople across the world have fallen prey to targeted scams. We take a look at the tactics of romance scammers, and how to protect yourself and the ones you love.
In our May issue, we unpacked the dangers of abusing popular over-the-counter (OTC) painkiller powders. This month, we look at opiates – especially those that contain codeine, which are among the most-abused painkillers worldwide. And many are sold OTC here in South Africa.
The Language Of Flowers
Hitting midlife can be daunting, but it can also be inspiring; a time for change and growth. And what better way to embrace it than by learning a new skill?
Why Did She Send Those Photos?
Before you forward the nudie you’ve been sent, think twice – you might well be circulating revenge porn. And if the thought of violating someone’s privacy doesn’t stop you, you could also be slapped with a R300 000 fine – or earn yourself four years behind bars.
Yes we can!
Covid-19 may have moved in and set up camp all over SA, but thankfully there are some new kids on the block (actually, almost every block in Cape Town) fighting the good fight. These volunteers are keeping their neighbourhoods safe and connected while the virus tries to keep us apart.
With the variety of tweakments now available (think fillers, Botox and cutting-edge laser treatments), it’s much easier than it used to be to lift, plump and undo some damage. These are just some of the procedures that deliver great results without the downtime.
I grew up in what was a halcyon period for white South Africans. For some – perhaps many – girls and women, though, this wasn’t the whole story, and it took the rise of the #MeToo movement for me to recognise the extensive sexual abuse in my own life, stretching back to my childhood.
Where There's Smoke...
Spies, lies and mega-profits – it sounds like the tagline for the latest Grisham novel. Telita Snyckers talks about her new book, turning down a fat pay cheque and uncovering the underbelly of Big Tobacco.
Grow Your Own Veg From What You Have In Your Kitchen
Don’t toss out those kitchen scraps just yet – you can turn offcuts and leftovers into a thriving veggie patch. Here’s how to grow your own celery, spring onion, lettuce and sprouts.
The Problem With Positive Thinking
It sells self-help books by the millions; there are even songs based on the idea: think positive, and everything will work out. But playing Pollyanna is not the cure-all it’s cracked up to be.
What 'The New Normal' Actually Means
I know. We’re all sick of hearing about it. More than anything, we want to get back to our lives. But a pandemic of this magnitude is bound to have a lasting effect on the way we think, the way we work, the way we live – even the way we dress. This is how we think Covid-19 will change the world as we know it.
Is Property Still A Good Investment?
Landlords grow rich in their sleep – or do they? What have the returns been; what are the risk factors? Vacancies are up to nearly 10% in some cities – it’s a tenant’s market. Here’s what this means from an investment perspective.
The smallscreen’s newest starlet is straight out of South Africa. Masali Baduza plays the lead in the BBC’s dystopian romance drama series Noughts + Crosses - an Afrocentric reimagining of a forbidden love story.
It’s common to feel insecure about a facial feature or body part, especially in adolescence. But when this becomes a persistent fixation that affects your daily life, it can be a sign of body dysmorphic disorder – for which you need to get help.
The days of vampire flicks and plucky teenage cheerleader movies are long gone – Kirsten Dunst is all grown up and back on screen with a live-wire performance in pitch-black comedy series On Becoming a God in Central Florida.
Men-Killing Viruses: Neon Nuns & A Sadistic Sister
What would a world without men look like? That’s the question Lauren Beukes asks in her new novel, Afterland. She chatted to us about bad timing, road tripping through the USA and how she’s coping during the Covid-19 quarantine.
Shopping Hacks To Save You Money
‘Money’s too tight to mention’, as the Simply Red song goes, and many of us can identify with that sentiment right now. Don’t stress – help is at hand. We’ve compiled a few nifty shopping hacks that will keep your grocery bill in check.
5 Ways To Combat Loneliness
Social distancing may well be the new normal for the foreseeable future. For some of us, that means the only human contact we’re getting is with the masked woman behind the Perspex screen at the supermarket till and the UberEats delivery guy. And he just leaves your order at the door and dashes back to his car! Here’s how to fight off feelings of loneliness.