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Odd jobs

Working a ho-hum desk job and making chit-chat around the water cooler isn’t for everyone. These women have the kind of job titles that you don’t often see printed on a business card – ranging from cool to downright crazy.

10 mins read
Fairlady
April 2020

IN POLE POSITION

Former London lawyer Kathy Lee helps people get into shape and take control of their own lives through pole-dancing. She’s all about turning the stereotype on its head.

6 mins read
Fairlady
April 2020

CHEERS!

How about a little something?

1 min read
Fairlady
April 2020

CHARLIZE OUR BOMBSHELL

Charlize Theron has found longevity in variety, juggling producing with acting and taking on roles in everything from rom-coms and action flicks to acclaimed dramas. In fact, she was instrumental in getting Bombshell made – for which she snagged a best actress Oscar nomination earlier this year – saving the project by restructuring the finances when an investor pulled out. Margaret Gardiner chatted to the actress about the prescience of Bombshell, motherhood and living life on her own terms.

8 mins read
Fairlady
April 2020

Carnaween House

It is the light that is so arresting. Both silver and gold, it glances like burnished steel, bathing the Narin-Portnoo beach in an angelic glow.

4 mins read
Fairlady
April 2020

Do You Feel Like A Fraud?

A Dealing with self-doubt is an everyday struggle for a surprising number of people. It’s that little voice that says, ‘You just got lucky.’ ‘They made a mistake; they’re going to figure you out.’ ‘You don’t have what it takes and it’s just a matter of time before you fail.’ Welcome to the Imposter Syndrome club – at the very least, you’re in good company!

6 mins read
Fairlady
March 2020

It's Summer! Celebrate The Season With Fuss-Free Alfresco Fare

Outdoor cooking is a favourite feature of SA summer life, whether you have a big backyard or not. With instant gas and electric braais, and easy-to-prep recipes like these, you can make your midweek meals a fuss-free alfresco affair.

6 mins read
Fairlady
January 2020

Have Hobbies Become A Thing Of The Past?

In an era of side hustles and the never-ending pursuit of success, doing something pointless just for the joy of it is often seen as a waste of time. But having a hobby can make you happier, healthier, better at time management and more successful at your job.

7 mins read
Fairlady
March 2020

UTIs– ALL YOUR BURNING QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

You know the feeling: needing to run to the loo every half hour (even though your bladder is empty) and the burning sensation once you get there. There’s nothing quite like the discomfort of a urinary tract infection (UTI). But what exactly are UTIs and, more importantly, is there anything we can do to avoid them? Clinical nutritionist Ruth Marcus fills us in.

3 mins read
Fairlady
March 2020

true COLOURS

Move over, Queer Eye guys! Mother-daughter duo Fay and Megan Coleman have performed incredible makeovers – life-changing transformations that will bring you to tears faster than Jonathan van Ness can say ‘Yaaass, Queen!’

4 mins read
Fairlady
March 2020

saving my SONS

When Ilana and Martin Gerschlowitz’s eldest son was diagnosed with autism, they were told he would never live a normal life. ‘Put him in a home and forget about him,’ one person advised. But Ilana refused to accept that nothing could be done.

8 mins read
Fairlady
March 2020

PLAYING FAVOURITES

Whether they admit it or not, parents tend to have a favourite child. (You know who you are. And if you don’t, your siblings definitely do!) Parental favouritism is nothing new – but admitting to it has become something of a taboo.

9 mins read
Fairlady
March 2020

My ABUNDANT, JUICY LIFE

Instead of resting on her laurels as the daughter of Diana Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross has made a name for herself as an award-winning actress, director, activist and fashion icon.

5 mins read
Fairlady
March 2020

MONEY talks

Self-proclaimed ‘money dork’ and author of How to Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grownup Sam Beckbessinger tackles your burning questions.

4 mins read
Fairlady
March 2020

HOW TO MAKE HAPPINESS A HABIT

We tend to picture happiness as a far-off ‘one day’ destination, but science says you really can create it for yourself. Put some pep in your step by cultivating these six habits every day.

5 mins read
Fairlady
March 2020

A step in the RIGHT DIRECTION

The walking habit gives you more than regular exercise – it can be a way to take charge of your life.

4 mins read
Fairlady
March 2020

Introverts: Misunderstood Or Misanthropes?

‘Hell is other people at breakfast.’ I was sad to discover this was a misquote; I found it so apt. French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre’s original line reads, quite simply: ‘Hell is other people.’ Punchier, sure, but also a bit harsh. Either way, the general sentiment is bound to resonate with at least some of you. You know who you are.

8 mins read
Fairlady
January 2020

Stop The Clock

Some fertility specialists are now offering a procedure to delay menopause by what they claim could be 20 years. Should you consider it?

7 mins read
Fairlady
February 2020

Money Talks

Your money questions, answered by Sam Beckbessinger, self-proclaimed ‘money dork’ and author of How to Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grownup.

4 mins read
Fairlady
February 2020

Taking the high road

If the misty mountains, crystal-clear waterfalls and soulful shrines don’t make you fall in love with Japan’s ancient Kiso Road (although, why wouldn’t they?), then the centuries-old inns, the warmth and hospitality of the people, and the incredible food certainly will.

10+ mins read
Fairlady
January 2020

She's back!

It’s finally happened: Jennifer Aniston has made her way back to the small screen in Apple TV series The Morning Show. Say hello to tough-as-nails news anchor Alex Levy.

6 mins read
Fairlady
January 2020

Tin foil hats at the ready!

We love a good conspiracy theory – the kookier, the better. So we veered off course to find the craziest contemporary conspiracy theories doing the rounds.

9 mins read
Fairlady
January 2020

Summer LIGHT

Donna Hay’s new recipe book, WeekLight, is crammed with easy, plant-based meals with the emphasis on health and wellbeing: perfect for holiday eating! Here are our three favourites…

3 mins read
Fairlady
January 2020

Frankenlaw

Babies conceived after their parents’ death, toddlers inheriting embryos, women giving birth to IVF twins that aren’t theirs, or related to each other… Significant advances in technology have opened up a whole new world of ethical and legal dilemmas. Fact truly is stranger than fiction in some of these real-life cases.

10+ mins read
Fairlady
January 2020

BEYOND BORDERS

Although Marita van der Vyver is mostly seen as anAfrikaans writer, her books have been translated into English, German, French, Mandarin and even Icelandic – and are read all over the world. Her latest work delves into the psychological damage caused by the BorderWar – from SouthAfrica to Cuba. We met up with her to talk about her work, her life in France and the controversy surrounding Borderline.

6 mins read
Fairlady
January 2020

GOING GREEN

Entertaining made simple – and healthy! Jamie Oliver shares three delicious recipes from his new cookbook, Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone.

4 mins read
Fairlady
January 2020

'I DID A 10-DAY WATER FAST'

...and it was easier than expected! Here’s what a few days of a medically monitored fast does to your body and brain.

9 mins read
Fairlady
January 2020

The river wild

If a luxuriously relaxing setting, scenic safaris, an armful of adrenalin rushes and fantastic service sound like your kind of holiday, Zambia’s Vic Falls is the ultimate destination.

10 mins read
Fairlady
February 2020

NOT KIDDING AROUND

At 52, Nicole Kidman is delivering some of her best performances yet. Her award-winning turn as domestic abuse survivor Celeste in Big Little Lies aptly coincided with the #MeToo movement, putting her at the forefront of the crusade for women in Hollywood – and beyond.

5 mins read
Fairlady
February 2020

AT YOUR SERVICE

These highly intelligent, expertly trained service dogs are changing the lives of their handlers. Meet the canines that are working with and supporting their human companions with incredible and inspiring dedication.

9 mins read
Fairlady
February 2020