I Was Addicted Tp Sleeping Pills
An addiction to prescription pills stole 10 years, friends, jobs and home.
The words ‘why not?’ feature strongly in her vocabulary. Discover why comedy genius Melissa McCarthy refuses to play it safe – and why she is so much more than the role that made her famous.
Your Complete Guide To Living With A Uterus
Having a uterus (and everything that comes with it) can sometimes feel like a burden. We went on a mission to find simple developments in technology, psychology and wellness that can make life with hormones and periods easier!
Tried & Tested Acu-Cupping
This ancient treatment is meant to ease tense muscles, reduce cellulite and detox your body – but does it really work?
Giving Is The New Receiving
Oprah Winfrey began the giveaway craze when she handed out everything from cars to cashmere sheets on her talk show. Her influence was significant, as many became more mindful not just of what they had but of the satisfaction of giving. The traditional Christian grace may well become ‘for what we are about to give, may the Lord make us truly thankful’... Anet Richards* adopted this approach, and shares her discovery of the joy of generosity.
Janine Binneman Jewellery
Owner: Janine BinnemanStartup costs: I sold my second-hand car to buy the basics from a friend’s mom who used to make jewellery as a hobby. I think it was about R15 000.Turnover: R2,5 million – R3 million.Websites:: jbjd.co.za and janinebinneman.co.za
Hands up if you’re feeling tired even after a solid night’s sleep? Join the club! It could be an iron deficiency: a recent study shows that about one in two women are deficient in iron.
For the sake of your health, focus on giving more than on getting. Happy holidays!
A Flair For Floral
These two businesses take wedding design and floral arrangements to a whole new passion-driven level.
Drew Barrymore:'Girls Can DO Anything'
‘I’ve always fantasised about having a desk job because it seemed like such a consistent life, and nothing about mine was grounded,’ Drew Barrymore says. Now she’s a CEO, and the ultimate girl boss.
Tshiamo Strikes Gold!
Pioneering 27-year-old geologist Tshiamo Legoale has garnered international acclaim for creating a process that can potentially use wheat to ‘grow’ gold! It’s earned her the FameLab International award for 2017 – and she’s the first African to win it.We couldn’t wait to meet her.
Back To The Future
It’s just seven years since the first iPad was launched. What technology will we take for granted within another seven years? Professor Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, says we’re on the verge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterised by new technologies that will have a profound impact on every aspect of our lives. It could be exciting – or not. Here’s a peek at a few of the big changes that are already in motion.
Who's The Leader Of The Pack?You Or Your Dog?
Got a dog you can’t control? It’s likely your problem is that you don’t understand its true nature. We asked animal behaviour consultant John Faul to throw us a few bones on how to be the leader your dog deserves.
Owner: Meg MillerStart-up costs: ‘I buy my clothing from charity shops, and in 2015 I sold a lot of it at vintage markets around Cape Town to make “seed money”. I made R8500, which is what covered my costs for the first two months: my first batch of fabric, website and domains. Also, I met lots of models and photographers, who collaborated essentially for free in the start-up stage. I was at university at the time, so my parents covered my rent and living costs, which was a comfort.’Turnover: ‘I created something I was passionate about, and I’ve been earning a profit since the first month.’Website: www.netterose.com
The Duchess Diaries
The Duchess Diaries
Could You Really Die Of A Broken Heart?
Also known as stress-induced or takotsubo cardiomyopathy, broken heart syndrome is a real condition usually sparked by an extremely stressful event – and it can look like an actual heart attack.
New Year, New (Financial) You!
All you know about money is that there’s just never enough, right? Let’s change that, starting right now. Here’s our expert’s 10-point plan.
The year’s starting to gain momentum. Make sure you do too!
Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela & Marianne Thamm
Journalist, commentator and feminist Marianne Thamm became a household name for writing about other people. Now she shares her own unconventional life story about growing up in 20th-century SA. We chatted to her about her book, becoming a mom and being fearless.
A Recipe For Success
About a year ago, we interviewed homegrown author Sally Andrew and ran an extract from her first novel – which you (and we!) loved. Her warm and wise (but troubled) character, Tannie Maria, is a delight, and we’re happy to spend more time with her in this, her second book. Here’s a taster of the first two chapters of Tannie Maria & the Satanic Mechanic.
The Good, The Bad & The Donald
Let’s be real – it’s been a rough year. Like, really rough. So much so that when director Matt Oswalt tweeted, ‘Is 2016 being directed by Quentin Tarantino?’, it went viral. Here are just some of the stories that made headlines this year.
A beautiful pair of shoes with a strong design element does more than finish a look – it starts a conversation. Maria McCloy is one to watch.
Not every entrepreneur sets out with the intention of launching a full-scale business. Fortunately for our taste buds, these folks turned their sideline ventures into thriving confectionaries.
Whether it’s for a week, a month, a year or the rest of your life, no alcohol – or, at the very least, mindful drinking – is the new yoga: everyone’s (not) doing it. Here’s what to drink when you’re not drinking…
How To Invest For The First Time
Investing is often a scary concept, particularly if you’ve never invested money before. A beginner’s guide might come in handy.
The Smoke That Thunders Vic Falls
A feast for your senses and undoubtedly one of Mother Nature’s truly breathtaking creations, Victoria Falls should be high on your bucket list of destinations. We can’t wait to go back!
Mothers-In-law From Hell
Family can be tricky at the best of times, but there seems to be a particular set of tensions when it comes to women and their mothersin-law. They’re not all bad, we know that. But in the interest of having a good vent (and getting some wellearned sympathy), we asked you to share some of your horror stories – and boy, did you deliver!
Is It So Bad To Choose Mediocre?
We all succumb to the ‘do more, be more, excel’ mentality. But is it always possible to be everything we want to be?
She Gets It From Her Mama!
In celebration of Mother’s Day – and inspired by our gorgeous cover this month – we take a look at some of our favourite celebs whose daughters are all grown up and following in their famous mothers’ footsteps.
Bulelwa Makalima- Ngewana, CEO of the Cape Town Partnership, is hellbent on changing not only the city itself, but – more importantly – the way people experience it.