Thursday, 29 June, 2017

Lifestyle

Laughing gas- new party drug

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Actress Demi Moore’s trip to the emergency room was spurred by symptoms of a seizure triggered by inhaling the drug nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas or whippits. The drug is used legally as an anesthetic and to reduce patients’ anxiety at the dentist’s office, but it is also sold in small cartridges that are intended for use in ... Read More »

The significance of Pilates

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Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems in the country. It seems like everyone is either doing Pilates, or interested in starting a Pilates exercise program. Indeed, ... Read More »

Zonnebloem Competition

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From the 2010 vintage, Zonnebloem’s flagship red blend, Laureat, features a new label that pays homage to those who have shaped this well-loved South African brand. The new look, that is strikingly different from its earlier iterations, also better distinguishes the specialty wine from the core range. A Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot-dominated blend, the wine takes its name from the ... Read More »

Spring day – a visit to Kirstenbosch Gardens

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch was established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa, and was the first ... Read More »

Ntombezinhle Modiselle

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1. Tell us where you are from, where you grew up, and about your childhood. I grew up in rural KZN in Melmoth and KwaNongoma. In retrospect I had a really great childhood albeit not an easy one; we were always working and achieving something. There was never time for idleness, whether cooking, cleaning, looking after the animals or fetching ... Read More »

How many kids should I have?

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The decisions surrounding how many children you should have are personal ones. They may be made by you and your husband long before you are married, or they may come as you start to build your family. Your personal, medical, and financial well-being may all be determining factors in how many children you decide to have in your family. There ... Read More »

Phone addicts – am I guilty?

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When Sashin Singh has a few minutes to spare, he’s probably going to use them to text. Singh said he uses his phone mostly for texting, sending short messages when he’s at work and can’t call people, and to check his Facebook wall when he’s bored. If you ask him whether he’s addicted, he says he’s not certain. “My girlfriend ... Read More »

Wedding Music

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  “If music be the food of love, then play on, ” William Shakespeare. Music is an expression of man’s soul. From the very beginning of time, man has played music on special occasions: to mark the beginning and the end of life and to help celebrate all the main rituals on earth. Where would we be without music in our ... Read More »

Importance of a Will

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  A Will is probably the most important document a person can draw in his lifetime, which only comes into effect after date of death. A will which is also commonly referred to as a “Last Will and Testament” should constantly be revised to reflect changes that may have taken place in your life or financial situation. An estate consists ... Read More »

Love As I Saw It…

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  When I first thought of asking the real-life couples to send in their pictures for a V-Day shoot, I had my reservations about it. The first being; what if only models respond to it? To my surprise (wish could show you my facial expressions here) the majority of the submissions came from non-fashion people (sigh)! After going through the ... Read More »