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Friday | 28 July | 2017 Coping with the emotional fallout of a miscarriage

Glynis Horning   Around one in four to five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, so medical professionals tend to treat them as routine. But for you the loss can be hard to bear, however early it occurs. From conception, your hormone-fuelled

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Tuesday | 25 July | 2017 4 surprising reasons you’re gaining weight

You’re eating the wrong kinds of kilojoules You’ve been religiously counting your kilojoules and sticking to your recommended daily intake – so why aren’t you losing weight? A 2006 study by the University of Texas at Austin in the US

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Thursday | 13 July | 2017 What make-up past its BB date does to your skin

Lize-Mari Labuschagne   At some time or other all of us have used make-up that actually was very old, because why should you throw away something that is not finished? The purpose of expiry dates, however, is not merely to

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Wednesday | 05 July | 2017 Anxiety, depression require these changes

Lifestyle changes are simple but powerful tools in treating depression and anxiety, and they are an essential component of an integrated approach to treatment. In some cases, lifestyle changes alone can lift depression or relieve anxiety, so it makes sense

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Tuesday | 20 June | 2017 What the 5 love languages entail in practice

Ronéll and Anke van Rooyen   We regularly have a nice conversation about the subject of the Five Love Languages, viz. constructive words, touching, quality time, acts of love, and gifts. Today I want to make it practical in an

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Thursday | 15 June | 2017 Is chocolate good or bad for me?

Marli Naidoo   When I am enjoying a delicious piece of chocolate, I don’t give two hoots as to whether it’s good or bad for me. I just enjoy every piece melting sweetly in my mouth. It’s that guilty feeling

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Wednesday | 14 June | 2017 Varicose veins: A cause for concern?

Karen van der Berg   We have all seen it. Those conspicuous blue varicose veins that sometimes are clearly visible on people’s legs. In general varicose veins do not hold any health risks, yet it is not something to be

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Friday | 02 June | 2017 5 research-backed tips on what makes a happy life

Robert John Waldinger, MD          Ever wonder what it would be like to be able to look at people’s entire adult lives? Not asking older people to remember, but starting with them as teenagers and tracking their health and well-being

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Friday | 02 June | 2017 Curb your food cravings

The urge for something sweet or salty can hit you for lots of reasons: an afternoon lull, a light or early dinner, or even boredom. But you can do some things to get past it, or better yet, stop it

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Friday | 02 June | 2017 What to do when your teeth are stained

Meg de Jong   Ever given yourself a big grin in the mirror, only to notice that your pearly whites are more yellow than the sparkling white you have in your mind’s eye? Teeth discolouration has a number of different

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