April 23, 2017

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SowetanLive – Good Life

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Airline to slap belligerent passengers who delay flights with hefty fines

Fliers who behave badly and cause flight delays will face hefty fines when flying Air India. 

500kg Egyptian sheds half her weight after India surgery

The "world's heaviest woman" has shed half her weight -- around a quarter of a tonne -- in the two months she's been in India for treatment, doctors said.

Peace, quiet just a hop from Jozi

It was raining cats and dogs when I set out for a one night stay at the Bon Hotel Riviera in Vereeniging recently.

Caravanning a cheaper and fun way to see SA

"Where are the other black people?"

How stairs can put a pep in your step at the office

Feeling sleep-deprived and flagging at your computer? Don’t grab (another) cup of coffee or a cooldrink. Instead walk the stairs and get a quick boost.

Antarctic meltwater lakes threaten sea levels: study

Antarctic meltwater lakes are far more common than once thought and could destabilise glaciers, potentially lifting sea levels by metres as global warming sets in, scientists said Wednesday.

HIV stigma still haunts Chatsworth residents‚ study finds

A study conducted by University of KwaZulu-Natal PhD graduate Dr Yogandra Naidoo found that the fear of being discriminated against and stigmatised has made it impossible for HIV/Aids sufferers in the south Durban township to disclose their status and living their lives.

Sex positions to fast track conception

There are many aspects that go into a couple conceiving a child.

Creativity, a mating boost for the unattractive male

In the ruthless world of the mating game, plain-looking men instinctively know that being funny, smart or poetic helps to compensate for a less-than-stellar exterior.

It's never too soon to talk

Every parent hopes their children will want to talk to them, to share their hopes and dreams and to seek comfort, reassurance and advice. When can we start making that happen?

Beyond the finish line: six tips for effective marathon recovery

After the Paris marathon, Boston and London are on the horizon for runners April 17 and 23. To stay in shape and even improve your next performance French personal trainer and YouTuber Marine Leleu shares some of the keys to effective recovery when you've given your all.

Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

Facebook on Wednesday said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages.

Scientists develop a potential blood test for shaken baby syndrome

Researchers in the US have developed a blood test that could help clinicians detect abusive head trauma in infants, sometimes referred to as shaken baby syndrome.

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Organization said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water.

Is love at first sight a myth?

We were all shocked when we first saw the Married at First Sight show that aired on DStv's Lifetime channel.

Surviving burns and treatment - burn victims don't have to live with scars for life

Nothing is more tragic than being a burn victim.

A symptom-free virus may spark allergy to gluten: study

A common virus in infancy could trigger a life-long allergy to gluten and lead to celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder which affects one in 133 people in the United States, researchers said Thursday.

My husband of 10 years has suddenly turned against me this year

Relationship advice from experts

Junk status will make your car insurance more expensive

South Africa’s recent junk status rating is likely to lead to hikes in car insurance premiums.

SA 'up there with the best' recycling plastic bottles

Many South Africans are under the impression that we don’t have much of a recycling culture‚ but when it comes to plastic bottles‚ we’re up there with the best in the world.

Quadriplegic man regains use of arm in medical first: study

A decade after a bike crash that left an American man paralysed from the shoulders down, he can again feed himself, researchers hailing a medical first reported Wednesday.

Reducing salt intake can cut down on nighttime trips to the bathroom

For those who find their sleep interrupted by nighttime visits to the bathroom, new research suggests that reducing the amount of salt in your diet could reduce your need to pee at night.

My world: Makgati Molebatsi shifts from marketing to the art of fashion

SPONSORED | Marketing-professional-turned-art-adviser Makgati Molebatsi is the embodiment of the Trenery woman’s style and grace.

Place to be for fun and relaxation

After years of only seeing The Carousel Casino when speeding past en route to Polokwane in Limpopo on the N1, I finally got to visit the complex last year to experience the Kofifi Movement evening.

Sewing a positive future

A group of residents from the Langa community in the Western Cape are sewing their way to a brighter future.

Watch what you talk about with your friend's partner

Balancing your relationship with your friendships can sometimes be challenging.

The idea of loving one person for the rest of your life is not a real one

This past Saturday morning I woke up to one of the funniest "gone viral on social media" posts.

Sex gives a 48-hour 'afterglow' that helps bond couples together

New research suggests that if you want to maintain your relationship, having sex could give you and your partner a short term boost of sexual satisfaction which also has a longer-lasting effect on your relationship.  

Land of ferns and honey: How the Khoekhoe described the Cape

Ever wondered where Knysna‚ jewel of the Garden Route‚ got its name?

Spider venom may offer hope to stroke victims: scientists

A protein in the venom of potentially deadly funnel web spiders could minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke, researchers in Australia said on Tuesday.

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