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Beauty Top 10
CONSTANT HAND-WASHING CAN LEAVE YOUR HANDS FEELING EXTRA DRY, THE SKIN’S NATURAL BARRIER COMPROMISED AND YOUR HANDS PRONE TO SKIN PROBLEMS. TREAT THEM THIS MONTH…. 1 Oh So Heavenly Happy Hands Tea Therapy Hand Serum, R27.99
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Food Notes
Alcohol-free drinks are the fastest growing beverage sector in South Africa for health and safety reasons. Try these two new sparklers as a sweet or dry option... Robertson Winery DRY Non-Alcoholic Sparkling White has notes of pear, mandarin, orang
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Life Post-lockdown
MARISE SWART is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Hatfield, Pretoria. She also consults at two psychiatric hospitals in Pretoria. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner® and Brainspotting Therapist, and the only Brainspotti
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Did You Know?
Not all hand creams are created equal. Choose one that addresses your most urgent needs. Retinol will keep skin moist, peptides can boost collagen production for smoother skin and vitamin C can help zap age spots and fight wrinkles. Make sure your da
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Sleep Baby Sleep
Most moms and dads dream of getting a full night’s sleep, yet for more than half of all parents, a full night’s sleep evades them until well into their baby’s third year of life. But recent research, published in the journal Pediatrics, shows that on
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GOING THROUGH A Friendship crisis?
IS YOUR WANING SOCIAL LIFE AFFECTING YOUR MARRIAGE? Have you neglected your friendships so much that it’s starting to affect your relationship? After marriage and kids, your social life can slowly dwindle, sometimes until it’s barely in existence. T
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Blood Couldn’t Make Us Any Closer’
Andile ‘Dj Andy X’ Xolo and his wife, Lebogang, have been married for 10 years. They have two kids together: Andy’s step-daughter Palesa, 15, and their son, Oluthando, 8. ‘Andy and I met in Swaziland at a New Year’s Eve Party. I went on a road trip
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Dos And Don’ts For Immunisation
According to the National Department of Health, your child shouldn’t be immunised if they have a fever higher than 38.5°C, or if they’re moderately to severely ill. Immunisation is still allowed in children with lower grade fevers and minor illness.
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Everyone Needs A Friend
Apart from your partner and family, friends give you a sense of belonging and a ‘home away from home’. When life becomes overwhelming, you have a familiar place to turn to for some time out, with people you share commonalities with. When life becomes
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‘I Got My Vigour Back!’
‘As a child, I struggled immensely with intense tiredness. I’d find myself exhausted and lacking energy for no reason, even if I hadn’t been involved in extracurricular activities after school. ‘For most of my matric year, I wasn’t able to attend a f
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Listen Up
There’s nothing more frustrating than a child who zones out when you need them to pay attention to what you’re saying. ‘We can all relate to moments when our patience has run out and we’ve resorted to shouting or giving in and doing the requested tas
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Mad About Pets
Keeping it cool, calm and collected is better in the long run. This is according to researchers who found that obedient and docile dog breeds lived longer. The study analysed 56 dog breeds, looking at life spans, growth rates, energy use, and persona
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Your Family
EDITOR JANINE COLLINS CONTENT EDITOR CAITLIN GENG ART DIRECTOR CARRYL BRISTOW DESIGNER SAM RICE DIGITAL EDITOR JONI VAN DER MERWE FOOD EDITOR MARGIE ELS-BURGER RECIPE DEVELOPER & STYLIST NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE ACTING COPY EDITOR ROBYN LAWRENSON FEATURES
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Work Smart
Anja van Beek, talent strategist and leadership coach Anjavanbeek.co.za, @anjavanbeek.coaching, Linkedin.com/in/anja-van-beek Instead of trying to tackle a to-do list every day that just keeps growing, make a list of what your pivotal tasks are for
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How To Talk To Your Child
There’s no doubt that children of all ages do switch off or seem to have selective hearing, says Joanna, but the good news is that listening is a skill that can be harnessed. ‘Remember that the younger your child, the less able they are to keep focus
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Q&A with Dr Michael Ferreira
Q My toddler has been begging us for a pet, but my older child suffers from hay fever and I’ve heard that pet hair is one of the triggers. Is it possible to control hay fever while keeping a pet in the house? A Having a pet is a fantastic way to teac
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My Favourites In This Issue
In Fashion this month, we looked at locally and ethically made clothing: there’s some amazing talent out there and with COVID-19 seriously threatening the smaller businesses in the industry, we wholeheartedly support these homegrown makers and design
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New Manager Blues
Q I’m having some issues with boundaries in the workplace. I have always been friends with my co-workers, but I recently got promoted into a management position, where I’m now managing my co-workers. Is there a way I can remain friends with them, whi
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Make Yourself Heard
The key component in getting a child to hear what you have to say is for you to demonstrate that you’re a good listener too, says educational psychologist Zaakirah Mohamed from PsychMatters Centre. She offers the following tips: ROLE MODEL GOOD LIST
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PET SELFIE Of The Month
Six-year-old Benjamin lives in Heidelberg. This lively Labrador is fond of spending time with his human parents and loves travelling to the beach, his favourite holiday spot. He’s not so keen on playing fetch and would rather focus on the more import
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Hello Again!
At last! Welcome to our June issue… You’ll have noticed by now that our May issue could not be published under lockdown, but we spent the shutdown preparing a jam-packed, positive and hopefully uplifting June issue for you. Where do I possibly begin?
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Love To Win!
Beat the winter dryness and keep your family’s skin nourished with Pure Beginnings’ range of tried and trusted organic skincare. Known for its hydrating and nourishing properties, the Pure Beginnings range of pH-balanced skincare products is your ide
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Singing Calms Your Baby
A University of Montreal study has found that infants remain calm twice as long when listening to a song than when listening to speech. The Canadian study, published in the journal Infancy, looked at 30 healthy infants between six and nine months old
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CLEVER LITTLE organiser
Cut a piece of felt the width of a wooden hanger and about 90cm in length. Fold over the bar of the hanger. Match the bottom pieces and side edges and pin in place. Machine or hand sew around the edge of the felt and just under the bar of the hanger.
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Get In Touch
This month’s star letter will receive one case each of Retief Reserve’s red and white wine worth R2 000 The Retief Reserve range celebrates over 80 years of winemaking expertise and passion, garnered over three generations of the Retief family. The
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Delicious Winter Fare, Home-baked Loaves, And How To Make Gluten-free Flours
Serves 4 Takes 40 mins + resting 1.2kg tomahawk beef steak30ml black or mixed peppercorns10ml sea salt flakes olive or avocado oil, for cooking50g butter2 red onions, cut into wedgeschips, to serve 60g butter2 shallots, finely chopped250ml red wine
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You’re Getting Very Sleepy…
PRODUCED BY SONYA NAUDE PHOTOS: ANDREA CALDWELL STYLIST: ASHLEIGH WEST MODELS: SOPHIE RAS,MAITA DINEO LLOYD, SAYOLA MANCUNGA AND VIYAAN PILLAY FROM GAPA MODEL AGENCY ■
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Pretty Pullover
beg – begin(ning) cont – continue dec – decrease foll(s) – follow(s)ing inc – increase k – knit p – purl patt(s) – pattern(s) rem – remain(ing) rep(s) – repeat(s) RW – ribwise R(W)SF – right(wrong) side facing R(W)SR – right(wrong) side r
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At Our Table
Rooibos is a proudly South African product that grows in the Cederberg mountain region of the Western Cape. This evergreen bush with needle-like leaves is packed with antioxidants, is a natural anti-inflammatory and contains no caffeine. Some other h
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Trend alert !
Tomahawk steak is a bone-in ribeye cut with a few extra centimeters of the rib bone left in. It’s called a tomahawk cut because it resembles a single-handed axe. This cut is all the rage at the moment with it showing up on restaurant menus and social
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