Feeling sick? It may be mind over matter

2015-05-26 09:46

Your mental health hugely affects your physical well being. A human behavioural expert shows us how to win in both aspects.

Men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus

2015-05-22 10:34

Stop acting like men and women are from different planets. Laura Shortridge tells us why men and women should team up together, even with our differences.

My best friend's suicide

2015-05-19 10:24

It is not easy dealing with loss through death, especially suicide. Hanli Booysen celebrates her best friend's life while coping with his death.

What I learnt about hating my best friend's enemy

2015-05-11 14:55

Is hatred by proxy loyal, or just plain childish? Sam Wilson shares her experience and lesson learnt.

I was wrong about depression

2015-04-29 15:55

Laura Shortridge sets the record straight on what depression is and tells us how it affected her.

We are tainting our humanity with hatred

2015-04-20 14:16

In light of the increased violence we have been seeing in the news, Saffiya Ismail wonders if there is any humanity left in the world.

I regret my abortion

2015-04-09 11:09

Our stories need to be told, whether they are happy or horrific. One reader shares hers.

10 ways to be a positive person

2013-02-27 12:49

Want to have a more optimistic outlook on life? Start by celebrating your life and changing the way you think.

Vegetative patients can still pay attention

2013-08-13 13:53

People who are in a vegetative state may be capable of paying attention and answering simple questions with their minds, suggests a new study.

Inner speech speaks volumes about the brain

2013-07-16 07:45

A new study shows that a predictive brain signal could explain why we 'hear' inner speech in our heads even in the absence of actual sound.


You know what should bother you more than false accusations of racism? Racism.

2015-05-22 10:39

Why is it so many people are more concerned about the possibility of someone being falsely accused of racism than about racism itself?

Who is speaking for your vagina?

2015-05-19 15:03

Is your vagina a beaver? Is it gross and smelly and ugly? Dorothy Black takes issue with those that would like you to think so.

Falling off the banting bandwagon

2015-05-19 10:01

A whirlwind relationship with the Tim Noakes diet made Samantha Steele realise that her one true love is really carbs.

Female genital mutilation is not a third world problem

2015-05-11 14:34

This powerful ad campaign depicts female genital mutilation in a very visceral way.

We need to start talking about periods

2015-04-29 10:36

Periods are natural. If we stop being embarrassed by them we can talk about them - and maybe save a girl's life in the process says Jen Thrope.

Who are we really?

2015-04-13 15:44

Saffiya Ismail realises that defining who you are is an ongoing challenge, mainly because you are constantly learning, changing and growing.

Why we should think positively

2015-02-03 13:31

Sticks and stones can come from all directions, but it's up to us what we deposit into our minds, says Saffiya Ismail.

Mind Moves

2009-01-21 11:47

How to use your child’s body to help him or her learn.

Clenching right fist boosts memory

2013-04-25 08:23

A study suggests clenching the right hand may help form memories, while the left may help recall words.

Challenging the mind keeps seniors sharp

2014-06-24 13:29

People with greater amounts of cognitive activity in middle and later life started experiencing memory and thinking problems much later.

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