ARTICLES RELATING TO WELLNESS

So what if I want surgery?

2014-04-04 19:30

A reader believes that going under the knife is nobody's business but her own.

This is why I wear make-up

2014-03-19 10:12

There is a good reason to wear make-up and become your own beautiful work of art says reader Lerato Mogoerane.

The worst things said to me after sex. What’s yours?

2014-02-18 11:30

In this candid video Meghan Tonjes shares the worst things people have said to her after getting jiggy with it.

Girl time is good for your health

2014-01-31 09:09

Good old “me time” and girls nights out are chicken soup for the soul. Here are some of the benefits of spending time with your girlfriends.

Make 2014 your best year yet

2014-01-16 10:30

The infamous new year resolution can be a quick fix in trying to reverse all the yolo-ing from the festive season. Here are some tips on how to turn your goals into transformative realities.

It’s okay not to be okay

2013-12-27 09:00

I’ve spent such a large part of my life ALWAYS being what others expected me to be. I'm tired of it, writes Lauren Daniels.

Stop trying to be better...

2013-12-19 10:00

Because you're sacrificing your own true happiness, writes Khensani Manzini.

Confessions of a curvy girl

2013-11-30 13:30

Our reader has learnt to make peace with her "plus-size" weight and stopped worrying about stereotypes.

Why buy back your virginity?

2013-11-29 11:02

A fake hymen can't erase the fact that you've lost your virginity, so why do women undergo hymen reconstruction surgery?

Not taking leave this year?

2013-11-28 15:31

During December, the half-empty office can be a downer. Here are some tips to survive,and celebrate, the festive season at work.

5 Summer-ready body tips

2013-11-28 09:44

Check out these easy “bodylicious” essentials that every women should try this summer.

Five outlandishly bizarre spa treatments to try

2013-10-30 13:47

These gifs show exactly how we feel about these five rather unusual spa treatments.

Beginners guide to putting yourself first

2013-10-23 10:30

After being the one who has constantly put others' needs before her own, this reader has finally decided to take a stand to be more assertive.

World Osteoporosis Day

2013-10-01 11:14

Build stronger bones by following a healthy lifestyle.

A guide to understanding introverts

2013-08-14 00:00

The problem with being an introvert is that people keep asking you “what’s wrong” when you’re quiet.

What kind of brave are you?

2013-07-29 13:30

Some might see it as indecision as fear, but maybe conserving your courage is a different kind of brave.

Outgoing people lead happier lives

2013-07-18 13:42

Research has shown that young adults, who are more outgoing or more emotionally stable, are happier in later life.

Depression and sick leave

2013-05-27 12:53

A reader wonders if people will ever stop stigmatising depression and learn to accept the fact that people do sometimes need to take sick leave because of it.

Do you think you're beautiful?

2013-05-09 13:48

A reader thinks that women should stop being so hard on themselves when it comes to body image.

Stepping out of your comfort zone

2013-04-22 10:39

Change is good for the soul. All you need is a plan of action and a good dose of courage, says a reader who recently made a change himself.

Do you suffer from SAD?

2013-04-22 00:00

A reader shares her experience on dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder and offers some advice to those who might be also suffering from a case of the winter blues.

7 benefits of being in love

2013-03-18 00:00

It’s not only good for your spirit; it has some physical and psychological advantages too.

7 benefits of being in love

2013-02-11 00:00

It’s not only good for your spirit; it has some physical and psychological advantages too.

5 Summer-ready body tips

2012-12-27 12:00

Check out these easy “bodylicious” essentials that every women should try this summer.

DIY Christmas gift: Pamper Jar

2012-12-13 09:07

Give your friends a small yet thoughtful gift filled with all their favourite pamper items.

 

9 signs of a healthy guy

2014-03-19 11:59

Here are nine ways your body tells you that it is in great shape. Check to see if you recognise yourself.

Before you say something mean...

2014-02-28 16:45

Remember, a simple ‘you’ve gotten fat’ between friends can be a real pain the ass.

Best stay in school advert ever

2014-02-02 10:00

Don’t be fooled by the happy hipster teenagers, this one goes out with a bang.

Lingerie line says no to Photoshop

2014-01-23 09:08

Finally a campaign that says no to digital manipulation.

Make 2014 your best year yet

2014-01-15 11:06

The infamous new year resolution can be a quick fix in trying to reverse all the yolo-ing from the festive season. Here are some tips on how to turn your goals into transformative realities.

Get up and get moving!

2013-12-21 16:00

A reader believes that self motivation is the key to self improvement. Do you agree?

I’m fine. I’m not depressed

2013-12-17 15:30

Every day seems like a challenge, not the good kind where you set bars of success to reach. It’s the difficult kind, the sad kind.

Stop the cycle of failure

2013-11-29 14:30

Tired of failed diets, exercise resolutions, empty promises? Find out how to make a lifestyle change that will last a life time.

This is why dogs would make better people

2013-11-29 09:35

Saffiya Ismail feels that her pet is much nicer than some people she has already encountered.

Do fad diets work?

2013-11-28 12:30

Have you ever been so desperate to get slim that you’ve lived on shakes for a week? Our Facebook friends say you’re not alone.

Five outlandishly bizarre spa treatments to try

2013-11-04 12:45

These gifs show exactly how we feel about these five rather unusual spa treatments.

Beginners guide to putting yourself first

2013-10-23 17:52

After being the one who has constantly put others' needs before her own, this reader has finally decided to take a stand to be more assertive.

56% of SA women are obese

2013-10-01 11:14

A frightening statistic. But, experts reckon they may have a solution - and it's not dieting or exercise. Say what?!

5 Telltale signs of depression

2013-10-01 11:13

Feeling powerless, bleak and beyond help? We all suffer from the blues now and again, but if these feelings persist it might be time to see a professional.

A guide to understanding introverts

2013-08-12 15:51

The problem with being an introvert is that people keep asking you “what’s wrong” when you’re quiet.

Beginners guide to putting yourself first

2013-07-29 11:56

After being the one who has constantly put others' needs before her own, this reader has finally decided to take a stand to be more assertive.

Depression and sick leave

2013-05-31 09:31

A reader wonders if people will ever stop stigmatising depression and learn to accept the fact that people do sometimes need to take sick leave because of it.

Ban these exercise obstacles

2013-05-10 11:04

There are plenty of excuses for not doing exercise but these obstacles don’t need to stand in your way.

Stepping out of your comfort zone

2013-04-26 11:28

Change is good for the soul. All you need is a plan of action and a good dose of courage, says a reader who recently made a change himself.

Green spaces may boost well-being

2013-04-22 08:16

People living in urban areas with more green space tend to report greater well-being than city dwellers that don't have parks, a new study has found.

Do you suffer from SAD?

2013-04-11 13:37

A reader shares her experience on dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder and offers some advice to those who might be also suffering from a case of the winter blues.

7 benefits of being in love

2013-02-19 00:00

It’s not only good for your spirit; it has some physical and psychological advantages too.

5 Telltale signs of depression

2013-02-06 00:00

Feeling powerless, bleak and beyond help? We all suffer from the blues now and again, but if these feelings persist it might be time to see a professional.

How alcohol affects your resolutions

2012-12-13 12:00

Enjoy your holiday season without going overboard. Here's how.

My dad, the abuser

2012-12-12 12:00

The nightmare of seeing abuse as a child can haunt you into adulthood.

 
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