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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 showed that ideal weight and overweight participants ate a similar  … Read more


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 make you buy new products. This is because not only  … Read more


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 ignored.   What precisely is it, what causes it and  … Read more


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 causes, but is a very common condition. Here’s what you  … Read more


9 tips for better posture

Don’t be a slouch It adds to the stress on your spine. That puts a strain on the bones, muscles, and joints you need to hold your backbone in place. But lousy posture isn’t just bad for your back. A constant slump smashes your inside organs together, and makes it  … Read more


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