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Being robbed is the price we pay for the way we live
"Being robbed is the price we pay for the way we live," my husband said, several hours after we came home on Saturday to find our front gate
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‘Campus (Dildo) Carry': Sex toy ban spurs protest over Texas gun laws
From August 1 2016, licensed Texans will be allowed to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of public universities. In the wake of a spate of campus shootings,
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South African ‘chick-lit’ heads to the big screen
Barring her great showing at the 2008 BTA Anglo Platinum short-story competition in which she won first and fourth prize, Nozizwe Cynthia Jele was a relative unknown when
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‘Suffragette’ tops bill as London film festival spotlights women’s struggles
October 7, 2015
The London Film Festival opening today with a screening of the British drama Suffragette has a special focus this year on women and their battles -- from the ...read more
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Top science book prize won by woman for first time
September 25, 2015
The most prestigious science book prize in Britain has been won by a solo female writer for the first time in its 28-year history. Gaia Vince, a journalist ...read more
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Efficiency up, turnover down: Sweden experiments with six-hour working day
September 18, 2015
A Swedish retirement home may seem an unlikely setting for an experiment about the future of work, but a small group of elderly-care nurses in Sweden have made ...read more
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‘Bad’ children condemned as witches
September 16, 2015
Bedwetting, disagreeing with parents or being left-handed are considered relatively normal features for many children, but in some African countries, these are grounds for sometimes deadly accusations of ...read more
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Listening the first step to reading
September 16, 2015
In his insightful book, The Rights of the Reader, Daniel Pennac comments: “When someone reads aloud, they raise you to the level of the book. They give you ...read more
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Turiya Magadlela: Art born of shared pain and pantyhose
September 16, 2015
TV appearances, telephone interviews and frantic preparations for her upcoming exhibition takes up most of artist Turiya Magadlela’s time these days. So tracking her down for an interview ...read more
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You don’t have to be rich to lead an ‘eco-friendly’ lifestyle – here’s how I do it
September 16, 2015
Shopping second-hand is hardly a new concept – the practice of making do with castoffs and finding treasure in trash has existed for as long as there have ...read more
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Pink for girls and blue for boys?
September 16, 2015
On Saturday my daughter readied herself for a Superheroes party. She wore a pretty red party dress with net and a bow, old-fashioned white sandals and a red ...read more
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Spotify data reveals boom in sleep and relaxation albums
September 8, 2015
Putting on music is often seen as an energising action to aid dancing, even jogging. But now one of the fastest-growing new album categories features music focused on ...read more
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Vogue centenary exhibition styles fashion bible as cultural record
September 8, 2015
At first glance, it’s all chiffon and glamour: Kate Moss in a huge hooped skirt, photographed by Mario Testino in 2008; David Hockney posing with a sequin-clad Maudie ...read more
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Artist reminds women of their beauty
August 31, 2015
Artist Palesa Makua leads 'My Skin Speaks' - a project that challenges how society views women and encourages women to embrace their bodies.
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‘Our Perfect Wedding’ to ‘Mass Hysteria’, the sky’s Morake’s limit
August 31, 2015
When Mzansi Magic’s household reality show Our Perfect Wedding announced comedian Tumi Morake as the show’s new presenter in 2014, the audience wasn’t sure what to expect from ...read more