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Parenting teenagers can be daunting, and because this sneaks up on you sooner than you think, it’s wise to prepare for this milestone early, ie while your daughter’s a tween – or before her hormones kick in and turn her into an alien. In many ways, the ‘generation gap’ has become the ‘communication gap’. IGens (millennials who have grown up with smartphones, the internet […]
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Taking responsibility for your ageing parents is often a challenging time; open and honest discussion is important for everyone involved. Whether you’re 16 or 46, your parents are always going to be your parents. It’s hard to imagine anything else. It’s equally difficult to think about a future where you might find yourself in their position, taking on the responsibility of […]
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Making a conscious choice. Your choice will make the world of difference to your child’s development. American motivational speaker Zig Ziglar once said there is a big difference in the words ‘react’ and ‘respond’. ‘Just imagine going to the doctor and having him say “You are reacting to the medication”,’ he says. ‘Then think about going back to the doctor two weeks […]
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Suffering from dry skin? You’re not alone. A recent study in the British Journal of Dermatology noted that many people suffer more from dry skin in winter because the harsh climatic changes affects our skin’s natural barrier function by breaking down a key protein in the skin called filaggrin. In winter, rapidly changing temperatures, from heated indoors […]
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Dreaming about where to holiday in May? It’s a wonderful time across the world, especially in the Northern Hemisphere where flowers are blooming and the sweet scent of spring filters the air. Any spot that’s close to the equator is guaranteed to be splendidly hot and if you’re planning to break away from the cold […]
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Why should we be sticking to a low sugar diet? A study released by the Human Sciences Research Council has revealed that the average South African eats 25kg of sugar a year – that’s just over double the recommended amount. Free sugar – added to foods by manufacturers, plus sugar naturally present in honey, syrups, […]
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According to a study by Safe Kids Worldwide, car crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the United States. However, 1 in 4 parents confess that they fail to properly restrain their kids while driving.  In 2011, 33% of the kids who died in a car crash were unrestrained, which is staggering considering that those deaths […]
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Fruit and vegetable juices are a great vitality boost so if you’re planning to start a Juice Diet Plan to slim down for your next holiday or ahead of a special event, not only will you start to shed the kilos but you’ll feel better in your general health, too. Juices are powerful internal cleansers, plus a […]
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Why do we crave cakes and crisps more than cauliflower and carrots? We asked nutrition experts what our unhealthy urges mean – and how to curb them… We all get food cravings and certainly don’t want to give in to them all the time. Since they usually involve bad-for-you foods, it’s bad for your waistline […]
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Following the right diet plan for your body is they key to reclaiming your waist and looking and feeling your best. Dr Christiane Northrup, doctor and regular on The Oprah Show, has battled with her own weight and loves to bust the myth of midlife spread. “It was always believed that after menopause, it was normal […]
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