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THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT
When our hair is looking good, we feel great – that’s why a ‘bad hair day’ is basically a synonym for the kind of day when everything goes wrong. The sad truth is, not all hair is born equal. Some people are just lucky; the rest of us, maybe not so m
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TAKE Five!
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate, R380 An extract of three resilient plants blended into a nourishing serum. A couple of drops per day are all you need for a more even, healthy-looking skin tone. Gatineau Melatogenine MorphoBiotique Crème, R
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3 Great Go-to Tools
1. Wet Brush Shower Detangler, R159, dries quickly and has a handy hook for hanging in the shower. 2. Hello Kitty TangleTeezer Detangling Brush, R320, is easy to hold in the palm of your hand. 3. ghd Platinum + Smart Styler set, R3 400, consists of
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Fairlady’s Top 10 Cate Blanchett Performances
10. Meredith in The Talented Mr Ripley (1999) 9. Elizabeth I in Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) 8. Susan Jones in Babel (2006) 7. Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003) 6. Jude in I’m Not There (2007) 5. Kat
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❛I WAS THE 14th WIFE OF A CULT LEADER❜
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, late last year Kelly Alder released her memoir, The Fourteenth Wife: A Search for Belonging, which she’d been working on for seven years. ‘When my daughter was about three, I felt this urge to start writing down
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The No-poo Trend
Yes, this is about never using shampoo or soap. The idea is not to expose your body (and the planet) to even more chemicals. Your hair will eventually self-regulate and your scalp will stop producing excess oil when you stop stripping it of oil all t
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And... Breathe
Our first attempt at breathing comes early in life as we enter the world and gulp in some air. So how come, many decades later, it seems I’ve been doing it wrong? ‘The diaphragm is such a huge muscle that if we get it to move optimally it has a mass
Fairlady8 мин. чтенияPsychology
She... Doesn’t Say No, Doesn’t Age And Is Designed To Please How Will SEXBOTS CHANGE Our WORLD ?
‘I am Nova. ‘I am Harmony. ‘I am Solana. ‘We are part of RealDoll X. We are AI-driven robotic dolls, and we are here to become your perfect companion.’ This is the silken-voiced soundtrack to the introduction video to RealDoll X sexbots, one of the l
Fairlady3 мин. чтенияBiology
Back To Our Roots
There’s a good reason ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been used as a herbal medication for thousands of years. The plant has adaptogenic properties, offering benefits to both body and brain. Ashwagandha has long been used to reduce anxiety, depr
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BEHIND THE wardrobe
Do you have any sentimental pieces of clothing in your wardrobe? I have a pair of drop-crotch jeans that I bought 20 years ago, and to this day it’s my favourite pair of jeans. My second-favourite piece is a silk bralette from Stefania Morland – a li
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Style Icons
‘I love something a little unexpected, a little bit rock ’n’ roll, and always a little sparkly. My name means happiness… I have to leave a trail of sequins behind me wherever I go!’ ‘I would say my style is casual – a bit sporty/ street, with a s
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We’re Keeping An
Esté and Lourens Rabé have gone where few married couples dare to venture – sharing a career. ‘It’s funny; so many married couples come up to us after a show to ask how we manage,’ Lourens says. ‘But it’s deepened our relationship and taught us so mu
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You Should Be Alert If You…
• are a woman over the age of 60 • have a family history of thyroid issues • suffer from an autoimmune disease like Hashimoto’s or Grave’s disease • you’ve already had thyroid issues – like a goiter (an enlarged thyroid gland) ■
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A good DEATH
Biting the dust. Kicking the bucket. Pushing up daisies. Giving up the ghost. Shuffling off this mortal coil. Taking a dirt nap. Meeting your maker. And my personal, irreverent favourite: Popping your clogs. Once you start listing the euphemisms for
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Letters
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the ‘Last Word’ column in the January/February 2021 issue. I was lying in my bath reading and found myself laughing out loud, imagining the scenes in my head. Maybe because I recognised so much of it in my own
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Make Working From Home Work For You
The dictionary definition of home (noun: a retreat or place of shelter) will have to change in our new PC (post-Covid-19) world to include ‘a building used as a place for commercial work’. And it’s not only definitions that need updating – we also ha
Fairlady6 мин. чтенияDiet & Nutrition
GLUTEN SENSITIVITY Real Or Imagined?
The gluten-free trend has taken the world by storm – starting, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed in an interview with The New York Times, when she released her gluten-free cookbook in 2015. She’s not quite right, it turns out, the same as in her earlier claim
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8 signs YOU NEED TO CHECK your THYROID
The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland sits at the front of the neck, wrapped around the trachea. It produces essential hormones that control a number of extremely important bodily functions, including the all-powerful metabolic process, which converts f
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WE CAN’T GO ON MEETING this way
The words crept into our lexicon in early 2020: Zoom, Meet, Teams. What used to be the innocuous hook-up that the tech-savvy lot at the office sorted out for an e-huddle so that a purse-lipped CFO could rail on about the marketing department’s oversp
Fairlady1 мин. чтенияMedical
Nb
You should always be cautious when trying something for the first time, cautions herbal practitioner Jéan Smit. ‘While most herbs, when used correctly, are unlikely to be harmful, remember that “natural” doesn’t mean “safe”. Herbal preparations, just
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Go For It!
1 Identify your personal interests and goals. 2 Make a list of the things you’d like to learn just out of curiosity or for the sake of it – it will help you to narrow down your choices. 3 Research the various options available to you. 4 Commit, si
Fairlady1 мин. чтенияTechnology & Engineering
MEGAXWORD & BRAINTEASER
Your completed crossword should reach us by 30 April 2021. Email it to flymag@fairlady.com with MegaXword No 174 or Brainteaser No 173 in the subject line, and provide your name, postal or physical address, email address and phone number. The editor’
Fairlady6 мин. чтенияDesign
By WOMAN, for WOMAN
STARTUP COSTS: ‘I started out by designing garments for other people. I was producing clothes from my parents’ dining room with machines they had bought for me.’ TURNOVER: ‘I now have my own studio and I have showcased my designs on platforms like A
Fairlady4 мин. чтенияTechnology & Engineering
We Tested Steam Irons
Aluminium: A good heat conductor but scratches easily. Non-stick: Glides over fabric, but be careful of scratching the coating. Stainless steel: Distributes heat evenly and glides well, but it might melt decals when on a high setting. Ceramic: Off
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‘THE DEPTHS Call Me’
I am lying face up, floating on the surface of the sea. One hand is on the dive line. The line that descends to 67 metres, the line that I will follow down. The depths call me; I visit them one breath at a time. I take a deep, full breath to fill m
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Tips
• Work out a budget and provide support within your means. • Don’t resort to debt. • Make sure your siblings pay their fair share when they are able to do so. • Play open cards with your partner to avoid conflict. ■
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Worth A Try
An old wives’ tale has it that adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the water you use to rinse your hair will make it super-shiny. There’s no science to it, but giving it a shot won’t do any harm either – the acetic acid in the vinegar will
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Something Special
Middelvlei Momberg Pinotage 2018 (R400) is so delicious it’s totally worth the price. Made to celebrate the 100 years that the Momberg family have been on the farm, it’s smooth and full of ripe fruit flavours – abit like drinking John Keats’s ode ‘To
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Book Extract
When my phone alarm chimes, I fish it out from the pocket of my cargo pants. I’ve forgotten, with the time change, to turn off the reminder. I’m still groggy with sleep, but I open the date and read the names: Iris Vale. Eun Ae Kim. Alan Rosenfeldt.
Fairlady1 мин. чтенияCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Healthy Treats
Satisfy your craving for a savoury snack with vegan-friendly ‘biltong’. Oyster mushrooms are high in vitamins B1 and B2, as well as calcium, iron, zinc and folic acid, among others. R133 for 120g; faithful-to-nature.co.za These crispy bites of goodn
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