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CONTENTS BEAUTY

HEALTH

FAMILY

69 FAMILY FRONT

25 BEAUTY BUZZ

45 HEALTH BYTES

29 READER MAKEOVER

ARE YOUR SHOES COOKING WITH 48 HARMING 72 CHOCOLATE YOUR HEALTH?

What’s new in beauty from Clicks this season A mom and daughter get a fab Mother’s Day makeover

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GET THE LOOK

We show you how to get Beyonce’s stylish look

BEARDS: THE GREAT COMEBACK

Handy tips to achieve three hot celeb looks

THAT THING ON 37 WHAT’S MY FACE? We investigate blemishes and marks and how to deal with them

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HAIR REHAB

Give your hair some muchneeded attention with our expert advice

Wise up with our health news and tips

Those killers heels might be more dangerous than you think

53 10 WAYS TO FIGHT FLU

Keeping those nasty germs at bay is easy with our expert advice

Handy products and helpful advice for your family

Delicious recipes and beautiful homewares from Clicks

79 HOW WE CELEBRATE

Three readers tell us about their family celebrations during Easter and Passover

TIME TO DITCH THE 57 JUST ONE BITE 83 DIAPERS? DEPRESSION: SHOULD YOU 58 MEDICATE? Chocolate is not so bad after all!

Know when it’s the right time to seek help for this condition

Find out about how SA’s new Consumer Protection Act will affect you

SMALL WAYS TO SLOW 63 3DOWN

Learn the easiest ways t to slow down your hectic life

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We’ve got important information for an emergency

ISSUE 6 2010 WINNERS Blokkiesraaiel nr. 35: L Chapman

Crossword no. 25: JD John Baby Sense: L Cantin, R Salie, J Kirkpatrick Freshlyground: J du Plooy, B Brown, A Young, K Muller, D Coetzee Red Door: G Omar, G Lourens, N Ramluckan, M Rossouw, S-A Weir

ON THE COVER LEANNE MANAS Photographer I’m not too sure says Juan.


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have not been a mother for very long. But I have been one long enough to know that I will never feel on top of this particular job. My three-year-old son frequently reminds me that I don’t have a clue what I’m doing as he struggles to assert himself. Whether it’s bathing, brushing teeth or going to bed, I am met with an emphatic, ‘No!’ But despite the challenges, there are powerful moments that make me feel like the happiest person on the planet. Sitting in my pyjamas with my hair a mess and my eyes red from another sleepless night, I catch my son staring at me. I smile at him and he says, ‘Mom, you are so beautiful.’ So this Mother’s Day I’m going to celebrate. Clicks Baby Club is a new club that offers double and triple Points on baby purchases, as well as loads of helpful parenting advice. See page 12 for details. Clicks also has a range of gifts for mom this Mother’s Day – see page 19 for a few of our choice treats. If you are a chocolate lover you’ll also find tantalising treats for Easter on page 20. And try your hand at cooking with chocolate on page 72 for a chocolate fiasco. Enjoy!

Susan

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READERS’ LETTERS

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ART DIRECTOR Juan Geel MANAGING EDITOR Lesley Andrews DESIGNER Sara Moosa ADVERTISING SALES Tessa Fenton-Wells ADVERTISING ASSISTANT Natheema Israel EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS Mark Beare and John Morkel ACCOUNTANTS Naeema Abrahams, Kauther Cerff, Elmon Searle CUSTOMER MARKETING MANAGER David Hazell CLUBCARD & FINANCIAL SERVICES MANAGER Majola Sibanda CLUBCARD COMMUNICATIONS Alison Turner CLUBCARD OPERATIONS AND ACQUISITIONS CO-ORDINATOR Belinda Brink CLUBCARD DATA ANALYST Leona Marais

Your chance to have a say

BENEFITS

Read all about the fantastic rewards and benefits of belonging to ClubCard Have your health questions answered by a Clicks pharmacist

MOTHER’S DAY SHOP!

Great gifting ideas for your special mom

EASTER SHOP!

Easter eggs and chocolates galore

AT HOME WITH LEANNE MANAS

SA’s best-loved morning presenter gives us her take on motherhood and all its challenges

89 IN THE MIX ON THE BIG SCREEN 91 93 PUZZLE MANIA WIN A HOUSEBOAT HOLIDAY 96

Check out the latest releases from Musica

PHOTOGRAPHY JAMES GARAGHTY

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Susan Newham

Find out what’s hot at Nu Metro cinemas this month Get your fix of crosswords and Sudoku here

ADVERTISING ENQUIRIES Box 53201, Kenilworth 7745. Tel: 021 761-2840. Fax: 021 761-0442. Cell 082-320-0014. EDITORIAL ENQUIRIES Box 15054, Vlaeberg 8018. Tel: 021 424-3517. Fax 021 424-3612. Email info@tppsa.co.za. Published for The Clicks Organisation by The Publishing Partnership (Pty) Ltd. Copyright The Publishing Partnership (Pty) Ltd 2009. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without prior permission of the Editor. Opinions expressed are those of the author and not Clicks. Products featured are subject to availability. Prices apply to RSA only, and may vary in Swaziland, Namibia and Zimbabwe. All prices include VAT. While every effort is made to ensure that prices are correct at time of going to press, errors and omissions are excepted. Offers available while stocks last. REPRO Hirt & Carter PRINTING Paarl Gravure • ISSN 1028-6489 CLUBCARD COMPETITION RULES competitions are open to Clicks ClubCard members only. No director, member, partner, employee or agent of or consultant to Clicks and its advertising agencies, or a spouse, life partner, parent, child, brother, sister, business partner or associate of such person shall be eligible or entitled to participate in any Clicks competition. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Clicks reserves the right to modify prizes at any time. Winners will be randomly selected, notified by telephone and their names published in the mag or website within four months of the competition closing date. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Clicks and its associated companies assume no liability for loss or damage arising from participation.

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I recently went for a Discovery Vitality health check at the Cresta Clicks Clinic and found the door of the clinic closed with just a number outside on the door to phone to book for an appointment. I was apprehensive but I phoned and was greeted on the other side of the line by the friendly voice of Sister Nosipho Sipamla. She gave me a slot for a booking within a day and when I arrived she was ready, waiting for my visit. What a professional experience! She was efficient and friendly and made me feel as if I was chatting to a very old friend. Well done to Clicks for making this service available to the public and for getting such professional people to service their customers.

INFORMED CUSTOMER Thank you for the newest ClubCard mag – as always, very informative and full of excellent offers. But the cherry on the top was the article ‘Consumer is king’. It was very enlightening to read that Clicks takes care of the consumer and in fact goes the extra mile by explaining exactly how to go about discrepancies that may arise between business and consumer. Thank you so much. Lyn Pike

SAVINGS GALORE

Minda Botha This month’s winning letter receives a Clicks giftcard worth R500! Congratulations Minda Botha!

PREPARING FOR BABY I want to thank you for the article ‘A nurturing nursery’ in your last issue of ClubCard. I’m currently pregnant, after suffering a miscarriage two years ago, and am very anxious (and excited) about the arrival of our new baby. Your article answered so many of my questions as I had no idea where to start. The fact box on baby essentials was very helpful as it can be quite overwhelming walking through the baby aisle. I was also not aware of the mother and baby services that your Clinics offer. And it’s great that when I spend money in your stores I contribute to the Clicks Moms and Babies Trust and help a child that is less fortunate. Keep up the good work! Anelle Hamilton

I would like to tell you how getting a Clicks Clubcard has made all the difference. I am a PhD student, and have two small children. I have to make money on a part-time basis, whilst studying, to make ends meet. I also live in a tiny rural village in the Northern Cape and the nearest shop where I can get quality baby products is Clicks. Recently, a very friendly Clicks cashier in Vredendal offered me the chance to apply for a Clicks ClubCard, and she told me about all the benefits. I promptly applied for a card, and have been so surprised by the savings! First I must say, nappies and other baby products are often on promotion at Clicks, saving me a fortune, and second of all, the Cash-back Rewards allow me to buy even more nappies and then still have some cash over for me to spoil myself on a beauty product. Thanks, Clicks, for providing all these benefits! Christy Bragg

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CLUBCARD Q: How do I get the ClubCard magazine? A: Gold ClubCard members who have earned 150 Points or more in the qualifying period, receive their FREE copy of that issue of the ClubCard magazine mailed to them with their Cash-back Rewards! Q: How do I qualify for Cash-back? A: Swipe your ClubCard every time you shop at Clicks and earn Points. To qualify for Cash-back, you must earn a minimum of 100 ClubCard Points in a collection period. Cash-back Rewards can be spent on anything at Clicks except giftcards. Q: What are Double Points Days? A: As a Gold ClubCard holder, once you reach 150 Points in a qualifying period, you’ll get a bonus Point for every Point you earn. (Excluding Pharmacy purchases.) Q: What are Plus Points? A: As a ClubCard member you earn Plus Points off the dispensing fee in Clicks and Clicks Pharmacies. Q: How do I earn more Points? A: Earn Bonus Points on advertised items when you see this logo! Q: Can I find out how many points I have? A: Check your Points status online – register on www.clicks.co.za to update your details and check your Points status. You can also subscribe to receive a free e-newsletter every two weeks.

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MUSICA MAGIC DID YOU KNOW THAT CLICKS CLUBCARD CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO EARN POINTS AT MUSICA? JUST SWIPE YOUR CLUBCARD WHEN PURCHASING IN ANY MUSICA STORE!

How your Musica Points work >> Earn one ClubCard Point for every R5 spent at Musica on a minimum purchase of R10 (excluding gift vouchers or giftcards).

>> You can redeem your Cash-back Rewards in Clicks stores only.

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other. Once 100 Points are earned at either Clicks or Musica in a qualifying period, you will receive Cash-back Rewards.

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If you are over 60, why not join the ClubCard Seniors programme? Enjoy Double Points on your ClubCard purchases on the second Wednesday of every month as an exclusive benefit! (Excluding Pharmacy purchases.)

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ClubCard members can now opt in for additional benefits! Join a club for you and your baby and enjoy the following: • Double Clubcard Points on all Baby purchases • Triple Clubcard Points on all Clicks branded babycare products! • Double Points on Baby related Clinic Services • Baby and parenting advice in a customised ClubCard magazine • Regular communication of baby events and special offers • Automatic entry into exclusive baby competitions • Plus all the regular benefits of Clubcard membership

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Swipe your Clicks ClubCard when you buy any Roxette CD or DVD at Musica and you’ll automatically be entered into this fantastic competition. Sun City Superbowl, Grand Arena, Grand West, North-West Cape Town Fri: 13 May 9:00 PM Sun: 08 May 8:00 PM Sat: 14 May 8:00 PM Tue: 10 May 8:00 PM Sun: 15 May 6:30 PM Wed: 11 May 8:00 PM Competition closes 29 April 2011. Transport costs are not included. For full terms and conditions, visit www.musica.co.za

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fter almost seven years fronting Morning Live, Leanne Manas is one of the most recognisable faces in South Africa. Yet despite continually hobnobbing it with the stars and interviewing such luminaries as Madiba, Oprah Winfrey, Diana Ross and the Archbishop of Canterbury, she truly believes that her biggest achievement – and toughest job – to date, is motherhood! ‘I think reality really kicked in a few weeks before Alexandro was born on 16 August 2009, when I traded in my two seater sports car for a Mommy 4x4,’ smiles 36-year-old Leanne. ‘All of a sudden I realised that a very different Leanne was about to hit the scene and how things had changed, even before he was born.’ What it meant for Leanne and her husband of six years, Marc Menelaou, was the end of the spur-of-themoment weekend getaways and the spontaneous let’s-go-overseas kind of lifestyle they enjoyed, but, she insists, there are no regrets. ‘The moment they placed my newborn son on my chest it was love at first sight. He immediately stopped crying and looked into my eyes and there was an

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e with Leanne instant recognition. He knew he was in his mom’s arms. It was the most wonderful feeling in the world.’ Motherhood, says Leanne, has been an ongoing surprise. Like any first-time parent discovers, the trials and tribulations are many, starting from the time you bring your newborn home. ‘We didn’t have a clue,’ she laughs, ‘We took this gorgeous little bundle inside and just stood there staring at him – what on earth did we do with this new life in our house? Those first days were very difficult – changing nappies, bathtime, breastfeeding and trying to deal with

to push on: the joy that he gives us reenergises us, and no matter how tired I am when I get back from work, just seeing him lights me up.’ Another baby is definitely on the cards as Leanne doesn’t want her son to be an only child. ‘I can’t wait much longer not only due to my age but because I want them to grow up together. And since I’m still busy with nappies and bottles, now is probably a good time, as daunting and scary as it sounds.’ What Leanne doesn’t find daunting is travelling into Africa and getting her hands dirty as an Ambassador for the

I am blown away by the intensity of endless love that comes flooding out of you when you have your own child the crying – while you’re continually sleep-deprived. Initially I was totally out of my depth but somehow I found the strength to keep going and suddenly everything fell into place.’ Leanne went back to work when her son was three-and-a-half months old which required a great deal of juggling, especially time-wise. Roping in the help of a night nurse to fit in with her 4.30am departure to the SABC each morning was a good solution as Marc has an early start each day too. ‘When he left my nanny would take over, and I’d rush home after the show at about 9am and then it was my turn. It’s pretty much a standard joke at the studio that I’m exhausted 24/7 as there’s always something going on. Right now Alexandro is teething and is in so much pain, and Marc and I take turns to get up through the night. Somehow we both just manage

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Pampers UNICEF Clicks initiative. She committed to lending her voice to the project after seeing what was being done to combat the terrible effects of tetanus and is determined to spread the word. ‘It really is easy for everyone to help and get involved,’ she says. ‘By simply looking out for the UNICEF logo on the Pampers nappy pack and buying that pack means a pregnant mother will be vaccinated, saving both her and her baby’s lives in the third world.’ The campaign is close to Leanne’s heart as she describes the depths of feelings one has on becoming a mother. ‘I never believed that it was possible to love someone this way. I adore my niece and nephew and think they are the best things in the world, but am blown away by the intensity of endless love that comes flooding out of you when you have your own child. At times I hardly recognise myself.’

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armelita McKie (40+) and her daughter Jayde (28) both wanted a change. Neither of them visit the hairdresser very often but were bored with their long lifeless hair. Carmelita and Jayde both have sensitive hair that is fine and flat. Because both of them have had their hair coloured previously, it tends to be on the dry side. We asked Cape Town hairstylist, Peter the Haircutter to take charge. CARE To care for fine, limp hair Peter says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner, but not a heavy cream formula as this can weigh down the hair making it even flatter. Because both Carmelita and Jayde donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t visit the hairdresser very often they both suffer from split ends. To prevent this, Peter suggests having your hair trimmed at least once every four months.

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Jayde and Carmelita have their hair cut by Peter

CUT Having a good cut is the secret to making you look your best. For Jayde, Peter took a few centimetres off the back, layered it for extra volume and then cut a slanted asymmetric fringe. The effect was a funkier style full of body. For Carmelita, Peter took it to a length that was more stylish and sophisticated and gave it a feeling of being more groomed and well-kept. The result was also to make it look thicker, have more movement and to look more contemporary.

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Ryan’s style is simple to copy. Essentially, he’s sporting a moustache, slight goatee and a little bit of fuzz left in the centre of his chin, called a soul patch, but he’s grown a bit of stubble around his jaw line so that the soul patch meets the stubble on his chin. To get the look, don’t take the blade all the way down to the edge of your jaw. Instead, leave a few centimetres of hair going up the side of your face. Later you can vary the thickness of this with a facial hair trimmer or razor. You’ll also see that the hair on either side of Ryan’s chin creeps upwards, as though it wants to meet with the ends of his moustache. Take this into account when you shave, but be sure to leave a gap between the two. Ryan has also left the hair on his neck to grow. You can do the same, but don’t forget to trim the hair on the back of your neck with either a body groomer or hair clippers.

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Johnny’s style is similar to Ryan’s but has a slightly cleaner look. He is also wearing a moustache, slight goatee and a little bit of fuzz left in the centre of his chin but none is attached to the other. To get the look, keep your razor away from your upper lip when you shave. Facial hair appears first at the corners of the upper lips before covering the whole upper-lip area. Only when the moustache becomes thicker and more visible, should you start trimming it. When you shave your cheeks, stop just as you reach your jaw line so as to grow a bit of fuzz. You’ll notice that Johnny has shaved his neck to give the look a slightly cleaner finish. Be sure to do the same. When shaving your chin, leave a little patch in the centre of it. Johnny’s soul patch is slightly lighter than the thicker hair on his chin.

George Clooney Want a full-on beard like George? Simply stop shaving. Growing a beard can take up to four weeks and despite a popular belief that shaving in between will cause it to grow faster, it won’t. For the first few days, you might look a bit unkempt, so it’s best to pick a long weekend or holiday to start developing your new look. Once you’ve achieved the fullness you’re after, maintain your new look with a facial hair trimmer. Choose one that comes with a beard attachment that lets you choose the exact length of your beard. If you find that growing a beard gives you an itchy, red or scaly rash, try washing it with a little dandruff shampoo three times a week. Facial hair is often stiff at first, but should soften up over time.

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What’s that THING ON MYface? SPOTTED SOMETHING OUT OF PLACE ON YOUR FACE? HERE’S SOME EXPERT ADVICE ON HOW TO DEAL AND CONCEAL. By Leigh van den Berg

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ave you ever spent time staring at every mark on your face wondering what it is and where it came from? Skincare experts explain what those blemishs and blips are, and show how to cover them up or get rid of them for good.

Burst blood vessels

WHAT IS IT? A broken blood vessel can be caused by a minor trauma like a hard bump that ruptures the walls of the vessel. Sometimes, blood vessels simply break during the ageing process of the skin. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? A group of broken vessels can look much like a bruise, while just one can show up as a tiny red vein just below the surface of your skin.

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DEAL OR CONCEAL? Often, broken blood vessels heal themselves within a month. However, if yours don’t go away on their own, Tamryn O’Dea, a professional make-up artist in Cape Town, says it’s easy to cover them up with a good concealer that offers medium to heavy coverage. Alternatively, you could get rid of them through laser treatment at a laser clinic. ‘An IPL (intense pulsed light) laser releases precisely controlled, strong pulses of filtered light that are absorbed by the blood vessel, heating it to a point where it is destroyed,’ says Carol MacCallum, owner of Just Skin Aesthetic Clinic in Cape Town. ‘Following treatment, the vessels quickly clear as they’re re-absorbed by the body. A single, small broken blood vessel can often disappear after just one treatment, but you might need a second or a third.’

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Zap zap! With regards to the cost of laser treatment, MacCallum says that this will depend on the treatment. With pigmentation and vein removal, it’s often charged per pulse. To sort out a burst blood vessel on your nose could cost around R250 a visit, while a full face treatment may range between R1 500 and R2 800, depending on where you go.

WHAT IS IT? A blind pimple is a painful swelling of the skin caused by the pore becoming blocked with debris. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? Unlike other pimples that can be squeezed, blind ones don’t come to a head on their own. They simply exist as a sore-to-thetouch, sometimes red-looking bump. DEAL OR CONCEAL? Dr Charl de Villiers, a Cape Town dermatologist, says that as tempting as it is, you should ‘definitely not squeeze’ a blind pimple as this will only put you at risk of infection which could leave you with a scar. Instead, try treating it with a topical anti-spot cream. To cover it up, O’Dea advises you use ‘a hypoallergenic foundation or a concealer with pimplefighting properties.’

Pigmentation

WHAT IS IT? Pigmentation is essentially a patch of darker-looking skin. It occurs when too much melanin (skin pigment) is deposited in the upper layers of the epidermis. It can be genetic, but most pigmentation is caused by overexposure to the sun. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? Any patch of skin that’s darker than the rest of your face can be viewed as pigmentation. Freckles or liver spots are generally caused by too much sun, while melasma, a type of pigmentation associated with hormones, consists

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Warts

WHAT IS IT? Warts are small clusters of abnormal skin cell growth surrounded by dead cells. Warts are generally caused by a strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV), spread mainly through person-to-person contact. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? Warts on the face are generally referred to as ‘verruca plana’ or flat warts. They’re usually quite small, but can occur in large numbers. They tend to be painless and the colour of your skin, but pink, yellow or brown warts are also common. DEAL OR CONCEAL? An easy way to treat warts is through cryotherapy, where liquid nitrogen is applied to the blood vessels that supply the wart. However, this isn’t the best option if it’s on your face as it could leave a scar. Instead, your best bet is to zap it with a laser. According to MacCallum, a single wart would need between one to three laser treatments, depending on its size.

Moles

WHAT IS IT? A mole is a spot on the skin caused by a cluster of darkcoloured cells called melanocytes. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? Moles are usually oval or round, can be any size, and range in colour from pink or red to brown or black. Some are raised, others are flat. Some moles might even sprout a few hairs, which is normal. DEAL OR CONCEAL? Many facial moles add to a person’s charm and individuality – think Cindy Crawford. However, if you’re self-conscious about one on your face, O’Dea suggest you try using ‘a thick, long-wearing concealer’ to hide it. However, if you are worried it might turn malignant, you could have it removed. Dr de Villiers suggests you opt for getting it cut out as opposed to laser treatment. ‘Small moles can be done in office, either by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon,’ he says. A laser will only burn the top portion of the mole off, while going under the knife will ensure that it’s removed completely.

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of dark patches that can develop anywhere on your face. DEAL OR CONCEAL? Prevention is better than cure, so if you’re prone to pigmentation, invest in a moisturiser that contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen. To lighten existing pigmentation, Dr de Villiers suggests you try ‘a light chemical peel like a glycolic acid peel’, microdermabrasion or a topical prescription treatment containing either ‘a hydroquinone bleaching agent or azelaic gel’. Another way to zap dark patches is to use a laser. ‘The number of sessions you’d need would depend on the depth and type of pigmentation as well as your skin type,’ says MacCallum. If your pigmentation is mild, you can cover up with a medium to heavy-weight concealer or foundation.

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uffering from bad hair, day after bad hair day? Fine fly-aways, split ends and the frizzies can be symptomatic of your hair type but can also be because of the condition your hair is in. If you’ve been abusing your locks, it might be time to admit your tresses into hair rehab and sort them out.

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The first thing that is important to remember is that naturally curly hair is naturally drier too. ‘This type of hair automatically lacks moisture because it’s unable to hold onto it,’ explains hair guru Shelene Shaer, stylist and co-owner of Joburg’s Tanaz Hair, Body and Nails. YOUR REHAB PROGRAM: The best thing to do with this hair type is to make peace with your curls. ‘Accepting your hair type and working with what you have will help you to enjoy it more. And of course, the less you mess with it, the less damage you do.’ But if that suggestion leaves you cold, then chat to your hair stylist about cutting it to a length that’s easy for you to blow dry at home. Shaer advises keeping it longer (depending on its thickness) which automatically makes it more manageable. And, colour-wise, think darker rather than lighter. ‘The darker your hair, the more healthy it’ll look but the lighter, the more damaged it’ll look,’ she explains.

FINE FLY-AWAYS Wispy bits are a nightmare if you’re trying to pull off a polished ponytail or sleek blow dry. While fine hair is at risk of fly-away strands, new hair growth (especially around the hair line) can


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HAVING HAIR FALL-OUT? Perhaps you’ve scorched your locks with too many vigorous strokes of the flat iron? Or perhaps your braids have caused major breakage around your hairline? Whatever your hair trouble, no one needs hair that breaks or falls out. YOUR REHAB PROGRAM: If you’re worried about hair breakage but struggling to manage your ethnic hair (which, remember, will be naturally drier because the curlier the hair, the less moisture it has) then Shaer suggests getting it relaxed or straightened. ‘Ethnic hair that’s had these types of treatments has a better chance of retaining moisture, therefore improving the way it looks and feels, as well as upping the manageability factor,’ she explains. But remember never to relax more than four times a year due to the harmful chemicals in relaxing products. When visiting your stylist to treat your re-growth, take care to be sensible and not redamage already chemically treated hair, warns Shaer. If the cause of your breakage is damage from heat by styling tools, ‘Your action plan should be a cut and generous use of intense conditioners and treatments at home. Look out for products with moisturising ingredients that will help to nourish your locks,’ says Shaer.

TIME TO SPLIT? Spilt ends are a result of dry, brittle hair and the culprit, unfortunately, is you. But the good news is that with some new hair resolutions, split ends don’t have to be an ongoing problem.

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YOUR REHAB PROGRAM: ‘Split ends can be caused by one of many bad hair habits,’ explains Shaer. Bad brushing technique after you’ve washed your hair (read our box on how to correctly brush wet hair), intense heat or perhaps waiting too long between haircuts can all cause split ends. Says Shaer, ‘I recommend visiting the salon for a cut every six weeks if your hair is in bad shape and subjected to lots of heat styling. But if your hair is super healthy then you can get by with a cut every three months.’ And if being a slave to your flat iron is to blame for your unravelling ends, then give your hair some extra help by spritzing on a thermal protection spray before you blow-dry and style your locks.

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While you might want to brush out your knotty post-shower hair, the reality is that brushing wet hair is one of the worst things you can do to it. ‘Brushing wet hair will cause it to overstretch and break,’ explains Shaer. Here’s how-to get your locks smooth again after washing: 1. Before you apply conditioner, twist the water out of your hair so it’s not completely soaking. 2. Once you’ve applied your product (which will act as a protectant), grab a comb. 3. Start to smooth out your hair gently by combing from the bottom up (from the base of the knot). 4. Once you’ve combed through your hair, you can rinse out the conditioner and gently towel-dry your hair before blow-drying and styling.

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Colds & flu

AS THE DAYS GET COOLER AND SHORTER AND YOU SPEND MORE TIME INDOORS, YOU’RE MORE AT RISK OF GETTING SICK. Robyn Maclarty ASKS THE EXPERTS HOW TO KEEP THE WINTER GERMS AT BAY

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t happens to us all. There you are innocently minding your own business, getting on with your life, when you notice that tell-tale little tickle at the back of your throat. But help is at hand. Here are a few simple steps you can take to reduce the odds of getting sick.

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Washing your hands regularly and not touching your face are the best preventative measures you can take to avoid contracting colds and flu, according to Pretoria-based family physician Dr Bets Breedt. ‘Flu viruses are often transmitted via hands touching infected surfaces, so if you wash regularly and don’t touch your mucous membranes (your nose and eyes) you lower your risk of getting infected.’ Keep a sanitising gel or alcohol-based hand wipes with you at all times so that you can reduce your exposure to germs in public places such as the supermarket and on trains or buses.

2. SLEEP IN Allowing your body to rest and regenerate with at least eight hours of sleep a night means it will be healthy, refreshed, and ready to fight off germs. ‘Sleep has an influence on the health of the white blood cells that protect us against infection,’ says Dr Breedt. ‘Lack of sleep causes a suppression in T-cells and CD4 cells, which fight viruses.’

3. GET MOVING It can be difficult to motivate yourself to venture outside in cold weather, but research shows a link between moderate, regular exercise and a strong immune system. Try to keep your usual exercise regime intact as the days grow shorter, or step it up if you have a fairly sedentary lifestyle.

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Drinking enough water rids your body of toxins, keeps it hydrated and helps it to function more efficiently. Hint: If your urine is almost colourless, you are getting enough fluids. If not, you need to drink more. ‘It can be easy to forget to drink enough water during the cold season,’ says Cape Town dietician Lauren Pietersen, of the Heart and Stoke Foundation South Africa. ‘Luckily, a cup of rooibos tea (black, or with a little low-fat/fat-free milk) with limited sugar or a sweetener counts as a cup of water.’

5. TAKE A SUPPLEMENT This will ensure you’re getting the recommended daily amount of vitamin E and other antioxidants, including A, C and B-complex vitamins and minerals, which have properties that enhance immune response. ‘In this day and age it is almost impossible to say every one of us follows a perfectly healthy, balanced diet at all times,’ says Pietersen, ‘and therefore we may all benefit from taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement on a daily basis as a precautionary measure.’ Echinacea, taken in tincture form, will also help to boost your immune system. It is thought to encourage the production of a substance called interferon, a key part of the body’s response to viral infections.

6. PUT OUT THAT CIGARETTE Research shows that smokers are not only more likely to pick up colds and flu, but their symptoms last longer and they are more apt to turn into serious illnesses such as pneumonia. Even if you are not a smoker, try to stay out of the way of cigarette smoke to minimise your risk of illness.

7. JUST RELAX ‘Stress has a negative effect on the immune system, as well as on sugar metabolism and the heart, due to an increase in stress hormones,’ says Dr

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Common cold and flu myths MYTH: Going outside with wet hair, or ‘catching a chill’, will make you sick. FACT: Colds and flu are caused by viruses. They do circulate during coldweather seasons, but you’re more likely to pick them up inside than out. MYTH: Feed a cold, starve a fever. FACT: If you have the flu (or a cold) and a fever, you need more fluids. There’s little reason to increase or decrease how much you eat. Though you may have no appetite, ‘starving’ yourself will accomplish little. And poor nutrition will not help you get better. MYTH: Exercise will ‘sweat out’ a cold. FACT: A run, a gym workout or any other form of strenuous exercise is more likely to prolong or worsen a cold than to cure it. Rest is vital. In fact, exercising while you have flu can be dangerous if you have heart muscle inflammation due to the virus. MYTH: Whisky or brandy is a good treatment for a cold and makes you feel warmer. FACT: Alcohol can make you feel warmer, but it actually lowers your core body temperature. Not only is alcohol ineffective in warding off illness, but, in cold environments, may hasten hypothermia.

Breedt. Pietersen adds that, apart from the damaging effects of these hormones, ‘some people may react to stress in such a way that they practise poor eating habits, or even abuse alcohol, amongst other factors, which will also have an effect on the body’s immune response’. So make time to kick back with family and friends, or just curl up with a good book – whatever helps you unwind – on a regular basis.

8. EAT YOUR VEGETABLES Dark green, red and yellow fruits and vegetables are best as they contain phytochemicals, powerful antioxidants that can increase our resistance to disease and boost immunity. Yoghurt can also help to reduce your chances of getting sick, as it contains bacteria that is beneficial to your immune system.

9. SNEEZE INTO A TISSUE. ‘Flu viruses are transmitted by air (droplets) so keep away from people who are sneezing and coughing without covering their mouth or nose,’ says Dr Breedt. If you need to sneeze, always sneeze into a tissue and discard the tissue immediately. If you don’t have

one, sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not into your hands. It may sound strange, but since your hands are a common source of germs, keeping your hands clean will prevent the germs from spreading further.

10. GET THE JAB Getting the flu vaccine can serve as an added precaution against colds and flu. It is especially advisable for pregnant women, those younger than six or older than 65, people with certain chronic medical conditions, especially heart and/or lung disease and diabetes, and people with suppressed immune systems, like those who are undergoing chemotherapy or are HIV positive.

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HARMING YOUR HEALTH? IF YOU ARE ADDICTED TO HIGH HEELS, IT’S TIME TO TAKE NOTE. YOUR CHOICE OF FOOTWEAR CAN HARM BOTH YOUR FEET AND YOUR POSTURE. Pepe Sofianos INVESTIGATES

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A bunion is a bony lump that develops at the base of the big toe and can be so painful that it affects walking. Narrow and high-heeled shoes, worn constantly, put extra strain on the bones and muscles of your feet, pushing the toes together and forcing the big toe to veer over towards the others. Once a bunion develops you can’t reverse the condition by yourself and if it gets very bad you will need

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Wearing high heels puts extra strain on your spine and the muscles that support the lower back, so it is important to walk correctly in heels to cut down the possibility of hurting yourself. Firstly, never wear heels that are too high for your own walking capability and balance. A good way to select your heel height: put the heels on, stand straight and then lift as high up on your toes as you can. If the backs of your heels don’t lift at least one centimetre off the floor, they’re not for you. Stand up straight, hold your head up high, shoulders back and walk in a straight line, letting your hips roll naturally. With each step, place your heel on the ground first and then the ball of your foot and finally your toes.

I do have some personal secret weapons for giving me a confidence boost when I need it. High heels always help, especially on the red carpet - Helen Mirren surgery to correct it. Use soft insoles as shock absorbers to help make your feet more comfortable and ease the bunion if it is not too severe. Alternate high and low heels and choose footwear with laces, buckles or straps to hold feet secure. Gladiators are perfect as they offer support but they’re open. You will have to wear wider shoes and avoid tight constricting styles for everyday wear.

BLISTERS We all get them, especially when we’re guilty of wearing brand new shoes for the first time on an all-day hike through the mall! Blisters occur due to friction on the surface layer of the skin and one warning sign is redness and warmth on an area called a ‘hot spot’. Next, fluid fills this space to provide protection from rubbing and that’s when you see that tell-tale bubble. Always wear moisture-absorbing socks with sports or walking shoes and if you feel a blister coming on, use duct tape instead of a plaster over the spot – it lasts longer and protects better. Apply petroleum jelly or powder on feet before putting on closed shoes to prevent chafing. Small, unbroken blisters heal on their own but often the big jelly-like ones must be drained. Clean the spot with surgical spirits and sterilise a clean needle. Pierce the blister at the edge and drain the fluid by pressing gently on the skin. Apply antiseptic ointment and cover with a plaster until it heals.

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Corns and callouses are very common and are caused when skin thickens to protect itself after repetitive pressure. This often happens with footwear that is too tight or narrow, causing the toes to be continually chafed. If left untreated the corns will become painful and after a while an ulcer can develop. A podiatrist will be able to treat the corn to make sure it doesn’t become a recurring problem. Don’t try bathroom surgery – you could start a bad infection. Switch to shoes that fit properly and keep the skin in good condition. Also, always keep your feet clean, cool and dry in closed shoes. Remember – remove the cause of the pressure and you’ll have twinkle toes.

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Here are some helpful hints when it comes to choosing shoes: Heels: ‘High heels are super-sexy and do marvellous things for your legs but they throw your posture out and in time, can give you leg cramps and back problems,’ says Blecher. Limit wearing killer heels to special occasions or times when you can sit and show them off. If you are wearing high heels through the day, doing calf stretches or going up and down on tip-toes 10 times can help prevent foot and leg stiffness. Pointy toes: Squashing your toes into narrow shoes leads to corns and callouses, which are not only painful but ugly too. Go for real leather shoes for more ‘give’ and look for styles with cut-outs for air and flexibility. Trim your toenails to avoid slashing neighbouring toes. Daily exercise, like picking up a pen with your toes, will stretch them out and boost circulation. Flip-flops: The best-loved footwear the world over, they’re not nearly as innocent as they look. As there is no support, your toes have to hang on for dear life and that can cause cramps. Alternating with gladiator and laceup sandals and contoured soles will give a bit more support for your arches and heels. Blecher advises: ‘Keep your feet well conditioned with a proper foot cream.’ Wedges: Hot and happening, they’re fashion favourites, but you need to tread very carefully. The chunky soles of both wedge and platform shoes affect your balance and can even cause sprains. Try to wear styles that have rubber soles for shock absorption and a curved sole for easier walking. Flats: Although ballerina pumps and flat shoes look safe, they offer little or no arch support and your feet wobble from left to right when you walk, which affects your posture. ‘Thin soles of trendy shoes have no shock absorption and will eventually wear out your foot joints,’ warns Blecher. Use inner soles to cushion feet in pumps and get the shoe repair shop to add an extra rubber sole for comfort.


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aster is always a tricky time when it comes to chocolate and overindulgence, but research shows that this time of year doesn’t necessarily have to be bad for your waistline, or your health. Susan Cloran, registered dietician in Johannesburg, says that while chocolate is usually considered indulgent, and often fattening, a few blocks of chocolate two or three times a week should not be a problem. But you do need to pay attention to the type of chocolate that you’re eating. Dark chocolate is considered the healthier option, due to its higher concentration of flavonoids, explains Cloran. Flavonoids are found in plants, as well as cocoa beans, and help fight toxins. Here are five good reasons why you should not feel guilty about a bit of chocolate this Easter.

IT CAN PROTECT YOUR HEART Studies show that consuming a small bar of dark chocolate every day can reduce blood pressure. The flavonoids in dark chocolate also inhibit bad cholesterol, which can cause hypertension and other heart problems. But remember, chocolate is still very high in fat (which is not heart healthy) and that the key to managing your diet correctly is maintaining moderation! IT CAN BOOST YOUR MOOD Ever felt that a bit of chocolate made everything feel all better? Well, it might not only be due to the taste. Chocolate helps to release serotonin, to put you in a great mood. ‘It also contains phenylethylamine, which is a mood enhancer and mild anti-depressant,’ says Cloran.

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IT CAN GIVE YOU AN ENERGY BOOST A stimulant found in chocolate, theobromine, has been found to have a similar affect on people as caffeine, giving a mild energy boost. Theobromine has also been shown to reduce coughing and alleviate asthma. IT CAN REDUCE SYMPTOMS OF PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME A magnesium deficiency is known to cause many of the symptoms associated with PMS, such as irritability and depression. The good news is that just four pieces of dark chocolate contain 1/8 of your daily magnesium requirements, giving your body a natural boost of this nutrient. Magnesium also helps your body absorb calcium correctly, which ultimately helps fight off arthritis, and osteoporosis.

Expert SUSAN CLORAN REGISTERED DIETICIAN (SA) Johannesburg

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IT PROTECTS THE BODY AGAINST DISEASE Dark chocolate is high in flavonoids, also found in dark green vegetables, which are known for their health properties. Flavonoids have been shown to delay ageing and prevent the onset of diseases (such as cancer) by fighting off free radicals.


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Depression is so widely prevalent that some psychiatrists refer to it as the ‘common cold of psychiatry.’

DEPRESSED Should you medicate? MANY PEOPLE IN TODAY’S WORLD WILL EXPERIENCE AT LEAST ONE DEPRESSIVE EPISODE IN THEIR LIFETIME. BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO SEEK MEDICAL HELP? JOANNE LILLIE INVESTIGATES

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eg Meyer (40) was surprised when she was diagnosed with clinical depression. ‘I kept thinking “but I don’t have anything to be depressed about”,’ she says. Meg is a busy mom of two who runs her own estate agency. ‘I didn’t know what was wrong initially, but I felt continually down and tearful for no reason. I began to eat more, especially comfort foods, and had no energy to get up in the morning. I wanted to sleep all the time, but never woke up feeling refreshed,’ she recalls. ‘I lost interest in things that used to bring me pleasure and felt terribly guilty when I battled to interact with my children. I found I was worrying about things totally out of my control, like starving children in Ethiopia and polar bears losing their habitat to global warming. I found myself in this negative spiral and I couldn’t get out,’ says Meg. Meg isn’t alone. Depression can affect all of us and it’s on the increase. ‘It is predicted that it will be the second leading cause of disability in developing countries by 2020,’ says psychiatrist in private practice, Dr Rykie Liebenberg.

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‘Modern living is stressful and people face situations of new stress every day, more than ever before. Nothing is certain or sure anymore, whether it’s keeping the same job, staying in an important relationship or keeping up with information and technology. People are also estranged from close and strong interpersonal relationships, and all of this could contribute to the increase in the need for treatment of this condition,’ says Dr Liebenberg. A dramatic downturn in world economies has also had a role to play, notes clinical psychologist, Dr Colinda Linde. ‘When there is a lot of uncontrollable, chronic stress people feel more helpless and hopeless. These feelings are a recipe for depression, especially if compounded by financial woes, or for some people retrenchment or losing their home.’ Other factors like genetics can make some people more vulnerable to depression. Luckily, depression is one of those conditions that responds very well to treatment and people needn’t

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Depression treatment tips: • Learn as much as you can about your depression. It’s important to determine whether your depression symptoms are due to an underlying medical condition. If so, that condition will need to be treated first. • It takes time to find the right treatment. For example, it might take a few tries to find a therapist that you click with if you decide to go the therapy route. Likewise, you might need to try a couple of different medications before you find the right one for you. • Don’t rely on medication alone. Although medication can relieve the symptoms of depression, studies show that other treatments, including exercise and therapy, can be just as effective. And remember that medication works best when you pursue therapy as well. • Get social support. The more you cultivate your social connections, the more protected you are from depression. If you are feeling stuck, don’t hesitate to talk to a family member or friend. Asking for help is not a weakness but a sign of strength. • Treatment takes time and commitment. Getting over depression might at times feel frustratingly slow. That is normal. Recovery has its ups and downs. • For free telephonic counselling or referral to a therapist in your area, call the trained professionals of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), seven days a week from 8am to 8pm: SADAG Helpline: 0800-70-80-90 / 0800-20-50-26 SMS: 31393 Website: www.sadag.co.za

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Depression

The ideal treatment scenario uses a combined approach with medication as the booster to get you into a functional state

suffer from it unnecessarily. The two main treatment options include psychotherapy and medication.

The role of therapy

Dr Linde says, ‘One-on-one therapy can be the lifeline people need to remind them that there is hope of change. It also supports them through the dark parts, before medication kicks in, and it helps them to learn new coping skills and find ways of making changes. With depression it is very difficult to make decisions, so a safe space to think aloud and get good guidance on a realistic way forward, and plan the practical steps, makes all the difference.’ Justine Bartlett, a clinical psychologist practising in Durban, highlights that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in particular can have life-changing results. ‘CBT can change patterns of thinking indefinitely. Once we’re aware of the processes behind our thinking, that we are in control of our thoughts and can choose which patterns we want to instil in our own minds, we can begin to change them,’ says Bartlett. Dr Linde says that CBT can also prevent a relapse into depression as it challenges the thoughts and beliefs that maintain depression, for instance: ‘It will always be bad like this’, or ‘I will never improve’. A more realistic way to think would be: ‘Life goes through stages, nothing stays the same forever, and even if I do nothing my mood shifts through the day, so I can’t say that things stay the same and can’t change’.

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When meds are best

Although therapy has an enormous role to play in treating depression, someone has to be ‘reachable’ for therapy to work, says Dr Linde. If you are severely depressed, your brain may have shut down too much to be able to absorb the benefits of therapy, and medication would be needed first. A psychiatrist would need to assess you and give you a prescription. Depressive illness is caused by a decrease of certain chemicals or neurotransmitters in the brain that are responsible for mood. Antidepressants stimulate chemical changes that increase the levels of these neurotransmitters. The three main neurotransmitters associated with mood are serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Different antidepressant medications affect one or more of these neurotransmitters. When taking antidepressants, it is vital to keep taking the medication for at least six months after you get well. Although the medication reduces symptoms fairly quickly, it doesn’t mean that the depression is completely healed and if you stop the medication the moment you feel better the depressive symptoms will soon return. Most therapists agree that the ideal treatment scenario uses a combined

approach, with medication as the booster to get you into a functional state, and then therapy to provide the tools to improve that functioning and to ensure you stay well. And the sooner you seek help the better. It has been five years since Meg’s diagnosis, and she is living a full and joyful life once again. ‘I still use the tools I learned in therapy almost daily. Now every negative thought that comes into my mind is checked and challenged – and most are discarded as unfounded,’ she says. ‘It’s like a light has been switched on, and I only wish I had been open to treatment sooner. It has given me my power back and put an end to the darkness.’

Expert DR COLINDA LINDE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, Johannesburg

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Chill out

3 small ways to slow down!

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IN TODAY’S SPEEDY WORLD, SLOWING DOWN CAN FEEL LIKE REINING IN A RACEHORSE. BUT, AS Gillian Warren-Brown DISCOVERS, IT CAN BE DONE

o you feel as if life is whizzing past without a moment to catch your breath? Do you feel like you battle to keep up with the demands of work and home? You are not alone. A fast-paced lifestyle has become a deeply entrenched habit in our society, says Cape Town psychologist Clementine Mudie. Unfortunately, the constant pressure to get things done and achieve as quickly as possible can have serious health implications – such as heart disease and increased emotional anxiety and depression. ‘In this goal-orientated environment, self-worth is often based on achievements instead of who you are. So slowing down requires a radical change of mindset,’ she says. ‘You have to learn to find fulfillment living in the moment rather than through the success of your career, your children or the size of your home. It’s about cultivating an appreciation of the world around you… watching the sunset, listening to others or doing something just for the fun of it.’ Only a generation ago, before computers and smartphones helped us fill our lives with high-speed, wall-to-wall activity, there was more time to connect – with ourselves and with others. Yet, in our frenetic lives, some of these interactions are endangered. Because of the benefits they bring, they’re worth rescuing from extinction.

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1. Conversation

Slowing down enough to have a meaningful conversation can lead to more fulfilling, intimate relationships because you make the time to listen, to get to know someone and to connect with them, says Mudie. So instead of having only functional communication – geared exclusively at communicating information – you can enjoy a leisurely chat, which may be rambling and unpredictable because there’s no particular agenda.

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With Skype, Facebook, Twitter, chat rooms, instant messaging and a host of other real-time communication tools, more people are chatting to others more than ever. But the nature of the communication is fast and fragmented – you choose when you want to start and end the virtual conversations. As a result, even in the communication age, many people are lonely. One of the things most people yearn for is to feel heard and experience an interaction with someone that is deeply connecting, in which we explore what we have in common, individual

interests, as well as memories and shared experiences; an interaction that may lead us through a range of emotions, laughter and even moments of comfortable silence. Mudie says, ‘Having a meaningful conversation implies being attentive to your own feelings and responses, such as joy or anger, which requires self-awareness. It means listening to the other person, as well as to yourself.’ Face-to-face conversation is ultimately necessary for creating wisdom and awareness about the self and others.

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Chill out

A DIY task puts you ‘in the zone’ where time is meaningless and the entire focus of your being is on your present activity 2. Letter writing

Can you remember when last you wrote a letter by hand on beautiful writing paper, addressed an envelope, put a stamp on it and posted it off to someone far away? Or, more exciting, when you received a thick, handwritten letter stuffed into your postbox? The anticipation of opening that letter while curled up on the couch with a cup of tea is almost as pleasurable as actually reading it. Of course there’s lots to be said for the instant back-and-forth of email, but there’s also something enticing about the delayed gratification of ‘snail mail.’ Apart from that, letter writing requires you to slow down enough to quieten your mind so that you’re focused and engaged in your present activity, says Mudie. And that alone has incredible value. Deliberate letter writing is also a way to process your own experiences. Studies show that people who write about their traumas, for instance, report better mood and health.

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Writing a letter, not just a dashedoff note or email message, can also be a way of building intimacy with someone, or a means of strengthening a relationship through sharing deep, personal thoughts, hopes and dreams that emerge only when you slow down enough to give them time to surface.

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First aid

FIRST AID for burns

A HOUSEHOLD BURN CAN BE A DEVASTATING INJURY. HERE’S WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY. BY JOANNE LILLIE

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urns are a leading cause of death and injury, particularly to young children in South Africa, according to the Southern Africa Burn Foundation. In fact, burns are the leading cause of non-natural death in infants and children under five, with more than 1 300 children of all ages dying every year from burns in South Africa. A burn is tissue damage caused by contact with heat, electricity, chemicals, or radiation; and is classified according to severity of the skin damage: first-degree (heals quickly, only affects the epidermis, for example, sunburn), second-degree (extends to the dermis, sometimes causes blisters) or third-degree (may extend to the muscle layer beneath the skin, looks white or charred, and requires specialist treatment and skin grafts to limit scarring). ‘It is well documented that in some settings the majority of burn victims do not receive adequate first aid,’ say Dr Sharon Cox and Professor Heinz Rode of the Department of Paediatric Surgery at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, in the journal Continuing Medical Education. Importantly, they highlight, about 90 percent of childhood burns are preventable. Statistics suggest that the most common household burns are from hot water and are associated with cooking, cleaning and washing. ‘Unfortunately, children are accident-prone during the late toddler stage when they are inquisitive and tend to pull things off tables, stoves and so on,’ says emergency medicine specialist, Dr Jacques Malan at Victoria Hospital in Cape Town.

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For minor burns, Dr Malan advises the following action: • Cool the burn. Hold the burned area under cool (not cold) running water for 10 to 15 minutes or until the pain subsides. Cooling the burn reduces swelling by conducting heat away from the skin. • Cover the burn with a sterile gauze bandage. Wrap the gauze loosely to avoid putting pressure on burned skin. Bandaging keeps air off the burn, reduces pain and protects blistered skin. • Take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Try ibuprofen (Brufen) or paracetamol (Panado). Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns. Minor burns usually heal without further treatment. They may heal with pigment changes, meaning the healed area may be a different colour from the surrounding skin. Watch for signs of infection, such as increased pain, redness, fever, swelling or oozing. If an infection develops, seek medical help. Avoid re-injuring the area and excessive sun exposure, especially if the burn is less than a year old. Further damage can cause more pigmentation.

Don’t do the following…

• Use ice. Putting ice directly on a burn can cause your body to become too cold and may cause further damage to the wound. • Apply butter or ointments to the burn. This could cause infection. • Break blisters. Broken blisters are more vulnerable to infection. • Use fluffy cotton wool to dress a burn. Lint can aggravate the wound.

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Chocolate torte

with speckled eggs INGREDIENTS 250g chocolate 1 tsp 85% dark chocolate 150g butter 200g castor sugar 125g ground almonds 60g self-raising flour 4 eggs, beaten METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 170째C and grease and line a 23cm springform cake tin. 2. Melt the chocolate and the butter in a small pan over a low heat, then stir in the castor sugar, almonds, self-raising flour and eggs. 3. Bake at 170째C for 20-25 minutes until puffed up and cooked through. (Cracks will appear on top). 4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. 5. Dust with cocoa and serve with cream or ice cream. Makes one large round cake, serves eight.

Roast lamb with

bitter chocolate sauce INGREDIENTS 1 leg of lamb, weighing about 2kg olive oil, salt and pepper for roasting For the sauce: juice and fat from roasting tin 400ml stock 1 heaped tsp 85% dark chocolate 1 bunch mint, roughly chopped METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 200째C. 2. Place the lamb in a large roasting tray, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 3. Place in the oven for 30 minutes, then reduce temperature to 160째C and cook for another hour and 20 minutes (or 18 minutes per 500g). 4. Remove and allow to rest on a board (covered with foil). 5. Whisk the stock into the pan juices on the hob, removing any juicy, sticky bits. Add the chocolate, and stir until thickened slightly. 6. Serve with roast potatoes, vegetables and the gravy. Serves eight.

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or all parents of toddlers, the prospect of not having to deal with the buying and the changing of nappies comes as a welcome relief. But, before your little one becomes a proud potty-user, there can be tricky terrain to be navigated. Some children take to toilet training without much of a problem, but for others the transition is a little more difficult. When it comes to losing the nappy, timing is very important, and trying to potty-train your youngster before she is developmentally ready will only complicate the issue. Waiting too long can also make it more difficult as children can become overly dependent on having a nappy to relieve themselves.

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Most experts agree that the correct age to start weaning a child off nappies is anywhere between 18 months and three years, and your child will let you know when he is ready. Ann Richardson, author of Toddler Sense (Metz Press) explains: ‘The first sign that your toddler is ready to become toilet trained, is when she begins to show awareness of what is happening either before or after a bowel movement. She may understand and say words such as “poo”, “wee” or “toilet”, squirm and touch her bottom, or may stop what she is doing. If she takes her nappy off continuously, and can pull her pants down, it may be a sign that she is getting ready for this big milestone in her life.’

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In the mix We truly are living in the 3D era. Just as the technology has changed the way in which we watch movies, it is slowly starting to shake the world of gaming too. The Nintendo 3DS is a hand-held games console that makes use of a process called autostereoscopy to produce 3D effects without the use of 3D glasses. The console will be supported by a number of third party franchises like Nintendogs & Cats and Street Fighter 4, as well as Nintendo’s beloved Legend of Zelda and Mario.

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Goodbye Lullaby - Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne has come a long way since her debut as a fresh-faced teenager with 2002’s Let Go. Goodbye Lullaby, her fourth studio album, features elements of her favoured pop-rock but also incorporates elements of acoustic rock and even hip-hop. Lavigne wrote two tracks entirely by herself, ‘4 Real’ and ‘Goodbye’. The album is produced by Butch Walker and her ex-husband Deryck Whibley.

Roxette - Charm School

The Swedish pop legends release their first album of completely new material in ten years, and the sound definitely doesn’t break the Roxette mould. The album is composed of fun pop-rock songs and power ballads that show off Marie Fredrikkson’s still very impressive voice. Songwriter and guitarist Per Gessle really knows how to put pop songs together – this album is a must for all diehard Roxette fans. This Musica 2 CD special edition contains a 12 track bonus live CD that includes favourites like ‘Dressed for success’ and ‘Joyride.’

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Liam Neeson stars as Dr Martin Harris who, in this contemporary thriller, awakens after a car accident in Berlin only to find that his wife (January Jones) doesn’t recognise him anymore and someone else (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. He finds himself alone, and on the run in a foreign country – but receives help from a reluctant and unlikely source (Diane Kruger). Dr Harris will question his sanity as his mysterious circumstances deepen and he finds out just how far he’s willing to go to uncover the truth. RELEASE DATE 21 April

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Becca and Howie Corbett (played by Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) are a couple trying to come to terms with the tragic death of their young son after a car accident. Becca deals with the loss by opening up to her mother and by reaching out to the teenager who was involved in the accident. Howie, on the other hand, lashes out and seeks refuge among outsiders. Rabbit Hole is a glimpse into the lives of two people learning to deal with their forever-changed world as they desperately try to find their way to a life that still holds the promise of happiness. Nicole Kidman was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in this film. Release date 1 April

Water for Elephants Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon star in this magical tale of a travelling circus. Pattinson plays Jacob Jankowski, who, by a twist of fate, joins the Benzini Brothers’ circus and is put in charge of the animals that are part of the show. He meets Marlena (Witherspoon) who is the circus equestrian trainer. The pair also form a bond with Rosie, the untrainable circus elephant, and this leads them to learn about love, trust and their only hope for survival. Release date 15 April

The Hangover 2 The sequel everyone’s been waiting for is finally here. The boys are back – but this time they’re off to exotic Thailand for what they hope is a civilised, subdued pre-wedding brunch for Stu (Ed Helms.) But of course, things don’t go according to plan and Stu and the rest of the group (Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha) are in for unimagineable surprises on their holiday in Bangkok. Viewers will also be thrilled to know that Mike Tyson is rejoining the cast in what promises to be an hilarious sequel. RELEASE DATE 27 May

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INSTRUCTIONS You don’t have to be good at maths to complete a Sudoku! All you have to do is make sure that each line across and each line down contains the numbers one to nine, with no repetitions of numbers within a line. You’ll also see that the numbers one to nine will feature only once in each nine-block square. The numbers that are already filled in will help you determine where the missing numbers belong.

Solutions for Issue 1 2011 Sudoku no. 31

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1 Betreffende die krag wat ons ligte laat brand 8 Kunsopstel 9 Bymekaar of saam 10 Gedeelte van iets soos harsings of lewer (rym met ‘rob’) 11 Dis rêrig eina 12 Vog van ’n wond wat die GraaffReinetter se einde is! 13 Baie oud (voorvoegsel) 14 Obsessief 15 Ver na onder, nie vlak nie 16 Beeste en skape, byvoorbeeld 18 Die profete van Jerigo het gesê dat die gees van Elia op hierdie man rus en voor hom gebuig (II Konings 2:15) 19 Alkaloïde wat in tee voorkom 20 Die waarheid sou eindelik tot haar . . . nadat sy lank geweier het om die tragedie te aanvaar

2 Geboue waarin kosgangers tuis gaan 3 Speeksel by die mond laat uitloop 4 Gomlastiek 5 Werktuigkundige wat te doen het met die krag in 1 Dwars 6 Bundel met gedigte 7 Verreikend, letterlik soos ’n hand wat skielik na binne beweeg en iets beetpak 13 Opstyg na die hemel 17 Bedwelmende vloeistof wat jy egter ook aan tafel sal vind!

Solutions for Issue 1 2011 Blokkiesraaisel nr. 36

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