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How to cook spaghetti like an Italian

Simple as it may seem, there's an art to preparing the perfect plate of spaghetti. Food editor Hilary Biller shares her five golden rules for cooking pasta

Gay prince on front line of India's war against AIDS

From setting up his own charity to hanging condoms on trees, Manvendra Singh Gohil has dedicated himself to fighting the scourge of AIDS since coming out 10 years ago as India's first openly gay royal.

Melania taps little-known Hispanic designer for inauguration outfit

Melania Trump on Thursday picked a little-known New York designer of Hispanic descent and daughter of a wounded veteran, for her first outfit celebrating husband Donald's presidential inauguration.

Ayanda Thabethe on what makes her sexy

Actress and television presenter Ayanda Thabethe appears to have popped out of nowhere and is now conquering the entertainment industry ― her sweet personality and style captivating fans from the outset.

Family

'Three-parent' baby born in Ukraine using new technique

A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first ever use of a new technique using the DNA of three parents, the head of a Kiev fertility clinic said Wednesday.

Loading on the chilli could help you live longer, says study

Good news for spicy food fans: new research suggests that chilli peppers could help you live longer.

Late-night social media use could be affecting your teen's happiness: study

New research has found that as many as 1 in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to use social media.

Seat kickers top the list of the most annoying plane passengers

Keep your knees and feet to yourself. That's the overarching message from Expedia's latest etiquette survey which identified the rear seat-back kicker as the most annoying type of flier.

Superheroes could magnify aggressive behaviors in children, study finds

Could superheroes who fly to the rescue of those in need foster defending or protective behavior in children?

Weekend Escape: Tala Private Game Reserve, Pietermaritzburg

This intimate reserve brings the animals closer, writes Shelley Said

Study shows the way stress may harm your heart

Scientists said Thursday they may have uncovered a biological explanation for the long suspected link between stress and heart disease.

Heritage trail: A place of lasting peace

Melrose House in Pretoria is where the Treaty of Vereeniging, ending the Second Anglo-Boer War, was signed on May 31 1902.

Food

Rival designer popcorn stands can now duke it out

An entrepreneur has fought back from failure to bring a new offering for Johannesburgers' taste buds - gourmet popcorn‚ now open at the Montecasino entertainment complex.
Boiled egg.

How to cook eggs perfectly, any way, every time

Hilary Biller shares recipes and tips for poaching, scrambling, boiling and coddling eggs. You're on your own with omelettes

How to make awesome cottage and shepherd's pies

What could be more comforting than savoury mince topped with fluffy mashed potato and baked until golden and bubbling?
Coffee liqueur

How to make your own coffee liqueur

This vodka-based liqueur makes a wonderful gift; drink it as a shot or use it to add a coffee kick to your cocktails

A definitive foodie guide to Rivonia's abundance of Asian eateries

If you were looking to eat Asian food in Sandton around 1986, you went to Rivonia's Pearl Garden. Silk wallpaper, spring rolls, sweet and sour prawns - it felt like lunch in 'The Last Emperor'.

7 reasons why eating more ginger is good for your health

Ginger isn't always on the menu in Western cuisine. These seven scientifically validated health benefits of ginger are a good reason to add the root, which originates from Asia, to dishes, desserts and drinks.

Fashion

SA fashionista Asanda Sizani handpicks a high-style collection for Topshop

Fashion editor and style maven Asanda Sizani has collaborated with international fast fashion retailer Topshop with a capsule collection titled "Edited By. Topshop X Asanda Sizani" that launched last Friday.

Hey-shoe-wow: Cape Town creative gives Puma sneakers a cosmic makeover

Graphic designer Daniel Ting Chong has collaborated with Puma on a range of African cosmology-inspired sneakers, writes Beth Vale

Melania taps little-known Hispanic designer for inauguration outfit

Melania Trump on Thursday picked a little-known New York designer of Hispanic descent and daughter of a wounded veteran, for her first outfit celebrating husband Donald's presidential inauguration.

How to dress for the Trumpocalypse

The world's going a bit crazier tomorrow as Donald Trump is inaugurated as President of the USA, so ensure you're appropriately attired

The First Lady's first look: what Melania will be wearing for Trump's inauguration

Since Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the US, thoughts in fashion circles have turned to how his wife Melania will approach dressing for her new role.

1 classic white shirt, 5 chic ways to wear it to work

A working weeks' worth of office outfit inspiration: here's how to style a white button-down shirt five different ways
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