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Teens who switch between TV and phone could be more likely to underperform at school

Teenagers who divide their attention between devices such as their phones, video games, and the TV tend to have lower scores in math and English new Canadian research has found.

Loss of Y chromosome linked to Alzheimer's disease: study

About one in five men over age 80 lose the Y chromosome from their blood cells, and this condition has now been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers said.

‘Floating city’ embarks on maiden voyage

Longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall‚ boasting 23 swimming pools and a signature restaurant that specialises in “imaginative cuisine”‚ the “floating city” is a befitting name for the Harmony of the Seas.

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Hangover cure is a dish best served extremely cold

South Koreans, Asia's biggest per capita alcohol consumers, can now soothe themselves after a big night out with hangover-fighting ice cream.

Restored by doctor's scalpel

Before November 25, Julia Murray* disliked what she saw in the mirror - a higher and wider forehead than she wanted.

Jozi and Cape Town the cities to go for a ‘real cheap cheap date’

Johannesburg and Cape Town are amongst the top three cheapest cities in the world to enjoy a beer and cigarette.

$150,000 to rent a 'love' womb

University of California law professor Michele Goodwin has spoken out on the realities of industrial surrogacy - a transaction that involves women in developing countries carrying pregnancies for wealthier women in the West.

Report on menstruation highlights need for policy on sexual and reproductive health

Copenhagen – A study into girls' menstruation needs around the world has revealed a dire situation.

There’s a yawning gap on opinions about wearing PJs to the shops

Do people actually visit their local grocery stores in sleepwear? Yes‚ they do and it is a world-wide phenomenon.

Healthy aging has little to do with age: study

When it comes to maintaining health in one's older years, age means little and obesity may not be so bad after all, according to a US study released Monday.

First US penis transplant performed on 64-year-old man

A 64-year-old man who lost most of his penis to cancer is recovering well after undergoing the United States' first penis transplant operation, doctors said Monday.

Tim Noakes gives slimming advice to Malema

University of Cape Town Professor Tim Noakes has weighed in on Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema’s weight loss and diet programme.

A combination of yoga and meditation can reduce cognitive impairment: study

New research suggests that yoga and meditation may not only give you a flexible body and inner peace but that a combination of the two could also help improve cognitive function.


Your ultimate gift guide: 85+ stylish finds for him, her & the kids

No matter who you’re shopping for, Sunday Times Fashion Weekly’s definitive gift guide for 2015 will lead you to the finest presents and most covetable stocking fillers for the festive season

Women are the future of Hermes Watches, new top man says

The new head of Hermes Watches is hoping a more feminine touch, added with the fashion group's own in-house know-how, will help it navigate through the turbulence rocking the sector.

Ralph Lauren hands over CEO role to Gap executive

Ralph Lauren, creator of the Polo brand and an iconic figure in the US fashion industry, will step aside as chief executive of his namesake company, the company announced Tuesday.

Hudson Approach: Kentridge on the verge of that Manhattan transfer

William Kentridge is the toast of New York, again.

Divine Design: Accessories with 'vadumba'

''It was all slightly mad and emotional," says London-based furniture designer Justin van Breda, of his latest project Curate, a new collection of home accessories created by fellow South Africans.

Pimp my ride, Kenya-style

"Turn on the bass, yeah!" shouts Dennis, conductor and ticket tout onboard the Brain Freeze, an eardrum-bursting tricked-out Nairobi bus studded with blue neon lights.

Ferrari confirms convertible LaFerrari

A drop-top 'Spider' version of the most powerful and fastest production Ferrari in history is in development.

Aston Martin goes to the extreme

British luxury sportscar maker Aston Martin has taken the wraps off the Vantage GT8, a limited-edition £165,000 ($234,000) version of its standard Vantage that the company claims is as close to a road-going racing car as the law allows.

Order books open for the Ford GT

The first new supercar from Ford in over a decade will be limited to just 250 examples a year and each one is expected to cost a minimum of $450,000 (R6,561,967.50).

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Mercedes launches first new-look high performance E-Class

The Mercedes-AMG E43, revealed on Friday, offers a three-liter V6 biturbo powerplant and optional four-wheel drive.

Rolls-Royce celebrates a new Dawn

In its first ever live-streamed launch event, Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled its new four-seat drophead, The Rolls-Royce Dawn. 

Ford offering a smarter way to avoid a speeding ticket

Ford is launching a new technology called Intelligent Speed Limiter that will ensure that whatever the road and whatever the country, you'll never accidentally pick up a speeding fine.

From hats to legs to music, Joburgers party it up

Joburgers are never afraid of a ‘Phuza Thursday’. This week their diaries were packed with everything from pretty pins to punchy paintings. Oh, and there was a pathetic music party in there too