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Going vegan can lead to weight loss: study

Sticking to a vegan diet could be one of the best ways to lose weight, according to a new study that suggests vegans lose an average of two kilograms more on the short term than individuals on other diet plans.

Rum baba: Men don't drink daiquiris. Oh yes they do

In 1954 Ernest Hemingway won the Nobel prize for literature. Much of his writing dealt with the question of what it means to be a man, in specific; how he dies.

Bite-sized history

What seems like a brightly coloured miniature town has recently sprung up in Mosque Square, between Pigeon Square and Johannesburg Central Police Station in the Westgate Station Precinct near Newtown.

What's cooking? Superchef school turns out pupils who are worth their salt

Gardening, bread-making, French lessons and even learning to catch a fish are all part of the curriculum at the Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine, which opened in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, last month.

New Audi A4: lighter and customisable

German automaker Audi has unveiled the latest generation of the A4. The family sedan, now more fuel efficient and chock full of the latest technologies, will be available for purchase before the end of the year.

This is what makes men tick

Most of the time when you hear the word testosterone it is followed by some nonscientific generalisation about anger, adultery or banking (or a near rhyme of that word).

Fooking Around: Hooked by art's dark corners

"Oh dear darlings, load-shedding is expected," tweeted the staff of New Church Museum shortly before the opening of their Walter Battiss exhibition in May.

Return of the doe-eyed siren

For the past decade and more the market in retro-glamour cards and bedsit wall posters has been dominated by the doe-like eyes and slender neck of Audrey Hepburn.

'Machines will take over and destroy us'

From the dystopian writings of Aldous Huxley and HG Wells to the sinister and apocalyptic vision of modern Hollywood blockbusters, the rise of the machines has long terrified mankind.

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Fashion Fail: To-die-for looks that can put you in hospital

Your closet might contain hidden dangers more lethal than the boogie man:

Sneaker Heaven: Examine the anatomy of the sole

Braamfontein, the inner-city haven of all things creative in Johannesburg, just got a little cooler this week as Anatomy, a new mecca for street culture, was unveiled.

African Inspiration: Re-inventing what's ours

May is Africa Month, a month of cultural exchange across the continent that includes activities centred on music, literature, theatre, visual arts, film, cuisine and fashion. Africa Day is on Monday.

Changing perceptions of tattooing for Africans

Below the bustling street of Thabo Sehume in central Pretoria an unlikely den of inked entrepreneurs plans to change perceptions and develop better tattooing practices for Africans.

Sick in winter but healthy in summer? Blame your genes

Nearly a quarter of our genes change how active they are according to the season, which may explain why people are more prone to illness in winter rather than summer, scientists said.

New Audi A4: lighter and customisable

German automaker Audi has unveiled the latest generation of the A4. The family sedan, now more fuel efficient and chock full of the latest technologies, will be available for purchase before the end of the year.

Toyota, Nissan to recall more than 3 million more cars over airbags

Toyota and Nissan, Japan's two top automakers, on Thursday said they will recall more than three million more cars globally because of concerns over airbags involved in eight deaths worldwide.

Watch: A smartphone-controlled Range Rover Sport

Land Rover is showcasing some of the next-generation autonomous driving technology that it is planning to bring to future models.

Honda reports another death in exploding airbag crisis

Japanese automaker Honda has reported a new death linked to an exploding air bag crisis -- bringing the global total to seven fatalities and scores more injuries -- which sparked the recall of millions of vehicles.

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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

Nando's new look gives SA design a boost

Next time you sit down to eat a lemon-and-herb pita and peri-peri wedges at Nando's, you could be doing so on a designer Vogel riempie chair or at a table specially created by Durban firm Egg Designs.

Highveld ponies steal Cape show

THE Joburg brigade invaded the Cape's second-biggest horsey social gathering - after the Met - last Saturday for the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl.