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Mama makes it better, can even change gene activity in baby's brain: research

A mother's soothing presence not only helps relieve her baby's pain, but it could also alter gene activity in the region of the brain involved in emotions, according to a new study of rats by the New York University Langone Medical Center.

Job authority spells depression for women: study

Women in authority appear to be more vulnerable to depression than their male counterparts, a study by sociologists in the United States said.

Alcohol causes erectile dysfunction in SA men

Almost half of South African men could be at risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) because of excessive drinking, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

This woman has the best booty in the butt capital of the world, Brazil

Indianara Carvalho has taken the title of the best butt in Brazil, beating out women from 27 states in Brazil's Miss Bumbum Beauty Pageant.

Wash your hands, brush your teeth, get liver cancer?

A common ingredient in antimicrobial soaps and toothpaste has been linked to liver fibrosis and tumours in mice.

The Test Kitchen named best restaurant in South Africa

For the third year in a row, British-born chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ restaurant The Test Kitchen has been named South Africa’s Restaurant of the Year, cementing its reputation as the top dining destination in the country.

Bob Marley to live on through top-end dagga brand

Thirty-three years after his untimely death, ganja-loving reggae icon Bob Marley is being remembered with an eponymous brand of top-end marijuana, his family said Tuesday.

Calorie restriction could slow aging, preserve memory: study

Going on a diet -- the old fashioned kind that heeds no promise to curb hunger -- can halt the normal rise and fall of over 900 different genes related to aging and memory formation in the brain, according to a team of neuroscientists at New York University's Langone Medical Center.

No need for Princes: Whistling for the wolf

"You don't need princes to save you," says Neil Gaiman, speaking about his new fairy tale, The Sleeper and the Spindle. "I don't have patience for stories in which women are rescued by men."

Fashion

Christian Louboutin unveils R8,308.44 limited-edition luxury nail polish

Launched for the holidays with only 1,000 pieces set to be sold, Christian Louboutin's Starlight nail polish comes in a bottle hand-decorated with 1,500 Strass crystals.

Beauty Spot

Oxygenetix, recently launched in South Africa, is the first breathable make-up brand.

Westwood: Let them eat less

UK fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has declared that people who can't afford organic food should "eat less" and stop getting fat.

Converse is ready to walk all over rivals

Worn by millions all over the world, the Converse sneaker is a slice of Americana beloved by everyone, from schoolboys to rap stars.
WAKE A/W 2015 collection at SA Fashion Week.

What’s the secret to designing an award-winning fashion collection?

The Editor of Sunday Times Fashion Weekly gives his take on why WAKE won the #SAFW Renault New Talent Search competition

Cadillac has BMW in its sights with the new ATS-V

The ATS-V is the first 'hot' high-performance Cadillac ever to get a turbocharged engine and as if to make up for lost time the company has decided to go with two turbos, rather than just one.

The Mercedes Maybach its global debut

If you set out to create the world's safest, most comfortable and technologically advanced car and started with a blank sheet of paper, the finished product might bear a striking resemblance to the Mercedes Benz S Class.

VW recalls 442,000 cars to fix suspension problem

Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash.

Audi turns to virtual reality for TT launch

As the third generation of the sports coupe arrives in showrooms across Europe, Audi is offering potential owners a novel way of taking it for a test-drive.

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2014 Literary Award highlights

Sunday Times in association with Exclusive Books awarded the Alan Paton prize to Max du Preez for 'A Rumour of Spring', whilst Claire Robertson won the Fiction prize for The Spiral House. Barry Ronge was awarded with a lifetime achievement accolade as well as being announced as the new namesake for future fiction prizes.

Ladies win big at Literary Awards

The 24th annual Sunday Times, in association with CNA this year, Literary Awards took place at Summer Place. Winners this year included Karen Jayes for her novel For The Mercy of Water in the fiction category, whilst the Alan Paton Award went to Redi Thlabi for Endings & Beginnings

EXCLUSIVE: In Oscar's footsteps

Never seen before - Sunday Times walks you along the path taken by Oscar Pistorius on the fateful night, February 14, 2013, when he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Comic Choice Awards' 2014 - PG16L

Highlights and classic performances from our local comedic talent

Wild Weekends with Girls Gone Wild

WildWeekends‬ adventure travel guide featuring travels of Sunday Times ‪Girls Gone Wild‬ team, Claire Keeton and Marianne Schwankhart, has just been released - view audio/visual to see what you can expect.

GenNext2014 Image & Grooming Awards

The 10th annual Sunday Times Generation Next Awards