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High protein foods boost cardiovascular health in women: study

A diet rich in amino acids - the building blocks of proteins - could be good for your heart along the same lines as quitting smoking, reducing salt and alcohol consumption and getting optimal exercise, according to a new study.

Drinking a bottle of water before a meal facilitates weight loss

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have revealed that drinking 500ml of water before every meal can help people suffering from obesity to lose weight. The results of this study will be published in the September issue of Obesity.

ABBA piano to make money, money, money

The piano that featured on many of ABBA's greatest hits is going under the hammer next month in London, auctioneers Sotheby's said yesterday.

Smaller families, fatter children

The obesity crisis might be partly driven by women having fewer children.

Mixing it: Party with flying colours

What better way to kick off spring than with a face full of brightly coloured paint and a sound system throbbing with the music of Spanish DJ and producer Danny Avila? Both of these will be available at Life in Colour next weekend.

Tesla's 'insane' electric rocket

This score is kind of insane. But Tesla Motors' all-wheel-drive version of its battery-powered ModelS, the P85D, earned 103 out of a possible 100 in an evaluation by Consumer Reports magazine.

Tanorexia: when getting a tan becomes an addiction

On a warm August evening in Madrid a steady stream of tanned customers parade out of a tanning salon -- even in sunny Spain, the need to catch some rays can turn into an addiction.

Blood test could predict breast cancer's return: study

 An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumors would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday.

Social status, options could influence women’s sexuality

It's been suggested in the past that women may be more likely to be bisexual than men, and a new study reveals that social status might play a role in whether or not a woman will veer from heterosexual dating.

Knobkerrie costume gets stick

Nelson Mandela's face is again a "national costume" attraction for an international pageant.

End of season: Puff the magic jacket

With the end of winter, my love affair with the puffer jacket is officially over.

Expo to get you thinking

Hello Ambassador's third annual Creative Festival takes place in Johannesburg next week with a two-day conference, a creativity and innovation expo, workshops and the Hello Ambassador awards, which celebrate creative excellence.

Hawking finds way to escape death in a black hole

Interstellar was right - falling into a black hole is not the end, claims Stephen Hawking.

Fashion

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.

Baby Wear: Tiny togs for toddlers

There are entire websites dedicated to the sartorial choices made on behalf of Britain's Prince George. No wonder, then, that the style dubbed "European posh" by a Durban mother is making waves on our shores.

Style Quandary

Should you don the latest trend in headgear, a pith helmet?

Open Design: Moulding a better future

Open Design Cape Town Festival is a 12-day city-wide festival that celebrates the impact of design and innovation on living conditions, job creation and human capital.

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.

New TVR sports car already sold-out for 2017

TVR has received over 250 orders for its new sports car, despite no information on its name or what it will look like.

Toyota says workers injured, factory lines shut in Tianjin

Toyota on Monday said more than 50 employees were injured after two giant explosions last week in the Chinese city of Tianjin, where the carmaker's factory lines will remain closed until at least the end of Wednesday.

New one-off Wraith is a Rock n' Rolls-Royce

Luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce has a very sound idea for its latest special edition car.

Toyota falls behind VW in world's biggest automaker race

Toyota has fallen behind Volkswagen in the race for the world's biggest automaker title, figures showed Tuesday, as the German giant outsold its Japanese rival in the first half of the year.

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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.