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Love & Life

Why is it that when people see a woman with a Jadelle in her arm that automatically translates to she's having unprotected sex? Well, maybe she could be and that's her choice and the whole point of contraception. For a married couple to be able to...

Ever noticed that parents are always harder on the first born and so lenient on the rest of the children as the years go by? Being the eldest is a burden. Not only are you the guinea pig for this parenting thing but if you are...

Planning a wedding is always a trying time. From financial considerations to cultural conflicts, planning the best day of your life (arguably) can be a stress and you need to be surrounded by a team that follows the plan not brings on the pain. Ever watched...

So your man's just left you. Your heart hurts and you think you may never love again. You re-live all the memories on loop and listen to love songs on repeat. You are low key dying from chest pains. But he has continued with life like...

Romantic comedies have misled women into thinking men are a TV channel that can be changed. This is an error! Most women have values. They have an ideal man characterised in their mind. They know what he sounds like. What he acts like. And chances are, they...

Do you know why Choice Assorted biscuits are the best? Well because they offer so many variations, options, etc. And that's great cause it caters for the whole family but...

Ever been so mad at somebody that your mouth literally got wired shut by your anger? You turn away cause you can't stand to look at them and you don't wanna risk obliterating them with your laser eye beams. And yet they insist on trying...

So as a black woman you're a second class citizen, positioned at the bottom of the societal food chain. You're sitting there spectating the oppression olympics and getting the wrong end of the batton constantly. And you've been wondering who is going to rescue you from...

You've been in love for a while now. And you wanna shout it from the rooftops that you're bae'd up. So you log onto Facebook and go all Shakespeare on his timeline with such a loving post Cupid would be ashamed. You log in hours later...

Its Valentine's and you are giftless and loveless. And you have to wait another four years til the next leap year to be treated and pampered by a woman. You're sitting there thinking, "Why am I single?" And you come to the conclusion that its because...

Saviour syndrome is people basically running around playing Jesus with other people's lives. Whereby somebody feels like you were nothing before they came along. These are usually 'Know-It-Alls' and they offer advice that you haven't asked for. I find them insulting because they usually have...

Imagine you go the clinic and the doctor says to you, “You need a $600 injection for the ailment that you have.” And that $600 is the first of many medical bills including operations, equipment and your stay at the hospital. Chances are you didn’t...

Have you ever been in a situation whereby you and your arch nemesis had the same best friend? Or that awkward moment where you are water and oil comes through? When two people dislike each other there is always a strange vibe that usually goes...

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year’s theme...

Always used to watch the media both print and TV go in on celebs and their weight issues. Every week People Magazine would have a spread dedicated to who weighs what. Britney Spears, Oprah and Beyonce were never absent. So the weight watchers would follow...

I had dropped outta college last year and I was dead set on never going back to finish my degree. I had actually convinced my father #MHSRIP into coming around to my way of thinking. My winning argument was, "Daddy, you built us this life...

I've never been business minded or manual labor wired. I am an ideas person. I'm very good at knowing what needs to be done, by when and who is best suited to carry out the task. Because I have conception strength, I needed people that...

I just turned 26 and July is always a dicey month for me and a plethora of emotions. This is usually the month when I do stock take of the current year and compare it to my vision board from the last birthday. This year...

[caption id="attachment_2154" align="aligncenter" width="640"] #26OnPoint Birthday lunch at 26 ON Park[/caption] Felt so weird waking up on my birthday and he wasn't standing by our bedroom door. Dad wasn't a morning person but on birthdays he'd be up before the sun. Never used to make a...

"Tragedy brings people together," and that's fine in the movies but what they didn't tell you is how long they stay together thereafter. I don't know what it is about grief that compels people to make promises they can't deliver. I suppose they are just...