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‘Coronavirus tracked: How women leaders outperform men during the pandemic’ The Independent reported at the end of July. This followed on from articles such as ‘Why Are Women-Led Nations Doing Better With Covid-19?’ in the New York Times and ‘What Do Countries With The Best Coronavirus Responses Have In...

It's been quite the year. With a global pandemic seeing more than 3.5 billion people in voluntary or mandatory confinement, it’s fair to say that 2020 has made us all a little more introspective.   Lockdown hasn’t been all bad, though. Many people have reconnected on a...

It's not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become abusive. Regardless of whether it is physical, emotional or takes some other form, abuse often follows an escalating pattern in which the controlling behaviors worsen over time. Physical...

Taking collagen has become a game-changer for so many people. This structural protein, after all, literally holds us together as the main structural component of our skin. But as we get older, our levels of collagen will inevitably decline. So how does it decline and...

According to our national calendar, the month of August is dedicated to appreciating the woman in our lives. When considering our statistics of gender-based violence, it seems we find ourselves in a state of emergency rather than a state of celebration. On average, 110 South...

With lockdown rules the way they currently are, the Cape mountains are busier than they’ve ever been. This past Saturday, the parking area on Table Mountain looked like Camps Bay during Christmas holidays and some of the queues on the mountain resembled a Harry Potter...

From ‘Aunt Flo is in town’ and riding ‘the crimson tide’, to telling your partner, ‘it’s shark week’, there are countless ways to avoid saying it — you’re on your period.  We all know the feeling of hiding our pads and tampons away when a male...

Every month, the symptoms begin like clockwork. A surge of menstrual-related hormones might result in blemishes appearing along your chin and forehead. Some women complain about swollen joints while others experience extreme nausea. Food cravings and the fluctuation of emotions are universal. Menstrual cramps are agonising....

Feeling anxious? Or overwhelmed? What about desperate or disillusioned? That’s ok. It’s probably a reflection of a sound mind, considering … well, everything. However, a smattering of writers and thinkers have come forward and said: “It might not be as bad as you think… if...