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CBD: Rising star or popular fad?

Posted on Feb 17, 2020 by The Conversation

There is strong evidence that CBD has enduring health benefits in the treatment of intractable epilepsy...

A 4-step maintenance plan to help keep your relationship going strong

Posted on Feb 12, 2020 by The Conversation

There’s a little work involved in happily ever after...

10 Ways to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 11, 2020 by The Conversation

Self care is the perfect way to love yourself this Valentine's Day...

Why we value diamond rings and other Valentine’s Day gifts

Posted on Feb 11, 2020 by The Conversation

On Valentine’s Day, it’s all too easy to feel annoyed by couples advertising their deepest feelings with objects. ...

Over-parenting teaches children to be entitled – let them fail and learn to be resilient instead

Posted on Feb 11, 2020 by The Conversation

Forget the constant hand holding, children learn from making mistakes...

What to do at home so your children do well at school

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 by The Conversation

In simple ways at home, parents can improve their child’s cognitive ability and ready them for learning...

The dark side of supportive relationships

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 by The Conversation

Your partner’s intentions might be good, but the outcome often isn’t...

How to help your kids with homework (without doing it for them)

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 by The Conversation

There’s a delicate balance between helping, and over-helping...

CBD Oil: What you need to know

Posted on Jan 17, 2020 by The Conversation

CBD oil extracted from hemp is often marketed as a food supplement to promote well-being – similar to ...

Why South Africa’s declining maths performance is a worry

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 by The Conversation

South Africa’s Department of Basic Education recently released the country’s National Senior Certificate results for the class of ...

5 Best tips from psychologists to help you keep your new year’s resolutions

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 by The Conversation

We are creatures of habit. Between a third and half of our behaviour is habitual, according to research ...

Researchers asked people in Vietnam why they use rhino horn. Here’s what they said

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 by The Conversation

Last year in Africa 1,100 rhinos were killed by poachers. And today there are only about 29,500 left ...

Having problems with your kid’s tantrums, bed-wetting or withdrawal? Here’s when to get help

Posted on Dec 6, 2019 by The Conversation

A range of infant and child behaviours - including tantrums, bed-wetting and withdrawal - cause parents concern. So, ...

Is your partner insecure? A simple question could transform your romantic relationship

Posted on Nov 26, 2019 by The Conversation

Showing attention and interest in someone, especially in a society as filled with distractions as ours, can be ...

How unhealthy ageing takes its toll on your health and income

Posted on Oct 16, 2019 by The Conversation

Population ageing is often associated with health-related challenges. But its effects also reach other spheres of life. In ...

How to talk to your teenagers about drugs

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 by The Conversation

Negotiating parenthood in such a context is tricky to say the least, and can leave parents unsure of ...

What science tells us about fire hazards facing Cape Town and its surrounds

Posted on Oct 14, 2019 by The Conversation

South Africa’s Cape Peninsula – home to the picturesque city of Cape Town – is part of the ...

Why corruption in South Africa isn’t simply about Zuma and the Guptas

Posted on Oct 14, 2019 by The Conversation

Corruption in South Africa isn’t simply a matter of bad morals or weak law enforcement. It’s embedded in ...

Economic chaos is causing a food security and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe

Posted on Oct 11, 2019 by The Conversation

Since Zimbabwe’s land reform of 2000 – when around 8 million hectares of formerly large-scale commercial farmland was ...

Here’s what young people say helped them get through their parents’ divorce

Posted on Sep 16, 2019 by The Conversation

Most young people end up accommodating their parents’ separation well over time...

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