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The demonization of Caster Semenya continues

Posted on May 6, 2019 by The Conversation

Instead of standing up for Semenya, admiring her and conducting an educational campaign to clarify the issues, IAAF ...

Breast ironing: a harmful practice that doesn’t get sufficient attention

Posted on May 3, 2019 by The Conversation

Breast ironing is a practice whereby mothers iron their daughters’ breasts as a way of preventing early marriage ...

Caster Semenya v IAAF: ruling will have big implications for women’s participation in sport

Posted on April 17, 2019 by The Conversation

When can a woman not compete with other women? This is, in essence, the question at the heart ...

When parents play favourites, what happens to the kids?

Posted on April 8, 2019 by The Conversation

Many siblings, when they get together as adults, joke about which child was loved the most. But is ...

THIS trait could be the key to lasting romance

Posted on March 7, 2019 by The Conversation

When looking for a partner, it’s probably a good idea to find someone who recognises that making mistakes ...

5 Ways that reading with children helps their education

Posted on March 7, 2019 by The Conversation

Reading together as a family can instil a love of books from an early age...

Find the knot – your relationship may be better than you think

Posted on February 12, 2019 by The Conversation

If you know where to look and what to appreciate, you may just realise there are a lot ...

Fried, steamed or toasted: the best way to cook insects

Posted on February 12, 2019 by The Conversation

For thousands of years people from all over the world have eaten insects. Today about 2.5 billion people ...

Considering using IVF to have a baby? Here’s what you need to know

Posted on February 6, 2019 by The Conversation

Undertaking IVF is a big step. Never be afraid to ask as many questions as you have, and ...

Have you ever caught a catfish? Online dating can be deceptive

Posted on January 28, 2019 by The Conversation

Apparently, not everyone looking for love and connection online wants to start from a place of truth and ...

Fantasy that Mnangagwa would fix Zimbabwe now fully exposed

Posted on January 23, 2019 by The Conversation

As of January 18, more than 12 people had died, no less than 78 had suffered gunshot injuries, ...

What’s the most effective exercise for your age?

Posted on January 7, 2019 by The Conversation

The type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are ...

‘Blueticked’ but no instant reply: how do you feel?

Posted on January 7, 2019 by The Conversation

For most of us, there is an unwritten social contract that underlies our online messaging interactions. The clearest ...

Feeling hurt? How forgiveness can help you live your best life

Posted on January 7, 2019 by The Conversation

Forgiveness is not about others. It is about not allowing our resentment towards others to make life miserable ...

How to make New Year’s resolutions that you can actually stick to

Posted on January 3, 2019 by The Conversation

If you feel you consistently fail at your New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. Despite our good ...

Is alcohol bad for you? It depends on the drink and how you drink it

Posted on November 28, 2018 by The Conversation

The way alcohol is consumed matters because spikes in blood alcohol concentrations are far higher from binge drinking.

How to talk to your child about their school report

Posted on November 22, 2018 by The Conversation

Remember to look for the positives in your child’s report...

Are you a bully? Here are 6 ways to tell

Posted on November 7, 2018 by The Conversation

Bullies sometimes don’t even recognise that they are bullies...

10 Things women worry about when breastfeeding

Posted on November 5, 2018 by The Conversation

Getting to a place where breastfeeding feels “smooth and easier” can be tough...

Forget bouncing back, balance is the healthiest way to lose that preggy weight

Posted on November 1, 2018 by The Conversation

Bouncing back to your pre-pregnancy weight immediately after giving birth is neither realistic nor recommended...

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