That is correct. When your city is striving to provide you with only the best artisanal water that mother nature can provide, it is simply not acceptable to introduce hipster urine to the supply. This, from Time: The Portland Water Bureau got pretty pissed off when cameras caught 21-year-old Josh Seater from Molalla, Oregon, urinating [...]
The BBC reports that there has been a sharp rise in the purchase of fake HIV test results in Uganda. Persons testing positive for HIV are compelled to purchase negative test results from health professionals in order to secure work. Infection carries a heavy social penalty in Uganda.
So most of you have been glued to your screens every evening watching MNET’s MasterChef Australia. And more than a handful of you have probably been watching MasterChef Australia to drool at the pectoral glory of contestant number 16, Mr.Daniel Churchill.
For years people have been trying to brainwash us, telling us butter is the devil. But rejoice – scientists and medical experts have questioned the thinking that saturated fats are inherently bad for us. No evidence was found to support the notion that saturated fats correlate to an increase risk of heart disease – butter’s back bitches.
According to a recent study, the number of words a child hears in early life will determine their academic success and IQ in later life. By three, children from professional families hear 30 millionaire more words than children from poorer backgrounds. So talk to your baby. Talk to them just a whole damn lot.
Admittedly the latest season of Masterchef Australia on Mnet is becoming a week-night addiction for most of us. Never before have we been more interested in the outcome of middle-class Australians vying for the title of uber-chef in this highly competitive televised cook-off. This particular season however has captured the intense interest of most of South Africa’s female population due to the inclusion of a particular hunky contestant who goes by the name of Daniel Churchill.
Maybe it’s the cool sea breeze, the mountain with it’s tablecloth of clouds or just the Cape Town attitude – we don’t know, but Capetonians live longer than Tshwane residents – fact. According to the report on mortality and causes of death for 2011 by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Cape Town residents have a longer life span.
Sleep, glorious sleep. If you didn’t have enough reasons to nod off, take a gander at a few more. Some of these facts you can even use to try and convince your employer to start instigating nap time. It may sound contradictory to work efficiency but a having a six minute nap improves your memory.
The countdown starts. An onlooker stands motionlessly next to a culinary tragedy. A chip has fallen onto the ground. His mind is racing; to eat or not to eat? Five seconds are almost up. A bead of sweat drips from his brow.
Billionaire fashion designer, Peter Nygard is spending a pretty penny on stem cell therapy in the Bahamas in a bid to reverse the process of ageing – and the 70-year-old is claiming that it works following an as yet unpublished study by the University of Miami.
Swathes of central and south London spent the night marinating in kilolitres of sewerage. Mmm. Tasty. Kennington in Central London going underwater (sewage?!) right now: pic.twitter.com/VXB4Voxpo0 — Lewis Whyld (@LewisWhyld) February 27, 2014 ‘Sewage pouring into homes’ as burst water main causes flooding in #ClaphamRoad http://t.co/580iCf3GY6 pic.twitter.com/iFUEpvSW05 — Evening Standard (@standardnews) February 27, 2014 [...]
We all know that sodas packed to the brim with sugar aren’t good for your health. Consumption of sugar-sweetened soda is linked to cavities and tooth decay, but more importantly, an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes. This video argues that telling a war amputee victim apart from a diabetes related amputation is almost impossible.
In 2009 Fair Cape Dairies partnered with The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), to launch a dairy product with a major difference. ROOIBOOST became the first dairy in the world to have products endorsed by CANSA and for good reason. Research studies conducted by CANSA have shown that drinking six cups of rooibos tea [...]
And I mean that in a good way! I recently gave up driving long distances to visit my family dentist, and opted rather for someone in Green Point. My goodness, was I surprised! It’s amazing how accepting we are of prehistoric stuffy old medical services..
And if it wasn’t enough to get through a day without your phone bombarding you, every chance it gets with non-stop notifications! Now Apple plans to make your phone tell you how fat and lazy you are under the guise of tracking your fitness.
Another Marlboro Man dead from smoking. Bitcoin Exchange CEO arrested. Rand hits 5-year low. Farting cows cause explosion. Queen ‘down to last million.’ SANPARKS employee bust arranging secret hunts. TATA boss suicide.
‘Shapewear’. A recent phenomenon. It somehow dupes women into thinking that squeezing your perfectly normal body into a spandex suit the size of a matchbox is “generally a good thing”.
It’s getting harder and harder to get away with smoking cigarettes without coming under fire from all and sundry – and it’s going to get that little bit more difficult.
It’s said that the shape and size of the mannequins in a particular society is indicative of what people in that society see as ‘the ideal’ body shape.
This fascinating animation by Dr Nicole Avena for TED-Ed explains how sugar causes your brain’s dopamine levels to spike, creating a sugar rush and causing you to crave more of it. She also reveals how the increasing amount of sugar in food today is increasing our desire for a sugar high, much like a drug addiction.
Shampooing seems as much a part of our daily routine as brushing your teeth or drying yourself after a shower – but some people have eschewed the practice altogether.
California banned smoking in public places over 20 years ago, which is why the site of DiCaprio having a smoke inside the Golden Globe Awards ceremony caught some people off guard. It’s all good though, he was just taking a hit of his e-cigarette. Meanwhile, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was sitting alongside a surprised-looking Reese Witherspoon, was [...]
Health professionals are getting increasingly more concerned about the content of sugar in everyday food and drink products.
Did you know jealousy is all in your head? No, seriously, science says so. Sometimes people say that they feel stress in their neck or anxiety in their stomach, and it turns out that they’re onto something. This is according to the new Body Atlas produced by Finnish scientists which shows a heat map of where different emotions are likely to manifest in our bodies.
It’s just what you’ve been waiting for! Or is it? Either way, DIY plastic surgery is a big thing now. Especially in Asia.
It’s time to chuck your multivitamins down the toilet. If you thought taking your daily dose of Vitamin A, B, C and whatever was making you healthier, you thought wrong. A recent editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine says that using supplements and multivitamins to help chronic conditions is a complete waste of time. [...]
It always seemed like only a matter of time before Facebook users started questioning how much time they were expending online, and now the questions have started coming thick and fast from the group of people Facebook relies on most – the millinials.