NATURAL REMEDIES AND OTHER REMEDIES With the onslaught of so many new drugs appearing more frequently, the public have been encouraged for years now to select remedies from natural sources, often termed alternate or complementary medicines. These over-the-counter products can at times be as effective as some prescribed items but more recently observation has revealed… Continue Reading

THE JOYS AND PITFALLS OF CELEBRITY As human beings we are constantly aware of the status of others and having just experienced the excitement or disappointments of the Oscars, this might be an appropriate time to ponder on the outcome of fame. There are great advantages of being famous such as the wealth that goes… Continue Reading

Battle scars from the playground are a rite of passage for any child. I remember my grandmother insisting on smothering my cuts in Aloe Vera each time I came home with a new one. The aloe had a fun texture, but that was the extent of my interest in it. Years later, my interest in… Continue Reading

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, NATURE’S WONDER CURE In today’s world, we seem to be overwhelmed by an array of glossy visuals advertising an unbelievable number of new health products that will “cure all our ills”. Many of us with good intentions are ready to dig into our wallets despite an existing colourful assortment of health items… Continue Reading

A HISTORY OF PILATES It is rare for the writer to go into any great detail of well-known persons, but Joseph Pilates was such an extraordinary man and it is perhaps a fact that only biographers have learned so much about his endeavors to create an exercise routine which challenged all others during his early… Continue Reading

ABOUT LOVE Valentine’s Day might have come and gone, but love in a broader sense is everlasting even if in its many disguises! In an attempt to analyze love, it encompasses strong emotional states with degrees of intense inter-personal effects to less complicated light-hearted love affairs with simple satisfaction achieved. Love is one of the… Continue Reading

GRABBING AN OPPORTUNITY Many of the world’s biggest “money spinning” initiatives started small but vision and faith lead to success, what some might call a dream come true. But dreams are not a reality whereas positivity combined with perseverance are ingredients for success. Where would the richest of the rich be today had they not… Continue Reading

MAKE-UP, A GLIMPSE AT THE PAST Before the 1920’s “nice girls” did not wear make-up then called paint, as this was associated with prostitutes and cheap show girls and even having skin professionally treated was unheard of. All this was to undergo rapid change with the emergence of the Silver screen. The images of made-up… Continue Reading

IS STRESS CONTAGIOUS? Stress is on the rise due to the pressures and demands of modern living. While some handle it well, others fall apart and get to the dangerous stage of ‘burn out’ being a physiological state in our brains, which ultimately affects our bodies. Second hand stress is not a fallacy because we… Continue Reading

RECKLESSNESS Generally speaking, recklessness is a state of mind when a person pursues a course of action, throwing caution to the wind, whilst consciously disregarding the consequences, actually more blameworthy than careless behaviour. These “dare-devil” actions may persist regardless of the consequences. There are reasons for these actions being more dominant in youth. One typical… Continue Reading


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