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12 sci-fi technologies already changing the way we live

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, with many new developments, from drones to brain scanning headbands, resembling devices from a science fiction movie.<p>So what cutting-edge technology can we expect to experience in our lives in the near future, and what will be developed next? To find out, I …

Polystyrene homes offer housing solutions

The 7 richest people in South Africa right now

Forbes Magazine’s list of world billionaires shows that South Africa has a new richest man in retail tycoon Christo Wiese, who has surpassed diamond …

Emerging Markets

Korean artist's makeup illusions will bend your mind

It's hard to figure out where reality ends and begins with Dain Yoon's makeup.<p>The South Korean artist has an incredibly confusing body of work which …

South Korea

Step into the world's first floating home

What Candace Cameron Bure Actually Eats to Make 40 Look Like 20

She tracked every bite so you can steal all her secrets.<p>When Candace Cameron Bure, who's now 40, first appeared on television, she was only a kid. Now that she's starring in <i>Fuller House</i> and co-hosting <i>The View</i>, anyone with eyes can see she's managed to stay in incredible shape, despite some bumps …

Healthy Eating

Is this Greece's best resort for families with teenagers?

I never expected to find myself disco dancing in the waves on the end of a waterski rope. My husband does not typically start the day at dawn, twisted into extreme yoga poses on a stand-up paddle board. But holidaying with teenagers can make a couple do extreme things.<p>Historically, I’ve hated water …

Waterskiing

The woman who lives in six cities

For this road warrior, being abroad isn’t travel, it’s a way of life. Here’s how she does it — and how she finds ‘home’.<p>Road warrior Barbara Fiala is a big believer in routines. Having them helps her survive eight months travelling for work each year.<p>As the founder of New York-based branding and …

S. Africa bill to redistribute whites’ land to blacks risks leaving people homeless

South Africa’s parliament has approved a bill that would see the government make compulsory land purchases from rich whites and redistribute it more …

Mugabe empties his prisons because he can’t pay for them

Drastic times call for drastic measures.<p>Zimbabwe's economy is plunging toward total ruin and the government is looking for ways to stanch the bleeding it has inflicted on itself. In May, the government announced that it would be selling wildlife from its game reserves and even printing its own …

The Violent Afterlife of a Recycled Plastic Bottle

What happens after you toss it into the bin?<p><i>Editor's note: This article has been significantly revised post-publication to correct for factual errors in the original version.*</i><p>Most of us do not think much about recycling. We might clean bottles and jars, crush cartons and break down boxes. We might …

Sustainability

20 Top Travel Medical Tips... From Experience

Thirty years of extensive travel have left me with a wealth of wonderful memories, and a wealth of medical "experiences" and near crises. This is not an exhaustive list of medical tips, but a personal one. Some are standard and well-known but some will be new. Would love to hear your own. Tweet me …

Models Have The Best Beauty Advice

Or did you already know that? Here, the best bits of advice top models have ever shared with <i>W</i>—from Kate Moss’s diet to Andreea Diaconu’s eyebrows.

Beauty

Beauty Tips from a Sports Illustrated Model

Twenty-year-old Hailey Clauson began her career on the runways of Dior and Marc Jacobs and has since made the switch to <i>Sports Illustrated</i>. Here the California girl shares her high-low approach to beauty, workouts and lifestyle.<p><b>Your look in three words:</b><br>Feminine. Modern. Retro.<p><b>Five-minute …

100 Women 2015: life as a nurse in a conflict zone

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1208000/1208770_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524748256_5c611b00f479774afa817ae4b8db7246<p><b>In every conflict there are hidden heroes working behind the headlines. Their job is to save lives, minimise suffering and even just to help people</b> …

Healthy breakfasts fuel better academic results, says study

Children who eat a healthy breakfast before starting the school day achieve higher academic results than pupils who do not, according to a study.<p>Public health experts at Cardiff University who carried out the research say their findings provide the strongest evidence yet of a direct and positive …

Cardiff University

Francis Frankie gave me this cactus.

Donating blood.

Girls donating blood at school.

So blessed to come to such a beautiful school.

Made milk tart in consumer studies!

Practicing our consumers practicals with Jay.

Jacaranda tree in bloom.

Amongst the clouds.

Lovers Lane is blooming green. Photo taken: Nomsa

Strikes, Glitches: What Airlines Owe You if Everything Goes Wrong

Italy's six best road trips

With a network of well-maintained roads that weave through a landscape of snow-capped peaks, plunging coastlines, lakes and historic towns, Italy offers plenty of epic driving. And while some routes are undeniably challenging, they all make for unforgettable experiences.<p>Here we highlight six …

Zuma's salary as a % of tax - 189 times more than Xi Jinping

All fingers point to an overpaid, under-delivering South African president. And yes, it’s been argued that if you look for the stats you will find …

Xi Jinping

Presidential Burgernomics: Zuma tops Big Mac index

The Presidential value for money discussion on Biznews has generated lots of reaction. The first index compared President salaries against the GDP of …

McDonald's