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Driving tips: Hand position

Picture this: A driver is holding his phone to his ear with his right hand; he has a take-away cup of coffee in his left hand; and is steering the vehicle with his elbows… I am sure you would not want to be anywhere near such a driver! (I know I …

Smile to boost your workout

“...and smile!” That’s what our yoga instructor would say to us as we gritted our teeth while trying to get into a particularly challenging pose. Smile?! Who can even think of something like that at the time like this, I used to think. However, it …

What (not) to wear to gym

We all know what we want from our gym outfit. We want to feel good in it. And look good too. But how does one achieve these lofty aims? The tips below are tailor-made to save you at least some of the angst that so often accompanies shopping for the perfect …

South African cultural villages

Renowned for its cultural diversity, South Africa is dotted with cultural villages. Most of them focus on illustrating the traditional lifestyle of a specific ethnic group, for example Xhosa, Zulu, or Ndebele. A number of them are designed to portray …

Summer holiday with kids

“Are we there yet?” That is the question parents dread the most when travelling by car to a holiday destination. No wonder. It is uttered the first time about five minutes after the ignition key is switched on, and then repeated at an increasingly whiny …

Driving tips: Music in the car

The holiday season is around the corner and many of us will be driving to our destination. With music turned on, naturally. Listening to music in the car is a popular activity, but have you ever wondered how it affects your driving, and whether it …

How to do crunches

There is the right way and the wrong way to do everything. Especially crunches. Have you ever seen people in the gym desperately pulling on their necks, jerking their bodies up and down in quick succession, huffing and puffing, tummy popping up at each …

Driving tips: the brakes

I hope you’ll never experience the heart-sinking sensation that grips you when you step on your brake pedal... and nothing happens. That’s when you learn to really appreciate your car’s braking system! The brakes are one of the most important parts of …

Less ordinary camping gear

In most cases, perhaps as many as 99%, conventional camping equipment will suffice. Still, thanks to that 1%, you might have bitterly regretted not having taken this or that item on your camping trip. And even if you had never known such regrets… our list …

Driving tips: The windscreen basics

Modern windscreens have a twofold function: to ensure good visibility and to contribute to the vehicle’s overall strength and safety. From both points of view, it is essential to keep it in good condition. Here’s how:   Clean it. Light …