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Let’s talk golf

South Africa is a dream-come-true for golf lovers because you can play golf all year round. If you have not taken advantage of that fact yet, perhaps it is time to grab a set of golfing clubs and head to the nearest golf course! At this point, you might …

Motorcycle helmets

A helmet is probably the single most important safety gear for motorcyclists. It can save your life, so it is essential to buy the right one. There are six main types of motorcycle helmets: full face, modular, open face, half face, motocross, and …

Experience tandem skydiving

Have you always dreamed of flying like a bird, with nothing between you and the surrounding air? Do you yearn for an adrenaline rush? Are you ready to do something out of the ordinary? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, skydiving …

Get fabulous arms and shoulders

Would you like to flaunt well-defined arms and shoulders this summer? Getting the look is not all that difficult! All you need is some space at your home, a full-length mirror and several pairs of different weight dumbbells. You need a full-length …

Cycling safety tips

The first rule of cycling safety is to find where the brakes are before mounting. I learned that lesson the hard way. In brief, I backpedalled to stop on a gently descending slope, panicked when nothing happened, and realised that the bike only had manual …

Entertain with fog and haze

Do you want to throw a party that everyone will talk about for years to come? Consider adding a special ingredient: fog or haze. In combination with some good lighting, the effects produced are simply amazing. Until recently, artificial fog was reserved …

Buying car parts online

This blog post, written by journalist Paul Collings for aBr Magazine, is reproduced here with the kind permission of Litage Publishing. South African consumers are a cautious lot on the whole and have been relatively slow to adopt online shopping as a …

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 …