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FYI, There’s An Archive Of Everything Your Favourite Celeb Has Liked On Twitter
A few weeks ago, as I was trolling Rihanna’s tweets instead of doing my actual job, I discovered the Likes tab, just chilling there in the navigation bar. Um, click. There for my viewing pleasure was everything RiRi had ever hearted: an absolute gold
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Just A Bunch Of Cosy Knits That You’ll Want To Live In
RCS is a registered Credit and authorised Financial Services Provider NCRCP 38 / FSP 44481 PHOTOGRAPHY GETTY IMAGES AND COLLEEN COPPENHALL/DIS COMPILED BYLAUREN ADHAV, AMBER BARKER AND CLARE ROBERTSON STOCKISTS ON PAGE 121 ■
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I Tested Positive For The Alzheimer’s Gene At 26 Years Old
the day I got my genetic test results, I ignored them. I came home from work and put on a big T-shirt and fuzzy pyjama pants. My long-time boyfriend (now fiancé) cooked dinner. I didn’t even mention that the e-mail from genetics and research company
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Great African escapes
Namibia is a big country, so it’s best to pick a route based on what you’re interested in seeing. A road trip offers loads of selfie stops and you can take in the immense natural beauty of the arid landscape. Namibia shares a border with South Africa
Cosmopolitan South Africa2 min cititePopular Culture & Media Studies
Is Rage Bait Okay?
In the age of ‘always online, always relevant and always aware’, rage bait has been the mainstay in online media for the past decade. Rage bait, cultural appropriation and inspiration are intertwined concepts, and they have been a constant source of
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The Prairie Dress
This dress is simple yet sophisticated – and easy to throw on when you’ve just rolled out of bed and are late for work. If you don’t want to look like you own a wagon, pair your spotty frock with a biker jacket and combat boots. Give your prairie dre
Cosmopolitan South Africa1 min cititeScience & Mathematics
The Truth About These Tests
Curious about your predisposition to certain diseases? Genetic tests, which range in cost from about R1 000 to R4 000, scan your DNA for particular genetic markers for conditions such as late-onset Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and breast and ova
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Stockists
Amberlea Apparel ambivanvianen@gmail.com Armilla Jewellery www.armilla.co.za Ashleigh Jackson 082 260 1693 Beachcult 078 430 7929 Beau Beau www.beaubeau.co.za Cape Cobra www.capecobra.com Christie Brown www.christiebrownonline.com Clicks
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Based On Where Your Debit Card Is Right Now
Your 2004 ~Toyota Camrí~ is still in your parents’ garage. Sure, it hasn’t run since high school, but you’d never give up your first car, first Jonas Brothers ticket stub, or first-haircut hair (JK...I hope). You like Lizzo and Millennial pink and o
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Three Ways To Look Cute This Season
Replace your sporty athleisure pieces with relaxed, military-inspired attire Go big or go home. Tonal dressing – in bright, vibrant colours – is hot right now Banish the winter chill with this fresh pastel hue. PHOTOGRAPHY INSTAGRAM AND COLLEEN COP
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The Best Sex Toys For You Based On Your Love Language
ICYMI: there’s a test floating around the Internet that tells you your love language, which is very important (like, just as necessary as your birth chart). Not only can knowing it make dating/ being in a relationship easier, but it can also be a clu
Cosmopolitan South Africa1 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
Pearl Thusi’s Milk Tart
Serves 8 ‘Milk tart has always been one of my favourite bakes and was usually what we could afford when I was growing up.’ 2 tbsp butter2 tbsp sugar1 egg¾ cup self-raising flour pinch of salt 2 cups milk2 eggs, separated½ cup sugar¼ cup cake flour
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The Ultimate (and Probably Only) Instagram-caption Crossword Puzzle
Consider these a warm-up. DW, they’re easier than a messy bun. 1 Squad _____ 2 Felt cute, might _____ later 3 Probably thinking about _____ 4 _____ weather 5 Pop the _____, she’s changing her last name 6 *insert Cardi B _____ here* Okay, let
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Hold The Phone
The Gautrain is offering free rides to the airport to meet her. President Cyril Ramaphosa is personally inviting her to attend the State of The Nation Address as his guest. And, Nelson Mandela’s grandson is opening the doors to Tata Madiba’s’ histori
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You And Your Friends Need To Start A Google Doc Of Good First-date Bars
I ike all great innovations, this one was born in a booth over margs and complimentary cheese crackers (they were delicious, don’t even). After realising my friends and I had been taking our dates to the same two tired places in town, I pulled out my
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Which Plant Child You Should Adopt
Your Uber’s here. Where are you? A In the shower. B Changing (again) with one eye on my phone. C Ready to go. I literally just got the notification. D Corralling my group to meet me out front while sweet-talking the driver. You’re most likely t
Cosmopolitan South Africa2 min cititeDiscrimination & Race Relations
African Boss-babe Biographies
Sisonke is a South African writer and political activist. She writes about her nomadic life – after spending most of her childhood in Zambia, Kenya and Canada, she moved to the US to study and returned to SA in the ’90s. She tells us how her travels,
Cosmopolitan South Africa8 min cititePsychology
What Makes A Compulsive Liar?
as she sat before the man, her legs dangling below the armchair – not yet long enough to reach the floor – Grace’s* heart began to pound. The lamp above her felt like a spotlight. The Bishop, a man in his mid-forties in a dark suit, gazed across the
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What COSMO Readers Love In A ~romantic~ Hot Spot
29% Say pass 55% Don’t care 16% Are down 59% of you have your dates pick where to meet up. 41% of you choose. 38% Close to your house 3 % Near your date’s place 59% In the middle 31% Show up early 52% Show up exactly on time 17 % Show up
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PSA: Your Desktop Icons Could Be Cuter
Today in random things that make you feel super-accomplished and boss-like: an organisational glow-up. Follow these steps to turn those boring blue folders into little works of art (or a secret code that only you understand). Let’s do things. MAC S
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Marc Buckner
What is the most surprising thing about you? I’m most comfortable in my old tracksuit pants and a hoodie. What is your ultimate date-night movie? It, because it brings your date closer to you! What are you listening to right now? Adrenalize by
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Catrionaharvey-jenner
‘Grace has now told one friend the truth. They weren’t as angry as she expected, but have asked for evidence next time she tells them something. Knowing someone wants to be her friend for who she really is has given Grace confidence.’ PHOTOGRAPHY GET
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This Sext Has A 99,2% Success Rate
Honestly, sexting is a lot like sex itself. Tons of people do it and would like to think they’re awesome at it, but few actually reach ‘that was so good I’ll remember it when I’m living in a retirement home’ status. To get there, it’s helpful to know
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Apartment Astrology Is A Thing And It Can Fix Your Love Life
when people ask why I’m single, my go-tos are: a busy schedule, too much travel, and an unwillingness to open Tinder. But really it’s... my messy bedroom. ‘Your house has its own energy field – it’s either calling in or repelling what you want,’ say
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Celebs You Didn’t Know Have South African Roots
Sasha’s family relocated from Jo’burg to the US when she was three years old. She managed to snag herself a modelling contract just a year later, and has been flourishing ever since. Her main claim to fame was her role in Pretty Little Liars. The Spu
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Meet Africa’s Climate Warriors
With the climate clock ticking, youth around the world are rising up. Movements like Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion are carrying the example of Swedish teen climate crusader Greta Thunberg: speaking truth to power, one small voice at a t
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Here’s The Real Culprit Behind Your Painful Sex
The old blanket advice for uncomfortable sex? ‘Try more foreplay’ and ‘use more lube’. And, yeah, those can help, but what if you’re already having 30-minute make-outs and going through tubes of the slick stuff and it still effing hurts? Follow this
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Try This At Home
Ships sitting in harbours emphasise stagnation, says Lohan. (It was, um, problematic that I had one hanging across from my bed.) Like actual lovebirds. ‘It could be two swans,’ explains Lohan. ‘Swans mate for life. It’s really just about thinking in
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Local Heroes
Did you know that many of our fave beauty products are actually locally founded? From serums, facial oils and cleansers to mists and fragrances – these brands are producing A-grade, industry-hailed items that are worth *all* your pennies (we’ll have
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Eco nuggets Of Knowledge
Wangari Maathai’s autobiography Unbowed – Oladosu Adenike recommends anything written by her. The movie 2040 will be released in South Africa later this year. Directed by an Australian film-maker, it looks at the solutions available to us and what we
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