IT PAYS TO BE POSITIVE

IT PAYS TO BE POSITIVE

Remaining positive in the face of a crisis – and during a protracted pandemic - is easier said than done. While not everyone is an eternal optimist, research has shown that a positive outlook is...
72% OF SA WOMEN ARE LIVING IN ‘SURVIVAL MODE’

72% OF SA WOMEN ARE LIVING IN ‘SURVIVAL MODE’

An online survey of South African women conducted by Sanlam has found that 72% consider themselves to be living in ‘survival mode’. This means that the surveyed women find it challenging to focus on the...
9 STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU'VE BEEN RETRENCHED

9 STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU’VE BEEN RETRENCHED

That dreaded word 'retrenchment' – a tragic consequence of tough economic times, and a painful reality to face if it's happened to you. But you can – and you will – move past this. Colleen Taljaard, HR...
KEEP KIDS SAFE DURING INJURY SEASON

KEEP KIDS SAFE DURING INJURY SEASON

Child injuries spike during summer. Prof. Sebastian van As, Head of Trauma Unit, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, says motor vehicle accidents, drownings, burns and falls are the most common...
SAY NAY TO SUGAR THIS FESTIVE SEASON

SAY NAY TO SUGAR THIS FESTIVE SEASON

Trying to forego sugar is a struggle, because it’s sneakily hidden in many ‘healthy’ things. With the season for festive feasting around the corner, here’s a guide for South Africans seeking...
CURBING WEDDING COSTS AS WE SPRING INTO SEASON

CURBING WEDDING COSTS AS WE SPRING INTO SEASON

Lee Hancox’s first wedding was in a town hall hosting 150 guests. Her second wedding was much more intimate, hosting just 21 guests in a forest. “The first time, I wanted the wedding of my dreams. I...
THE A-Z OF COMPARING CANCER BENEFITS

THE A-Z OF COMPARING CANCER BENEFITS

Many headlines have covered the huge cost of cancer treatments in South Africa. ‘Hidden costs’ can add up as well – for example, costs associated with lifestyle changes, employing a carer for you and...