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You South Africa 9/24/2020

You has a simple recipe for success – spoil your readers and give them exactly what they want. It’s part of everyday life for more than 2 million English-speaking South Africans, filled with excellent articles which interest, inform and touch readers. There are human dramas, medical and scientific discoveries, general interest news, consumer issues, fashion and glamour. And don’t forget the interesting fiction, sport, motoring news, craftwork, recipes, home and school projects, crosswords and exciting competitions. It’s an irresistible combination, and everything is presented in a well-finished, colourful magazine.

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Land:
South Africa
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Media 24 Ltd
Erscheinungsweise:
Weekly
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CHF 58.82
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1 Min.
say

I RECENTLY started – well more like tried to start, really – to meditate. I need to find a way to calm my mind because there’s just always so much going on. I’m on a find-ways-to-stress-less mission thanks to 2020. It’s one of the reasons I loved the story on page 102, especially the bits about realising there’ll always be too much to do and that it’s better to choose “enlargement” over happiness. And it’s why I pored over the YOU Wellness magazine, which is in stores now. There are so many great features that helped me to reframe how I think about stress and my overall health. And plenty of practical tips on finding that elusive balance. It’s a magazine for our time – who doesn’t want to be a bit more…

1 Min.
winning letter

SHARING IS CARING MY BOYFRIEND and I always celebrate our anniversary by having a small picnic in the park every year in spring. He spoils me with red roses, which provokes feelings of love and happiness in me. But last year he was working in faraway town on our anniversary. We missed each other so much on the day we video-called and exchanged romantic text messages all day long. But that wasn’t enough somehow. When I tried to figure out what was missing, I realised I missed the bouquet of red roses he always gave me. When I explained this to him he sent me the money to buy the flowers for myself. I went to the florist and bought myself some red roses. What I found odd was that they didn’t have their usual soul-soothing effect. I…

5 Min.
letters

ELLEN’S RECKONING It’s very easy to judge when you don’t have all the facts. I do feel however, in Ellen DeGeneres’ case, that her fame has gone to her head (YOU, 3 September) and she’s now learnt the bitter lesson that pride comes before a fall. She should genuinely have practised what she’s always preached, namely to be kind. Now it may be too late. She’s apologising, claiming she’s not perfect. The cliché, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”, comes to mind, and in this instance there are too many members of staff, and others, with claims of ill-treatment. One can only hope for Ellen’s sake that the damage she herself caused to her own reputation is still reparable. ALWAYS BE KIND, EMAIL FAMILY NIGHTMARE How absolutely horrific it must have been for the two mothers, Wilmien…

9 Min.
full steam ahead for harry & meghan

SO THIS is it then: Harry and Meghan have officially divorced the royal family and are moving full steam ahead, liberated from the gilded chains that bound them to The Firm. And as was to be expected, the couple were never going to simply slink off into a life of quiet simplicity. They may want freedom but that doesn’t mean they want anonymity. Making a difference in the world, Sussex style, means high-profile projects and mega-bucks deals – all the while living in Hollywood-style grandeur in one of the most aesthetically pleasing pockets of America. There’s been plenty of talk they’re styling themselves on Barack and Michelle Obama, who have blazed a trail with highly successful projects since leaving the White House. We take a closer look. HOW THE ‘DIVORCE’ WAS SEALED As is often the…

6 Min.
‘they were so loved’

THE air in the restaurant is usually enticing with the aromas of seafood but not today. Now, the Ocean Basket in the Mall of the North in Polokwane is heavy with the scent of flowers that have been laid at its entrance. And instead of the usual jovial, relaxed atmosphere, the mood is sombre as staff try to come to terms with the fact that the bubbly owner, Lizette Deacon (55), will never walk through the door again. And neither will her mother, Hettie (70), who was a co-owner of the restaurant. The women were found dead in the boot of Lizette’s white Honda hatchback one night earlier this month near Chuenespoort Dam about 25km from Polokwane. Both had several stab wounds and their hands had been tied with cable ties. “It was…

6 Min.
i won’t take it anymore

FOR 20 years she suffered the verbal abuse in silence, trying to convince herself that people in the public eye often have their share of criticism and insults. After all, her two decades on 7de Laan have taught her fame comes with both perks and pitfalls. Each new incident of cyberbullying hurt more than the last but Ingrid Paulus, aka Vanessa Meintjies on the popular SABC2 soap, bore it with stoicism. But no longer. In a frank interview with YOU, Ingrid says the turning point came when she recently became a mom for a second time at 42. She couldn’t keep quiet any longer – not if she had any hope of being a positive role model to her two daughters. So when she came across the umpteenth attack on her appearance on…