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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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Media 24 Ltd
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52 Issues


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I ALWAYS tell people in the office not to come to work if they’re ill, especially if they’re contagious.It’s bad for their bodies and minds to try to brave it out and they’re usually not firing on all cylinders anyway so they might as well stay home to heal.But it’s also bad for everyone else because it’s a surefire way for germs to spread (hello, office aircon!) and we end up with an office full of sick people.I got a taste of my own medicine when I went to the office on a deadline day, congested and not really sitting up straight. I thought I was healthy enough to work – and I mostly was – but I realised I wasn’t being smart if there was a chance I…

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the wonder of birth

TWO months ago I had my first child. After reading almost every pregnancy book and online forum I could find, I’ve come to this conclusion: nothing can prepare you for birth and motherhood! Meet my son MJ, YOU’s youngest fan. My advice for first-time moms is to have an open mind. Listen to the advice of those who’ve done it before. Trust the nurses. They know what they’re doing. Lean on your family. You’ve no idea how much you’ll need them until the day comes. Have faith and trust in God’s plan. I wish all pregnant moms the best. Don’t stress over every detail. It’s not worth it. You’ll soon be as speechless as I was at the beauty of a new life in your hands. MICHELLE NOWERS,…

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IN DEFENCE OF MEGHAN I don’t understand why everyone has such a problem with Meghan (YOU, 7 March). Why can’t she be independent and still be in contact with her friends who just happen to be celebrities?She can be both a duchess and a celebrity. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Lighten up a bit, people. SADIA, EMAIL■ The New York trip was exhibitionism at a new level from Meghan. She was wallowing in it.By getting pregnant so quickly, a life of endless money is guaranteed, even if it can’t buy class or taste. NOT FOOLED, SMS MORE BOLD BLUES For the past five years my husband has sat beside me every afternoon as we watched our favourite soapies together: The Bold and the Beautiful and Isidingo.If we…

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true beauty

I loved your write-up on Chantel Struwig and her port wine stain (YOU, 28 February). Chantel, you’re a truly beautiful woman and your birthmark only adds to your uniqueness.I’m in the skincare industry and I tell you beauty is really only skin deep. You have such a positive attitude and you’ll achieve great things with your outlook. You go, girl! ADMIRER, SMS■ Chantel Struwig, you really are beautiful! And you’re inspiring. I think you have a great calling in life. FAN, SMS ■ Your article about Chantel Struwig was brilliant.There’s not one definition of beauty, and it’s fascist for anyone to say otherwise even if the media tries to tell us there is. BLOWN AWAY, EMAIL…

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in brief

It was so refreshing to read about Princess Charlene and her family’s recent visit to South Africa (YOU, 28 February). How wonderful that she hasn’t forgotten her home country. BIG FAN, SMSThe article about home affairs employee Nosipho’s excellent work ethic (YOU, 28 February) highlights how desperate the public is for service delivery by state departments. If only all staff were that efficient. Just imagine! WISHFUL THINKING, SMSNosipho Mkhupheka, what a legend! In any company or country your attitude would be a great example to all. IMPRESSED, SMSI wish somebody would tell DStv to stop using the words “brand new”. Nothing is new. Most of their programmes are repeats yet they continue to increase fees. PAT, SMSWe pay our TV licence. Thousands don’t! Yet we have to watch repeats…

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braai time!

When load-shedding strikes, grab your tongs . . . it’s time to braai! Whether you use wood or briquettes, the recipes in YOU Best Recipes: Braai are guaranteed to fire up your appetite! There’s a feast of options for any braai occasion with recipes for meat, seafood, potjies, kebabs and desserts. Try mouth-watering dishes such as stuffed lamb chops with mint pesto, Asian butterflied chicken or spicy pork ribs followed by delectable sweet braai pies. Buy online at youstore.co.za or contact Johan Terblanche on 021-406-4962 or at johan.terblanche@media24.com to order. …