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You South Africa 28-Feb-19

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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I’VE always been interested in words and language. I started to study linguistics years ago but then decided philosophy was much more fun and stopped learning about the scientific study of language. But I’ve never stopped loving how the basic building blocks of communication work and I’m fascinated when I come across a word I didn’t know or when a familiar word is used in an unfamiliar way. It thrills me to read a sentence that gives me goosebumps or to experience one that makes me laugh out loud. And when I read a particularly moving paragraph, I love to share it with those who feel the same way. It’s one of the reasons I have a soft spot for our word search magazines. I’m delighted by how much people love it because…

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winning letter

NO REWARD EXPECTED! I’D LIKE to share a few things that happened this week. With load-shedding, horrendous traffic and people being impatient on the roads, what happened to me on Monday made me smile and realise there are still good people around. Firstly, as I was driving to work there was an old German shepherd dog loose on the road. I pulled over to help, and so did another lady who parked right next to the dog, in the middle of the road, stopping traffic. She opened her back door and the dog jumped in. She smiled acknowledgement and thanks to me for also stopping, and I saw her pull in at the nearest vet to drop the dog off. A bit further on, traffic was backed up again. This time a man…

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WOMEN CAN DO IT ALONE I didn’t agree with the story about invisible work (YOU, 14 February), in particular how women need men to help more. I had the worst partner ever and I left him when my kids were two and three. I did everything myself, working a full-time job, doing everything that comes with raising the kids, and with no maintenance or support. I carried a second job as a waitress, put myself through night school to get my degree with the only support from my mother as a babysitter. My kids are now 24 and 23. One is studying to be a nursing sister and the other is disabled – and guess what, I still support them myself. My daughter appreciates the sacrifices I made. She’s a treasure and helps me with…

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body talk

In my matric year I weighed 50kg at a height of 1,52m. I gained a bit of weight when I started working, but I was a slim bride. I then gained an astronomical 25kg during my first pregnancy and, three years later, gained 23 kg with my second child. My spouse was the proudest daddy-to-be! Whenever we saw another expecting woman, he’d proudly boast that my tummy was much bigger than hers. We naively believed in the old adage of eating for two, which I did with gusto. The day I went in for my Caesarean with my second baby, I’d ballooned to 100kg and, given my short stature, I was as tall as I was round. A beloved aunt remarked that should I fall over I’d literally just start rocking from…

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in brief

To all the pupils, parents and staff of Driehoek high school (YOU, 14 & 21 February), you’re in our thoughts and prayers. God comfort you all through this very difficult time. ROSIE ROBERTS, EMAIL Thank you for including a veggie/vegan option in your recipes. I collect them avidly since at times we’re at a loss as to what to cook for our meat-eating friends and family that’s different and tasty and that we can enjoy with them. JENNY, EMAIL I read in YOU that Gavin Watson prays daily (YOU, 31 January). If the evidence at the Zondo commission is true, I think that should be “preys” daily. AGNES, SMS I loved watching Magnum, Knight Rider and Baywatch. I’d love to see more pictures of what David Hasselhoff and Tom Selleck look like today. BIG FAN, SMS Akker van…

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help for diabetes sufferers

A diabetes diagnosis is life-changing, but with the right support and advice it needn’t be a life sentence. YOU Diabetes is an indispensable magazine featuring inspirational stories, including Nick Jonas’ diabetes story, expert advice and the latest in treatment developments. It also has great recipes for healthy meals that are delicious and diabetes-friendly – from breakfasts and lunchbox ideas to mains, sweet treats and more! Get your copy online at youstore.co.za or contact Johan Terblanche on 021-406-4962 or at johan.terblanche@media24.com.…