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You South Africa 10/29/2020

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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
52 Issues

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1 min

MIRACLE MEN BY LLOYD BURNARD Jonathan Ball On 16 September 2017 the All Blacks annihilated the Springboks 57-0 in North Harbour Stadium in Albany, New Zealand. It was their biggest defeat ever. Less than two years later on a glorious day in Yokohama, Japan, the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup when they beat England 32-12. How did a team that was so comprehensively down and out, manage to resurrect themselves and become world champions in such a short span of time? Well, the short answer is that Rassie Erasmus became Bok coach. But if you want the full story you’ll find it in this book. It documents the whole journey the Boks took from deepest despair to the pinnacle of world rugby. The book also extensively covers – as one would expect – the 2019 World Cup…

3 min
laugh a little

IN SHORT What do you call a frog that crosses the road, jumps in a puddle and crosses the road again? A dirty doublecrosser. What do you get when you cross a dog with a telephone? A golden receiver. What goes tick, tick, woof, woof? A watch dog. What happens if you eat yeast and shoe polish? Every morning you’ll rise and shine. What do you get when sheep do karate? Lamb chops. NONSENSE NEWS HEADLINES Stolen Painting Found by Tree. Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures. Red Tape Holds Up New Bridge. Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead. New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group. Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft. Kids Make Nutritious Snacks. HORSING AROUND A blonde from California decides to try horseback riding, even though she’s had…

1 min
watch out for conspiracy theories

Do some research. There are plenty of fact-checking websites where you can check the accuracy of the information, including snopes.com and hoax-slayer.net. In SA there’s the non-profit fact-checking organisation Africa Check, which also offers handy tips on telling fact from fiction: africacheck.org/ how-to-fact-check/tips-and-advice/ Don’t believe everything you see on the internet and particularly social media. Check to see if the information has been reported in the mainstream media or other trustworthy sources. If you read a theory, ask yourself how many people would need to be involved to make such a plan work. For example, the conspiracy theory that the American moon landing was staged in a Hollywood studio: too many people would’ve needed to be involved and trusted to keep it all a secret. Plus, the Russians would surely…

1 min
knowing me, knowing you

THEY met when the singer was a guest on a game show in August last year. “I walked past the makeup room and heard this girl had just moved to Joburg and needed a place to stay, “ Nina says. Two weeks later, Holly, who’s from Kwa-Zulu-Natal, moved in with the popular comedian. And they’ve been like sisters ever since. Nina says . . . What was your first impression of Holly? I thought, what a lovely person, her energy is so infectious, and she’s so nice and gentle. What’s her morning routine? I feel like that girl spends A LOT of time doing her eyebrows. You lived together for nine months. Who’s the messiest? Me! How does Holly feel about putting pineapple on a pizza? She’s for it. (Holly says it’s a no-no.) Her most…

1 min
you say

THIS morning I read a message from a friend that made me pause. “We must use time wisely,” it read, “and forever realise that the time is always ripe to do right.” It’s a quote from Nelson Mandela, who certainly knew the value of time after spending so many years behind bars – and who knew a thing or two about doing what’s right. It’s a lovely reminder from one of the world’s wisest men that every day is filled with opportunity. A chance to either make the most of the time you have or to do something that makes the world a better place. So go tell that special someone you love them if there’s even the smallest chance it could lead to everlasting love. Book that adventure that makes you feel…

5 min
ask dr louise

MY HUSBAND IS DRIVING ME CRAZY Q My family think I’m addicted to gambling and want me to see a psychologist. My husband and I are in our sixties and he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease three years ago. Although he still visits friends and plays golf, he’s driving me crazy at home because I have to repeat what I say over and over again and he just forgets anyway. He continuously wants to know where I am. I’m not a patient person and go out to gamble now and then to get away from it all. I think our children are just afraid I will spend their inheritance. We are financially well-off and worked for our money, and I feel if it gives me pleasure to gamble then I should do it.…