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PRACTICAL MINDFULNESS HOW TO

Mindfulness is the latest buzzword on the lips of life coaches all over, a technique that boasts benefits spanning all sphere of life. And, with emerging research backing up the thought technique’s claims to...
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LUPITA NYONG’O TALKS DIVERSITY ON SESAME ST

Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is taking on the subject of diversity and self-acceptance with a little help from children’s character Elmo on Sesame Street. The Kenyan-raised, New...
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10 AFRICAN WOMEN TO WATCH

This week Forbes released a list of ten female entrepreneurs on the continent to watch. In June this year, the Nigerian-based social enterprise She Leads Africa, which aims to help female entrepreneurs grow...
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MEET OKWIRI ODOUR

Restoring the Caine Prize for African writing to Kenyan territory, Okwiri Odour is one of the continent’s women writers to watch. Her winning short story, My Father’s Head is a tender account of a young...
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TSHOLOFELO DIKOBE ON BOTSWANA’S CREATIVES

Tsholofelo Dikobe, the blogger behind The Khoi-Fro, recently launched the Twitter campaign #30DaysofBotswanaFashion. The campaign aims to show that the talent in Botswana is rife and deserves to be celebrated...
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TIME TO QUIT?

Is it time we give up on the ‘never give up’ mantra? How do we know when it’s time to say goodbye to a job, romantic relationship or a potentially destructive habit? We asked clinical psychologist Dr...
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JENNIFER ANISTON ON FEMINISM WITHOUT CHILDREN

Jennifer Aniston is one of the world's most successful actresses but society still demands more. Speaking on Carson Daly's Today Show, she recently opened up about the constant scrutiny she faces as a woman...
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3 DATING APPS REVIEWED

If you enjoyed our September Love is in the Air story (page 60), then you’re ready to speed up your love life. We asked three ELLE women to review a dating app each, for the low-down on what’s hot and...
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LIL-LETS SUPPORTS THE CLIMB FOR DIGNITY

This year, 18 July, marked the third successful climb by Trek4Mandela, the fundraiser event in which Richard Mabaso summits Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, reaching the top. We love how the cause makes...
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5 MINUTES WITH SIBU MSIMANG

After showcasing her creative collection at the Durban Fashion Fair this past weekend, Sibu Msimang’s name is now one we all know and love – by giving bold, ethnic prints an update by pairing them with...