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Saturday, April 30 2022

The Eclectic Long Weekend

16 GREAT READS FROM THIS WEEK'S SUNDAY TIMES DAILY CURATED FOR YOU

Debunked! Save your own skin and avoid these TikTok trends

From slugging to sunscreen contouring, an expert explains why these fads are a no-no

Nokubonga Thusi
Beauty editor
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Hugh Hefner’s butler blows the Playboy mansion wide open

Forty years after Stefan Tetenbaum wrote the book, it shows why Hef did anything in his power to bar its publication

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
4 min read

Creature comforts: how cats, dogs and horses help humans heal

Pets enhance our lives immeasurably and now we can add mental health to the list of blessings

By Ann Hemingway
4 min read

I worked Abercrombie’s storefront. This is what happened at the back

Netflix doccie is accurate: the closer to the front of the store, the more white and American the staff became

By Samuel Etienne
4 min read
Sport FREE

Kiwis may miss us, but they can Bok off. We’re better off without them

All Blacks coach Ian Foster says he misses SA sides in Super Rugby but SA teams have a far better deal with the URC

By Mark Keohane
3 min read

Forget about apples, a cold shower a day keeps the doctor away

Or does it? Experts look at this new trend and tell us what science really says about it

By Lindsay Bottoms
5 min read

Six-wheeled Ram is the stuff of bakkie dreams

This imposing machine is built to be the ‘undisputed king of the road’

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
1 min read
Sport FREE

Kaizer Chiefs need to figure out what they want and get a strategy

Should Amakhosi search for another high-profile coach, or stick with the young duo of Zwane and Sheppard?

Marc Strydom
Journalist
4 min read
Sport FREE

Chiefs must find a coach they can trust and leave him to do his job

New United coach Erik ten Hag’s insistence on having control over incoming players makes perfect sense

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
6 min read

Black Twitter is a ‘powerful force’, but Musk’s takeover brings uncertainty

Black people have been targets of abuse that they feel will run wild with the Tesla boss’s insistence on ‘free speech’

By Kelsey Butler and Dina Bass
7 min read
Sport FREE

Imola, Ferrari and Formula One, the stuff of legend

Amid Ferrari’s resurgence, fans may have hoped for a Sainz, Leclerc one-two at Imola but sporting gods can be fickle

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Contactless or reckless? Tap and pause to think about your card’s security

I asked a number of banks whether Tap and Go card fraud is a problem and what the adoption rates were

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

Nicolas Cage is the most fascinating and exciting actor working today

His take on stardom is different: a chance to reinvent himself with each role, to try something new and surprise viewers

By Ben McCann
5 min read

Why an edit button for Twitter is not as simple as it seems

Adding one would fundamentally change how the social media platform works, and rob it of its unique appeal

By Lewis Mitchell
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Few are called but many are so-called — or so they allegedly say

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Read my tips: this is how to get SA’s kids to read more

SA’s reading crisis will not be solved by increased access to books, but rather by enabling skilled educators

By Yanga Malotana
5 min read

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