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Taylor Swift's impressive dating history

Who doesn’t appreciate a good love song or, let's be honest, a good breakup song? Well, Taylor Swift is on top of the music game and she’s got inspiration in spades! Taking a look at her dating history alongside her discography reveals a chronology of hits, coinciding with her most memorable relationships. It can’t be easy having these experiences happen out in the public eye, from such a young age. However, Taylor Swift has turned her experiences into an art form. Ready? Click on for a look back at the men who inspire her lyrics.


Famous people who were born on Halloween

Halloween can be a lot of fun, so imagine being born on such an iconic day! This is exactly what several famous faces celebrate every Halloween. It turns out that being born on the spookiest day of the year can be a blessing, as many of these men and women went on to become very successful in their fields of expertise. Curious? Click through this gallery and get to know the famous people who were born on Halloween.


The funniest examples of Murphy’s laws

People who are fascinated by the universe have probably come across Murphy's law and its variations. An adage stating that whatever can go wrong will go wrong, Murphy's law taps into our tendency to dwell on the negative and overlook the positive. It's relevant because when life goes well, we make little of it—we expect things to work in our favor. But when things go wrong, we look for explanations. Murphy's law even seems to poke fun at us for being such hotheads, while using the rules of probability to support itself. So for the humor of it, let's check out some of the funniest examples of Murphy's laws.


The greatest TV friend groups you’d actually want to join

Friends are one of the sweetest pleasures in life, and these platonic partners often last much longer than our romantic ones. Still, sometimes we can’t help but feel envious of the friendships we see on screen because they have elements we long for in our real-life relationships. Luckily, these fictional friend groups live in beloved TV shows that we can revisit when our actual friends are busy. Click through to see the greatest TV friend groups that you’d actually want to join!


All the beautiful (young) women Leonardo DiCaprio has dated

Leonardo DiCaprio is almost as well-known for his love life as he is for his movies and environmental activism. Since launching his acting career in the early '90s, the Oscar winner has had a string of high-profile relationships with Hollywood’s finest actresses and, perhaps more famously, models (especially on the younger side, in recent years). It hasn't gone unnoticed that they usually hit an age limit of 25 while he keeps getting older. However, it seems that all bets are off with his new love! He's dating a more mature woman, someone a little further out of high school. DiCaprio has been linked to Italian model Vittoria Ceretti, who is... 25 years old. The pair have been spotted getting ice cream and dancing together at clubs in Ibiza, and are reportedly enjoying getting to know each other on a "deeper level," according to a source who spoke to Page Six. As you can imagine, the jokes on social media have been non-stop since the news broke. One X (formerly Twitter) user wrote, "Bro saw all the tweets about him breaking up with women after they turn 25 now he tryna prove us wrong." Another joked, "inflation has him increasing his age range by 1." Many internet folk have placed their bets that the relationship will be over before she hits 26! One even pitched an idea for a romantic drama in which Leo falls madly in love with a 25-year-old but is tormented by the fact that he must end the relationship in 365 days. Curious about who else DiCaprio has dated? Click through this gallery to discover all the young ladies who have shared the actor's life, and see the rule of 25 in action.


Then and now: remember the kids from 'Fame'?


Why these women are marrying themselves

Strange as it may sound, the number of women marrying themselves is on the rise. So-called "sologamists" are cropping up all over the place; there are even some famous ones on the list. Indeed, self-marriage as a concept was around long before the COVID-19 pandemic, but those long months of isolation have meant more and more women are embracing their independence and enjoying being alone. Curious? Check out this gallery to learn all about sologamy and why these women are marrying themselves.


Check out these hilarious photos if you're having a bad day

The internet has its pros and cons. We often come across heated arguments in the comment sections of online articles, which can be seen as a curse. However, there are also blessings to be found, such as adorable animals making funny faces! Take a look at the gallery to see some hilarious photos that are sure to brighten up even the worst of days.


Blackpink's Rose Led the Best Dressed Stars Sitting Front Row at Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent is the latest fashion show to have a stacked front row at Paris Fashion Week. From top models like Shalom Harlow and Amber Valletta to Hollywood stars like Demi Moore and Emma Mackey, the presentation's guest list was brimming with star power.Most guests stuck to an all-black color palette, sometimes adding in touches of browns and whites — keeping on theme with Anthony Vaccarello's neutral-focused vision of Saint Laurent. Keep...


Why you're showering the wrong way

A long, hot shower is sometimes a highlight of our day, what with its ability to relax our muscles and both literally and figuratively wash the grit away. But the way you've been showering your whole life might actually be harming your skin. "Skin care starts in the shower," board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara told Well+Good. "It involves what you’re cleansing with, how frequently you cleanse your skin, how you shave, and how you exfoliate. Everything that happens in there really, really matters—not just for your face but for your entire body and your microbiome." We all assume we know how to shower because we've been doing it our whole lives, but you're probably making mistakes without even knowing it. Click through to learn all about the tips dermatologists recommend for how to have the most optimal shower experience for healthy, glowing skin.


What is the phenomenon known as the 'retirement curse,' and how to avoid it

Society has a strange relationship with growing older, loaded with false expectations and somewhat backward logic. Many of us will work through our best physical years, grow completely used to being instructed what to do, then when you are a little more tired than before and likely more ready to sit for longer periods, you’re given all this free time and an allowance for fun. It’s supposed to be this incredible gift we give ourselves, but studies are showing it's turning out to be more of a curse than a blessing if you don't do it right. Click through to learn about what the "retirement curse" is, how it might affect you, and how you can take concrete steps to avoid it.


Meet Bobi, the oldest dog in world


Unexpected nicknames used by the British royals

Nicknames are commonly used within the British royal family as a way of showing affection towards one another. These nicknames can range from abbreviated versions of their given names to rather unexpected choices. It may come as a surprise to learn that the late Prince Philip affectionately referred to his wife, the late Queen Elizabeth, as "cabbage". Take a look at the gallery to find out the intimate nicknames used by the British royals when they are out of the public eye.


Prince William: "I don't like to do that"


The most iconic live performances of all time

In the world of music, opinions run wild, and everyone's got their own unique flavor. But you know what? There are those rare moments when live performances aren't just about personal taste. Nope, they're about creating something so mind-blowing that it becomes part of music folklore. From the thunderous anthems of metal to the heart-pounding beats of electronic, and from rock's roaring riffs to pop's irresistible hooks, we're taking you on a time-traveling adventure to honor the greatest live shows ever. These are the gigs that brought the critics together, rewrote the music biz rulebook, and set the hearts of fans on fire worldwide. Click on to discover them all.


How you make friends, according to your star sign

When it comes to making friends, we all have a certain way of going about things. Whether you prefer to go out partying with a large group of acquaintances, or invite a smaller group to your place for a movie and quiet dinner, it really is each to their own. Astrologists will tell you, of course, that much of the way you make connections is dictated by your zodiac sign. Check out this gallery to find out your friend-making style, according to your star sign.


Lemon: How much should you take? Find out what the experts say, get serving sizes, and reasons to eat


Ally Young, CMO at SKinny NZ declared winner of The One Show 2023 CMO Pencil

Ally Young, CMO at mobile company Skinny NZ has been declared as winner of The One Show 2023 CMO Pencil, honouring the marketer behind the world's single most impactful idea on a brand's business from the past year.Ally Young was declared winner of the award. Source: Supplied.Young received the prestigious award for Phone It In, created for Skinny by Colenso BBDO Auckland, PHD Media Auckland, Platform29 Auckland, and Drum Agency Auckland. The...


Sacred cow: Ball makers break taboos for India's favourite sport

Stitching together cricket balls is a wearisome task for leatherworker Bunty Sagar, whose labours are frowned upon by many fellow Indians even if he makes their favourite pastime possible. "Leather is used to make various products -- shoes, belts, bags, purses, and even cricket balls," he said.


Surprising favorite foods of famous historical figures

Notable world leaders, philosophers, composers, writers, and scientists have gained fame for their remarkable achievements. Nonetheless, they were human beings who, like the rest of us, enjoy indulging in their favorite dishes. Curious about their culinary preferences? Some historical icons loved classic treats and comfort meals, but others possessed extremely peculiar tastes! Click through the gallery to reveal the (often bizarre) favorite foods of these celebrated figures.


Jewelry from antiquity you could still wear today

The ancient world was renowned for its skilled artisans. Jewelers especially were celebrated for their intricate craftsmanship. The beautiful and exquisite rings, necklaces, brooches, and earrings made millennia ago are so dazzling in their design and detail that they look as new and appealing these days as they surely must have in antiquity. In fact, you could probably wear much of it today and still turn heads in awe and envy. So, how good was the jewelry being crafted all those centuries ago? Click through and see how well you could wear it.


These royals died in the most undignified ways

The idea of a monarchy is very lofty. In history, many monarchs believed that they were chosen by God to rule and thus had some sort of divine superiority. Well, if they were chosen by a higher power, then that higher power didn't want them to be immortal, that's for sure! Not all kings are dignified in life, but these ones certainly weren't dignified in death. Some died through unfortunate accidents, and others through pure stupidity. Click through this gallery to learn about the most embarrassing and unpleasant ways royals have died throughout history.


How do your parents' zodiac signs influence you?

We often delve into our own birth charts to better understand ourselves, but what about the zodiac signs of those around us? Many people turn to astrology for hints about their romantic compatibility with others, but these aren’t the only kinds of relationships we need to think about. Our relationships with our parental figures leave a deep impression within all of us, and while astrology isn’t an exact science to live by, it can guide us in analyzing and understanding these formative relationships. Click through the following gallery to learn just how much our parents' zodiac signs influence us.


How the hole on the end of a Bic pen cap could save your life


Royal weddings that defined the course of European history

Queen Victoria, renowned for her lengthy 64-year reign, dedicated a significant portion of her rule to cultivating alliances with other influential European states. This endeavor involved marrying her numerous children and grandchildren into other royal families across the continent. As a result, British royalty became dispersed throughout Europe, and Queen Victoria became known as the "Grandmother of Europe." To discover the remarkable number of marriages she orchestrated and the influential positions her descendants attained, click through the following gallery.


20 times animals made the news… for a funny reason!

Squirrels on skis, food-stealing birds, and grumpy cats—animals provide us with endless hours of entertainment, companionship, and the occasional laugh. And while newsfeeds fill with tales of scandal, corruption, and crime, a sliver of humour can work wonders for the brain and mental health. Whether it was for their looks or antics, click through for 20 times animals made the world laugh.


Chinese, Hawaiian, Lebanese: the origins of celebrities you may not know about


30 quick and easy freezer meal recipes

From peas and sweetcorn to ready-made pastry, we take a look at some of the most popular freezer foods and the best recipes to make with them.


On this day in history, September 27

Some of the more interesting things that happened on this day.


What did the woman who foresaw 9/11 predict for 2023?

Fortune-telling is an ancient mystical skill that is given little regard these days. However, there are a few special cases that make even the biggest skeptics question the realms of possibility. Baba Vanga was one of those rare figures. This old and blind Bulgarian woman is rumored to have predicted some of the greatest world events in recent history. She died more than two decades ago, but many of her most famous prophecies came to fruition after her death. Baba Vanga still has many dedicated followers who wait to see which of her predictions will come true each year. Click through this gallery to learn more about this extraordinary woman and find out what she had to say about 2023.


The weirdest ways animals kill their prey

The animal kingdom is pretty rough. It's easy to look at all manner of wonderful creatures through the eyes of an animal lover and appreciate how adorable or majestic they are, but at the end of the day everybody's gotta eat, and it's a dog-eat-dog world out there! Every creature is either predator, prey, or both, and they have to get smart to survive and get fed. That being said, the way some animals have evolved to hunt and kill their prey is just downright weird! From throwing goats off cliffs to hypnotizing through the art of dance, there are some rather 'unique' methods out there. Curious? Click through this gallery to discover some of the strangest ways animals kill their prey.


Effective problem-solving strategies

Problems come in all shapes and sizes, so by practicing different problem-solving strategies, you can develop efficient solutions to challenges you may encounter at work and in your everyday life. When it comes to work, each business and career field has its own unique challenges, which means different strategies can be implemented to solve them. Finding effective solutions isn't always easy, but by using the right process and techniques, you can be more efficient in your tasks. If you want to learn some of the most effective problem-solving strategies around, check out the following gallery. Click on!


Do you know the Dutch kitchen? Delicacies from The Netherlands


These amazing books were in Marilyn Monroe's personal library


England's most audacious outlaw: the true story of Robin Hood

The legend of Robin Hood, the English, forest-dwelling outlaw who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, is one of the most often told stories in history. From ballads dating back to the 14th century, to plays, novels, and films that have sustained popularity up through the 21st century, the skilled and principled hero of the people is familiar to all. But what do we really know about the origins of the legendary Robin Hood, and how many of these valiant tales of adventure and intrigue are based in historical fact? Read on to learn everything you need to know about Robin Hood.


How talking to strangers can make us happier

For decades, kids have been taught that all strangers can potentially be dangerous. From a young age, we have learnt that there is an inherent danger in talking to people we don't know. Unfortunately, that means that many of us, now adults, are more than reluctant to talk to people we don't know. Research shows, however, that striking up a conversation with a stranger can have benefits for our mental health and general well-being. Intrigued? Then check out this gallery to learn how talking to strangers can make us happier.


Queen Camilla's uncomfortable relationships with other royals

Queen Camilla has been a polarizing figure for many years, particularly among the public. But how are her relationships with other members of the royal family? Is she accepted by other royals, does she get along with any of them besides Charles, and does she have any friends among royal circles? In this gallery, we go through Queen Camilla's most uncomfortable relationships with other royals. Click through and get to know what goes on behind palace doors.


Unveiling Mother Shipton's enigmatic prophecies

When considering predictions, we often think of individuals like Nostradamus, a French astrologer known for his accuracy. However, it is worth noting that there was another figure from the same time period who had some intriguing foresights. Her name was Mother Shipton, an English woman who lacked the education and exposure that Nostradamus possessed. Additionally, she was considered to be a bit of a witch, which didn't help her reputation either! If you are intrigued and interested in learning more about Mother Shipton's prophecies, please click on the link provided.


The best cookie recipes to bake

Everyone likes cookies, be they sweet, salty, healthy, or decadent. Here are 18 recipes to try at home.


Interesting and eerie facts about the Middle Ages

The Middle Ages had some rather surprising customs. Archery, for example, was compulsory at one point, and it was even possible to use eels as a form of rent payment. Despite being commonly known as the Dark Ages, this gallery aims to illuminate aspects of Medieval life. Take a look and uncover intriguing, unusual, and occasionally revolting details about the Middle Ages.


Learning to read in a mother tongue is key to improving SA’s literacy rates, says foundation

At first, the Zenex Foundation believed that helping learners in Mathematics and Science was the best way to address the education crisis. Then it realised that, first, it needed to help learners with their home languages.


You won't believe how EASY these fancy French recipes are

Here are some of our favourite French recipes that are simple to prepare at home. Bon appétit!


The best childhood movies to re-watch with your kids

For many parents, one of the great joys of raising children involves sharing experiences and traditions from their own upbringing. When it comes to movies and music, parents often hope these experiences will help mould their offspring’s taste to align with their own—making for seamless movie night selections. While some movies become dated over the years, this extra time together at home, due to recommended quarantine protocols, presents the perfect opportunity to revisit family-friendly flicks from the past few decades that have stood the test of time. These are some of the best childhood movies to watch with your little ones as you shelter in place.


How to talk to children about stress

Any good parent wants to shelter their child from pain and anxiety. The urge to protect is so strong that we sometimes don’t realize that we’re doing more harm than good. One of the most difficult parts of parenting is allowing children to make their own mistakes, experience challenges, and learn to overcome adversity. Unfortunately, letting them face these trials is essential so that they develop resilience and confidence in their own emotional strength. Stress is one of the most common challenges we deal with as adults, and it inevitably impacts our children, too. They also come across stressful situations in their daily lives, not to mention the stress they absorb from us. It’s important to help them understand that stress is a part of life and help them learn to manage it in a healthy manner, rather than trying to pretend it’s not happening. That being said, how do you discuss such a complex topic with a young child? Click on to find out.


The most dangerous things in your home

Your home is supposed to feel like a safe haven. But whether you realize it or not, there are several things in your space that can actually be dangerous, especially if they're not properly maintained. There are even plenty of things lying around with hidden dangers that you really need to use with caution. This is not only to protect yourself, but also your kids and pets. From stairs to electronics, read up on the many dangerous things in your home to keep an eye on. Click on.


Follow these tips for a safe Halloween

As Halloween nears, many of us will be choosing what grisly outfit to wear to celebrate the witching hour. Kids, meanwhile, will be getting ready for trick-or-treating, a traditional custom in some countries where youngsters dress up in costumes and travel from house to house to solicit candy. It's all harmless fun for the most part, but there are certain risks associated with not following safety guidelines while celebrating Halloween, measures that every parent and child should be aware of. Do you know what they are? Click through and follow these tips for a safe Halloween.


These creepy urban legends are actually true

Urban legends are often just that: legends. However, our imaginations sometimes pale in comparison to reality, and actual events can give rise to unsettling stories that eventually become deeply rooted in popular culture. Click through the gallery to learn about creepy cases that prove that the truth can be stranger than fiction.


Durban parents delighted as Bright Future Special School officially opens

Bright Future Special School cost about R140 million and caters for children with disabilities such as autism and speech difficulties.


Is your dog or cat in pain because of its appearance?


Durian: would you dare try the world's stinkiest fruit?