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Teens and sex

The mere thought that your 14-year-old could be considering having sex is enough to give parents permanent insomnia. So what makes some teenagers decide to go ahead anyway?

Nag, nag, nag – but are your parents right?

Eat your vegetables, phone when you are going to be late, early to bed on school nights, do your homework, don’t slouch. It is at this point where the glazed look comes in handy.

When young love hurts

For one in three teenagers their first love is an introduction to physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

Dumped! So what now?

There is a big difference between being dumped after ten years or after three days of furious flirting. So how does one deal with being dumped?

Make nice with mom

When it comes to mothers and teen daughters, you can bet there are conflicts about hair, friends and messy bedrooms. How can two people who love each other disagree so much?

The beginner's guide to dating boys

Need a little help on how to, un-complicate “The Date”? Even if you don’t feel quite ready yet for your first date you can tuck this stuff away for later.

Get along with your parents

Negotiating with your parents to loosen up a little is a skill, so here; we show you how to take the pressure off.

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Coffee and wine for the win! »

Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction

Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut

Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news.

I gave hubby HIV »

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I gave my husband HIV and watched him die

Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.