Latest articles on Kira Cochrane

xoJane cranks up the blog dial

The founder of the women’s website ?notorious for its lurid headlines and confessional writing finds licking eyeballs part of a good days' work.

‘Ageing gracefully is a lost concept for us’

As many as 10-million women worldwide have risked having the operation. <b>Kira Cochrane</b> asks why.

Living a lie for the American dream

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas kept a secret that could have meant his deportation from the United States.

Gay girls in the web of hoaxes

Sexual kicks do not seem to be the reason two men posted as lesbians online.

Bunny tales, rabbit droppings and life in the Playboy mansion

Playboy is about to open a new club in London aimed at men 'with money and taste'. But can Hugh Hefner's brand regain the glamorous sheen it once had?

More people make a clean break

It might be worth us all occasionally missing a shower or two, then, so long as we don't throw out the baby with the bathwater.

Lady, tramp, feminist icon

Is Lady Gaga an important feminist, a force for good? Or is she simply a canny performance artist? <b>Kira Cochrane</b> enters the debate.

Filling in the gaps

<b>Barbara Kingsolver</b>, winner of the Orange prize for fiction, talks about communism, Frida Kahlo and hate mail she received after 9/11.

Can you make a feminist exploitation flick?

Exploitation movies have been variously described as trashy, improbable and flat-out fun -- but feminist? Not often.

Going the whole hog

The Bacon Explosion is one of the most popular recipes on the web. So what is the appeal of this artery-clogging invention? Kira Cochrane reports.

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Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

Roshan Morar, the auditor who supplied the KZN education department with sanitisers has also been tasked with investigating the “disappearance” of millions of rands worth of PPE

Signing a path to freedom for the deaf

If South African Sign Language is recognised as one of the country’s official languages, it will considerably ease many of the deaf community’s problems of access, education and equality.

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The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

Expert grant writer vacancy

The role of the grant writer is to work collaboratively with the HST bid team to conceptualise and write proposals for upcoming grant calls

Investment outlook beyond Covid-19

Opportunities for local business growth needed to be identified and strategically capitalised on, and we have to be really deliberate about that

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