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  • Capital Lifestyle: Who Says You Need An Egg To Create An Embryo?
    14 Sep 2016 - We all grow up to accept certain unassailable facts: water is wet, the Earth is round, and to produce a baby you need an egg and sperm. As it turns out, the last of these may turn out not to be true. On Tuesday, scientists announced they had produced baby mice by fusing sperm and a type of cell that is not an egg. The pups that survived this alchemy were healthy, with normal lifespans, and able...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Samsung To Limit Recharging Of Faulty Note 7 Batteries
    14 Sep 2016 - Samsung said Wednesday it would limit recharging of batteries for its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to lower the risk of explosions in a measure apparently intended to jolt users into returning their devices following a recall. The South Korean electronics giant on September 2 suspended sales of its latest flagship smartphone and announced a recall of 2.5 million units already sold, after faulty...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Finally! Instagram Lets Users Filter Offensive Comments
    14 Sep 2016 - Instagram on Monday began letting users tackle online abuse by creating lists of words that would have comments hidden from sight at the popular photo and video-sharing service. “This feature lets you list words you consider offensive or inappropriate,” Instagram co-founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom said in a blog post. “Comments with these words will be hidden from your...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #watch: Sauti Sol's Video Featuring Redfourth Chorus From Upper Hill School
    13 Sep 2016 - Kenyan group Sauti Sol released a beautiful music video for “Kuliko Jana,” off their third album, on Monday. Featuring Redfourth Chorus of Upper Hill School, following a viral video of the group singing with the Chorus, Sauti Sol decided to release a black and white music video for the single. The meaning and powerful message behind the song: the steadfast love of the Lord never...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Is Your Marriage ‘Boring’? Here's How To Change It
    13 Sep 2016 - by Anna Papa Every relationship goes through periods of stagnation. The problem starts when partners ignore or prolong these periods of boredom and do nothing to prevent them … Is this what married life has to offer? It was a Saturday afternoon eight years ago… I was sitting on the couch staring at the TV while my husband was in the other room taking a nap. It wasn’t the first time...
  • Capital Lifestyle: African Writer's American Dream Comes True
    13 Sep 2016 - Imbolo Mbue’s rise to the top of the literary tree is a true fairytale of New York. The 33-year-old Cameroonian writer, who was born in a house without running water or electricity, became the talk of the town when she got a million-dollar advance for her first novel, “Behold the Dreamers”, in 2014. Two years later the book that Mbue wrote at the kitchen table of her tiny New...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Many Languages Use Similar Sounds For Common Objects
    13 Sep 2016 - Nearly two thirds of the world’s languages often use similar sounds for common objects, such as the “n” sound for nose, international researchers said Monday. The study challenges a long-standing principle of linguistics, which holds that the relationship between sound and meaning is completely arbitrary, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....
  • Capital Lifestyle: Jeremy Scott Sends Up Ny With Erotic ‘Slime City’
    13 Sep 2016 - Jeremy Scott, the pop art bad boy of American fashion, on Monday unveiled an erotic collection for spring, featuring bondage gear and flying saucer skirts on the New York catwalk. The Los Angeles-based designer, who is also creative director of Italy’s Moschino, found inspiration in the Big Apple, sending out the first model with “New York” written in hot pink on a black sweater...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Twitter To Add Slate Of Live-Streamed Programs
    13 Sep 2016 - Twitter said Monday it would be offering users live-streamed video programs on technology, media and business as the social network seeks to broaden its audience. The new service will be in partnership with the live and on demand video news network Cheddar, the companies announced. “Twitter is the fastest way to find out what’s happening in the world, and to engage in the live...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Jay Z In Debut India Performance For Anti-Poverty Gig
    13 Sep 2016 - Rap megastar Jay Z will make his debut performance in India at a music festival to raise awareness about poverty, event organisers said Monday. The Global Citizen Festival, established in 2012, is intended to highlight the major challenges facing India including sanitation facilities in rural areas and the provision of elementary education. “The line-up for November’s performance...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Jamaican Star Romain Virgo Makes Maiden Trip To Kenya
    13 Sep 2016 - PHOTO: Facebook Jamaican star Romain Virgo is excited about making his maiden trip to Kenya ahead of the Black Opal Face of Zimbabwe pageant at the Glamis Arena on Saturday. Enroute to Zimbabwe, on a short stopover, the reggae music icon is set to arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 8:30pm on September 14, 2016. Romain will be in the country for a day ahead of Saturday’s...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Maridadi.co Picks: A Pop Of Colour
    13 Sep 2016 - This unusual turquoise green leather is only available by special pre-order and this is one of the few times Honey from the Moon has used this shade on a bag design. The brand’s extremely talented team of craftspeople, based at the Honey from the Moon workshop in Jamhuri Park, used a distinct stitching technique to create the quilt effect. The bag size is perfect for a night out, when you don’t...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Facebook Messenger Allows For Direct Merchant Sales
    13 Sep 2016 - Facebook announced Monday a new online payment system that will allow businesses to sell directly to consumers on its Messenger application. “We’re kicking off the beginning of messages with payments that will allow businesses to sell products and services directly to customers in Messenger,” the huge social network said in a statement. “Customers can check out with a few...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Miley Cyrus Will “Never” Walk A Red Carpet Again
    13 Sep 2016 - Miley Cyrus has insisted she will “never” walk a red carpet again as she thinks the focus should be on those who are struggling. The ‘Wrecking Ball’ hitmaker doesn’t feel it is right for her to appear at these events just because she’s “important and famous”. She told the new issue of ELLE magazine: “[A year ago] I had to do the ‘A Very...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Madonna Loses Custody War For Son With Ex-Hubby Ritchie
    12 Sep 2016 - Pop diva Madonna has settled a bitter custody dispute with former husband Guy Ritchie, agreeing for their teenage son to stay in Britain with his filmmaker father, a US court says. “Their custody case is resolved,” Lucian Chalfen, spokesman for the New York court where the divorced couple had fought for custody of their son Rocco, told AFP on Thursday. The custody agreement reached...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Anger Management Tips For Couples
    12 Sep 2016 - 1. Know that anger is a normal and human emotion. 2. Know the temperament of your spouse and yourself. Are you or your spouse hot tempered, or slow to anger? This will equip you on how to better handle yourself and your spouse. 3. Do not get comfortable using curse words and insults; if you do, most likely you will use those hurtful words when you are angry. Decide that your tongue will be clean...
  • Capital Lifestyle: ‘Magnificent Seven’ Remake Kicks Off Toronto Film Fest
    10 Sep 2016 - Double Oscar-winner Denzel Washington and a motley band of gunslingers opened the Toronto film festival Thursday, blazing trails in a much-anticipated remake of the 1960 Western “The Magnificent Seven.” The film festival, which runs through September 18, is the largest in North America and has become a launchpad for Oscar-conscious studios and distributors, attracting hundreds of...
  • Capital Lifestyle: South African Musicians Represented At Recent Iphone 7 Launch
    09 Sep 2016 - In the image above Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the soon-to-be-released iOS10 Apple Music update at a special Apple launch event held in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Wednesday, with South African musicians: Lira, Beatenberg, Majozi & Arno Carstens’ recently released album artworks on display (amongst others) in the background. Says Lira, “It was really exciting to be...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #bordeauxwinetour: What To Do In Bordeaux? Let The Wines Guide You
    09 Sep 2016 - This October, in an exciting new venture, Capital Lifestyle together with Maniago Executive Travel Designers will be offering an exclusive trip to this evocation of the soul of wine, and discover the main Bordeaux Appellations: Medoc, Margaux, Pauillac, St Emilion and Pessac-Léognan & Sauternes. On this once-in-a-lifestyle trip, guests will get to visit the two most visited cities in France:...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Scientists Say There Are 4 Species Of Giraffe, Not One
    09 Sep 2016 - There are actually four species of giraffe, not one as previously believed, researchers said Thursday in a discovery that could change conservation efforts for the world’s tallest mammal. The study in the journal Current Biology is based on DNA evidence from skin biopsies of 190 giraffes across Africa. Giraffe populations have dropped dramatically in Africa over the past few decades, going...
  • Capital Lifestyle: New Playstation 4 Products Aim To Keep Sony In Lead
    09 Sep 2016 - Sony on Wednesday unveiled a pair of new offerings for its industry-leading PlayStation 4, including a deluxe version that is compatible with cutting-edge high dynamic range television. The two new products supplement the October 13 launch of Sony’s eagerly anticipated virtual reality headset and come ahead of the key holiday shopping season as the Japanese company hopes to maintain its...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Our2Cents Ep. 97: Aaron Rimbui's Tips On Exploring The Joy Of Jazz Festival!
    09 Sep 2016 - In just a few days, one of South Africa’s oldest jazz festival is going to take place, bringing together jazz enthusiasts and performers from all over the world! Kenya’s own music maestro, Aaron Rimbui, joins Sharon Mundia and Susan Wong in this episode to share his tips on how to take it all in – from what to wear, how to dance and whether to go up to an artist after their show...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Kanye West Unveils Body Suits In Ny Presidential Park
    09 Sep 2016 - Kanye West showed the loftiness of his ambition Wednesday by commandeering the same presidential park Hillary Clinton used for kickstarting her White House run to unveil his latest fashion collection of body suits and stilettos. Yeezy Season Four is the rapper and global sensation’s latest collaboration for Adidas, which has seen him fend off complaints the clothes are too expensive for the...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Hollywood Diversity: All Talk, Little Change, Says Report
    09 Sep 2016 - Diversity may be the mantra at well-meaning movie production workshops, studio execs’ away days and awards ceremonies but inequality in Hollywood is as bad as ever, a new report suggests. The study, by the University of Southern California, examined the 100 top films in each year from 2007 to 2015 — apart from 2011 — analyzing more than 35,000 characters for gender, ethnicity,...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Exercise May Offset Health Risks Of Drinking: Study
    09 Sep 2016 - Heavy drinkers who exercise are less likely to die from alcohol-related diseases than those who don’t, a study suggested Thursday, although its authors were cautious about the implications of their data. Researchers used British population data between 1994 and 2006, comparing health outcomes with self-reported alcohol intake and exercise levels of more than 36,000 people. Alcohol use...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Restaurant Review: Curry Flavors At Nairobi's Concord Hotel & Suites
    09 Sep 2016 - A meal at the flagship Indian restaurant at Nairobi’s newest hotel, The Concord, is an education. Curry Flavors offers a window into something else. Despite its location close to Diamond Plaza in the busy Nairobi neighbourhood of Parklands, a popular shopping mall with a food court known to house cheap and cheerful Indian offerings, this new restaurant still inspires us into the way of the exotic...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Usher Calls On Fans To Keep His Walk Of Fame Star Shiny
    08 Sep 2016 - R&B singer Usher accepted the 2,588th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, imploring fans during a tongue-in-cheek speech to keep vigil over it and ensure it stays clean. The star was unveiled in front of a number of musical and film luminaries, including pop and soul icon Stevie Wonder, Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am. and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. “It is because of you guys...
  • Capital Lifestyle: New York Fashion Week Kicks Off In Flux
    08 Sep 2016 - New York officially kicks off the global spring/summer 2017 fashion merry-go-round Thursday, but one thing’s clear: fashion week is over as we know it. The biannual event is a calendar staple in a city home to a $98 billion fashion industry, headquarters to 900 fashion companies and which generates huge turnover even if Paris and Milan lay claim to more avant-garde couture. More than 200,...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #gadgets: Apple Eliminates Headphone Jacks In New Waterproof Iphones
    08 Sep 2016 - Apple is out to make a splash with new waterproof iPhones and a smartphone game starring Nintendo’s beloved “Mario”, but it has raised eyebrows by eliminating headphone jacks in a push for wireless. The iPhone 7 and larger iPhone 7 Plus, with sophisticated camera technology, improved water resistance and other features, were shown off to applause on Wednesday at an Apple event...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #transformyourlife: Salt – What You Need To Know
    08 Sep 2016 - By now you’ve probably heard that to be as healthy as possible, you should avoid having too much salt in your diet. And, this much is true. Salt overload is one of the leading causes of high blood pressure and could potentially set you up to experience an increased risk of heart disease and/or stroke. This said, not all salt is created equally. Let’s go over the different types of salt that are...

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