Capital Lifestyle

  • Capital Lifestyle: Snapchat Introduces Video-Catching Sunglasses
    29 Sep 2016 - Vanishing message service Snapchat announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago. The California-based company, which also announced it is changing its name to Snap Inc., said in an online post that its Spectacles will be “available soon,” with media reports pegging the price at $130 a pair....
  • Capital Lifestyle: #travel: Encountering White Lions For The First Time
    28 Sep 2016 - Experience a loving cuddle or feel the breadth of a playful African Lion cub or see prides of white Lions at a 600 hectare wilderness reserve located in Hartebeespoort, Magaliesburg in the Cradle of Humankind area of South Africa. Wildlife is often misunderstood and underestimated by humans. Close encounters with animals often are humbling experiences and what better way to understand wildlife...
  • Capital Lifestyle: In Kenya, Lion Hunters Become Defenders
    28 Sep 2016 - In the Maasai heartland of southern Kenya, some young men have swapped their ancestral role as lion-hunters to instead protect the big cats under a conservation scheme that also aims to help their community. Among them is Leiyio Lengete, a “Moran” — or warrior — who wears a scarlet blanket over his shoulders, a blue one around his hips, and a multitude of fine...
  • Capital Lifestyle: The Mistakes People Make In Marriage
    28 Sep 2016 - Many people do wrong yet they are not aware. Take time to reflect. What kind of a spouse are you? 1. “The Absent one” Do you find yourself spending most of your active time away from home? Do you find yourself desiring to spend less of your time away from your spouse? Have you reduced your marital home into a lodging place where you come late at night only to sleep then leave in the...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Scotch Whisky Registered As A Trade Mark In Taiwan
    28 Sep 2016 - In a major legal breakthrough, Scotch Whisky has been registered as a certification trade mark in Taiwan, giving consumers and the industry better protection against fakes. Taiwan is the fourth biggest market for Scotch by value with exports worth £75 million in the first six months of the year. Consumers are knowledgeable about Scotch and willing to try out new brands. It is the third biggest...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Beyonce, Bieber Lead Mtv Europe Nods
    28 Sep 2016 - Pop chart-toppers Beyonce and Justin Bieber on Tuesday led nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, with Danish newcomers Lukas Graham also among top contenders. The Europe Music Awards, which will take place on November 6 in Rotterdam, are held each year in a different location as the entertainment network highlights international acts and fans. Beyonce — who dominated MTV’s...
  • Capital Lifestyle: #tech: Hate Standing In Line? Japan Now Has Self-Driving Chairs
    28 Sep 2016 - Hate standing in line at your favourite restaurant? Japanese carmaker Nissan claims to have just the thing for those sore legs. A company video released Tuesday re-enacts a busy restaurant with patrons waiting outside. They’re all sitting in a row of chairs but they won’t have to stand when the next hungry diner is called to a table. Instead, the chairs — equipped with...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Playboy Features First Muslim Woman In Hijab
    28 Sep 2016 - Playboy magazine, once famous for bunnies and soft porn, for the first time is featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab, in a spread that is drawing both praise and criticism. American journalist Noor Tagouri appears in the magazine’s October “Renegades” edition, a series that focuses on men and women “who risked it all — even their lives — to do what they love...
  • Capital Lifestyle: US Hacker Pleads Guilty To Stealing Nude Celebrity Photos
    28 Sep 2016 - A Chicago hacker who stole nude photos from the accounts of at least 30 celebrities pleaded guilty Tuesday in US federal court. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Edward Majerczyk admitted to one count of “unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information.” Prosecutors agreed to ask for a reduced sentence of nine months in prison. The charge carried a maximum...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Vaccarello Goes Hell For Leather At Saint Laurent
    28 Sep 2016 - Anthony Vaccarello made his name with unfeasibly small and sexy dresses, and in his hugely anticipated debut for Saint Laurent late Tuesday at Paris fashion week, the Belgian designer kept his nose clean and his skirts short. If the directors of the iconic French brand, whose profits had rocketed to record levels under Hedi Slimane, were worried his replacement might rip up the magic formula,...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Lake Victoria A ‘Thunderstorm Hotspot’ With Climate Change
    28 Sep 2016 - Climate change could transform East Africa’s Lake Victoria into a dangerous thunderstorm hotspot, threatening some 200,000 fishermen who ply its waters at night, according to a study released Tuesday. Already some 3,000 to 5,000 fishermen lose their lives in violent storms on the lake every year, according to the International Red Cross. Superstorms that only occur once every 15 years today...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Springsteen Reveals Father's Ghost, Depression In Memoir
    27 Sep 2016 - When Bruce Springsteen’s first marriage fell apart, the rock legend — a multimillionaire about to turn 40 — received a surprise offer: his father asked him to move back temporarily into their tiny home. “The old man finally wanted me around the house,” Springsteen, who ultimately declined the invitation, writes in his new memoir, “Born to Run.”...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Kenya's Best Bartender Competes For World Class 2016 Title In Miami
    27 Sep 2016 - Kenya’s best bartenders whipped-up their best cocktails tomorrow back in May at the Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2016 Kenyan Final held at Villa Rosa Kempinski where Artcaffe Group’s Samia Joan topped the field of competitors. Held in Miami from 26th to 27th of September, 2016, the Global Finals will see Kenyan representative Samia compete for the coveted honour and Michito...
  • Capital Lifestyle: 10 Things Women Think About But Won’T Tell Their Partner
    27 Sep 2016 - by Carly Spindel There are so many things we would tell our partners – but don’t because we care about them and don’t want to hurt their feelings … Women are always thinking; it’s in our nature… We overthink and we can’t help it. There are so many things we would tell our partners – but don’t, because we care about them and don’t want to hurt their feelings....
  • Capital Lifestyle: Bobby Brown Wants Nick Gordon To Face Criminal Charges
    27 Sep 2016 - Bobby Brown has received a “bit of calmness” after Nick Gordon was deemed legally responsible for the death of his daughter Bobbi Christina Brown, but he now wants him to face criminal charges. Bobby Brown still hopes Nick Gordon faces criminal charges over the death of Bobbi Christina Brown. The ‘Two Can Play That Game’ singer has received a “bit of calmness”...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Drake Follows Blockbuster Album With Film
    27 Sep 2016 - Drake, the Toronto rapper whose latest album “Views” has topped this year’s charts, followed his success Monday with a film set to the music. Entitled “Please Forgive Me,” the 21-minute movie was shot in the South African township of Soweto and features tracks from “Views.” “Please Forgive Me” starts with a wealthy man offering Drake’s...
  • Capital Lifestyle: ‘Morning Sickness’ Linked To Lower Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds
    27 Sep 2016 - Morning sickness is linked to a lower risk of miscarriage, according to research out Monday that suggests a woman’s nausea and vomiting early in pregnancy may have protective effects for the fetus. Between 50 and 80 percent of pregnant women report feeling nauseous or throwing up during their first trimester, said the findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Is Disney Set To Buy Twitter? Firm Joins Race For Ailing Social Network
    27 Sep 2016 - The Walt Disney Company is evaluating a potential bid for Twitter, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Unconfirmed reports that Twitter is interested in selling itself buoyed the San Francisco-based company’s shares at the end of last week, and the stock price rose around a percentage point on Monday as talk of Disney’s interest spread. Twitter co-...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Voluntourism: Seven Guides To Ensuring It's Worth The Sacrifice
    26 Sep 2016 - Lilian Gaitho Day in day out, the travel industry continues to evolve; birthing and nurturing good and evil, beautiful and ugly in equal measures. Among the growing trends travel advisors at Jumia Travel are observing is the increasing number of travelers who want to do some good, and leave a destination better than they find it. A great boost to responsible tourism. Here are a few nuggets of...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Kenyan Among Top Wines Of South Africa Sommelier Cup Finalists
    26 Sep 2016 - Marc Almert of Germany is the winner of the 2016 Wines of South Africa (WOSA) International Sommelier Cup, with Joe Yang of Macau and Nathan Morrell of Canada tying for second place! The top three finalists were amongst the elite group of eight contestants flown to the Cape Winelands to compete in the prestigious event on Friday, September 23. The other participants were from the United Kingdom,...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Jada Pinkett Smith Thanks ‘Inspiration’ Will Smith On His Birthday
    26 Sep 2016 - Jada Pinkett Smith has thanked husband Will Smith for being an “inspiration” on his 48th birthday. Jada Pinkett Smith says husband Will Smith is the “greatest gift”. The ‘I Am Legend’ actor turned 48 on Sunday (25.09.16) and his wife took to Facebook to share her well wishes with his fans. In the heartfelt post, she called the star – who she married in...
  • Capital Lifestyle: “The Magnificent Seven” Tops North American Box Office
    26 Sep 2016 - “The Magnificent Seven,” a remake of the classic 1960 Western, starring Denzel Washington, outgunned the competition at the North American box office in its debut week, industry data showed on Sunday. The tweaked tale about seven very bad dudes, this time protecting a town from a greedy industrialist, took in $35 million over the weekend, said industry tracker Exhibitor Relations....
  • Capital Lifestyle: The Formula For Relationship Success: Frequency
    26 Sep 2016 - by Anthony Rockliffe Last time we discussed the formula for successful relating, I told you all about the first step – proximity, where you put yourself in the general vicinity of the other person and allow yourself to be noticed (or not). The next step is frequency. Over time you will gradually increase the number of times you will place yourself in that person’s vicinity. So if you know they go...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Our2Cents Ep. 99: Exploring Jo’Burg & The Joy Of Jazz 2016 Recap!
    23 Sep 2016 - 72 hours, 35 performances, 4 stages. There’s nothing like hearing some of the top international jazz artists belt out some of their favourite tunes to thousands of their fans! This year’s Joy of Jazz Festival was as memorable as it gets with incredible performances from the likes of Bob James, Judith Sephuma, Ringo and José James amongst others. Here’s a quick recap of what...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Ouch! 7 Ways On How To Get Over A Breakup
    23 Sep 2016 - by Carly Spindel Remember, regardless of how bad your breakup was, it always gets better. So get out there and have fun … A wise person once told me that it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all … I didn’t understand what this meant until I had my heart broken for the first time. After endless days, weeks, and months of crying over my broken heart (yes I can...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Reagan Auction Raises Astounding $6 Mn
    23 Sep 2016 - Fans of Ronald Reagan splashed out nearly $6 million on items owned by the former US president and his wife Nancy during a New York auction that fetched nearly three times its estimate, Christie’s said Thursday. The top lot was a diamond, sapphire and ruby ring fashioned like the US flag and worn by Nancy Reagan on Independence Day 1986. It sold for a whopping $319,500 — way over its...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Out With Hunks: Fashion Breaks Codes For Male Models
    23 Sep 2016 - Muscular, classically chiseled male models are a dying breed as men are ever more chosen for thinness, even androgyny, in a fashion world playing with the notion of gender. It only takes looking back a decade to male fashion shows — at Versace, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton or Gucci — to see the change on the catwalk. Shoulders have lost their squareness, chests have sunk. Back then,...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Nigerian Photographer Captures Maiduguri Life Beyond Boko Haram
    23 Sep 2016 - Maiduguri, Nigeria, capital of the northern state of Borno, has become almost synonymous with Boko Haram. But one photojournalist is trying to change that – by taking pictures that focus on life outside the Islamist militant group’s violent acts. Type “Maiduguri” into a search engine, and a quick scan of the results will show the words most often associated with it: “explosion”, suicide...
  • Capital Lifestyle: The Weeknd Follows Breakthrough With Daft Punk Beats
    23 Sep 2016 - The Weeknd, the R&B singer who burst into the mainstream last year, on Thursday returned with a new single featuring the beats of reclusive electronic duo Daft Punk. Entitled “Starboy,” the track is the first single off his upcoming album of the same name, the follow-up to his Grammy-nominated “Beauty Behind the Madness.” “Starboy” marks a shift to musical...
  • Capital Lifestyle: Trey Songz In Nairobi For Coke Studio Africa Season 4
    23 Sep 2016 - Grammy award-winning American R&B/hip hop singer and songwriter Trey Songz is currently in Kenya to feature as a guest star on the upcoming fourth season of Coke Studio Africa themed Discover. He was unveiled in front of hundreds of top media from East Africa on Wednesday 21st September 2016 at a Coke Studio Africa Nairobi press conference, held at one of Coke Studio Africa Season 4 recording...

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