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October 2015

Family Life

The gifts you should NOT be giving

October 30, 2015

Most people love receiving gifts. Some people like giving gifts. The ultimate happiness is when the gift giver gets it right and gives the gift receiver something so beautifully perfect, they would buy it for themselves. But that rarely happens. Giving gifts can be tough. It requires knowing a person well. You need to understand their values and what they’d appreciate. So, if you don’t know someone that well, what do you buy? To help you with this important dilemma,…

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Exercise Family

Fitness ideas for your kids

October 30, 2015

The health and lifestyle patterns you adopted when young likely stuck with you for a long time to come. Sure, you could train yourself to choose salad instead of fries as you got older, but it would be so much easier if you developed a taste for greens from a young age already. And generally, if you struggle with weight as a child you are more likely to struggle with weight as an adult. That’s why it is so important…

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Family Life Money Work

Picking the right (second hand) car for you

October 29, 2015

Making the best purchasing choice is almost never about making the first one. This is especially true of buying a car, as this will be – perhaps alongside paying for a home – one of the most expensive tasks we ever do in our lives. Almost all of us need a car: We need to travel to work and home, to get around to acquire necessary items. We need them for errands, to lift kids and so on. But not…

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Fashion

Cleaning methods for different type of shoes

October 27, 2015

Shoes, shoes, shoes and more shoes! Whoever said owning too many shoes is madness, clearly can’t see the beauty in a pair of stylish Armani’s or Louis Vuitton’s. Whether you love the feel of a pair of sneakers or the gleam of a patent leather heel, there is no denying that when it comes to cleaning your beloveds, there is a bit of worry that you might ruin them. Our shoe maestro gave the best advice for cleaning your gems.…

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Home

Bedroom décor that suites your style

October 23, 2015

Your bedroom is your personal sanctuary and it should depict who you are. Many times you will find that if your cupboard is messy, clothes laying on the floor and stacked on the chair, then there is a part of your life that is also a bit chaotic and not in order. The moment you get your head space right you will notice your room also being more vibrant. That is because our rooms are a manifestation of who we…

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Exercise Fashion Home Work

Tips to declutter the home

October 22, 2015

One of the best things we can do is attempt to make our homes more pleasant: it’s not only a fun goal, but creates a better space that makes life better for everyone. Simply organising your space properly means more space and that means your home is better to live in. However, it’s often difficult to decide how to go about decluttering and organising your home. It is, of course, possible. One of the reasons we don’t often begin the…

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Life

Dating venues to avoid

October 22, 2015

First date ideas are always a tough act to follow, especially if you know that the person you’re dating has been on many adventurous dates before. Dating & Love expert Arthanna Wevers says, “McDonald’s, Hungry Lion and Pie City, are a total no, no. But the biggest no, no of all is taking the person to your house. You might give the impression that you are expecting more from them on the first date.” Consider the following before you ring…

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Home Life

Are you ready to move in together?

October 21, 2015

You need ensure that you are not just financially ready to move in with your partner, but also emotionally. Your emotional well-being plays a vital role in whether or not your relationship goals will escalate for the better, or the worse. Moving in with your partner is like test driving a Lamborghini before you buy it. You may be in for the ride of your life or come to a sudden halt because you find that speed is not quite…

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Fashion

The essentials every woman needs in her cupboard

October 19, 2015

Wardrobe essentials are the little beauties we find in our cupboard. They are versatile pieces or items of clothing that can blend in with various clothing styles for a job interview or a sophisticated tea party.  Wardrobe staples are the life savers of any occasion, they can be worn on all occasions without sacrificing a great look. The item of clothing you select can change an entire outfit just by the adding a couple of accessories. An essential wardrobe item…

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Family

The importance of end of life: the law and family

October 16, 2015

The most difficult discussions we must have are also the most important. One of these has to do with how we wish to end our lives and what should happen after; no one wants to leave their families with making difficult decisions, based on assumptions of what we would like to happen; but, unforeseen circumstances may arise where we will need our families to act as medical proxies and make decisions about our well-beings. South Africa was itself in the…

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