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November 2015

Life

Your guide to using jumper cables

November 26, 2015

Anything can happen and it’s always good to come prepared when something major, like your car dying does occur. In this case you should know how to use jumper cables in case that day comes where you don’t need to ask for roadside assistance. Safety comes first Alway ensure that metal objects are kept out of teh way such as rings, watch straps, hand tools, clips or stray wires. These can cause a spark, possibly exploding the battery and releasing…

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Future features of small cars are becoming mandatory

November 25, 2015

Most people are not very tall. Most of us can comfortably fit into small cars for our transport: yet we hardly think that might be a reason to get one. Too often we prioritise flashiness and size, instead of functionality and cost-saving in terms of buying a car. This is especially the case given that, on average, women are shorter than men. Many big features that are only found on new and large cars are increasingly finding their ways to…

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Life

Car failure on the freeway

November 25, 2015

The majority of car breakdowns can be avoided if owners make sure to maintain their cars and have an understanding of what is likely to go wrong. The main causes of car failure are: Flat or faulty battery Flat/damaged tyres Alternator faults Starter motor Clutch cables Spark plugs To avoid the above mentioned, do regular maintenance checks on your vehicle. Before leaving your home to go anywhere, do an all-round car inspection, checking the water, oil and tyre pressure of…

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Family

The best factory tours to take your kids on

November 25, 2015

When vacationing abroad, the normal outings are the ones the kids enjoy. Outings like going to the beach, museums, play parks, water parks etc, but a rather uncommon trip is one to a factory. That’s right. A factory. There are plenty to do, see and learn from. The manufacturing business may even spark a keen interest in engineering products. School outings normally expose kids to factory tours, but what better way to learn something new with your kid while on…

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Safety tips with power tools

November 20, 2015

Power tools are essential to every enthusiastic homeowner. They allow us to take charge of our vision of our homes, so that it can become reality. But, considering the power they have, it also means that we need to consider just how we use them – particularly in terms of safety to our bodies. Information is key to all safety: often it is misuse, fuelled by ignorance, which results in accidents. Tools that are designed for one purpose get used…

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Tips for planning a big party (and still enjoy it!)

November 17, 2015

Planning parties comes naturally to some people, and to others it is a terrifying and intimidating prospect. Don’t worry, you can throw a great party – and even find the time to enjoy it yourself. Look at the costs from the beginning Don’t just start planning the party without having an idea of how much you can spend and having a vague idea of how much things cost. Planning a budget gives you a good place to start so things…

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Keeping fresh on your flight

November 17, 2015

Flights can be long. Perhaps even longer than long! Your excitement has no bounds as you anticipate stepping off the aeroplane, only to find that you look like you have just been released from an asylum. Your hair is begging for mercy, your skin is parched and let’s not talk about your smell. Miracles do happen and you don’t need to look like a hot mess. Stay clear of these common traveler’s mistakes to remain your optimum best. Your hair…

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Family Life

It’s my wedding, back off monster-in law!

November 13, 2015

For some, there are mother in laws who have established themselves as the Steve Hofmeyr in their relationships with daughter in laws. And how do you even begin to tell dear hubby to-be that his mother is the embodiment of Cruella de Ville? There is no denying that if you didn’t know any better, you would say she is purposefully only making high carb foods so that you don’t fit into your wedding dress. Let’s not even mention her brazen…

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When the kids are gone how will you spend your time?

November 13, 2015

When the last child leaves the nest you are going to feel a lot of conflicting emotions. You might waver between pride and anxiety regarding your child’s next venture into life, but whatever your feelings for them, the fact remains that your attention will return to your life sans children. Perhaps for the first time properly in a long time. Perhaps you already have a fulltime job and plenty pursuits and so little will change except for the pang of…

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Exercise Life

The secret of a long term healthy lifestyle change

November 11, 2015

So you want to lose weight and get in shape. You tell yourself this is the year to take back control of your health. You make what feels like a powerful decision. You feel motivated. Perhaps there is even an inspiring speech said to your friends and family. You take the necessary steps and you implement changes. You stock up on fruit and vegetables and throw out the carbolicious treats. You don’t cheat. You confidently sign a two year gym…

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