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December 2015

Fashion Life

Embrace a minimal wardrobe in 2016

December 31, 2015

  An increased number of people are choosing to simplify their lives and adopt less clutter in their lives. They are letting go of consumerism and embracing conscious consumption. They are recognising they don’t need more stuff to make them happy. If you’ve decided to follow this lifestyle, to fully stick to your new resolution of simplifying, make sure you avoid the stores and their tempting displays of shoes and handbags for sale this new year.   Bloggers The Minimalists are…

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Life

Planning a last minute New Year’s Eve party

December 31, 2015

It’s just a couple days before New Year’s Eve and all of your plans have suddenly fallen apart. You were planning to go away with friends but the accomodation is no longer available. You don’t have much choice but to host the party yourself at your home.   This is not the time to panic. It is perfectly possible to plan an amazing last minute gathering. Follow these tips for some planning inspiration.   Food. The best option for any…

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Family Food and Wine Home Life Money

Why women farmers matter to agriculture

December 29, 2015

Poverty is a problem no one wants and yet which we have so little idea about how to combat. One key way has been through the understanding that money itself isn’t enough – but policies and infrastructures in various regions that help cement certain systems, that prevent people from breaking a poverty cycle. One way that has long been argued has been to empower women, providing them with the tools to succeed. When women succeed, everyone else does, too. Indeed,…

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Tips for hosting your first “grown-up” dinner party

December 24, 2015

    You aren’t really a grown-up until you’ve hosted your first real dinner party. You may feel like an adult, pay your own rent and somehow make it to work and back every day. But you haven’t reached peak “grown-up” status until you’ve (successfully) thrown your first dinner party. The thing is, it’s not always as easy as it seems. Hosting a good dinner party takes a lot of hard work and careful consideration. But, to make it simpler…

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Smart shopping using a simple method

December 23, 2015

No matter what we’re buying, we all want to spend less. While we obviously want the items themselves, we also want to retain enough so we can have more with the same funds – whether for savings or for more items. The difficulty then is figuring out how to save while spending. The most important step to smart shopping is knowledge: are you paying more than you should for an item? Is it available cheaper somewhere else or, possibly, free?…

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How to celebrate your birthday when you’re broke

December 21, 2015

  It’s true that some people don’t enjoy their birthdays. But there are far more people out there who actually want to acknowledge the anniversary of their birth and celebrate how far they’ve come. The problem is that sometimes you simply can’t afford the massive party you want.   So, here are a few ideas of things you can do to enjoy your birthday with friends without spending loads of cash.   Host a movie night  – Grab all your…

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Home

The best vacuum cleaner for your home

December 15, 2015

There are many advantages to having a cordless, handheld vacuum cleaner. The ease of not having to drag the cord with you wherever you go, is a breeze for many. Vacuuming can then take place easily, all you need to do is grab the handle and off you go. There are many vacuum cleaners available on the market that choosing the right one can be puzzling thought. Most vacuum cleaners come with an array of features and functions that are…

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Life

What to get tech lovers for Christmas

December 12, 2015

The future is here, as we talk instantly to each other, face-to-face, instantly, across the world. Who would have guessed a decade ago that we would be putting robots on Mars and be interacting with celebrities? And yet, we watched NASA do just that and everyday, famous people across the world fight with their “fans” on social media. To keep up with technology is no longer merely a hobby, but essential for everyone – as advanced technology makes it way…

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Family Life Money

How to create opportunities for women in finance

December 10, 2015

The world has not reached the point where things are equal: though we are making great strides toward equality, it still requires efforts on all fronts to be able to create paths everyone can walk down. One way to do this is to examine those areas where inequality is still an issue. For example, the business and finance world is still unfortunately one that is predominantly male. The issue is that even if we remove all legal barriers for different…

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Work

How to stay in shape while at the office

December 8, 2015

Many of us have full time office jobs that take up our entire day. This leaves us in the position of having very little time to do much else. Of course, weekends and holidays allow us some free time to do those things which our day jobs prevent; sometimes we put in leave to meet deadlines required by important admin (tax forms, for example). Yet, too often, this lack of time is used as an excuse to put health and…

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