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How to live with a best friend

October 31, 2016

Moving out? Who do you move in with? Well, living with a best friend can be an option. Not only can you share out the rent payments between you, but you can also enjoy their company 24/7. However it’s not always as easy as it seems, living with your best friend can do more harm than good because it puts your friendship to the test and you might start to see sides of them that you never thought existed. First…

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5 things to do before moving out of your house

October 28, 2016

You’ve just signed the paperwork on a new home. But soon the excitement of getting settled at your new place will wear off, and the panic of packing up boxes will set in. Moving is stressful and complicated and it’s easy to forget important things – stuff that can cause last minute panic. No matter how organised you think you are, when you’re moving out of your house, it’s almost always a stressful time. Here are a few tips on…

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How to keep your employees happy and productive

October 27, 2016

Want to retain your best employees? Your first thought may be to offer them a raise, but as it turns out, the old adage is right, money doesn’t buy happiness. In light of today’s economic landscape, it’s more important than ever for companies to have happy and productive employees. When employees are loyal and engaged in the company, profits are higher. In order to make your workplace one where happiness and productivity thrive, consider the following guidelines. Be a good…

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5 ways to add value to your home

October 27, 2016

If you’ve been thinking about selling your house at some point in the near future, you’ll want to start getting ready as soon as possible. For many homeowners, this includes grabbing a set of tools from the shed and getting their hands dirty. For others, it just means calling a tradesman. The following are five simple ways that you can approach turnkey status and improve the value of your house before putting it on the market. External wall revamp and…

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Cheap bedroom makeover tips

October 24, 2016

Tired of your old boring bedroom? Your room should be your sanctuary. A place where you can escape. If your room doesn’t fit that description, then it’s time for a change. You can make your bedroom look its best by tidying up and giving it some flair. Here are a few tips on how to upgrade the bedroom look. Clear the clutter Rid the bedroom of anything that isn’t conducive to relaxation or romance, including the TV–research shows that having…

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Keeping your kids active this summer holiday

October 24, 2016

For most kids, there’s nothing quite like the end of the school year. Classes, homework, and any other formal schedules are pretty much done. The biggest concern now is figuring out what to do with all that free time. Without the routine of getting up and going to school, kids can get in the habit of sleeping in, lazing around the house, and spending too much time in front of a screen. On the other hand, warm weather and free…

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Life

How to be safe at a concert

October 24, 2016

Now that the weather is getting warmer, more of us are going to concerts and sporting events. Going to a concert can be a lot of fun, but unsafe. Learning how to be safe will ensure that you have a great experience. Here are a few tips on how to be safe at a concert or musical festival. Investigate the venue It would be ideal if you or someone you personally know has seen a show at the venue before.…

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Family

Are you ready to have a child?

October 21, 2016

Whether or not to have a child is a big decision to make. And it’s one of the most important choices you’ll ever have to face. It’s something that will completely change your entire life and how you live it. Nothing will ever be the same again. That’s why you need to decide if you’re really ready for this huge commitment. Here are four statements that need to be true if you’re planning to have a child. You’re financially stable…

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Gifts for her under R200

October 21, 2016

It’s often very difficult to find the right housewarming gift for your friend. You know she loves her new home space and want to buy her something meaningful and different. But finding something that is suitable and inexpensive can be tricky. Here is a list of five things that are excellent gift ideas for your friend and are under R200.   Scatter cushions Buying a set of scatter cushions for your friends birthday is a practical gift idea. If you…

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Things you should do and have achieved by 30

October 19, 2016

Turning 30 seems like the time when we’re supposed to have our lives together. We should be semi-established and debt-free, and, most importantly, we should know what we want to do with the rest of our lives–right? However, there are a few things that need to be achieved before reaching that age. Travel to another continent Travelling, with the exposure to different climates, cultures and peoples, broadens the mind and helps develop life skills. However open-minded you are, there’s nothing…

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