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October 2016

Life

Things to avoid on the first date

October 19, 2016

In a way, dating is much like a game. We all want to win the ultimate prize. For the ladies, that’s usually Prince Charming. Unfortunately, the dating game doesn’t always end the way we’d like it to. Sometimes it’s because there’s simply no spark, values don’t mesh, or there’s no attraction. Other times, we do things to sabotage the relationship right from the very beginning. Here are a few tips to simply avoid on the first date. Don’t mention your…

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Family

7 items you’ll need for the perfect summer picnic

October 19, 2016

Big fan of dining al fresco, are you? Love rolling out a blanket, sitting on covered earth, and eating little salads and fruit from tupperware? Of course you do. Picnics are a favourite around summertime – both spur-of-the-moment sandwiches on the lawn, and well-planned feasts. What’s not to love about sitting out in nature, enjoying some company and a plate full of delicious food? And here are a few great suggestions to making that perfect picnic. Easy to eat food…

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Family

Keep your kids safe during the December holidays

October 18, 2016

We’ve officially entered the last stretch of the year. It’s the last quarter and everyone is gearing up for their December break. The December school holidays are something all kids are excited about. In South Africa they’re not only looking forward to a season of festivities but also the warm, gorgeous weather which means a real beach vacation. While December holidays can be the most memorable time of the year you must also take precautions to keep your family safe.…

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Health Life

Pink washing and breast cancer: What you need to know

October 13, 2016

It’s October 2016 (crazy, we know but no one panic) and it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s going to be followed byMovember which was created so as to bring to the fore men’s health concerns and in particular prostate cancer. There’s been some concern about these awareness months. Marketers make a big song and dance about realigning their products and services to supporting the various initiatives and claim proceeds are going to the greater good. However, how do we know…

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Fashion Food and Wine Home

Girls weekend away outside of Cape Town.

October 13, 2016

Girls weekend away outside of Cape Town. It’s nearing the end of the year and time to get your squad together. You’ve decided to have a girls weekend away. Why not start off in Cape Town and plan a little road trip in and around the Western Cape? This way you’re bound to have the best girls weekend filled with happy memories. Fri-YAY has come The girls are in the car, snacks are being passed around and Taylor swift is…

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Home Life Work

Tips for living in a new town

October 10, 2016

Many of us might find ourselves moving into a new area, whether town, city or country, because of new work opportunities, studies and so on. This could be due to business or family. Whatever the reason, this takes us out of our comfort zone and puts us in a position of vulnerability. Though each place is different, there are overarching steps we can take, to help us adjust, that are worth considering. 1. Know where essential stores are One of…

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Health

Cut down on the makeup

October 4, 2016

The idea of going without makeup is enough to make the hardiest waterproof mascara streak down a perfectly blushed cheek. But it’s a worthwhile challenge every women must consider attempting. Makeup isn’t the only thing that can make you look fabulous. Sure, it’ll cover up whatever imperfections you may have but remember that there will be situations that’ll require you not wear any makeup, at all and then your imperfections will show. Makeup is great. Mascara makes your eyes pop…

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Family Food and Wine Health Home

How to use the fridge effectively

October 3, 2016

Almost everyone uses a fridge in their home. As with many tools, however, there are good and bad ways to use them. There are even ways to use them effectively. It’s not simply a matter of throwing in any item that we want. We should therefore take time to consider precisely what’s required from us in order to treat our fridge and food well. How to clean Due to the cold temperature, we might assume that food will last forever.…

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