Monthly Archives

December 2017

Family

How to raise a well-behaved child

December 30, 2017

People always say that having a child will change your life in ways you could never imagine. And they are entirely correct. Everything you do changes from the day your child comes into your life. Your sleeping patterns change, the food you eat changes, your idea of entertainment changes. Sure, after your little one is no longer so little, you have some control over your life again. But it will never be the same as it was before you first…

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Life

When it’s time to send your adult-child out of the house

December 27, 2017

All birds leave the nest eventually… well, that’s what you’re hoping for right? Everyone needs some independence in their lives, including the parents. In today’s day and age, life seems to be extremely challenging for our young adults, more so than when we were young adults. But, at some point, as responsible parents, you can’t keep going through the motions and hoping that things will change on their own. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. You need to keep your…

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Family

Teaching your kids about finance

December 20, 2017

It’s never really too early to start teaching your kids about money and the wondrous ways of finance. Well, obviously they need to be able to understand what you say and comprehend the concepts you’re trying to teach them. If you’re still using your “baby voice” to talk to them, then yes, they’re a bit too young. Bring money back When teaching your kids about money, they’re going to want to see and hold something. Showing them numbers in your…

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Family

Growing old – the right way

December 19, 2017

Not everyone looks forward to being an old person and that transition from independent to dependant, hard-working to retired, and from good-looking to adorable. But the reality is, everyone grows old and everyone goes through it. If you’re lucky,you are given the chance to live out more years in this technologically advancing and socially active world and society. There will always be more to see, more to explore and more to learn through every year of your life. And that…

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Home

Finally living alone? How to make your new flat feel like home

December 15, 2017

Moving out of home into your own flat or apartment is both exciting and scary at the same time. You have more independence to do what you want to, but now have to perform tasks you may not be sure how to (washing dishes comes to mind for many of us). Living alone can also be lonely without the comforts of home to make you feel safe and happy. However, you can make your new flat feel like home with…

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Life

Why even single people should take out life insurance

December 15, 2017

You may think that life insurance is for people who are married, have children or who are the sole breadwinner of a household. This is largely true, but as a single person you should consider taking life insurance out. If you are earning a lower income and are considering taking out life insurance, there are companies who are willing and able to help you, such as African Unity Life. If you are unsure as to why a single person would…

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Education

Why everyone needs marketing skills

December 14, 2017

Today’s world is looking more like a marketplace than it used to. This fact is hard to ignore, even for those who strongly dislike Facebook braggers or Instagram attention-grabbers. There is a certain amount of branding and marketing that goes into creating and curating our online personas. And these skills can be used for boosting your career and improving certain skills and attributes in your daily life. What can marketing teach me? Taking marketing courses are not only for students…

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Fashion

Underwear questions you need to know but are too embarrassed to ask

December 14, 2017

When it comes to underwear, there’s a lot more to them than what meets the eye. While it may seem pretty obvious, many people are faced with questions about their underwear choice. We agree that some of them are too awkward to ask out loud, so in that case, we’ve got you covered: How bad is it to wear the same underwear twice in a row? If you’ve skipped a laundry day and are forced to wear the same pair…

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Home

Tips for organising your closets

December 13, 2017

We never seem to have enough space in our closets. Not for clothes, shoes, linen or toiletries. They are always a mess and never seem to stay organised longer than a week. Although, that’s probably just due to bad cleaning habits. Hopefully, the following tips can help make your home-life a little bit easier Declutter Decluttering is the first step for any and all of your closets around the house. This includes getting rid of the clothes that don’t fit…

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