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February 2018

Life

4 tips for dealing with unexpected and challenging situations

February 28, 2018

Many people spend their lives planning ahead or dreaming of all the things they want to do and where their life is going to end up. And many people are simply content with the way things are and live their day-to-day lives with a smile on their face. Until, one day, something unexpected happens and they find themselves in a challenging situation that they have no idea how to face. A good example of this is being retrenched from a…

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Work

The characteristics of a good secretary

February 28, 2018

Becoming a secretary means that you have to have a certain set of characteristics in order to be successful. Every company will look for these certain aspects of your personality before hiring you, which means that it is vital to ensure you gain them or improve them. Organisational skills One of the major characteristics of a general secretary is their organisational skills. A secretary routinely has to organise diaries for senior colleagues, keep track of tasks and projects as well…

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Family Life

Things to consider when travelling with your children

February 27, 2018
Things to consider when travelling with your children

No matter your personal travel checks, it’s a completely new ballgame when you’re travelling with children. There are so many health considerations to take into account, which is why it’s important that you consult with a health professional to discuss your travel plans. They will be able to give you the necessary tips for travelling with young children. Take a look at some of the important ones: Health risks for children Many diseases are more severe in children, making it…

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Life

Tips for planning the ultimate baby shower

February 22, 2018
Tips for planning the ultimate baby shower

Planning a baby shower for a friend or family member is an exciting opportunity. Although nerve-wracking for the event planner, few celebrations are happier than a baby shower. Forget thinking that baby showers are stressful, they’re supposed to be a memorable celebration for the mom-to-be. With a little help, you’ll be able to put together something creative and special. Here are a few tips for planning a baby shower: Pick a date in advance Usually, a baby shower is held…

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Home

How to decorate a rental like it’s your own

February 22, 2018

Moving into a rented home or apartment is an exciting time for anyone. However, decorating a rented space is often restrictive and sometimes you are unable to decorate at all. Below are some simple tips and tricks to decorate a rental like it’s your own. Go portable Renting an apartment or house means that you do not own the property, which makes buying furniture and appliances difficult. Look at pieces that are portable, such as portable Defy aircon products for…

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Work

You’ve just been retrenched, now what?

February 19, 2018

Being retrenched is never easy. But it is a reality that you might have to face in your career. There are few things that feel worse. You’ll feel like your life is falling apart. You’re going to be losing your stable income and you have bills to pay. Your career is also going to take a hit. It might be tough to find a new job. You probably aren’t sure what to do right now. And that’s understandable. But you…

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Car

To trade or not to trade in your car?

February 19, 2018

The time has come to buy a new car. The reason why doesn’t matter, but the how and where does. Looking at other cars while you still own your soon-to-be-old car, may feel like cheating, but the time will come to find it a new home as well. And one of the popular options for selling your current car, is to trade it in. And while there are other selling options available, such as selling it privately, we feel the…

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Family Health

A morning routine to boost your confidence

February 19, 2018

Starting the day with that “something extra” is exactly what you need to seize every opportunity that day may bring. It’s about more than just waking up on the right side of the bed. Having a morning routine to boost your confidence from the moment you open your eyes will set your confidence bar high for the rest of the day. And with all that confidence, every business meeting, job interview, client phone call and general interaction will be a…

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Fashion

Handbags throughout history: the evolution of the humble purse

February 19, 2018

Your handbag is one of your most closely guarded items. Often it holds more than just your purse and cell phone, also your diary, organiser, lip gloss, face powder, face wipes, emergency gum, pens, lipliner… the list is endless. The history of the handbag is an interesting one, starting in the stone age and evolving into what we have now. Handbags started out as men’s accessories In the early 1900s, the idea of a ladies’ handbag was fairly non-existent. A…

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Car

Tips for choosing the right baby seat for your car

February 16, 2018

Choosing a baby seat for your car can be a difficult and expensive decision.   These seats are not negotiable as a parent, and it’s illegal to travel in a car with a child under three years of age, if they’re not strapped into an approved child safety seat. While you might find something that you like, it may not fit well into your car. Before you can make any decision based on the below tips, you will need to…

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