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May 2018

Car

First things to do when you move to Durban

May 18, 2018

KwaZulu-Natal is another province that adds to the uniqueness of South Africa with beaches, mountains and forests making up the landscape. If you’re moving there from Cape Town or Johannesburg, you can look forward to a subtropical climate where most regions of the province have mild to warm winters and plenty of rain. Moving to Durban from Cape Town (CT) or Johannesburg (JHB) will be quite a change. Especially when it comes to the cost of living figures. You’ll end…

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Health

7 powerful tips to help you prepare yourself for birth

May 18, 2018

Falling pregnant can be one of the most beautiful, life-changing experiences. In the initial stages, the only things you can think about are finding cute little baby shoes and outfits, decorating their room, and eventually planning your baby shower. While it may seem overwhelming and scary at times, it’s certainly something to celebrate. Being blessed with a tiny human is, well, a blessing. It is advised that you take a look at your medical policy before you decide on starting…

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Home Life

What to look out for when renting an apartment

May 17, 2018

What to look out for when renting an apartment So, you are finally out on your own, looking for your very first apartment… but you have no idea what, exactly, to look for. Should you consider the tiny studio apartment with the great view (but brown water in the bathroom) or should you rather opt for the large two-bedroom townhouse with enclosed garden (but with noisy neighbours)? It can be difficult to choose a new apartment that is ‘just right’…

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Food and Wine Home Life

How to throw the perfect dinner party

May 15, 2018

Throwing a dinner party for your friends can be both exciting and daunting, especially for those of us who are not Bree Van Der Kamp from Desperate Housewives. To throw a dinner party that everyone remembers takes more than simply serving delicious food, it is also about the atmosphere and the enjoyment of the evening as a whole. If you are planning on asking your friends over to share a meal with you, read on for helpful advice on how…

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Life Work

Soft skills you need to succeed in the office

May 15, 2018

When you start your career, you are most likely  aware of the ‘hard’ skills you need, such as typing, computer skills and accounting skills. These are tangible, teachable skills that relate to your career choice. An aspect that many young professionals forget about is the fact that you also need soft skills to succeed in the office. These include effective communication capabilities, interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities. If you are still unsure about what soft skills are, outlined below are…

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Life

How to travel off the beaten path in your gap year

May 15, 2018

Taking a gap year is an exciting time for anyone, and it involves adventure and escape from the stresses of school and university. However, it can be difficult to know what, exactly, to do on your gap year if you do not want to take the path that everyone else has chosen. Travelling off the beaten path is the perfect way to spend your time, and outlined below are some fantastic ways to have the best gap year you can…

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Car Life

What you need to know before putting down a deposit on a car

May 15, 2018

The process of buying a car can happen so swiftly that we’re not actually sure of what’s just happened as we stand there smiling for a photo next to a car with a big red bow. It doesn’t have to be a long and complicated process. But it still requires some serious thought and considerations before any details are given or papers are signed. There are a few important things you need to know before you put down a deposit…

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Family Health Life

First aid items to keep in your car for your child

May 14, 2018
First aid items to keep in your car for your child

Whether you’re rushing around to get some medical help for your son’s ball-to-eye bashing in his first soccer match or helping your daughter up after her ballet fall, having children in your life means chaos. Anything can go wrong at any time, so it’s incredibly important to keep a first aid kit in your car. There are many reasons to keep first aid and emergency kits in your car, not only for your child’s sports injury but also for unexpected…

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Fashion Life

Tips for selecting the right clothes for your body shape

May 11, 2018
Tips for selecting the right clothes for your body shape

Window shopping is easy when visiting one of your favourite clothing shops in South Africa. However, when it comes to actually trying that cute little black number on with your new pair of suede heels, it’s not as perfect as you anticipated it to be. Do not let this hurt your feelings. It doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with your body, it just means that the dress wasn’t made to suit your body shape. As it stands, you probably know…

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Health

Why you can afford and should pay for medical aid

May 11, 2018

It can be quite intimidating browsing through medical aid schemes. And it can seem to be an unaffordable monthly expense. The truth is, medical aid or coverage at the least is something you need in your life. And if you aren’t sure why or how you can afford medical coverage, you need to read on. Why you need medical aid Let’s start with the motivating factor: why you need medical aid. You and your family haven’t had any major medical…

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