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Car Life

Do you need a car if you live in a city?

June 20, 2018

Living in a city is an exciting experience. You are able to spend time exploring the sights and enjoying the unique quirks that come with city living, but you will also have to deal with finding a way to get from place to place. Public transport might be ideal for weekend trips to places outside of the city, but if you plan on getting to work on time, then a car is your best option. If you are interested in…

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Family Health Life

Important must-know life insurance tips for new parents

June 6, 2018
Important must-know life insurance tips for new parents

Building a family is an exciting adventure. But, unfortunately, in between the fun, you need to consider the financial aspect of welcoming a little human into the world. From paying for their entire existence in the beginning stages of their life, you also need to adjust your own medical and insurance needs. It may sound daunting, but if you start to familiarise yourself with these important needs, it will give you a broader idea of what your needs are as…

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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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Life Money

Finally living alone? How to create a successful monthly budget

May 8, 2018

Living on your own brings with it a renewed sense of independence, and the ability to walk around in your pyjamas all day on Sunday without being judged. Living alone also means that you will have to budget and save your money for those unexpected expenses. You will also need to look at making financial decisions such as taking out a medical aid and car insurance. Below is some handy advice on how to create a successful monthly budget while…

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