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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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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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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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Epicurean essentials: what every foodie should have in their kitchen

January 12, 2018

Foodies, your time is spent indulging new culinary delights, whether cooked by your own hands or ordered in the hottest eatery. You know what good food is, but do you know which essential items should be in your kitchen to transform your meals from “wow” to “WOAH”? These items will not only make cooking easier and more efficient, they will allow you to focus more on creating unique flavours rather than spending time chopping onions. Cast iron cookware Cast iron…

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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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3 ways to get out of the everyday slog

May 23, 2017

Having an existential crisis is something most of us think about during the course of our lives, and if you’ve never had one then you must be something right in life. At some point, you’ll begin to wonder what your place is in the world, what legacy you’re leaving behind, and if what you’re doing truly makes you happy. Typically, these questions start at work.   If you’re still in your 20s then there’s a good chance you haven’t stumbled…

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7 benefits of donating to charity

March 31, 2017

Of course, you’re not supposed to donate to charity for selfish reasons. You’re supposed to be doing it for charitable reasons, to benefit others. But the reality is there are many reasons it actually benefits you to donate to charity. Even if you don’t have much disposable income, donating just a small portion of your salary can make a massive difference to your life and the lives of others. Recently, there appears to be a trend of giving becoming more…

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The costs you need to pay attention to

March 15, 2017

  Life has become incredibly expensive. It’s an undeniable fact that the current daily cost of living is exorbitant by comparison to past decades. If we look at our parents and how they lived, most households were run on one income that covered everything from two cars in the garage to family vacations. And because of the ease of life back then, families could include a number of children because a rand could be stretched quite far. But not anymore.…

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Why live in Joburg

August 28, 2015

Johannesburg is central to all of Africa, in terms of many areas. After all, it is “South Africa’s largest city and by far the most powerful economic machine on the African continent.” Indeed, in terms of Africa, it’s the second largest on the continent. In 2014, Jo’burg was the “African continent’s most visited city for the second consecutive year in the Mastercard Global Cities index.” There is something special about Joburg beyond it being a business hub – though its…

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