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Immune-boosting natural remedies
11 months ago
It has been cold, really cold, and now more than ever we experience symptoms of flu or the common cold. So, how do we combat them? Going to the doctor can be expensive and sitting for hours at the day hospital is no one’s idea of fun. If you are not seriously ill, and just…
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How to stand up for yourself
a year ago
If you’re shy and timid, standing up for yourself can seem like something out of your comfort zone and may seem unfamiliar. However, in certain situations, if you don’t stand up for yourself, people can walk all over you. Being assertive, which is simply being more confident, and standing up for yourself may take time,…
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New year, new me! Healthy eating on a tight budget
a year ago
More than ever before, people of all ages and walks of life are choosing to lead a heathier lifestyle in terms of their physical wellbeing and daily nutrition. Having the internet at our fingertips means we’re more conscious of the nutritional value of the food we put into our bodies. Unfortunately, the wealth of information…
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How to stay fit on a budget
a year ago
Fitness can be seen as a luxury in a country where many people don’t know what their next meal will be. Perhaps this is why, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), almost 40% of South Africans are physically inactive. But fitness is an important part of health, which is why in this blog we…
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Ke December on a limited budget
2 years ago
It's that time of the year when we spend, spend and do some more spending. It's the festive season; we look forward to the best clothes and food. It's a time to celebrate Christmas, the new year, with the ones you love the most. But Januworry is also around the corner, a season for food,…
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How to make crumbly mielie pap
2 years ago
There is something primeval about mielie pap. Well, there is something ancient and basic and satisfying about all starches that serve as the backbone of meals in cultures around the world. That which accompanies whatever sauce or stew or condiment being served in most ordinary homes, is what fills the tummy and leaves you with…
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Here’s what you can do to beat exam stress
2 years ago
The exams are around the corner, and you are feeling stressed out. You can't seem to concentrate enough to study, or sleep properly, or think of anything else. What if you mess up? What if you fail? And is it just you getting stressed out by the thought of exams, or does everyone feel this…
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How to make butternut soup
2 years ago
Enjoy this recipe for Amanda’s you-betcha-it’s-just-butternut Butternut soup! One winter, when my now-husband and I were still getting to know each other, I invited him to my place for supper. On the menu was butternut soup. I had at that time only recently perfected the dish and was confident and keen to demonstrate my skills…
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How to reduce relationship stress
3 years ago
In an ideal world, a relationship is not something you should stress about. It is supposed to bring you warm feelings of support, love and happiness. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Each relationship faces its own challenges. As a result, it is normal to feel stressed out, worried or anxious when you spend…
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How to know if your partner is cheating
3 years ago
If you are reading this, then you probably suspect that your partner may be cheating on you but do not yet have concrete proof to back up your suspicions. When the truth about an affair comes out, it is simple to see that the warning signs were there all along—you just did not notice them.…
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How to pass your driver’s
3 years ago
Doing your driver’s licence test can be a stressful experience. I was one of those people who failed in the yard. I actually cried that day. Learning to drive is an emotional journey, it takes a lot of time, finances and even emotional strain. I cannot begin to tell you how much anxiety I had…
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How to eat healthy on a budget
3 years ago
For the longest time I’ve been trying to lose weight in my stomach area and I was just not managing it well. I was exercising often, but I wasn’t yielding the results that I expected. So, in my bid to become fit, I decided to lead a healthier lifestyle. I started my healthy journey by…
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How to take care of your skin
3 years ago
People often say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” which means outward appearance shouldn’t be a factor when you’re trying to know someone. But if you are someone who suffers from skin problems like acne, that’s the first thing people look at. As if the dark spots and pimples define who you are as…