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How to make a Hotbox
2 days ago
Winter is on its way, and with it cold weather and coughs and colds! It’s also the time of year when electricity bills soar while you are just trying to keep warm. Here’s a way to save on those electricity bills while you make healthy food to help you to stay well this winter. If…
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How to Train your brain! [Part 2]
a week ago
The mind is a powerful storage device! But it’s how to access the information in your mind that is important. This is where: memory games, word and number games – like Sudoku, Crosswords and Scrabble – and strategy games, like chess, help the mind to stay active for longer. There are some tricks that will…
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How to train your brain!
2 weeks ago
The brain, like any other part of your body, needs exercise to stay fit and perform well. Just like physical games strengthen your muscles, mental games help to strengthen your brain and prevent cognitive degenerative diseases, like Alzheimers and Dementia. Memory games and puzzles, as well as strategy games like chess, can train your brain…
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How to make educational/decorative numbers for your child
3 weeks ago
You’ve heard the saying that ‘children are like little sponges’ and so it’s never too early to start teaching your little one the alphabet or numbers. What you’ll need: 1. Coloured paper or plain white paper (cardboard optional) 2. A pencil 3. Scissors 4. Prestik 5. Koki pens or crayons 6. Stencil (optional) Method: Step…
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How to register as a taxpayer
4 weeks ago
Success at last! Your job interview went well and you've been offered a job, which you've accepted. But now your new employer asks you for your tax number and you've no idea what to do! Don't worry help is here... follow this step-by-step guide on how to register as a taxpayer. 1. The only way…
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How to Blacklist a Lost Cellphone
a month ago
Did the robber flee with your cellphone on your way to school or work? Did your phone fall out on the taxi seat and when you called it nobody picked up? It is so easy to lose a cellphone and it is stressful to think of a stranger having access to your information, photos and…
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How to start running training
a month ago
So you want to start running? You see runners along the road getting their fitness levels up, while you are feeling that tyre around your waist? It’s tough. You want to get fit but how do you get the motivation to start yourself? Don’t worry I am going to give you the exact tips you’ll…
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How to make a toy box from a cardboard box
2 months ago
After playtime is over, wouldn’t it be great to be able to put your child’s toys neatly back in one box? Space is precious and toys scattered across the floor after playtime not only make your home messy, but can get underfoot and cause accidents. Buying toy boxes can cost a pretty penny and if…
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Losing my Religion
yesterday
My two daughters go to a Catholic school. Earlier this year they came home with ash on their foreheads because they just celebrated the beginning of Lent. Lent is the forty day period where Christians count down to Easter. Both girls decided, as is tradition, to give up a treat each, in order to show…
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Encouraging a teen to read
a week ago
I started reading books when I was about nine years old. Although I can’t really remember exactly what drove me to get my first book and read it to completion, I do know that at that stage in my life I found socialising with my peers exhausting. Doing this at school was enough for me…
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The many faces of Prejudice
2 weeks ago
Religion, culture, nationality are some of the ways we find and express ourselves, and derive meaning from. But often they are used as tools of prejudice and discrimination. We need honest dialogue at the table of day-to-day conversation about this. Unattended to, or without critique, the likes of religion and nationality tend to morph into…
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Contributing to a SWOT analysis
3 weeks ago
You may be working somewhere and get told that your organisation, or a particular department, has decided to do a SWOT analysis. What does that mean, and how can you contribute to it? SWOT is an acronym that stands for Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats. Strengths and weaknesses analyse what is working well and what’s…
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Finding part-time work
a month ago
Perhaps you are studying or haven’t yet found a full-time job? What can you do to bring in some income and gain experience to add to your CV in the meantime? How about working part-time? Part-time could mean working some hours in the evening, mornings only or even just a few hours in a week.…
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Enterprising Entrepreneurs: Ntokozo Ndlovu
a month ago
The Work-Wise blog is looking into the lives of young entrepreneurs in South Africa because they are exciting people who have a positive impact on society. They often come up with new ideas on how to do things and they drive innovation. They create competition for existing competitors which drives economic growth and, best of…