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Advice from a dietician

We need advice from a dietician. Because we love food. And we like to eat it. Sometimes this gets us into trouble. Ok, often it gets us into trouble - because it tends to make our jeans tighter. Fortunately I met a lovely dietician - who wasn’t too judgy - at a food launch (yes, I mentioned we’re fond of food) and she agreed to come in and have a little chat with all of us and help get us back on the straight and (hopefully) narrow.

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Winter-proof your workout

The colder weather needn’t hamper your workout efforts. Here, we look at ways to combat the cold and stay fit.

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Financial education for kids

Money forms part of our everyday lives and financial literacy gives us the ability to make sound money decisions. The sooner you acquire these skills the better, so start when your kids are young?

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Flu Busters

Arm yourself against cold and flu this winter with Happy.Me™

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Eight ways to get promoted

Want to get promoted and fast track your way up the corporate ladder, but not sure how? These days, advancing your career isn’t easy and just working hard is not enough to move it along.

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Turn your wall into a message board

IdeaPaint is a whiteboard paint that transforms your walls into a reusable canvas and is now available in South Africa exclusively through The Write Co.

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Get a work-life balance with these easy office workouts

We’re all trying to achieve a work-life balance, juggling careers with family, friends and hobbies. But how much balance do you strike between the hours of nine to five?

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Treats

Spoil the man in your life this month, whether it’s your husband or your dad, with these gift ideas with a little difference. Whatever your budget, we have some fab gift ideas for you to spoil Dad on Father’s Day.

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Prepare for retirement?

Laurence Hillman, MD of www.1Life.co.za, says people often cash in their retirement funds, which is a major cause for concern - especially since the average person changes jobs five to seven times in their lifetime. He explains how to put plans in place to prevent this.

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June in the garden

Concentrate your efforts on pot plants

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5 easy steps to a healthier you

Live longer, and healthier, with these simple steps.

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Dating tips

Dating may start when you’re in your teens, but for many women it continues into your 20s, 30s, 40s… As writer Mandy Appleyard knows only too well, it doesn’t necessarily get better with age. Here are her tips for dating through the decades…

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3 ways to keep kids amused



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You can be more optimistic

Mel Hunter never sees the silver lining in the clouds – and she’s fed up with it. But can the 38-year-old mother of two fill up her half-empty glass? Bridget Grenville-Cleave, author of Introducing Positive Psychology (Totem, R90 from Kalahari.com), reckons she can change anyone’s mind-set. She claims that, by using five simple tools over the course of a week, you’ll be able to give yourself an optimism overhaul.

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Dinner ideas

We have put together some fun dinner ideas that won’t cost a lot

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7 kiddies party ideas

Easy ideas for a kiddies party

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Travelling overseas with the kids? Read this now.

Planning on travelling overseas with the kids anytime soon? New regulations by the Department of Home Affairs may cause chaos for families who are travelling in the next few months.

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How to be happier at home

In late 2012, I moved from the winelands to the city after my marriage ended and I restarted life as a single mom. I often feel stressed, rushed and irritable in my Cape Town apartment. I recently read Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life (R150, Hodder & Stroughton) by Gretchen Rubin and decided to try find my happy place in a week…

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Looking for something special to do on Father’s Day?

Here are some great ideas

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How about a little getaway to spoil Dad?

For a real spoil, why not take advantage of the Father’s Day specials at beautiful Granny Mouse Country House in the Midlands?

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Father’s Day Picnic

From fancy feasts to simple snacks, picnics offer the perfect excuse to head outdoors, and what better reason for a picnic with family and friends than Father’s Day?

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Ways to celebrate Father’s day on a budget

Father’s day is one of the most special holidays of the year - we celebrate the men bought us (in part!) in to the world.

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Feel happier in 10 easy steps

We found these 10 easy tips to boost your mood. Try them and watch the pep return to your step!

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De-clutter your life in 5 easy steps

Overwhelmed by piles of physical and emotional clutter? Looking to make some changes but don’t know where to start? We chatted to clutter-expert Kate Emmerson about living a clearer, cleaner, happier and clutter-free life.

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Travel to Europe

Planning an epic overseas holiday? Don’t rule out autumn and winter – you’ll beat the crowds and see Europe in a wonderful range of colours. Trafalgar has five reasons to travel in the cooler months between October and March. Start planning now!

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Stay healthy this winter

It’s winter and the viruses are starting to make the rounds with their usual vigour. Dr Neville Wellington and Natasha Conrad, Pharmacy Manager at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital, have a few tips to stay healthy and boost your immune system as the weather turns colder:

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Keep your family safe online: 5 tips

Our children, regardless of how tech-savvy they are, don’t know what risks there are online. The same thing may also apply to your in-laws or grandparents who naively go about opening links that are potentially harmful.

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Time for a home office make-over

Joy Liedtke is the owner of JoyByDesign, a decorating, space planning, professional organising and home staging company. She chatted to us about her tips on creating the perfect home office space.

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Car safety - prepare for a flat tyre

When you’re setting out in your car, a flat tyre can be disastrous. Here are 5 handy tips to prepare for a flat tyre.

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Make your home green

Worldwide trends are moving towards a greener lifestyle. While we may not be able to create a home with no environmental impact, here are some simple tips to get you started.

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