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Do you have a messy desk or a neat desk & which is better for getting work done?

Are you a neat person or a messy person? It’s usually the case that you fall into one of two categories. Personally, I can’t think clearly unless everything is in its place, and everything is neat an in order. I didn’t used to be like this. When I was a teenager I was quite happy to live in squalor, but as I’ve grown up I find my life simply runs more efficiently if I know where to find my car…

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5 plant-based foods you can eat to improve your skin, nails and hair

Having healthy skin, hair and nails can be a sign of inner wellness. When our immune system is run down, often our nails can become brittle, our skin can look dry, and our hair can break or even start to fall out. Keeping your stress levels under control and getting adequate sleep and exercise has been shown to improve the quality and appearance of our bodies, but did you know that there are certain natural, plant-based foods you can eat…

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7 ways to build a second income through freelancing

Freelancing is the buzzword of this decade. As defined by, A freelancer is a person who works as a writer, designer, contractor or the like, selling work or services by the hour, day, job, etc., rather than working on a regular salary basis for one employer. Many freelancers also work full-time, part-time or casual roles, mixing and matching their work schedules to meet the needs of that particular client. Today there are numerous ways to freelance, business-to-business, through a…

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How do you know if you are living up to your potential? 7 clear signs you’re on-track

To succeed at life and feel happy, it’s essential that we connect with our true purpose: our potential in life. This is different for everybody, and from a personal or career perspective, when you live up to your potential, you will see your life change and transform. Suddenly the things you wanted move closer and the negative feelings of frustration begin to melt away. But how do we know if we are really living up to our potential? What does…

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How healthy are sushi rolls, really? Can I lose weight eating sushi rolls? How healthy are nori rolls? How healthy are California rolls?

Sushi – it’s huge all over the world and if you’re like me, you’ve been led to believe that it’s a healthy option for a light meal or a snack. It’s low fat right? Made with natural, wholesome ingredients – right? It’s low in calories right? With hardly any preservatives? Wrong, I’m afraid. Sushi trains started to pop up all over the world in the early 90s to mid-90s. At first, we were fascinated by this new convenience food –…

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I am really bored. What can I do? Here are 10 things to do when you’re bored

If you are anything like me, you’ll get bored a lot. Spoiled for choice my whole life like the rest of my Generation Y, I always need something to keep me occupied and find it very difficult to do nothing at all. What we used to think of as ‘entertainment’ no longer really does it for us – many of us are bored to tears with regular TV, we’ve scrolled through our feeds more times than we care to admit…

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How to take criticism well and learn from it

You’ve been excelling at your job for months or years, working hard and doing your job to the best of your ability. Then it happens – you get called into your manager’s office and he or she delivers a scathing report of your recent work. Getting criticised on the job is never fun but some people are much better at dealing with criticism than others. What’s their secret? Are they superhuman, devoid of emotion or just born with a very…

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What to wear to a job interview – 5 experts weigh in

If you have a job interview coming up, it’s important that you look your best. But what does “looking your best” really mean? Should you always plan to wear a suit, even if you feel itchy, uncomfortable and “not like yourself” when you wear one? Are there other options out there? Of course, dressing for the role you are planning on taking is imperative. Working as a retail assistant on a busy shop floor will require a different look to…

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