The Good Life

Tue
04
Jul

Surviving a breakup

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When a relationship comes to an end, it is often very difficult to go out and face the world again. Here are some practical tips to help you get along.

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Mon
26
Jun

Dangerous Sex

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Of course, sex is supposed to be fun, and if it isn’t you’re probably doing it wrong. Lately, I’ve come across several instances where sex has been downright dangerous. So, here are some dangers under the spotlight.

Pregnancy

You know that pregnancy is a side effect of sex, we know. Yet, during 2015, 15000 pupils fell pregnant. Seems the sex education being taught in high school is failing. In my immediate friendship circle, three unexpected, unmarried pregnancies have occurred within the last year. All for adults close to thirty.

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Mon
05
Jun

The Real Deal

The real deal

Too many couples are disillusioned when their relationship goes up in smoke. Nobody enters a long-term relationship with the hope that it ends, do they? Sadly, most of the time the relationship ends because of the same reason: The man hoped the girl would stay the same (she didn’t) and the girl thought the guy would change (he didn’t).

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Tue
30
May

Getting it right

Getting it right

Many an entrepreneur has started out starry-eyed and full of dreams, not only to make money for themselves, but also with the altruistic desire of employing others. Here are some helpful hints to getting it right…

Be realistic

A few small businesses make big bucks quite soon, but experienced business owners will remind you that success that comes overnight often lasts only briefly. Normally, the first three years (sometimes even more) are years of long days, late nights and much sacrifice. Every day is a learning experience though, so no effort is ever wasted.

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Mon
15
May

Winds of Change

Time of change

Since the public outcry after the Nkandla scandal, the public has become intolerant of corruption, political scandals and misappropriation of funds. South Africans decided that they have had enough and decided to do something about it. Seeing as the political route is a lengthy one and we will have to wait for future elections to see possible positive change, a coup will do great damage, and our president refuses to step down. The people of South Africa took to the streets of its capital city on the 12th of April 2017.

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Wed
10
May

Like Lovers Do

Like lovers do

To be in love with someone is to accept them and be yourself in front of them, right? We are all guilty of ‘disgusting’ habits in front of our partner – things they do not particularly like or approve of.

Although there are some things we can keep away from our partners, we seem to settle into a zone of comfort when you feel loved and accepted. This leads to us doing things in front of our partners that we would never do in public and would definitely not do if the relationship was still new.

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Thu
04
May

Time to explore

Sex toys

Although there are adult shops everywhere, one seems to have to know what you want and what everything is for when you walk through the door. Even if you are brave enough to ask the shop assistant about the stuff on sale, most shop assistants seem to be shy about the items and do not offer much advice.

I recently attended a sex toy party and found it both fascinating and enlightening. Armed with a bottle of wine and a favourite, open-minded friend, I was ready to ‘talk dirty’. I was both surprised and impressed by what I got to see and hear!

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Fri
17
Feb

The Soul Connection

What makes a marriage successful

Friends of mine are celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary. Their parents are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this year. Marriages that last long and are successful seem to be the exception rather than the rule.

Why do some marriages last long, while others don’t? What is the secret? We have asked a number of successful couples what their secret is.

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Wed
25
Jan

Pick-up lines that work

Pick up line tips

We all know the importance of first impressions. And when you are out to meet someone new, your first impression better be a good one. After the initial scoping and ocular approval, you had better say the right words when striking up a conversation.

Here are some useful hints for pick-up lines:

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Thu
12
Jan

Should love leave scars?

Love hurts

Over the holiday my friend boasted love bites on his neck. Being in a new relationship, we teased him and his new partner about the hickeys. They blushed and we laughed. I joked that we will know when the relationship has gone to ‘the next level’ when there are no more visible hickeys to joke about.

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