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Fri
04
Dec

Is there a digital fly on the wall?

Voice data collection smart tvs

Earlier this year, it came to light that certain digital product manufacturers were ‘listening in’ on our lives. Samsung and Google had to answer some pretty serious claims about the way they were apparently collecting data from Google Chrome, and through Samsung’s smart TV’s. Both computers and modern televisions have microphones for skype or for voice recognition which enables a user to switch on a TV by voice.

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Wed
04
Nov

Take better pictures with your mobile phone

Tips for taking great pictures with your mobile phone

With the advancement of mobile phone camera’s it’s becoming much easier for the average Joe to take good photos with their phones. Many people simply snap away and then eliminate the faulty images later. However, it can become a bit of a pain to have hundreds of faulty images to go through, and these usually end up just sitting on our phones, chewing up our memory. The solution, we think, would be to get it right first time around.

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Fri
07
Aug

Working Holidays for young adults

Working holiday | Gap Year

In a previous article, we explored the reasons why it might be a good idea for school-leavers to take a gap year off before committing to a tertiary education. This time round, we will be exploring one of the best ways your school-leaver could spend his/her gap year. Working holidays are, much to my surprise, and perhaps also to yours, actually an existing thing. I am a huge supporter of travel for any person of any age. Travel has so many benefits, and whether you’re taking a local or an international trip, you are almost guaranteed to learn something about yourself.

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Mon
08
Jun

10 Life skills your children will thank you for

Life skills for your children | SA Men

From the minute children are born into this world, they start to learn and absorb information. Therefore, it’s essential to teach your children life skills that will make their lives easier as they grow up.  These life skills will also ensure they develop into happy and pleasant adults who are able to make a success of their own lives.

1. Make reading and learning exciting

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Mon
01
Jun

How to get that 'huisie by die see'

Huisie by die see | SA Men

Some people have a deep, primal need for being near water. This makes sense, as all life for humans start in water. We have a longing to get back to the source, to where it all began and to re-connect with a force so beautiful and so immensely powerful that it makes us feel alive. Or if that’s too heavy for you, it could just be that you just really enjoy sunny days on the beach with sand between your toes, and salt water washing away the stress of day to day living.

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Tue
26
May

Anti-Poaching Initiatives – Are they making any difference?

Rhino poaching in South Africa | SA Men

In national and international news, the escalation in rhino poaching has become a hot topic. In South Africa, one can hardly go a day without being reminded of this problem in some way or another. Bumper stickers, red and black bracelets, red rhino horns protruding from the front of people’s cars. Such sights have become a common phenomenon, so much so that one begins to wonder if they’ve become more of a fashion statement than an actual message. New NGO’s have sprung up and around every corner you are likely to encounter somebody raising funds for another anti-poaching initiative.

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Tue
19
May

8 Skills to Ace any Interview

Interviewing skills | SA Men

A job interview can be a daunting experience for anyone, and your nerves can sometimes get the better of you in this stressful situation. Essentially you need to have the right frame of mind, you need to be prepared and you need to learn how to relax when sitting opposite your seemingly intimidating interviewer.

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Tue
12
May

What Chris Chameleon taught me

Chris  chameleon  keep it real

Celebrities and public figures are just people. It is not necessary to look up to them or to mimic their behaviour, but every now and again, we see an artist, an actor, or a politician or other public figure and we think: I never want to be like that person (I have a few in mind). However, sometimes you find someone who is entirely the opposite, you find someone who you can admire and feel you can learn something from (think Ghandi, Oprah or Madiba). I’ve learned a couple of things from Chris Chameleon.

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Mon
11
May

5 Things your son will remember about you

Father and Son | SA Men

For many fathers their sons are their pride and joy. A father-son relationship is a male bond you share with your own flesh and blood, and as such it’s a uniquely special relationship. Your son will look up to you and one day become a close mould of what you are today – if you do it right! The things he is most likely to remember about you vary from person to person. But we’re pretty sure these are the 5 most common traits and memories he will never forget.

1.  Leave a Legacy

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Fri
24
Apr

5 Reasons why you should take your daughter on a date

Daddy daughter dates | SA Men
A bond between a father and daughter is really important; not only for her development, but for your own personal growth as the man she will always look up to as well. She’ll always be your little girl, and as such you have a responsibility to protect her and guide her through life and ensure that she is emotionally mature enough to take care of herself when you are not around. By developing a bond with your daughter, you are developing trust, mutual respect and making memories that will last a lifetime.
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