The 50 things you need to do for a relationship to last


Burn your blueprint. Rid yourself of whatever fantasies you harbor about the bliss of coupled life. They’re not helping. There is no script, so don’t be disappointed when your fairytale gets hijacked. Forgive. Didn’t Jesus say something about forgiving someone not just seven times but seventy times seven? That would be 490 times….which should last you through your first 6 ...

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Don’t compete for recognition – LifeSense with Terry Mante


In my high school days at St. Peter’s in the Eastern Region of Ghana, one of the things we cherished as students was the headmaster’s ‘golden’ handshake. This was a public acknowledgement of those who excelled in the preceding academic term. At the beginning of every term, the headmaster would conduct a grand assembly of all students and give a speech ...

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Parents: 12 reasons you should spend time with your kids


Dear 21st Century parent, you are busy working hard for your child/children, but remember being a parent is more than paying bills and taking care of material needs. In fact, the greatest responsibility of a parent is to give time. This is why: 1. Time equals love. You cannot say you love someone yet don’t make time for them. 2. ...

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Why modern relationships are falling apart so easily today


Why are relationships so hard today? Why do we fail at love every time, despite trying so hard? Why have humans suddenly become so inept at making relationships last? Have we forgotten how to love? Or worse, forgotten what love is? We’re not prepared. We’re not prepared for the sacrifices, for the compromises, for the unconditional love. We’re not ready ...

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Vlisco unveils latest collection ‘Woven Wisdom’


Vlisco’s has unveiled their latest collection for the first season of the year, 2016 called the ‘WOVEN WISDOM’. Vlisco’s designers found inspiration for this collection in the rich, multi-layered world of textiles, zooming in to capture all the intricate details whilst getting up close and personal with techniques like knitting and weaving, to create these exceptional designs.  They have carefully examined ...

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Breastfeeding could save global economy $300 billion – Survey


Breastfeeding more babies for longer could save the global economy some $300 billion in a single year, simply by yielding smarter and higher-earning offspring, researchers said Friday. It would also prevent more than 800,000 child deaths, and about 20,000 breast cancer deaths every year. “Breastfeeding saves lives and money in all countries, rich and poor alike,” said Cesar Victora from ...

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What that little pocket in your jeans is really for


Pockets can often be the bane of fashion life. For women’s clothing especially, the addition of ‘fake’ pockets to trousers, coats, shirts can often be infuriating. Jean pockets come as pretty standard across the genders – two back pockets, two front pockets and that odd little rectangular pocket in one of the front pockets. But what is it used for? ...

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10 overused words to banish from your CV


There’s nothing like a few weeks back at work to make you reassess your career. At this point in January, many of us are thinking about polishing our CVs and updating our LinkedIn pages – just in case any new opportunities come along. Before you do, think carefully about the language you’re putting out there. When it comes to CVs, that ...

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21 Lost lady traditions that still apply today

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Acting like a lady is carrying yourself with dignity, which also empowers a man to be a gentleman. Many of us want a true gentleman, but I believe we hold the power to the way we are treated in our hands. It’s the law of attraction and common sense: If we want a gentleman, we must be and act like ...

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Obesity ‘linked to cancer rise’

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Rising levels of obesity and unhealthy weights could be linked to 670,000 extra cases of cancer in the next 20 years, a UK report predicts. If current trends continue, experts say, almost three in four adults could be overweight or obese by 2035, bringing a host of health issues. The Cancer Research UK and UK Health Forum report says TV ...

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