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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

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’

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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Loneliness is as big a killer as diabetes – Study

A new study has revealed the potentially deadly impact feeling alone can have on your health. Social isolation in later life can prove fatal by exacerbating health problems. And not having a solid network of family and friends can ‘vastly elevate’ someone’s risk of life-threatening conditions, like heart disease, stroke and even cancer. The research also revealed that loneliness – ...

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10 things you should never post about your relationship on facebook

We’re all friends with that one couple on Facebook: the couple that can’t stop posting mushy photos (hashtag: #blessed) and bragging about their relationship every chance they get. But while it may appear that they have the perfect relationship, sometimes the best sign of a healthy relationship is no sign of it on Facebook at all. Below, marriage therapists and other relationships experts ...

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Why you shouldn’t tell people your New Year’s resolutions

Stop. Don’t tweet that ‘first day of the new me’ nonsense. Hold back on that Instagram of your new Nike shoes. Because running around telling everyone about your New Year’s resolutions won’t do you any good. In fact, it could make you less likely to keep them. As The Science of Us pointed out this week, more than 80 years ...

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12 New Year’s resolutions every student should be making

1. Sleep more Party by night, lectures by day – you can only burn the candle at both ends for so long before your body crashes. This year, make a point of getting some well deserved shut eye – you’ll get improved concentration, an immune system boost (no more Freshers flu for you!) and who knows, you might actually make ...

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