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Healthy LifestyleSafety
October 8, 2018

5 things you should never do while driving

Driving is a rite of passage everyone wants to achieve. It gives you the freedom to transport yourself whenever and wherever you want to go. This doesn’t mean that you do whatever you please when you’re behind the wheel, though! Eating while you’re driving, or applying make-up sounds harmless, but multitasking on the road can be dangerous. According to statistics by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), there were 14 050 road crash-related deaths in 2017. Scary, right? You can help lower the death toll by being more cautious on the road. Here are a few things you should avoid…
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Healthy LifestyleSafety
September 17, 2018

How to avoid toxins in the kitchen

Imagine you still had to head out into the field to collect your corn, fetch your eggs from the chickens and milk your own cow. It may be a novel experience for a weekend retreat, but hardly a practical morning routine for our modern lives. We live in the age of convenience: with ready-made meals, and fruit, veg and fresh produce delivered straight to your door. The downside, though, is that all the processing and packaging can lead to harmful toxins entering into your kitchen. Pay attention to these hidden dangers of our prepackaged era, so you can give your…
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Healthy LifestyleSafety
April 9, 2016

UPDATE: Don’t lose your child in a public place

Children do go missing. Parents, we know that it’s the last thing you want to hear, but it is a true risk. Nothing equals the panic you feel when a little one suddenly disappears. We’ve put together a list of practical safety measures that are simple enough to explain to children. Your child now has a “safety plan” that they can understand and follow. (more…)
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Safety
September 23, 2015

Matric dance survival tips

For your teen, it’s a big, big deal – the end of a 12-year stint in school! For parents, it’s a big deal too – matric dances don’t come cheap and watching your child’s first major rite of passage is an emotional business. Here are some ways to make sure it’s a good memory for everyone. (more…)
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Healthy LifestyleSafety
April 10, 2015

Your tick-list for a great night out

So, your 2nd term is on its way. But for now, it’s holiday! It’s time to recharge, catch up with friends and have some fun, before you get back to work. Whether you’re planning a road trip or rock out with One Republic in June, here’s how to keep the awesome times rolling. (more…)
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Healthy LifestyleSafety
February 5, 2015

Teaching toddlers to swim

At what age should you teach your little one to swim? The age of four is considered to be when a child is developmentally able to stay properly afloat, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t start with safety, swimming-readiness and water games before then. Here are some guidelines: (more…)
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Safety
January 3, 2015

Love the beach? Know the risks

The heat is definitely on! How many times have you gone to the beach this month? It’s a great way to cool off, socialise and catch a tan, but as with everything, there’re certain risks you need to keep in mind. Here’s what you need to know! (more…)
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Healthy LifestyleSafety
November 28, 2014

Don’t lose your child in a public place

It’s the holidays, and that means crowded shopping malls, busy beaches and packed parks like Ratanga Junction, Gold Reef City and uShaka Marine World. Nothing can equal the panic you feel when a little one gets lost in the crowd, and it can happen in a flash. Here are some tips to keep track of everyone, even on the busiest day out. (more…)
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Safety
October 18, 2014

Stay safe around trains!

Many people spend a great deal of time getting to and from work daily – unreliable and often unsafe public transport is an enormous issue day to day. Delays, overcrowding, lack of adequate law enforcement and control contribute to our heightened stress levels and often results in people behaving unsafely to try and get to their destination on time. Rail is one of our key modes of public transport and approximately 500 pedestrians are killed annually in this sector. Here are a few tips to avoid traumatic events: (more…)
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