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What To Do If You Experience COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 Symptoms  By now you are probably well versed in the signs and symptoms of the coronavirus. However, as each new day brings fresh information, you should be constantly updating your knowledge on what to look out for. But, remember that not everything you see on social media is fact. There are a number of […]

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The Difference Between Self-Isolation, Social Distancing & Quarantine

Although the country is receiving regular instruction and updates from government about what to do and what not to do regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, there are still many people who are uninformed about the situation, or who have misconceptions regarding the actions we are required to take during this time. Especially in the light of […]

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Isolation Blues? Here's How To Stay Productive During #LockdownSA

Start An Online Course While In Isolation Why not upskill by enrolling for an online short course at GetSmarter while you're in isolation? They offer courses for 15 different faculties, ranging from Art & Design, Education and Business Management to Writing, Marketing, Health and Law. Click here to take a look at what courses they […]

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Online Resources For Students

JSTOR We are sure that you probably have this online resource handy at all times. But, just in case it has slipped under your radar, we would like to remind you of the value of the JSTOR digital library. A virtual store of academic journals, books and primary sources, JSTOR is a gem during times […]

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#StayHomeChallenge: Viral Internet Challenges To Keep You Entertained

Dalgona Coffee Challenge Coffee trends come and go, but this one seems likely to be around for awhile as we're all becoming our own baristas at home. Try your hand at making dalgona coffee while in lockdown - it's a deliciously frothy coffee made using instant coffee, water and sugar. With a sweet honeycomb flavour, […]

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COVID-19: Maintaining Your Mental Health Under Isolation

Why Is Mental Health Important Right Now? Your mental health may be the last thing on your mind as the COVID-19 virus overtakes almost all spheres of life. It's quite literally everywhere, isn't it? From social media, to the news, school, work and family life. With this constant barrage of information, it can be difficult […]

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Using The Very Last Of Your Pantry Staples To Make Delicious Meals

Pimped Up Beans On Toast There's nothing worse than a plain old can of baked beans smeared on toast. If this is all you have left in your pantry cupboards, we have a way to turn this drab meal into something spicy and satisfying: Ingredients: 1 can of baked beans 2 cloves of garlic, minced […]

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Human Rights Day - Where We've Been & What We Can Overcome Together

Human Rights Day - Celebrating Our Rights Under Lockdown How would you usually celebrate Human Rights Day? Would you spend the day in your pajamas binge watching your favourite series, host a family braai or go out to an event commemorating the history and importance of the day? Whichever way you normally choose to celebrate […]

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Inspiring Podcasts To Keep You Smiling

Happier Podcast by Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin is a best-selling author and verified 'happiness' expert. Her podcast, Happier, discusses topics around happiness and good habits with her sister, Elizabeth Craft. Gretchen draws her advice from cutting-edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture and her own experiences, to explore how we can […]

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Mindfulness Exercises To Keep You Calm Amidst COVID-19 Panic

1. Deep Breaths Take note of your breathing. Is it shallow, deep or quick? Becoming aware of your breathing is one of the most simple and effective ways to achieving mindfulness. When feeling anxious, try the 4-7-8 breathing technique. Empty your lungs of air, then breathe in slowly through your nose for four counts. Hold […]

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How To Talk To Your Kids About COVID-19

COVID-19: The Facts Before speaking to your kids about COVID-19, make sure that you have done your homework. Read up as much as you can about the precautions to take, symptoms and treatments without overwhelming yourself. Remember to rely on credible sources for accurate information, as you do not want to misinform or frighten your […]

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Binge On Showmax And Netflix With These New Shows

Showmax Make sure your internet is ready to roll because there are plenty of amazing shows coming your way. Keep yourself warm and entertained with these hits. Noughts + Crosses Release Date: March This highly anticipated BBC sci-fi is an adaptation of the first book in Malorie Blackman's best-selling young adult novel series. The series […]

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COVID-19: Ways To Have Fun With The Kids At Home

Mom, I'm Bored!  Schools are expected to reopen in phases from 01 June 2020. But this does not mean that your child will be returning to their normal routine any time soon. As kiddies may not fully understand the implications of the outbreak, it is imperative that parents speak to their children about the virus, […]

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Time To Declutter Your Home

Declutter The Living Room Get Rid Of Old Magazines If not all of us, most of us have a stack of magazines just laying around serving no real purpose in our lives anymore. Sure, some magazines have great articles that you think you’ll refer back to at some later date, but let’s be honest with […]

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