Often running late because you can’t decide what to wear to work every morning? Or you strategically set aside a few hours on a Sunday to plot your whole week of looks? Contrary to popular belief, having a huge number of options to mix and match might not be the best way to go about it. Enter the “capsule wardrobe”.


To rent or to buy is almost as crucial as the age old question - ‘to be or not to be?’ 

There’s no single answer to the question ‘Should I rent or buy?’ You have to look at whether renting or buying an equivalent home is cheaper but a handful of shifting factors can also influence your answer, many of them are out of your control, like the direction of the housing market, interest rates and returns on investment.

 


Are you a serial social media user and all the time you spend on social media is eating into other aspects of your life? The world runs on social media and it is a sleepless, ubiquitous presence, so it takes real effort not to get hooked or take a break. Let’s explore the ins- and outs of social media, how it affects you and how you can switch off and manage these platforms. 


The National Treasury states that roughly 6% of South Africans are on track to retire comfortably. Are you one of them? You may think “I’m too old to start now”, or “I can’t afford to plan for my retirement right now.” Well, think again! It’s never too late to start thinking of your future; any contribution will make a difference in the long run.


Raise your hand if you’d like to stop worrying about money! That sounds like a dream. Unfortunately, being human, it costs money to live and take up a space in a society. Many of us live pay check to pay check or barely make it through the month before school fees and bills are due again, starting the cycle from scratch. Not even to mention when something unexpected happens, like your car breaking down or a throbbing tooth putting you in the dentist's chair. This barely gives you a chance to put even the smallest amount of money aside and work on your savings. But how can we break this cycle, become financially independent, and stop worrying about money once and for all?


Over the past few decades, we’ve seen a rise in people identifying and living a lifestyle more skewed towards a plant-based diet. This could be for a myriad of reasons; while some opt for a vegetarian lifestyle for ethical reasons, others wish to reap its many health benefits or to cut down on the monthly budget. If you’re still weighing the pros and cons of vegetarianism, read on to learn about different types of vegetarian diets and which one is best for you.


Nelson Mandela once said, "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." The sentiment behind these words deeply echoes the essence of Mandela Day, an annual remembrance dedicated to honouring the lasting impact of one of history's most significant figures. Mandela Day serves as a poignant reminder of our shared potential and responsibility to contribute to societal progress. It calls upon individuals to dedicate a symbolic 67 minutes of their time on July 18th – representing Mandela's 67 years of selfless dedication – to acts of kindness, service, and solidarity.