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Personal Finance

Your journey to financial self-discovery

There comes a time in everyone’s life where we realise: “Hey! I need to plan for my financial future!” Some …

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Body & Soul

Don’t fake it till you make it – Confidence tips from an actor

What is the secret to being truly self-confident? And what can a professional actor of over twenty years tell you …

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Career Development

Tips for graduates getting into the corporate sector

These quick tips should hopefully help the soon to be, or already graduates working in the corporate sector over tips …

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Life Skills

SMARTER goal setting

Throughout the journey of my life, I realized that one thing that will make a person successful in their lives, …

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Service

Your background should not limit your dreams

I am Shingwavila Ngobeni, born in a rural settlement called Valdezia located at the lowland of Soutpansberg mountain range in …

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Body & Soul

Pregnancy and the workplace

How two words will change everything at work for you… For many professional women finding out they’re pregnant provides mixed …

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Leadership

Vision – A leader’s primary tool

Isaac Newton lived in the 17th century and was one of the most prominent scientists of all time. Newton’s three …

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Personal Finance

Is bankruptcy my only option if I am experiencing financial difficulties?

Whether you are experiencing financial difficulties because your small business failed, you lost your job, or you maxed out your …

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Learning & Education

The transition from high school to university

The great Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” but maybe we should …

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Communication

Communication as a mechanism for performance

“Communication is key!” If you’ve never heard this statement, let me tell you all about it.  Before we get knee-deep …

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Learning & Education

Preserving African culture and rewriting history

Many scholars are trying to restore Africa’s pride and identity from years of historical oppression and colonialism. However, under the …

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Life Skills

Dealing with failure – setback or stepping stone?

I have just received my second-year university results and have failed most of my modules, which means I cannot continue …

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Career Development

Treating all conversations like an interview

Early in my career planning stage, I would watch Law films, several news channels and listen attentively to radio interviews …

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Career Development

What opportunities are there for youth entrepreneurship in the digital area?

Youth unemployment and digital entrepreneurship The global population keeps growing, while opportunities for job development are declining, especially for young …

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Learning & Education

Critical thinking and learning: Learning to go above and beyond in your studies

There is nothing more satisfying or fulfilling than finally being able to study a subject or be in a field …

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Leadership

Social and behavioural patterns of tomorrow’s leaders

Leaders of “tomorrow” are the next generation of talented and capable individuals who rise above the parochial limitations of life’s …

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Learning & Education

Quality Assurance in clinical trials

Clinical trials play an important role in medicine and are often used to learn more about a certain disease, drug …

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Body & Soul

Pink Flags: The ignored flags in relationships

We hear the phrase “watch out for the red flags” all the time. Now, recognizing red flags is important, but …

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Career Development

Uncertainty or an opportunity in disguise?

Everyone is talking about COVID-19 and dealing with uncertainty. Uncertainty often causes us to worry about what lies ahead in …

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Body & Soul

I love me, flaws and all.

What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet lose himself in the process? Luke 9:25. To …

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Learning & Education

How to effectively prepare for exams without cramming information

To be honest, exam times are the most stressful and difficult times for most students. It does not matter how …

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Learning & Education

Think with your eyes: How understanding the brain will up your game on achieving your goals

Your mind is full of amazing ideas. Your heart is filled with enthusiasm, and your soul is overflowing with potential. …

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Communication

ACE trauma-informed communication practices

Research has shown that social connections are an essential part of the human experience. Unfortunately, one in every six adults …

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Personal Finance

How to use credit card debt to your advantage

Let’s talk about credit card debt. This article is not aimed to tell you to stop using your credit cards. …

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Career Development

Business 101: Turn your passion & side business into a career

I often tutored my classmates in various subjects and never once considered payment for my services. It hadn’t occurred to …

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Life Skills

The 5 methods that helped organize my life

The five methods that I am about to share with you will shape how you organize your life and transform …

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Body & Soul

How I conquered depression

At first, I didn’t know I was depressed. I was in my first year of university, and I felt like …

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Body & Soul

5 ways to stay creative in your everyday life

Life is not going to stop happening just because you want to stay creative; this means that you will have …

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Body & Soul

Staying emotionally afloat during a global pandemic

On the 4th of February 2021, an opinion piece I had authored, titled “Lockdown took hold of our minds,” was …

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Career Development

3 most common mistakes entrepreneurs make when starting

When starting the entrepreneurial journey, it is common to make mistakes, and some worse than others. Most entrepreneurs begin with …

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Learning & Education

A look at applied behavior analysis

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is widely known as a treatment for autism; however, it can be used to treat challenging …

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Career Development

How to create a LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed

Have you been applying to positions and not getting a response? Are you looking for ways to stand out in …

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Service

Climate change and minerals – what everyone needs to know

The rapidly changing climate presents the most profound global threat to humanity of our time. This has been worsened by …

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Life Skills

Prioritizing your time in a remote environment for improved mental health

Working in a remote environment can seem daunting. Holding yourself accountable takes discipline and a strong work ethic; holding yourself …

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Learning & Education

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child development

As time elapses, the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the wellbeing of children becomes easily visible. Succeeding the implementation of social …

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Communication

Four tips for email writing etiquette

Communication channels have developed through the years and are known to be an important aspect of any occupation. It has …

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Communication

Great leaders learn to speak last

As far back as we can remember, we’ve been told to listen. In any organization with a top-down hierarchy, listening …

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Workplace Readiness

Personal branding for college students: Take control of the narrative

Are you a college student looking for an internship or a job? Chances are, recruiters will look you up online …

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Learning & Education

Tips on helping African American students succeed academically

It is vital that African American students are encouraged to succeed academically. There are several ways teachers can help these …

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Life Skills

Some of the lessons I have learned whilst travelling

The most valuable lessons I have learned came from travelling extensively. Packing a suitcase has never been a problem before, …

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Career Development

How to start a career as a freelancer in any field

A lot of people look towards freelancing as an opportunity to work flexible hours, charge their own rates and be …

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Learning & Education

How to smash out your next qualification

Studying while working is not for the faint-hearted, but those who find their rhythm can knock out a qualification before …

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Career Development

Four considerations for picking a good career coach

A good career coach can deliver many benefits to your development, whether you are just starting your career or an …

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Learning & Education

Making the most of a non-traditional college experience

When most people think of a traditional college student, they envision someone in their late teens or early twenties strolling …

Life Skills

10 simple things you can do each day to reduce anxiety

According to the World Health Organization, about 1 in 13 people have anxiety and it is only rising further with …

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Life Skills

Fear is your fuel

Fear is a beautiful thing. The social story, however, is that it’s something to, well, fear. You see, when fear …

Learning & Education

Five fun and creative study tips to help you prepare for your next exam

Studying and learning new information can be challenging for many people. There is no correct way to study for exams. …

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Workplace Readiness

4 things you should know about moving from being a graduate to an employee

As I write this article I am taken aback, thinking about a time when I had just graduated and looking …

Communication

The five qualities of an effective communicator

Communication plays an important role in our personal and professional lives.  From organising your family to presenting to the Board. …

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Workplace Readiness

What it means to teach firearms and tactics

Training law enforcement in firearms encompasses the ability to impart knowledge based on a foundation gained from events where firearms …

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Career Development

A week in the life of a medical student

It is no secret that being a medical student can be stressful and time-consuming. However, with the pain comes a …

Life Skills

How to be more creative in your everyday life – and why it’s so important

Creativity is a fulfilling outlet that allows the mind to adventure and explore. Through multiple mediums, we can bring joy …

Communication

4 simple things you can do to get better at public speaking

Public speaking is an important part of most professions, and our lives. Practice ways to captivate and engage your audience …

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Workplace Readiness

How to remain composed during difficult times at work

As a lawyer working in business and corporate law, dealing with urgent situations and important deadlines is an everyday part …

Career Development

How networking can help you achieve your goals

Networking is one of those words that could send a shiver down the spine of many, while for others it …

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Life Skills

5 ways to be more resilient and make the most of a difficult situation

Wouldn’t it be nice if everything could just go smoothly and easily? Yea, we know where this is headed. Many …

Personal Finance

Five simple ways to save money for your future

We live in a very precarious age where consumerism has defied sound reasoning and it is rather getting worse as …

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Learning & Education

How to cut your research time in half

Researching library databases can be frustrating and it is usually the most dreaded part of writing a paper. Many results …

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Learning & Education

Teaching with props, personal stories, and a little humor

When you teach a general education course, most students walk into that classroom because the class is a graduation requirement. …

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Body & Soul

Playing the game, purposefully

“Success is the unintended side-effect of one who dedicates himself to a cause greater than self” –Viktor Frankl As we …