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Budgeting in 2020 – how to survive Janu-Worry and beyond

2020-01-17T09:02:07+00:00

Budgeting in 2020 – how to survive Janu-Worry and beyond The January blues are a feeling experienced by most after the December break. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, the festivities enjoyed in the last month of the year generally come at a price in more ways than one, and can leave our wallets substantially lighter while our bodies might not feel the same.  It’s easy to overspend in the months leading up to the December break, and as we all know – January or rather Janu-Worry as its come to be known, can feel like the longest month of [...]

Budgeting in 2020 – how to survive Janu-Worry and beyond 2020-01-17T09:02:07+00:00

Sweet Resolutions #90DaysWithoutSugar

2020-01-17T08:59:09+00:00

Sweet Resolutions #90DaysWithoutSugar With the start of the New Year comes the inevitable wave of New Year’s resolutions. Some of these include ‘Dry January’ in which people give up drinking alcoholic beverages for the duration of January, or perhaps a digital detox  is in order after a month of posting ‘Ke Dezemba’s highlights on the ‘Gram. Most New Year’s resolutions though revolve around diets, fasting, sleep, budgeting and exercise in order to start off the year in a healthier way than we finished the last. New Year’s resolutions are often ambitious and unfortunately have a high failure rate as most [...]

Sweet Resolutions #90DaysWithoutSugar 2020-01-17T08:59:09+00:00

The fire down under

2020-01-17T08:59:43+00:00

The Fire Down Under As we enter a new decade we do so with much anticipation for what it may hold. However, unfortunately some of last decade’s climate catastrophes have followed us into the new decade. The most overtly devastating and damaging currently of course is Australia’s apocalyptic bushfires which have been burning since the mid to backend of 2019. Australia, like many countries that lie in the southern hemisphere, is no stranger to bushfires as they occur annually, however this season has undoubtedly been worse than any experienced previously, and with the annual bushfire or wildfire season as its [...]

The fire down under 2020-01-17T08:59:43+00:00

Looking back on 2019’s ‘Best Inventions’

2019-12-05T09:47:42+00:00

Looking back on 2019’s ‘Best Inventions’ Every year Time Magazine selects 100 of the ‘Best Inventions’ from around the world. These inventions are chosen because they make the world that we live in a ‘better one, a smarter one and even a more fun one’. These inventions come from a plethora of countries, categories and functionalities – some are more superficial in terms of their purpose and category, while others can be seen as life-changing. In order to compile the list containing 100 of the ‘most ground-breaking’ inventions, Time assesses the nominations received from its correspondents, editors and the online [...]

Looking back on 2019’s ‘Best Inventions’ 2019-12-05T09:47:42+00:00

Beyond the Beef

2019-12-05T09:40:21+00:00

Beyond the Beef Most restaurants and eateries worldwide have cottoned on to the vegetarian and vegan movements and have discovered the importance and value in catering to customers that fall under these dietary classifications. With the rise in popularity of plant-based diets, eateries and an all-round drive towards environmental consciousness, it is unsurprising that many international and local companies are capitalising on the now cool-to-be ‘meat free’ movement. A particularly popular avenue of plant-based and meet-free alternative food is through the fast food industry. Most major fast food chains now offer vegetarian and vegan alternatives, especially in burger form. However, [...]

Beyond the Beef 2019-12-05T09:40:21+00:00

The making of a meme

2019-12-05T09:48:20+00:00

The making of a meme These days you would be hard pressed to go onto any social media site without being confronted by a meme or two. Memes plague the internet and messaging platforms and form the core of the content published on websites such as 9gag, Reddit and 4Chan. When there is a particular image that goes viral, like a baby Yoda perhaps – or a ‘woman yelling at cat’, the meme opportunities appear to be endless, as they are captioned humorously again and again depending on what is pop culturally relevant. It’s hard to imagine a social media [...]

The making of a meme 2019-12-05T09:48:20+00:00

Across the world in 19 hours

2019-11-08T08:30:21+00:00

Across the world in 19 hours With the continuous development, innovation and improvement of air travel and aircrafts – it seems that the world is not in fact so large, as continents and people can be connected in a matter of hours. Air travel and airplanes have come a long way since the inception of the Wright brothers’ (Wilbur and Orville) “Aeronautical Experiments” in 1901 which focused on “three general classes” in order to achieve successful mechanical flight. The three principles of flight encompassed the achievement of the following: the construction of the “sustaining wings”, the “generation and application of [...]

Across the world in 19 hours 2019-11-08T08:30:21+00:00

Drunk words, sober thoughts

2019-11-08T08:28:33+00:00

‘Drunk words, sober thoughts' Jamie Foxx’ lyrics: “Blame it on the booze, got you feeling loose, blame it on ‘tron, got you in the zone, blame it on the a-a-a-a-a alcohol” describes a feeling that many of us have experienced after a big night out. The alcohol was definitely to blame, right? Especially for any ‘uncharacteristic’ or embarrassing behaviour, or for things that we said that we probably (definitely) should not have. We often associate our alcohol consumption with a definite or distinct ‘change in personality’ as it has a tendency to bring out another side of us. Is any [...]

Drunk words, sober thoughts 2019-11-08T08:28:33+00:00

Why SA can’t afford not to be water savvy

2019-11-08T08:26:26+00:00

Why SA can’t afford not to be water savvy Water, unsurprisingly and undeniably is our most important natural resource. 70% of Earth’s surface is covered by water. This statistic on its own sounds like a pretty decent water percentage, however we need to take into account that of that 70%, approximately 97% of that water is salt water, and therefore not easily consumable. Of the remaining 3% that classifies as fresh water only an estimated one percent can actually be consumed or used by life on earth due to the fact that the rest is in solid form – in [...]

Why SA can’t afford not to be water savvy 2019-11-08T08:26:26+00:00

Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye was nominated by SAYAS

2019-10-09T14:53:38+00:00

Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye was nominated on the 12th of August by the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye was nominated on the 12th of August by the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) to represent South African early to mid-researchers and scholars (3-7 years after PhD) at the Global Young Leadership Workshop and the World Science Forum (WSF) in Budapest, Hungary. The 2019 Global Young Leadership Workshop is a capacity building workshop that seeks to identify the challenges from an early-career scientist perspective, and then explore possible ways to address these challenges from the diverse disciplinary and cultural viewpoints that will [...]

Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye was nominated by SAYAS 2019-10-09T14:53:38+00:00

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