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Why Do We Eat Popcorn in Cinemas?

by Mariska Knoesen    If I say “Let’s go to the movies” you think….Popcorn!   Have you ever wondered why we eat popcorn when we visit the cinema or watch movies at home? I can actually not imagine sitting through a movie without nibbling on that salty snack.   You …

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REVIEW: Why GAME OF THRONES is so Popular

Game of Thrones has been described as the television series of all time. It has overtaken the immense decade long frenzy that followed the movie releases of the Lord of The Rings Trilogy with only its first season. The sixth blockbusting series is now in full swing and South Africans …

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What’s the Story behind Pajamas?

What’s the origin of pajamas? Recently clothing stores have been packing out their winter wear. Fluffy, colorful pajamas can be found all over. It got me thinking when in history did we humans decide that a separate “outfit” was needed as sleepwear. Here are some interesting facts about the origin …

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The Evolution of Camping

Along with fishing, Camping can be considered one of the oldest hobbies. The two usually go hand in hand too. If you look back about 200 years, camping wasn’t at all a recreational activity but merely a means of moving from one part of the country to the next in …

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South African’s Favourite Christmas Foods

As we have reached the festive season I have been thinking of what dishes to prepare on the weekends and long weekends that lie ahead. My childhood memories are filled with Christmas lunches by my grandmother on the farm with all the aunts, uncles and cousins gathering together. On the …

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Christmas Shopping for Kids? Top Toy Ideas for 2015

Before we know it Christmas Eve will be upon us with little ones looking forward to Santa’s special delivery. Supermarkets, department stores and toy shops have been advertising their stock for over three months. With the young ones being as smart and savvy as they are nowadays, it is no …

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Best Winter Boosting Foods

Winter is known to catch us off guard with all forms of colds and flu’s which usually last throughout the cold season. Luckily we can reciprocate by adding a number of winter immunity-boosting foods to our daily meals. I am sure the first thought is that vitamins, boosters and supplements …

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Is Hoarding a Problem for South Africans?

by Mariska Knoesen  We hear people talk about hoarding; we see television shows covering events of people who have serious hoarding issues in both the USA and England. It made me wonder whether hoarding is a problem in South Africa too. What is hoarding exactly? The definition of a hoarder …

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Kids Party Trends

by Mariska Knoesen The days of Wimpy, Spur and McDonalds parties are over. A kids party revolution has taken place and those special days will never be the same again! Back in the day mom would have baked a chocolate cake, doubling the recipe, opened up caramel treat and sprinkled …