Pierrette Mulumba

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Sunscreen Is Not A Bad Word

Sunscreen Is Not A Bad Word

Sunscreen is important. Whether the sun is shining bright or hiding out during the winter days.Choosing sunscreenWhen selecting a sunscreen, make sure it has broad spectrum protection. No idea what that means? Basically ensure that it’s labelled to protect against both UVA and UVB rays.UVB rays are responsible for sunburns and skin cancers whereas UVA rays are mostly guilty of causing premature aging but they can also contribute to cancer.Physical sunscreens are great if you have sensitive skin.Physical SPFs can leave white residue whilst chemical SPFs absorb UV rays and convert it to heat- basically the sun is absorbed into…
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First Date Tips

First Date Tips

Meeting new people can be an awkward experience. And so are first dates. There’s a huge cloud of what if hanging over the two of you whilst you try to enjoy whatever it is people enjoy these day. Luckily for you, we have a few tips on how you can handle those first date jitters to the point where you’ll decide if there’s a second date.You don’t look like your pictureIn 2017, most first dates are birthed from Instagram likes and Tinder swipes. If this is how you navigate the dating world, make sure your picture is actually YOUR picture. There’s…
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Let Your Body Do The Yoga

Let Your Body Do The Yoga

Yo-what?Yoga is a Sanskrit word which can be translated to mean union- harnessing together. It emerged in Hindu when people realised that during their long hours of meditation, they rarely paid attention to their bodies. Essentially your body and spirit are one so neglecting one affects the other.Yoga poses range from forward bends to standing poses as well as incorporating various breathing techniques.Why Should I Bend My Body That Way?So why should you try touch your toes and learn to breathe though your nose? Well yoga has a lot of benefits. In regards to your body, it increases your flexibility whilst…
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You Should Be Reading This

You Should Be Reading This

Books are great. They give us the chance to escape our own realities but also to better understand them. So why not try better understanding our continent than by reading book written by African authors about this great continent.Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieBorn in Nigeria, in 1977, Adichie continues to be applauded by both critics and book lovers across the world since the publication of her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, in 2003. Dividing her time between Nigeria and the US she continues to speak on social issues such as gender equality as well as continuing to shelf out bestsellers- including Americanah which is…
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You Really Don’t Need That

You Really Don’t Need That

You ever find yourself keeping something just in case? And before you know it, your just in case pile has taken over your garage or half your desk drawers? In case you haven’t heard; hoarding is a problem and you really don’t some… Most of the things you’re keeping. Keep on reading to see which things you can throw away, donate and possibly recycle.Scratched CDsIf you’re the rare person that’s holding on to CDs as opposed to downloading music then good for you. However, if the CDs are scratched; there’s no need to keep holding on to them.Old Cell PhonesYou…
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AFRICAN WOMEN: WORLD DOMINATION

AFRICAN WOMEN: WORLD DOMINATION

Women do run the world and the following article sets out to salute the African women that have broken down gender barriers in various industries both on the African continent and the rest of the world. Njeri Rionge – Kenya The Kenyan businesswomen started small by selling yoghurts at various schools in Nairobi. A few years and successful businesses later, she went on to co-found East Africa’s leading internet company; Wananchi Online. Folorunsho Alakija – Nigeria Entering the business world as a secretary, Folorunsho Alakija soon quit her job and moved to England to study fashion design in the 1980s.…
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You Got The Job… Now What?

You Got The Job… Now What?

Yes! You passed the interview stage and you’re finally on your way to becoming a fully functioning adult... Well as functioning as you can get. Not to mention, there’s that paycheque you’ve always heard of and are ready to chase down. However, before you put on your running shoes, starting a new job requires some preparation and lifestyle changes. Thus this article will list a few tips for individuals embarking on a career path. Dress For The Job You Want Because You Got It! Dressing professionally doesn’t mean you should fill your wardrobe up with various suits because the dress…
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So Do I Get The Job?

So Do I Get The Job?

Work is hard. However the only thing harder than that is looking for a job and once you find one, you find yourself having to go through an interview which is essentially a make or break type of deal. Often than not, nerves get the best of us and we find ourselves with a new job in the unemployment line. Thus the tips below will not only help you ace that next interview but will leave you much better prepared for any others. Know the Question Paper Practice makes perfect so prepare yourself for the general interview questions that all…
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Women Should Not Only Be Heard in August

Women Should Not Only Be Heard in August

The month of August is upon us and aside from being the final month in which our toes are freezing, the month of August is also officially woman’s month with the 9th August being Women’s Day. On that day in 1956 about 20 000 women of different races marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the inclusion of women in the pass laws that served to control the movements of Blacks. The march was led by Lillian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa and Sophia Williams–De Bruyn. Their actions could be viewed as feminist in nature except for the fact…
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