Archive | September, 2011

The ABC email checklist

Just the other day, I was cornered by a woman who works for a partner organisation about an uncalled-for email that she had sent me. She wanted to know how someone as decent as me (well, she did not exactly say that) can be such a pig (she implied that) so as not to answer […]

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How long does it take you to say hi or goodbye?

There’s a saying that, after a good get-together, Afrikaans people greet without going while English people go without greeting. Some people take ages to say goodbye while others are so brief that they come across as bad-mannered. What does the way in which we greet say about us and our culture? Look at this typical […]

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Why do we get hangovers?

It’s happened to the best of us and, unfortunately, we all know the feeling: Waking up the next morning, feeling like death warmed up and swearing you’ll never drink again. But what exactly is a hangover and what in wine causes hangovers? For those who don’t know, common features of hangovers include headaches, nausea, fatigue, […]

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Incredible Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten-free and Dairy-free!)

More Good Food Diet sweet temptations to tuck into – These gluten-free and dairy-free peanut butter cookies are really incredible. They’re easy to make: Simply mix five ingredients and bake. In no time, you’ll have yummy, crunchy peanut butter cookies to enjoy with coffee or slip into a lunchbox. The recipe comes in many variations, […]

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Burnt out @ work

In my previous articles, I have discussed three main areas of concern regarding burnout and the different phases of the burnout process. In this article, I will discuss how burnout manifests at work. The questionnaire below on how you experience your work environment will provide you with a quick reality check. Work-related symptoms Answer each […]

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