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Life

Is Doing a Career U-turn the Answer?

**collaborative post** Our personal growth and the growth of our career are never as linear as we think. When we leave formal education, often with little experience of the working world, it’s easy to see that the decisions we make regarding the job we want to go into may be quite limited by our own understanding of the world. Years ago, it was the done thing to stick to the same job until retirement, but the dynamic working world of today offers much more in the way of lane changes, detours, and even complete u-turns – as long as you […]

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Life

Choosing The Right Entertainment For Your Wedding Reception

Collaborative post This is it, then. You’re no longer just someone’s girlfriend or boyfriend. You’re now engaged! The ring has been presented and the proposal has been accepted. You’re now itching to tell everyone and ready to plan the wedding out – in your heads, at least. You’ve probably thought about what your wedding would be like ever since you were small – which is understandable seeing as it’s quite a big deal. Everything from the invitations to the thank you cards would’ve been pondered. But now it’s time to put those thoughts into actual practice. A big part of […]

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Family Life

6 Ways to Raise a Charitable Child

Collaborative Post We all remember the joy of receiving gifts when we were children. From birthdays to Christmases and every other special occasion in between, the thrill of unwrapping a present provides some of the best memories of growing up. However, at some point, we all realise that giving a gift can be just as rewarding, if not more so, as receiving them. To help your child understand and instill a charitable mindset in them, here are six things that you can do. Set A Good Example Children learn by watching and mimicking the actions of their parents. This means […]

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Educational

Should You Do a Master’s After University?

*collaborative post* University is always a great way to learn new skills and gain some essential knowledge for your future career. During our school years university is often the goal we work towards and once we come out of university with a degree we can finally feel ready for the rest of our lives. But what about after your initial undergraduate degree? Will you go and start working straight away or do you want to stay and earn a master’s degree? Well, today we are going to have a look at some of the reasons why you should consider a […]

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Family Life

Getting Ahead With School Holiday Planning: Things to Consider

*collaborative post* There is no hiding from the fact that the words “school holidays” can give you sheer panic. For some it is the juggle of taking time off and childcare, and for others it is wondering what you can do to keep the kids entertained while remaining sane and not bankrupting yourself in the process. The trick is planning and preparation, and there is no shame in starting early. Half term is already upon us and Easter and the Summer holidays will be here before we know it. So here are some of the things to consider to help […]

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