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Dos And Don’ts Of Giving Gifts At Work

So you’ve waited until the last minute to give your coworkers gifts for the holidays because  the real question is “who is worthy and what do I get them?” Whatever you decide, here are some tips so you do it the right way. DO: MAKE A LIST, AND CHECK IT TWICE Even at work, purchasing a gift is a personal gesture. Don’t feel obligated to buy the woman in finance whose name you barely know…

The Benefits of Monthly Date Nights for Couples

Many long-time couples swear by the idea of a regular “date night” to keep their relationship on track.   Relationship commentators and marriage educators agree. Google the words “date night,” and any number of articles pop up encouraging couples to get out and spend time on their relationship. The reasonable assumption is that time out together as a couple is romantic, giving couples an opportunity to talk, away from the constraints of children and home,…

What Is the History of Black Friday?

The retail bonanza known as Black Friday is now an integral part of many Thanksgiving celebrations, but this holiday tradition has darker roots than you might imagine.   The first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was applied not to holiday shopping but to financial crisis: specifically, the crash of the U.S. gold market on September 24, 1869. Two notoriously ruthless Wall Street financiers, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, worked together to buy up…

5 Great Mixers for Whiskey That Aren’t Ginger Ale

There’s nothing wrong with a whiskey ginger. Sweet, spicy ginger ale makes a fine mixer for the brown spirit, and it’s especially easy to drink down. But if you’re stuck in a cocktail rut and are wondering what else you can mix with whiskey, there are lots of easy, tasty ways to make a cocktail that don’t involve the sugary soda. Here are five great mixers for whiskey that aren’t ginger ale. Lemonade Sweet, tangy lemonade is one of…

A brief history of wine around the world

Who were the first to make wine? We owe them a huge thank you!   Where it all began Archaeological evidence from modern day Armenia, Georgia, and Iran suggests that humans have been producing wine since around 8000 BCE. These wines were probably made from wild grapes until the domestication of grapevines, which is believed to have occurred in Egypt around 3000 BCE. There is also archaeological evidence that wine was made in ancient China…

Breakfast… The Best Foods to Eat in the Morning

Despite what you may have heard, eating breakfast isn’t necessary for everyone. In fact, skipping breakfast may be better than eating unhealthy breakfast foods. However, a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast can give you energy and prevent you from eating too much during the rest of the day. Here are the best foods you can eat in the morning.   Eggs are undeniably healthy and delicious. Studies have shown that eating eggs at breakfast increases feelings of…

Tips on planning your year end office party

If you’ve been tasked with planning the annual end of year party, following a few basic guidelines to get the most out of your special event can help you reduce costs without impacting quality. By carefully evaluating the best way to approach and execute this holiday party, you can create an experience that not only boosts company morale but also increases employee satisfaction and retention levels across the board. It’s important to start with the basics—what theme should the…

DATING DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON

It’s the most wonderful time or the year… for dating! The cute outfits you get to wear, the holiday parties, and endless festive activities make this season one of the most romantic. But with the merry can come the scary if you’re worried about making a “holidating” faux pas. To help make you here are some holiday dating dos and don’ts.   DON’T Move Too Fast If you’re in a brand-new relationship, you might end…

Appetizers To Make For Your Next Family Picnic

Its that time of the year where we bust out the sunscreen, picnic baskets and bast in the joy of the outdoors and family joy. Here a a few fun recipes to try to keep everybody’s belly full and happy.   Bacon Jalapeno Popper Puffs Ingredients: 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons minced green onions, plus some for garnish 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice Dough: 2/3 cup water 3 tablespoons…

Drinks For Your Next Braai

The “Ber” Months are super exciting; warm and perfect for cocktails and braais. We’ve put together a few delicious cocktail recipes for you to whip up at your next braai. Bourbini 30ml bourbon 2 dashes peach bitters 15ml peach liqueur Sparkling wine Shake ingredients with ice, strain into flute, top with sparkling wine, and garnish with mint sprig.   Lust Gin and Tonic Ingredients: 60ml Gin Sliced strawberries 150ml Pink tonic Stir ingredients together and…