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“Your connection to this site is NOT SECURE”

On the 27th of April, Google announced that from the beginning of October 2017 “Chrome will show the “Not secure” warning in two additional situations: when users enter data on an HTTP page, and on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode.”

You may be wondering What is HTTP and HTTPS? and What does this mean for my site? Let’s start at the beginning:

HTTP and HTTPS

HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) was the system used in ‘the beginning’ by network administrators as the standard procedure for exchanging information. However once everyone understood this process, it became very easy to intercept these exchanges. Thus HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) was developed to protect the information exchanged over the network. HTTPS uses an SSL Certificate to encrypt the information. This means that even if someone intercepts information being exchanged they would not be able to read it.READ MORE

Working with clients who do great things

We’re really lucky that we get to work with such a diverse range of clients – from schools to designers, architects, luxury safari guides, and impact investors.

We especially love working with clients who are doing incredible things to improve lives.

Steps – a social enterprise working for the eradication of clubfoot as a disability in southern and east Africa – was one of our very first clients, and we still work with them each month as they change children’s lives.

This month, along with their champion Cameron van der Burgh, Steps is running a “Steptember” campaign, raising funds for clubfoot treatment by challenging people to become “Steppers”.READ MORE

How to go on holiday without your colleagues hating you

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – holidays are SO important. Not only am I more productive after a break, but I’ve just got a lot more bandwidth when it comes to solving problems. I feel like I could tackle anything. Whereas, when I need a holiday badly, dropping my pen lid into my tea can sometimes feel like a bit too much to cope with.

This morning, Carla was talking about the leave she’s going to be taking later in the year and she said, “It’s just going to be summer in my soul.”

I know the feeling.

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The thing is, I remember booking leave at previous jobs and seeing the panic in the eyes of my bosses. Especially when it’s a small company, when one person isn’t there, it can be tricky for everyone else to keep rowing the boat and not drop any balls, or mix metaphors.

So, if taking leave is so important but it’s scary for everyone left behind (shem), how do you make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible?READ MORE

Flu season 2017 public health announcement

Over the past two weeks it feels like the whole of Cape Town has come down with the nastiest cold – our Twitter feed is full of adults talking about how much they want their moms. Liz (currently in bed herself) has even nicknamed the virus the ‘black lung’.

Offices are the perfect place for germs to lurk. We eat food at our desks, our keyboards probably aren’t as clean as they should be and there’s almost always that one person who’s practically dead but refuses to go home. Because we want everyone to be happy and healthy this is our flu season 2017 public health announcement.

“Did you wash your hands?”

A recent global study has found that only one in twenty people properly wash their hands. Be honest with yourself: do you really wash your hands before and after you eat lunch at your desk?

Invest in one of those cute hand sanitizer bottles to have on your desk. You can keep it right next to your Viral Choice.  

Your body is a temple

Our bodies are incredibly intricate systems so dosing up on Berocca but not getting enough sleep or exercise won’t help your immune system in the long run. Make sure your body gets enough immune-boosting foods like citrus, antioxidant rich berries, onion and garlic and try go to bed at 10pm.

Turmeric time

If you’re starting to feel sniffly, make something hot to drink with Turmeric in it.

Turmeric, especially its chemical compound curcumin, contains powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties. It also contains potassium and manganese that support your immune system.

Our office favourite per cup:

  • ¼ teaspoon of dry turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of dry ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Honey to taste

*P.S. Don’t drink the sandiness at the bottom of your mug – it’s not nice.  

Go home

This one is really important. Don’t be the person who sits and their desk coughing, excessively blowing their nose and not really doing any work. If you’re not adding value to your team rather climb into bed, rest up and return a rock star.

From zero to hero: the power of boosting

Establishing your brand’s social media presence takes a whole load of effort. By the time you figure out what you’re giving your audience and what you want them to give you, you can be pretty exhausted. So when it comes to considering a boosting budget, it can often seem like a task for another day. So to convince you how powerful social media tools can be we thought we’d share a recent Facebook success story.

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