Guy Fawkes and Anonymous

By Jesse

Since this skillshare was originally presented on the 5th of November I thought I’d do something around Guy Fawkes day, to keep it nice and contextual.

The way I got to this topic was that I was thinking of the ‘domino effect’ meme, which features a picture of a man who’s crouched in front of these dominos that increase in size. The idea is to caption the smaller domino with something, and then caption the bigger domino with something that seems wildly unrelated but is actually somehow connected – usually by some convoluted story.

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How to make the most of Black Friday and Cyber Monday on Superbalist

By Anja

The appeal of Superbalist is clear: it’s local, reliable, has a huge offering, and deliveries and collections are made easy. Superbalist is also particularly good at speedy returns. First tip: returns are processed even faster if you select the option to take them directly to a Takealot drop-off point, instead of waiting for them to be collected.

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Your guide to self-care this holiday season

Your guide to self-care this holiday season

By Melissa

Photo by Réka T.

The holiday season is almost here! We have festive fun with family and friends to look forward to…right? We know that this joyous time can be one of the most stressful too, so follow our guide to not only surviving, but thriving this festive season.
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Medical Myths quiz

Medical myths

By Jesse

There are a surprising number of medical-related myths that we’ve been told (or even taught) in our daily lives that are untrue.

Take the tongue taste zones, for example. I was taught about these in school, and there are diagrams that exist that show how the tongue is supposedly split into areas that each experience a different taste and work together to give your mouth a full range of tastes. Despite being taught in schools, this is untrue, and can easily be disproved by putting a bit of salt on the tip of your tongue – this is supposedly the area that can taste sweetness, but you can taste the salt just fine.

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Petfluencer Pomegranite blog

How to turn your fa-fur-ite friend into a petfluencer

By Melissa

Photo by Karsten Winegeart

The petfluencer phenomenon is a thriving business for their digitally savvy owners. Nowadays, these furry personalities are teaming up with famous brands, selling merchandise and publishing books.

All of this is made paw-sible with the highly engaged online communities hooked on their cuteness and latest antics captured by the pup-arazzi.

Have you been thinking about creating a social media profile for your fa-fur-ite friend? Take a look below for some tips and tricks for making them Insta-famous.
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True Crime Pomegranite blog

Why are we hooked on true crime?

By Melissa

Photo by Joël in ‘t Veld

Everywhere you look, there’s a new podcast, series or book delving into the twisted details of solved and unsolved true crime stories. With these stories going into disturbing detail and without the comfort of knowing that the stories are made up, lately I’ve found myself wondering: why am I hooked?

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Sleep: separating fact from fiction

By Melissa

Photo by Kat Wilcox

Sleep is complex and a little bit weird but an essential part of our overall health and wellbeing, enabling our bodies to repair and be ready to take on another day. Let’s take a look at some surprising myths and facts about this function we spend a third of our lives doing. 

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Why we should buy music again

Why we should buy music again

By Tom

Photo by Edu Grande

What is the last album you bought? Can you even remember? I suspect that is the case for most people these days. As a DJ in my spare time, and just generally being a music obsessive, I find huge joy in discovering and collecting music. I also fully understand why people turn to streaming services like Spotify with its seemingly endless library, ease of use and almost psychic algorithm which just knows when you need to hear some Fleetwood Mac. Perhaps its biggest drawcard is its price point but that’s also potentially its biggest drawback. If an individual Spotify Premium plan costs only R59.99 a month, it’s hard to imagine how much of your money is actually getting to the musicians who are the platform. If you really want to support the artists you love, then it’s time you start buying their music again, whether singles, EPs or albums, because it’s more important than ever before.
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