High Time to Curb Internet Addiction!

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Why Should We Curb Internet Addiction?

The first reason why it is high time to curb Internet addiction has been formulated recently by Tristan Harris. Harris has been working as a “design ethicist” at Google. He said that smartphones are engineered to be addicting. He certainly knows what he’s talking about.

Actually, people are not addicted to smartphones, computers, or other gadgets used to go online, but to what those devices make available. People crave the information, amusement, and virtual connections enabled by a myriad of programs, platforms, apps, and tools. These things, however, also invade our cognitive landscape. They stimulate compulsive use by generating shallow social approval – “likes” on Facebook and Instagram, “retweets” on Twitter. So, especially in susceptible kids and teens they easily provoke what is called smartphone or Internet addiction, leading to various cognitive or psychological imbalances.

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DIY Guide: How To Build Your Own Small Solar System

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Why Build A Small Solar System?

Load shedding again or a power failure exactly when you’re working on your PC or watching an episode of your soapy? A small solar system would give you just the perfect remedy, compensating for ESKOM’s every whim.

Currently solar energy generation is usually associated with huge installations. They provide houses or entire complexes with hot water and/or electricity at least partially or intermittently. But solar energy can also be used by small ‘island’-type solar systems, installed in your back yard or even on your balcony. It’s not difficult to assemble those systems by DIY. Size, capacities and performance you can pinpoint in detail according to your practical needs and your budget.

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The Super-Rich Crave to Live Longer – Are You Rich Enough?

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How Much Is Enough – Rich, Richer, Super-Rich?

Multi-Billionaires crave to live longer. Larry Ellison, Jeff Bezos or Peter Thiel, to name just a few, invest billions in the business of living longer. Individual life expectancy far beyond the level even the most sophisticated medical skills currently can provide is the aim. That’s costly, so you better be among the super-rich.

Larry Ellison’s (Oracle Corporation) net worth amounts to 128.2 billion US$. Jeff Bezos’s (Amazon) net worth is even 210.7 billion US$. But Peter Thiel (PayPal, Palantir Technologies, Founders Fund), the poor wretch, only owns 3.5 billion US$. (2021 Figures from Forbes Trending)

Most South African High-Net-Worth-Individuals Are Too Poor By Far

Each of the 5 super-rich people residing in South Africa have at least net assets of US$1billion (14.6billion Rand) at their disposal. Maybe one or two of them could get in on an investment drive financing a life extension program. Google’s parent company Alphabet and the drug company AbbVie*, for example, finance the secret research centre “Calico” (California Life Company).

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Unwind and Let Go: Meditating and Reconnecting to Nature


I will start looking earnestly for ways to tackle the worries I’m experiencing off and on. And I intend to go about their sources? Here are a few thoughts and ideas for you to start with.

If the past two years has taught us anything it’s that life can be unpredictable and we can’t take anything for granted. Of course, the high street and many businesses were already facing some tough struggles before coronavirus. Those challenges however couldn’t have prepared us for what has followed, especially the global pandemic.

Having the mindset to bring on a positive 2022 means being receptive. Receptive to new and forgotten old ideas, suggestions and ways of living and doing business.

On a personal level many of us have had or still have to cope with isolation and loneliness. After all, much of life throughout 2020/21 has been put on hold. We’ve perhaps been inspired to try viable, interesting options to care for and support ourselves, becoming more creative. Finding effective ways to be healthy and look after ourselves and acquire new skills has been a valuable lesson gained during this period.

Moving positively into 2022 means continuing to incorporate those lessons learned. No less important is focussing on ways to increase mental stability, rebalancing. The first lesson to be learned should always be titled: Let Go!

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Drink Clever: 13 Tips to Dodge Your Next Hangover


FROM TOMORROW … you want to get to grips with your drinking habits, finally? Great!! Unrealistic? Anti-social? Not at all. Outfox yourself, bear in mind a few magic tricks, and you have at hand the keys to successful imbibing, without exorcizing the fun!

If you’re going to drink, you might as well drink the good stuff, but whether you quaff country or Single Malt Scotch, moderation is the first secret of conscious drinking. Another is to know what you’re getting into before you let the genie out of the bottle.

13 Tips How to Drink Clever (and Less)

Here are some of the best tips and tricks I know for “healthy” drinking:

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