Author: Alicia

The Importance and Advantages of Finding the River Source

I hope I don’t have to spell it out that the title of this post refers to a river source as a metaphor. Otherwise yeah, it is indeed important to at the very least make an effort to acquaint yourself with the knowledge of the original source of all the things which come together to make up what is your life. In all honestly I believe we’ve conspired to outsource our lives a bit too much – way too much in fact, so much so that the average person doesn’t know that if they perhaps resolved to walk just...

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Measuring the True Value of an Academic Qualification

It’s almost 2018, there probably isn’t a textbook in existence which hasn’t been digitised and yet some institutions of higher learning insist on their students carrying those big and bulky physical prescribed textbooks. When one thinks about the reasons thereof it become hard not to believe in conspiracy theories which inevitably lead up to one questioning the real value of the education we pay so much money for. Do you count the cost for the textbook you used for only one semester towards the monetary value associated with getting your degree, for example? Is it simply a matter of...

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Dos and Don’ts during an Insurance Claims Procedure

When one starts paying their first insurance premiums installation after taking out a policy, that feeling of having some peace of mind often makes us relax a bit too much in terms of making an effort to understand just what we’ve gotten ourselves into. Yes it’s good to bask in the peace of mind which naturally follows, but you have some responsibilities to uphold as one of two parties in a financial and legal agreement that exists in the form of the insurance policy you’ve taken out. One of these responsibilities is acquainting yourself with the dos and don’ts...

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Are the Fears Parents Have Really Irrational?

For someone whose life has been jam-packed with quite a lot of activity growing up, I appear to have quite a good recollection of some of the elements anyone’s life most people would have a hard time remembering, such as how I seem to remember word-for-word some of the conversations I’ve had with my parents and even my grandparents. One such conversation I had with my mother when I was extremely young was that of how she was worried about how my entire generation of kids would turn out. She was worried about things like moral decay, lack of...

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Getting Involved in Your Children’s Career Choices

Depending on who you ask, you could perhaps say that I come from a very traditional family along with my husband, but then again who exactly constitutes this “society” which seems to be setting all the rules for how we’re supposed to live our lives and everything around that? I would say we come from traditional families in the sense that both sets of our parents pretty much held similar views by way of what constitutes “traditional” careers to get into, something which is perhaps further driven by the dynamics surrounding immigration and integration. Basically if you’re different in...

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