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(“New Normal”) Christmas Outfit Ideas

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It’s looking like this will be yet another lite Christmas, despite efforts to make it a celebration like “in the olden days”. Minimise indoor gatherings, exercise social distancing in open spaces… At this point we have heard it all and done it all. It’s tiring, but needed, so the best is try to make the most of what we’re allowed to do.

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International Human Solidarity Day

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December 20th marks International Human Solidarity Day – a day to

  • celebrate our unity in diversity;
  • remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements;
  • raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity;
  • encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication;
  • a day of action to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication. (2021, taken from https://www.un.org/en/observances/human-solidarity-day)
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Workplace Secret Santa ideas

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Less than 3 weeks until Christmas now! Can you believe it? Despite the news on the new strain, it’s looking likely that we will still be able to meet loved ones and even co-workers for the festive season. Which means, you’re likely to get involved in the workplace Secret Santa at some point. If you don’t have the time to think about Secret Santa gifts, read on.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

It’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The theme for this year is: “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.” Launching Mauda has given me an opportunity to learn more about disability and the challenges the still prevalent lack of inclusive design pose.

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10 Christmas gift wrap ideas

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If you’re on track with our suggestions to prepare for the festive season, then you may have started thinking about Christmas gift wrapping themes. For some this is the equivalent of a crafty activity to help unwind from work, but for others this can be yet another daunting “chore”. Who cares how gifts are wrapped anyway? Kids will enjoy the experience of ripping the paper to uncover the gift inside, regardless of what the wrapping looks like. However, nice wrapping isn’t as difficult to achieve as it may initially seem. Honestly. Are you still doubting? Let me share a few tips with you!

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5 eco-friendly fashion choices

The UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) currently running in Glasgow is coming to an end this Friday. The event takes place annually, but this year’s was of extreme relevance because this was the first time the Paris Agreement was revisited and countries needed to show how they met the national targets agreed in 2015. Despite some of the failures seen (like the overall inability to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C) there is some optimism in regards to the commitments already announced. We’re impatiently awaiting the outcome of the two-week event. In the meantime, this is a great opportunity to share a few eco-friendly fashion choices.

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Top 5 tips to plan for the festive season

Welcome November! Where did this year go? With the end of the year fast approaching, we’re now left with the most demanding planning of the year: Christmas and New Year. No pressure! The good news is that at least this year we’re likely to be able to spend the festive season with as many loved ones as possible. We know, we know. It’s still early, but with so much to think about, you may want to prepare yourself. And to help you do so, we decided to share our top 5 tips to plan for the festive season.

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What to wear to a job interview

And just like that we arrived at the last week of October. The weather is definitely cooler and the clock change this weekend will formally set us on “Winter mode”. What better time to reset and make some needed changes to our lives? Get a new job maybe? The post-pandemic job opportunities surely contrast with the wave of lay-offs and redundancies from the previous lockdowns. However, if you haven’t heard of it yet, the Great Resignation trend has arrived. Job seeking is no longer about companies assessing candidates. Candidates are actively evaluating companies and carefully selecting who they commit to. Switching jobs hasn’t ever been easier, but that doesn’t mean candidates don’t care. They still care… about the things that work for the company without impacting their personal lives. Long hours and no work/life balance? Thanks, but no thanks! So, if you’re considering a change, read on. This week’s blog is about what to wear to a job interview.

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