Author: Gesten Van der Post

Some people say Gesten is the Keyzer Soze of the journalism and content writing world.

The skin is the first part of your body everyone comes into contact with. This means taking care of your body starts with taking good care of your skin. Having good healthy skin consequently increases your level of confidence and happiness. Therefore, you should take your skin seriously and avoid common skincare mistakes.   There are different opinions on the internet about achieving flawless skin, and millions of products that all promise to help you with that. However, it’s quite difficult to sift through the genuine advice from the promotional messages that just serve as ads. First and foremost to achieving…

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About 85% of students reported that the Covid-19 pandemic had negatively affected their academic performance. As an ambitious student, you may be eager to discover what it’ll take for you to improve your academic performance. You already know that it could take much more than hours upon hours buried in your books, and you’re absolutely right. Both your study habits and your lifestyle will play a huge role in how you improve your grades. Factors affecting your performance are both physical and psychological, so you need to get to the bottom of everything preventing you from achieving your ultimate goals.…

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Humans have been using perfume to alter the way they smell almost since the dawn of civilization. Archaeologists have found perfumes as old as 4000 years old, or around 1000 BCE. Nowadays, there are a wide variety of scented substances we can spray on ourselves. From body sprays to deodorants to perfume to eau de parfum, you can make your body smell however you want it to. “But wait,” you may ask, “aren’t perfume and eau de parfum the same thing?” Au contraire, mon frere. While they are similar substances, they are not the same thing. Between perfume vs eau…

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Blockchain has made quite the name for itself in the finance industry recently, where it reduces 30% of bank infrastructure costs and can save financial companies up to $12 billion a year. However, blockchain technology has the potential to infiltrate much more than just our financial institutions. Across various industries, blockchain’s decentralized network solutions provide more stringent security for healthcare systems, supply chains, and even our personal data.  Are you ready for the blockchain revolution? Let’s learn more about how blockchain can secure our future more than just financially. Cryptocurrency Of course, we’d be remiss to omit cryptocurrency from this…

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Cryptocurrency has been all the rage for the past decades, with more and more countries legalizing its usage. As the popularity of crypto grows, investors are getting more interested in putting their money on the promise of greater profits in the form of digital currency. Needless to say, though, all new things and concepts come with a touch of skepticism. Crypto trading platforms pose a similar case, especially as recent hacking attempts have proven how easy some of these systems are to get into—unless you’re using an add-on security tool like a USA VPN to encrypt your data and spoof…

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In films, books and games we are always reminded of the ideal partner and everlasting love. Is there such a thing as a perfect partner? And what actually constitutes a good partnership? Why are more and more singles resorting to dating sites? Why is it that an increasing amount of people are resorting to dating comparison platforms, such as Datinghive, in order to find the best compatible niche platform to suit their needs? In this article we will analyse the role of love in contemporary media and how it affects our love life and the search for a soulmate? What are we…

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Whatever your business startup idea, you’ll need a strategy to make it work. There are countless tips for startup success, but we think there are just a few that you need to really keep in mind. You’ll also need the discipline to see it through and stick to your plan too. Remember, being an overnight success can take years, so prepare to work your butt off. But, it will be worth it to attain your own financial freedom! 1. Have a business plan This might seem obvious, but having a mission plan is key to long term success. It might…

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The Numbeo quality of life Index for 2021 has been released. Although the top 10 spots are occupied by the usual suspects, the top 25 does contain some surprises. With quality of life high on the agenda for many of us in 2021, more than in previous years, the list makes interesting reading. The ratings take into consideration cost of living, safety, healthcare, pollution, purchasing power and cost of property to income ratio. Switzerland tops the list, followed by Denmark, The Netherlands, Finland and wih Australia rounding out the top 5. The United States sits at 17 in the listings,…

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How about being the first to own one of these top-five e-bikes for commuting this summer? Riding a bike is a fast, clean, safe, and convenient method to exercise, sightsee, and commute to and from your workplace. With affordable and modern quick means of eco-friendly transport, finding value for money should not be a challenge. The term ‘e-bikes’ refers to electric bicycles powered by pedals and an electric motor. Out of the three classes of e-bikes, class 1 is the most standard US automobile. Hence, the unique pedal and pedelec design. However, before hopping on one to hit the trail…

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A whopping 40 million Americans take camping trips each year, and they know it takes more than just a sleeping bag and bottle of water to go camping. You’re not ready to go camping until you’ve read this article and know what’s essential when packing for a camping trip. 1. Bring Solar Power With You While you may be trying to go off-grid, it’s always a good idea to bring your phone with you and a way to charge it. If the worst happens and you end up needing help, you don’t want to be stuck with a dead phone.…

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Did you know that Atlanta, Georgia has more than 3,000 acres of parkland and recreational centers? The beautiful parks and greenery make Atlanta one of the most gorgeous places in Georgia, a destination for lovers. If you are planning a trip with your partner and want to visit an exciting, nature-filled city, this is the place. Keep reading to discover some of the most romantic things to do in Atlanta so that your partner remembers every minute! 1. Hike the Chattahoochee Nature Center If you are looking for cheap or free things to do in Atlanta with your date, consider…

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Are you looking to build up the resale value of your home? Whether you are trying to build up equity or simply get ready to put your house on the market, it’s always smart to add value to your home. One of the very best ways to do this is to go solar. Forget the swimming pool—most people don’t want to have to take care of them! Adding solar panels is also far better than a lick of paint. But let us explain why! 1. Home Running Costs Buyers know that solar panels are a sure way to decrease the…

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The pandemic has spoiled many travel plans, but you can still see the world from the comfort of your own home. Who here likes to travel the world? I’m willing to bet most of you reading this do! Unfortunately, traveling the world, visiting new countries, and seeing new biomes, has been difficult lately due to COVID-19 and the plethora of traveling restrictions it brought with it. That said, there are a few ways you can experience the world from inside your home. All that’s needed from you is some spare time, an Internet connection, and maybe some money. 4 Ways…

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Do you like to explore the unknown and travel to different places? Well, if you are a person who likes to travel and explore other places and cultures, India might be the perfect choice for you. India is the world’s 7th largest country and 2nd most populated nation with a vast union of many religions along with a lot of cultural diversity. To be honest, India is like a mini world to travellers. Also, if you are from India you don’t need a passport to travel. Just think about something, mountains, glaciers, deserts, beaches, monuments, deep forests with exotic wildlife,…

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If you’re wondering what that chill in the air is, look no further. A vodka, smooth as it is bold, unique in design and elite in taste, is the new master of the market: Illuminati Vodka. If a drink could evoke a sense of refinement, rattle the status quo, all while commanding a room, Illuminati Vodka has achieved it. And with its black matte bottle, unique light-up logo, and smooth, crisp taste, it’s little wonder. Distilled seven times using raw, high quality products, Illuminati Vodka is an ultra-premium vodka. Made from rye, the rye is sourced from one trusted partner…

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After watching the pros execute stunning stunts on TV, many might think that snowboarding is a daunting sport. However, snowboarding is growing increasingly popular among adrenalin junkies and casual sports people alike. More and more people are getting into the sport every year. But many beginners give up after a few attempts at snowboarding, perhaps put off by the learning curve. This action packed sport has certain pre-requisites; passion, good reflexes, endurance, and supple joints. If you have the passion, the rest can be improved upon easily. You also need to start on the right footing and understand how to…

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Social media trends keep changing and evolving at a fast pace. Instagram is right up there when it comes to evolution. In recent times, you can see a sharp rise in IG trends and modifications. Many new features are cropping up while the existing ones, despite their once good commercial viability, are fading away. That’s because of the countless socio-economic changes and Covid-19 wreaking havoc throughout the world. There are multiple organizations and businesses around the globe that use Instagram as their main or secondary tool for revenue generation. The platform is steadily enabling AI-driven upgrades for advertising and shopping.…

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Tacloban, the capital of Leyte province, is a large urban area in the Philippines. Ravaged by a devastating Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in 2013, the city has impressively restored its vitality since then and has become more tourist-friendly. As people say, “The worst of things bring the best out of them,” the renovation plans post the tragic cyclone strengthened the city and its people, besides adding a new charm to the city. Although the gateway to the Eastern Visayas region, it was overlooked by tourists for many years. However, people now book flights to Tacloban to explore the renovated city. From exploring…

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Want to regain your fitness and health lifestyle? We take a look at some of the best wellness and lifestyle accounts on Instagram. 2020 has been a rough year for the world. For most people the pandemic has meant jobs lost, lifestyles uprooted, relationships strained, and mental health tolls like never before. As another year approaches, it is a wonderful idea to be looking for ways to remain positive and pick up new habits that foster health, productivity, creativity, and happiness. Since most people are confined to their own homes these days, it is no surprise that they are spending…

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Joomla is one of the top popular content management system, featuring many advanced options for effective e-commerce website building and management. There are lots of extensions and database tools for Joomla, making it highly customisable. Created in 2005, Joomla has grown exponentially over the last decade to become a top choice in CMS. Now, Joomla boasts of more than 63 million active downloads and ranks seconds to WordPress as the most used CMS platform. Using Joomla enables the effective development of social networking sites too. There are thousands of themes and plug-ins on Joomla now, making it easier to build…

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More businesses are realizing how important it is to have a visual presence online, but are not investing in proper professional website design. It is important though to understand there is more to a website than giving your address and business statement and looking visually attractive. A website needs proper thought put into it to ensure it is designed to be easy to use, has keywords covered, relevant content, links, and a whole lot more. Having any website up is no longer enough. If you want to improve your business, drive traffic and get more clients, your website and content…

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