the 10 total mood killers you should never say

By Harriet Johnstone

  A short and concise guide to the things you really shouldn’t say when you’re entertaining a special someone. + Oh great! Mum’s home. + Do...

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a guide to attending the races

With the season of thundering hooves upon us, ensure you get the most out of your day stationed track-side. Adhere to our deft...

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8 unconventional ways to give back this christmas

By Harriet Johnstone

  There’s a pattern in our lives, that every New Year’s day, a resolution to ‘be more charitable’ manages to bubble through the haze...

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how to: get rid of a telemarketer

By Harriet Johnstone

  Sick of pesky cold callers ringing you at the most inopportune times? Well, it turns out that losing your temper won’t help, but...

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etiquette: how to shut down a pessimist

By Deborah Raj

  Keen to nip negativity in the bud? Here are three compelling (albeit uncommon) ways to thwart a Negative Nancy or Nigel in your...

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4 rules for eating sushi

While you’re not going to be ejected from your seat if you don’t comply, there’s an etiquette to eating sushi that’ll enhance your...

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7 helpful phrases to use when looking at art

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

  Here at Denizen, we're all about art appreciation for beginners. So for those who are dabbling in the art world for the first...

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how to spring clean your facebook friends

By Deborah Raj

With the season of new beginnings upon us, it seems all too appropriate to extend one's spring cleaning into the digital realm... Begin with a gentle...

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a guide to writing your father’s day card

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

Fathers — as wonderful as they are — can oft be fickle communicators. Hence, come the first weekend of September, we're reduced to...

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how to: bid at an art auction

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

  Art auctions — they sound so glamorous, but despite their lofty reputation, they're far from exclusive. Catering to all manner of tastes and...

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skiing etiquette part ii: who to avoid

By Kirsteen MacKenzie

This ski season, make the most of your alpine adventure with an unwavering indifference to others. Today’s mountain etiquette can be simply employed...

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how to: entertain yourself on a long-haul flight

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

  The time of year is approaching when we're chomping at the bit to make an annual escape to finer (read 'sunnier') pastures. Be it...

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how to winterise your pet

By Deborah Raj

With the chilly conditions prompting us to rug up, it seems only fitting that the courtesy be extended to the four-legged creatures in...

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how to: secure a table

By Madeline Saxton-Beer

The rise of the first-come-first-served table availability system has meant that a different approach is required if you really want to bag that coveted...

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the new dog ownership rules

The dog days are over. Enough already of the hoity pampered hound syndrome, it’s time man’s best friend was put back in his...

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the 5 commandments for looking after someone else’s child

By Deborah Raj

As with most challenging tasks, a pre-emptive approach with plenty of mental and physical preparation is key when watching over someone else's precious progeny. To assist you in...

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how to: keep your white sneakers looking fresh

  With a pair of white sneakers pivotal to our casual weekend wardrobe repertoire these days, the challenge comes in keeping them looking spiffy....

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the delicate art of handling a breakup online

  Breaking up is never easy, especially when it comes to changing your relationship status online. Make the process as painless as possible with...

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the 10 worst offences committed by cell phone users

  Once upon a time, in an epoch long, long ago, sociologists claim that human interaction was conducted void of cellular devices. Recently discovered hieroglyphs tell...

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how to: score a date offline

  With an unmatched swipe to the right the only humiliation one has to suffer these days, following an unsuccessful attempt to ask out...

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