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Just n Motion • Balance your way through Winter

June 21, 2017
Just ‘n Motion • Balance your way through Winter

WINTER…that one word that has the ability to disrupt our training routines. However, let us try and beat the winter bug by heating up your exercise program by introducing an awesome exercise modality which is now is known as PROPRIOCEPTION. So what is proprioception or more commonly known as balance? It’s the ability to sense stimuli arising within the body regarding position, motion, and equilibrium. Even if a person is blindfolded, he or she knows through proprioception if an arm is above the head or hanging by the side of the body. People who have good body Biomechanics have the…

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Winter Wit • Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

June 14, 2017
Ed Sheehan Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

Yip, Carpool Karaoke ROCKS! Upon moving to Los Angeles to host The Late Late Show, English comedian and singer James Corden realised that driving is a way of life in L.A. – Looking for a signature segment for his show, James thought why not roll around the city with some of the greatest voices in the business? And with that, Carpool Karaoke was born. Every single time James Corden delivers another Carpool Karaoke session on his Late Late Show, it makes our day! It all started with an epic Mariah Carey singalong in March 2015. More recently, James has really upped the ante with…

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Smartguy Street Style • Winter shades of Grey

June 8, 2017
Smartguy Street Style • Winter shades of Grey - Gysie Pienaar

NOW TRENDING: Grey-on-Grey(-ON-Grey)! It’s not just the skies that are grey right now. From Instagram and fashion blogs to the runways of London, New York and Milan, shades of grey have become somewhat of a style sensation. Grey is the most important colour of the Winter season – and, more specifically, grey worn with other shades of grey. A definite it colour for the Smartguy Winter 2017 season, this stormy weather hue is like an overcast day, cloudy but very cool. Paired with the right attitude and accessories, grey is the alternative to black and perfect for an edgy office…

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Tiffany’s Tips • Winter Wonderful 1-2-3

June 6, 2017
Winter wonderful • Smartguy

Winter is upon us BUT this month is all about the lads – and it’s high time we shift the focus a bit to the Smartguys. So because we all know men prefer minimum input, maximum reward I’m going to keep it super simple and easy this season… Here are my Winter Wonderful 1-2-3 tips… the Smartguy edition:   Get Buff, no wait, get A Buff! After working on those beach bodies all summer the last thing we want to do is let it all go to ruin because of those cold, dark winter mornings! Buff headwear might look like…

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Brainy Business

The World’s Most Valuable Brands 2017

June 1, 2017
The World's Most Valuable Brands 2017

Brand value. Everybody wants it. Many struggle to achieve it. Few brands truly attain it. It’s no accident that the world’s most valuable brands excel year after year. In a global economy subject to changing market dynamics and heightened competition, the role of brands has never been greater. With the top 100 brands this year having a cumulative value of $1.95 trillion, one thing is for certain, it sure pays to up your brand game! But who is the WHO of brands in 2017? Every year Forbes magazine creates a list of the world’s most valuable brands. Forbes values brands…

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Bright Sparks

Elizabeth Pretorius • Mumu and Me

May 25, 2017
Elizabeth Pretorius • Mumu and Me

Meet Elizabeth Pretorius. The beautiful and vibrant artist, photographer, designer and all-round enchanting creative behind the gorgeous Mommy blog and brand Mumu and Me. She is smart, passionate and seriously talented. Having recently launched an uber-chic contemporary e-commerce addition, the Mumu and Me shop, to her charming eponymous brand, it’s clear to see that this Mommy means business. We are delighted to introduce to you the very inspiring talent that is Elizabeth Pretorius. Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Dr. Zeuss Name: Elizabeth Christina (Elani) Surname: Pretorius Age: 31 Profession/Life’s work: Blogger, Brand owner,…

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Cool Spots

Jack and Jill Food co • Loch Logan Waterfront

May 23, 2017
Jack and Jill Food co. Loch Logan Waterfront

Jack and Jill Food co. Shop UG 8, Loch Logan Waterfront, Bloemfontein, Free State Jack and Jill Food co. on Facebook One of the Smart Team’s absolute favourite local hang-outs have moved! The fresh funky and all-round YUM deliciousness that is Jack and Jill Food co. can now be found at their NEW swanky address at the Loch Logan Waterfront in Bloemfontein. The charming Jill Nowers is the culinary delight behind Jack and Jill Food co. – Jill’s food philosophy is somewhat simple. The better quality the ingredient, the more delicious the end result. That’s why she believes in preparing delicious,…

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Smartgirl Street Style • The Stan Smith sneaker

May 18, 2017
Smartgirl Street Style • The Stan Smith Sneaker

The shoe is the Stan Smith. A white-leather number with pale green accents introduced in 1971, the year before Stan Smith (the player, now 70) earned his second and last Tennis Grand Slam singles title. Thanks to a well-orchestrated promotional blitz, this unlikely hero has made one of the greatest comebacks in marketing history. Recently hailed as one of the most important sneakers in the world, the legendary Adidas Stan Smith sneaker has SERIOUS street cred. We’ve been seeing these shoes everywhere over the last few months. Celebs, streetstyle blogs, fashion shows, you name it. Stan Smiths are the sneaker to be wearing…

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Brainy Business

5 Best Biographies: The Life Stories EVERYONE should read

May 15, 2017
Best Biographies • Steve Jobs

Smart people read biographies. Generalisations are usually worthless, but you can pretty much take this one to the bank. Look at their libraries and you’ll see, one biography and memoir and autobiography after another. There’s a reason – reading biographies is some of the most actionable and educational reading you can do. Think about it, a biography is a sweeping portrait of a life or a career. Politics and war, science and sports, memoir and history. Biographies allow you to see the world in a new way, through the life of another person who lived in a different time and place.…

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Music by Magpie • Autumn means Hibernation Season

May 11, 2017
Best Series Music for hibernation season • Big Little Lies

As the autumn leaves fall softly to the ground and long chilly winter nights are fast approaching, it dawns on me that hibernation season is here. For me winter or hibernation season as I call it means more nights in with fewer social engagements that more often than not lead to a bit of series binge watching. The new age of TV in the form of Netflix, Showtime, Hulu etc. means that even though we are on the opposite side of the world we can watch series episodes shortly after they are released and aired across the globe. Another advantage…

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