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A Society Addicted to Palm Oil?

We eat it, we shower with it, we clean with it and we drive with it. Palm Oil is a primary ingredient used in every other food. Nevertheless, it is included in more products than you would think, because food is not the only product that contains Palm Oil. You can find it in our cosmetics, in shampoo, in cleaning products and of course in fuels. Actually, Palm Oil has become an essential part in our lives, without us noticing it. It is pretty cheap for the companies and you can use it for various things. However, considering how dependent we are of it, and how much of it we consume every day, we need to be aware that it is destroying the rainforest incredibly fast.   Continue reading A Society Addicted to Palm Oil?

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Stressful times

For most of us the top source of stress is school. We spend half of our day in school or executing exercises for school so no wonder that school has a strong impact on our lives and that we think and worry a lot about school. It is pretty stressful for many students; all the tests, quizzes, homework tasks and studying…We worry a lot about our grades. Even if not everyone has high expectations on one selves, everyone has to achieve a certain grade.  Continue reading Stressful times

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Fencing

I’m going to write about the sport fencing because I have been doing fencing for nearly three years now. I know this isn’t long but I still want to tell you what fencing is all about because many people don’t know anything about the modern sport fencing. Fencing isn’t only the ancient way of solving problems or something you see in pirate movies. It is a sport and somehow it is even more than that. Fencing is about getting full control of your body and thinking strategically while reacting very fast. You not only get to know your opponent a lot but you get to know a lot about yourself as well. This sport helps me to get to know my strengths better and to realize how to use them.    Continue reading Fencing

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Gift Shopping – Step by Step Guide to Gift Shopping

At the beginning of December everyone starts with all the Christmas preparations. They include decorating the house outside as well as inside, baking cookies, but of course you also have to get all the gifts for your beloved ones.

All the things you have to consider before actually purchasing the gifts are not easy at all.

First, you have to decide who you want to get a present for. There are people, like your family and friends, where it’s clear that you want to give them a gift. But maybe there are also those who you wouldn’t buy a present for, but you have to get them something, as they always give you a present.

When you have decided who you want to give a little gift to you have to plan your budget. Probably, there are people you want to spend more money for than others that’s the reason why you should set a price limit for every single present. I know, it’s not always easy to stick to these limits but this prevents you from having a completely empty bank account after Christmas.

As soon as you have decided on your price limits you have to think of the presents that fit for each person on your list. Mostly, that’s not easy but make sure you have a detailed plan what gifts to buy before actually go out for the Christmas shopping. This will make all the difference.

To give you some ideas for your gift shopping I’ve made a list of my 5 quite inexpensive gift ideas for you:

  1. Cookies – a sweet inexpensive little gift that fits for almost everyone are homemade cookies
  2. Perfume – Perfume is a gift mostly for women, you want to spend a little bit more for
  3. Cup – there are a lot of cups with sweet sayings and you can fill them with sweets
  4. Tea – some Christmassy teas are a very nice present for those who start to drink tea
  5. Personalized presents – there are a lot of things you can personalize by writing names on it, like cups, blankets or Christmas stockings

The last thing to be done is my personal favorite. It’s the actual shopping. I think when you do the Christmas shopping that brings you in a really festive and happy mood and I then know that Christmas is coming!

I hope you enjoyed reading the text and found some helpfull tips.

Sophie

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Best Christmas Market in Graz

If you want your Christmas present to be super high quality and handmade, know the right place for you to go.

The best Christmas market in Graz that I know, is on Färberplatz. Everyone there is selling and buying good quality stuff. Also you can listen to the best live music while eating Nutella pancakes.

This market opens every year around Christmas. It is located in the center of Graz, near the Main Square. There aren´t as many people as at the “Christkindl Markt” on the Main Square, but that isn´t a bad thing. Continue reading Best Christmas Market in Graz

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