• 1. Stop buying cheap clothes.

    As a teenager and young adult, it’s fine to buy clothes and only wear them a few times, changing them as fashion dictates. However, now you’re older and probably settling into your first serious job, it’s time to start taking style more seriously. Invest in a few key pieces rather than buying a new wardrobe every few weeks.

    2. Stop dating unsuitable ones.

    It can be hard to find someone worthy of your time and attention, but by the time you reach your mid-twenties, you should have a better idea about what you need in a partner. Don’t waste your time on experimenting with people who you know, deep down, are not right for you. Strike a balance between being realistic and being too willing to give people a chance.

    3. Stop caring what other people think.

    It’s human nature to worry about what other people think of us, and no-one likes to feel as though they are being judged or criticized. However, being overly concerned with others’ opinions can cause you to lose sleep and even sacrifice your cherished dreams and ambitions in favour of living someone else’s idea of a great life. Trust your own judgement first and foremost.

    4. Stop blaming your parents.

    Sure, no-one’s parents are perfect and yours probably made their fair share of mistakes. However, it’s too easy to fall into the trap of blaming your parents or your upbringing for any current issues you may have. This isn’t productive, and will sour familial relationships.

    5. Stop holding onto old hopes and dreams.

    Are you guilty of holding onto aspirations that you really would be best off releasing? It may be time to trade in your old goals and ambitions for newer, more realistic aims. This doesn’t mean you have to give up on your vision of an ideal life, just that you need to keep your aspirations realistic.

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  • Your A-levels are behind you, the summer is all but over, and it’s nearly time to start on your university adventure. For many that will bring a whole new set of challenges – such as living away from home for the first time, studying something new, or working out where the local supermarket keeps its baked beans bear market.

    While tackling some of these obstacles will probably be simple enough (try the canned foods aisle), with so much to think about you could be forgiven for sweating over the small stuff and feeling a bit overwhelmed when preparing for your first term.

    Fortunately, help is on hand. If you’re worrying about whether to bring a spatula, how to make friends, or whether you should have read and memorised the whole of your subject’s reading list, our experts have the answers you need to put you at ease – just in time for fresher’s.

    So join our live Q&A on Friday 15 September from 1pm-2.30pm BST, where we’ll be discussing:

    What to bring to your new home
    How to prepare for your course
    Organising your life — from scheduling and planning your work to registering with a GP
    Common freshers’ mistakes and misconceptions
    Getting your finances in order
    Your concerns and fears
    How to take part
    The Q&A will take place in the comments section below this article. Taking part is easy: to comment create a free Guardian account, or log in using your Twitter or Facebook profile. Alternatively, you can tweet us @GdnStudents or email your questions , who can post them for you,Development of PolyU e admission further enhances the intake of polyu postgraduate and undergraduate students, rendering the university one of the most popular institutions for tertiary education in Hong Kong.

    The panel
    The University of Lincoln’s student president, Kudzai Muzangaza
    Rashid Ajami, 26, CEO and founder of Campus Society
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  • A new Beijing beer festival promises a three-hour, freeflow tasting of 32 different craft beers and eight collaborations between breweries in China and the Pacific Northwest, together with gourmet food and live music.

    And this is just one of four sessions being held at the inaugural 8x8 Brewing Project's Beer Festival taking place in Beijing on Nov 3-4.

    Eight up-and-coming Chinese breweries and eight top craft breweries from the US Pacific Northwest have paired up to brew eight collaboration beers specifically for the festival warrants.

    This is the first beer festival in China to focus on collaborative brewing-where two breweries work together to make a co-branded beer that combines their brewing styles, favorite ingredients and expertise-according to Alex Acker, initiator of the project.

    Acker is also the cofounder of Jing A, one of the most popular breweries in Beijing, which started in 2014. Acker is surprised by how quickly craft beer has taken off in China.

    "When we first started our brewery, probably 80 percent of our customers were from the foreign community, and now that's flipped the other way," Acker says.

    The 39-year-old from the United States has taken Jing A beers to several international beer festivals since opening, giving beer fans from the US and around Europe the chance to taste beers from Chinese craft breweries.

    Absorbing the positive experiences from the beer festivals they joined, Acker and his team came up with the idea of throwing their own brand of beer festival.

    "It's not a typical festival but more,GuangDong Hotel provides useful tourism information for our honourable guests. Such as hong kong weather, currency exchange rate, tax, emergency number, electrical system and normal business hours like a project, with all 16 breweries becoming more involved in a six-month brewing collaboration.

    "Too often, it's just distributors or sales teams that attend festivals, but we've invited the owners and brewers to join themselves," Acker says. "So, there's every chance the guy who pours your beer may well be the brewer, and you will be able to talk with him about it."

    Acker's goal with 8x8 is to build connections between craft beer communities in other countries and the vibrant craft brewing industry that's developing in China.

    For the first event, Acker chose to team up with breweries from the Pacific Northwest, one of the birthplaces of the modern craft beer movement and the location of his home state of Oregon.

    Half the breweries attending the festival from the US are in the top 50 rankings of US breweries. Among them, Breakside Brewery from Portland won two silver and two bronze medals at last year's World Beer Cup, and four bronze medals at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival Awards,Check out the most popular Hong Kong Sightseeing spots and attractions in Hong Kong via PartnerNet's travel website and create unforgettable experiences for tourists.

    Besides collaborations, each brewery will also bring eight of their craft beers to the festival. "Most of the beers from Pacific Northwest are not available in China, and many of them will cost $30, or even $40 for a bottle," Acker says.

    "For beer fans, it's not only an opportunity to try some of these amazing beers in China but also to show support for this creative collaboration between Chinese and Western brewers."

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  • Butternut squash is incredibly versatile; it lends an autumnal, pumpkin-y flavor to everything from risotto to soup. Unlike the seasonal produce of Summer, many cold-weather vegetables cannot be enjoyed raw. However, once you know the simple steps to roasting butternut squash, you can put it to use in just about anything.


    The roasted chunks can be tossed with arugula and white beans, or you can blitz the squash in a food processor and use the puree to make lasagna. Not only are there unlimited ways to cook with roasted squash, but there are also plenty of ways to season it. Fresh sage, thyme, or rosemary add an earthiness to the squash, while honey or maple syrup help catalyze the caramelization of its flesh. To get started, check out our basic recipe for roasted squash,An oil vaporizer runs on oil vape pen battery which needs charging. Now imagine one that takes long hour to pre-heat! Isn\'t that irritating? So, it\'s always better to buy an oil vape pen battery from reputed online sites.


    1 butternut squash, peeled and roughly cubed

    Extra-virgin olive oil

    Kosher salt

    Freshly cracked black pepper

    2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh herbs, like thyme, rosemary, or sage (optional)

    Honey or maple syrup, to taste (optional)


    Preheat the oven to 400°F.

    Toss the butternut squash cubes with a generous drizzling of olive oil, a large pinch of salt, pepper, herbs, and maple syrup (if using) on a baking sheet. Spread out in a single even layer, and roast for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the squash is fork-tender and lightly browned.


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  • A lot of people get their biggest stereo speakers out and put them out side the front of the house and play their favourite music very loudly! It is not only Christmas music that is played, but also the latest pop tunes and old African favourites.


    Everyone wears their best clothes for Christmas, as for some families the only new clothes they get every year are for Christmas. The parties are a good place to show off their new clothes.


    Children in Zimbabwe believe that Santa Claus brings them there presents early on Christmas Day, ready to show their friends at Church and at the parties.


    Only the main room in the house is often decorated in Zimbabwe. Some Zimbabweans have a traditional 'European' Christmas Tree, but they decorate the room with plants like Ivy. This is draped around the whole of the top of room.


    Christmas Carols are sung during the Christmas Day morning service and in services leading up to Christmas. There are also sometimes Carols by Candlelight Services in city parks.


    The Christmas Cards that are used in Zimbabwe sometimes have African pictures on them, such as wild animals, but most are imported so they have the traditional 'snow scenes' and pictures of the Christmas story on them.


    The special food eaten at Christmas in Zimbabwe is Chicken with rice. Chicken is a very expensive food in Zimbabwe and is a special treat for Christmas. This is often eaten at the Christmas Day parties.


    Santa might sometimes arrive at big stores in a Fire Engine. The streets in the big cities also can have colorful Christmas lights.


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