8 Strategies to Help Your Fear of Flying

Emirates Plane Airbus A380

I love travelling but if you ever travel with me, you’ll learn I have a terrible fear of flying. This hasn’t always been the case – we would take flights frequently when I was a child and I never questioned it. However, in 2011 I suffered a bad case of PTSD from the Christchurch earthquakes and somehow this resulted in a lingering distrust with planes (yes it sounds odd, but apparently developing unrelated fears is not unusual). I have refused to...
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A Digital Day-off, Please?

I wish there was one day a week where society would have an agreed “time out” from social media. A day where I can go to brunch with my friends and not have to pause mid conversation whilst we all check in, Instagram our food, or pointlessly compare whether other people on Facebook are having a better morning. A marketing agency (Tecmark) found that the average person picks up their device 1,500 times a week, including checking email and Facebook...
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An Enviromental Downside To Buying Online

I buy a lot of cosmetics and other products online, which, given our shopping options, is probably the same for most women in New Zealand. This morning I received two orders from two well-known online retailers, both of which steered towards the somewhat ridiculous in their extreme packaging efforts. So here’s a little name and shame. Once It Box arrived marked FRAGILE complete with red sticker. Upon opening, no less than three large sheets of thick brown paper were unwrapped...
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Nerdy Flight-Tracking Goodness

This week I have been captivated by an app my mum introduced me to. That’s right, my mum… not often I can say that. It’s called Flight Radar 24, and it shows commercial flights in realtime all over the globe. I would like to state that I am NOT a plane spotter, but this is a whole lot of cool. You can also see it on your browser at flightradar24.com. Right now I can hear a plane overhead. My app tells...
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