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Cindy Vine (cindyvine)

Joined 9 years ago from Cape Town

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  • Thyroidectomy and Weight Gain
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    Thyroidectomy and Weight Gain

    23 months ago

    I discovered the importance of my thyroid gland only after I no longer had one. Following my thyroidectomy, I struggled with weight gain. In this article, I share what I've learned.

  • Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction
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    Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction

    7 years ago

     The day the doctor tells you you have breast cancer is the worst day of your life.  It's hard to explain the emotions, feelings that race through your brain at the time.  Do you laugh with disbelief, or do you cry?  It is uncomprehendable until...

  • 10 Signs That He or She Is no Good for You
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    10 Signs That He or She Is no Good for You

    21 months ago

    Loneliness has got to be one of mankind's biggest fears. Fear of being alone and being lonely, fear of having to spend the rest of your life alone, fear of not having a partner, fear of having nobody to share your life with. All these fears go...

  • 10 Qualities that make a friend a friend
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    10 Qualities that make a friend a friend

    6 years ago

    My mother once bought my daughter a large poster to put above her bed that said, "To have a friend, you must first be a friend." How apt is that? That little saying has stayed with me all these years. What you put out into the universe is what you...

  • 10 Signs that the Man is a Keeper
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    10 Signs that the Man is a Keeper

    6 years ago

     You've been seeing this guy for a couple of months.  Things seem to be hotting up between the two of you.  He might just be THE ONE.  However, when you go to sleep at night, instead of dreaming about naked handsome hunks jumping over the style...

  • 10 Signs he's committed to remaining single
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    10 Signs he's committed to remaining single

    6 years ago

     You've met the man of your dreams, handsome, hunky, funny, entertaining and he has a job.  God, he's perfect.  But, while you might think he might be your ideal partner, he's already found his ideal partner - himself.  He likes his...

  • Extermination of the Bushmen
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    Extermination of the Bushmen

    7 years ago

    The Bushmen, or San, were forever immortalised in the Jamie Uys movie and it's sequel, the 'God's must be Crazy'. People all over the world fell in love with the little man wearing only a loincloth who spoke in clicks and had a coke bottle fall on...

  • How to understand the game of rugby
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    How to understand the game of rugby

    7 years ago

    Not many people know this, but rugby is my all-time favourite sport to watch.  To say that I am a rugby fanatic is the understatement of the year.  I am a crazed rugby fanatic who will get up at 2am to watch my team play.  Now, I am not talking...

  • Is your man a real Peter Pan?
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    Is your man a real Peter Pan?

    6 years ago

    Sitting with a friend in her garden idly chatting, as you do, we were talking about some of the men we know.  Their good points, bad points, relationships and so on.  Typical Saturday afternoon 'glass of wine in the garden' chatter.  We were...

  • How to find a 'family-friendly' international school teaching job
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    How to find a 'family-friendly' international school teaching job

    7 years ago

    Having taught at international schools in different countries for over twenty years, I thought that I'd share some of my knowledge with those of you debating on whether or not to make the big move from a state school in your home country, to...

  • What's so special about the 4th of July?
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    What's so special about the 4th of July?

    7 years ago

    The 4th of July has been an important date for many centuries. Nowadays, it's associated with the United States of America and for some strange reason, they feel that everybody should celebrate that day as well. This is the same country that had a...

  • Pear-shaped Men
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    Pear-shaped Men

    7 years ago

    Last week I read a book called Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs. For those who like crime, CSI, thrillers, etc, I can recommend Kathy Reichs very highly. Okay, I know some of you are quite shocked to hear that Cindy Vine reads books. Actually, I am an...

  • How to become a domestic goddess
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    How to become a domestic goddess

    7 years ago

    Isn't it amazing how things in life go full circle? In the fifties, women were supposed to be these perfect little housewives. That was followed by women's lib and the whole 'burn the bra' movement, where women wanted equal rights with men. Hot on...

  • Chinese sailor finds America before Columbus!
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    Chinese sailor finds America before Columbus!

    7 years ago

    Zheng He was born in the poor, mountainous Chinese province of Yunnan in 1371, just as Genghis Khan's Mongols were being overthrown by a new, home-grown dynasty, the Ming under Emperor Zhu. Zheng He's parents named him “Ma Ho” in honor of...

  • How NOT to take a horse's temperature!
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    How NOT to take a horse's temperature!

    9 years ago

    “Well, if it isn’t Fenella Fisher!  Put the kettle on and make us all some coffee.  Christ knows, I can do with a cup.” Fenella looked at James Proctor, with his feet on a desk littered with papers, and his long dark hair tied in a...

  • Childbirth - in like a banana, out like a pineapple!
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    Childbirth - in like a banana, out like a pineapple!

    7 years ago

    “Granny! Auntie Daf!” Fenella called out again. The blood was a steady trickle dripping into the toilet bowl. Her Granny and Auntie Daf hurried to the toilet, and both crowded around Fenella in the tiny room, with Fenella sitting like a queen on...

  • How do I know if I am in an abusive relationship?
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    How do I know if I am in an abusive relationship?

    6 years ago

    There are many different kinds of abuse, some subtle and some not so subtle. It's the not so subtle kinds of abuse that we are most familiar with and more easily able to identify. We have seen the movies, where Jennifer Lopez gets beaten black and...

  • What you always wanted to know about living the expat lifestyle, in a place like China
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    What you always wanted to know about living the expat lifestyle, in a place like China

    7 years ago

    The ups and downs of the expat lifestyle in the People's Republic of China.

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