Carol Dippenaar

44 Flips | 5 Magazines | 7 Following | @cdippenaar | I am a mother of five who is passionate about life and family.

The problems of a multilingual Spain

A RECENT Johnson column on the treatment of Catalan sparked hundreds of comments. My colleague argued in favour of multilingualism in Spain on the …

Business Process Best Practices: Achieving Growth by Pursuing Quality

DOWNLOAD NOW<p><b>1. Introduction: Delivering Quality</b><p>Yes, in a competitive business environment, it's always helpful to find an edge. The search for that edge is driving business owners to pursue everything from branding to social media to digital marketing strategies. But amid all those 21st-century …

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The Guide to Popular Wedding Band Styles

Although the engagement ring bling usually takes center stage, finding the right wedding band is equally as important. Depending on your preferences, your band can either highlight your existing sparkler or be a statement-making piece of its own. To help you get started with finding your perfect …

Designing Badges (And More) For A Conference

12 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Why Unschooling is the Best Incubator for Young Entrepreneurs

Successful people “think” success all the time. That is why their goals are firmly lodged in their subconscious. The subconscious is brilliant at …

18 Instant Tips To Smarter Social Media Marketing Strategies

Realizing that it isn’t a trend going away anytime soon, more and more businesses are starting to utilize social media for marketing. Social Media …

189 Words That Get Your Customer's Attention Every Time

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>“Join us!”<p>“Sign up!”<p>These phrases litter the huge variety of email newsletter boxes you’ll come across online, and they generally serve the same purpose: Click here to give us your email address. They serve the same purpose, but do they say the same thing?<p>Can …

30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms

<i>Welcome to the third in a series of PBL Mania Posts. For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning. In this post I will introduce</i> …

15 Reasons Why We Should Be Teaching Our Kids To Code

Should we be teaching ours to kids code? Hell yea! How do I know? I'm a teacher and I see much of the present curriculum just plain tedious, rote …

Bypassing College? Ideas On Learning Outside the System

Crash a Class<p>This hack is pretty easy; I want you to do what I did at community college and what Kirill did at Stanford. I want you to go to a …

Head Back to School Via Flipboard’s Virtual Classroom

It seems early, but here in California many kids are already back to school. And while we don’t really miss the days of homework and gym class, we do …

Survey: The 25 Best Company Cultures

Glassdoor's most recent report takes a look at companies whose culture rules.<p>Glassdoor, the site where employees can rate their employers, released its Top 25 Companies for Culture & Values today. While the honorees aren't exactly young startups, at least one of them was in your shoes not too long …

Design Your Business Around Your Life--Not the Other Way Around

You can live the life you want by engineering your business around your life.<p>As an entrepreneur, you've probably heard it many times: "There's no such thing as work-life balance."<p>The widespread myth is that if you want to make it as an entrepreneur, you have to log 16-hour days in a windowless …

An Infographic Guide to Wedding Roles

The Ultimate Visual Guide to Wedding Roles from Great Speech Writing helps clarify the complicated and misunderstood traditions behind who does what …

What are the Best Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape?

We can spend hours sitting in front of a mirror at the eyeglass store trying on every style of glasses they own… or we can read the What are the Best …

10 Brutally Honest Wedding Cards You Wish You Could Give

Even if you’re excited to attend your friend’s wedding, you still may find yourself rolling your eyes as you write the couple a check, or struggling to figure out what to write in the wedding card. It’s not that you aren’t happy for the newlyweds…it’s just that you can’t forget about the overpriced …

Bachelorette Party

Sunset Field Engagement

Sharing this sweet sunset engagement session from Renee Nicole Design + Photography today. Set in the fields outside the Bok Tower Gardens in Lake …

13 Amazing Ways to Use Lavender In Your Wedding

Lavender is said to bring good luck but it is also a symbol of love and devotion, making it a particularly meaningful flower to include in your …

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15 Best Bridal Buns

As much as I love long, beachy waves, a bride donning a beautiful bun wins me over every time. From the perfect top knot, to a sweet chignon, to a …

Whimsical Vintage Wedding

Quirky and fun are the adjectives I’d use to describe this vintage wedding from BG Productions. Filled with whimsical details, like those cool gear …

10 Totally Legit Tips from the Vintage Book “Don’ts for Husbands”

We recently shared our favorite tips from the vintage book Don’ts for Wives; despite the fact that the book was published in 1913, the advice is surprisingly relevant to modern life. And the tips in the companion book for husbands are just as useful! Author Blanche Ebbutt writes in the intro, “No …

What Your Wedding Dress Says About You

<i>By Heather Hall for TheKnot.com</i><p>Whether you've found the dress or you're still looking for the one, your wedding gown can indicate more than just your sense of fashion. Find out which dress matches your personality.<p>A-line<p><i>From left: Legends by Romona Keveza, Amsale, Oscar de la Renta</i><p><b>Your personality:</b> …

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7 of the Sweetest Proposals We’ve Ever Seen

Rachel Red Photography<p>Apryl Ann Photography<p>Erica J Photography<p>Pond Photography<p>Nikki Tran Photography<p>Gina & Ryan Photography<p>Alli McWhinney Photography

7 Fun Wedding Entertainment Ideas You Haven't Heard Before (Infographic)

No one wants to throw a total snooze-fest wedding or bore their guests to tears. No worries though; there are a ton of super offbeat and inexpensive wedding entertainment ideas that'll make your guests remember your wedding for years!<p>From bounce houses and circus performers to mechanical bull rides …

How to Avoid 8 Common Pre-Wedding Stressors

So many issues -- big and little -- crop up during this special (and stressful) time. To the point that you may find yourself wondering why in the heck you didn't just elope. But, do not fear: Wedding freak-outs happen to the best of us (er, all of us).<p>Ah, wedding planning. The unique time in your …

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Colorful Pacific Northwest Peacock Inspired Wedding

The Best Marriage Advice from Top Wedding Bloggers

Ideas<p>Loverly ·<p>Lover.ly’s editorial partners know a lot about weddings…and they also know a thing or two about marriage! We reached out to our wedding blogger pals to get their best tips for a happy marriage; read on for what they had to say.<p>“Choose joy! My husband is always a happier man when I …