How To Retain Knowledge

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Why are some people able to read a book once and remember every detail months later while others struggle to remember the title a few days after finishing the book? The answer is not about what they read or luck, it is about HOW they read.

If you want to retain the knowledge you learn from a book, you must become an active reader. Passive readers often forget what they read, often, as soon as they read them. Active readers are constantly improving, developing mental models with which to...

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Is It Possible To Not Lie For A Few Weeks?

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The BBC documentary “Horizon- A Week Without Lying” shown by the BBC in the UK at the end of August 2018 is an experiment in honesty. It is a unique yet fascinating look at the role lying and deceit plays in our daily lives. Groundbreaking new lie detection equipment has allowed researchers and scientists to gain an insight into the types of lies we use, consciously and unconsciously, on a daily basis. A first in the field, three subjects, are followed around for an entire week...

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Top 7 Tips For Adult Learners

At a time when many people are starting some form of study we thought it would be useful to share our top tips for adult learners. We will do one for younger learners in the near future.

When you follow these tips your learning experience will be deeper and more joyful! Enjoy!

1. Manage your learning: You probably have a good awareness of your strengths and weaknesses in the classroom therefore can take more responsibility for how you learn, for example, if you know you do not find the...

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Recovery, Russell Brand.

I surprised myself by buying this book. I was also taken aback when I saw that I bought the audio book last year, more about that later.

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, as you do,  and I saw the image of a video that I'd seen before. This time though my audio was set to on; so the first few seconds of it played. They were enough for me to watch the rest of the video.

It was Russell Brand. In my head, I was wondering how could this man who was at the very edges of society now...

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Just What Is Positive Psychology?

This is a really important question and the answer is not as simple as it seems. Before I go into what I believe positive psychology is and how it can contribute to the world of well-being lets look at the technical definition. “Positive Psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing, and an applied approach to optimal functioning. It has also been defined as the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organisations to thrive” (Gable...

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7 Secrets To An Epic Morning

I don't know about you but I find that there is so much truth in the whole concept of start your day right. Sometimes it's not so easy, I know but there are times when your mind is not supporting you in your hearts desire to have that epic day, right? I have spent a long time working this out so I present this post to you with scars on my back and having tried and tested a million and one things with blood, sweat and tears but I think I now know the secrets to an epic morning routine....

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Do You Talk To Yourself?

Did you know that the way you talk to yourself has a really big impact on your general well-being and what you are able to do each and every day? As a Muslim, I have learned to find ways that balance my love and honour for my faith, my desire to be better and my love for learning about personal development in a way that allows me to embrace tools and techniques which are cutting edge, yet in my opinion, have their foundation in Islam. For example – have you ever thought about the words...

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