Ways To Beat The Autumn/Winter Blues

Autumn is here! What’s not to love pumpkin spice lattes, big cosy jumpers and nights toasting marshmallows around the bonfire? The answer to that would be the autumn blues, or as most refer to it, the winter blues. Often also referred to as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), the change in season brings with it long hours of darkness and cold, which can cause in some people sadness, depression, irritability, lethargy and more. Here, we discuss methods you can attempt in your battle...

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Top 10 Money Management Tips

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We are always asked about our top money management, money saving, financial management tips. Here you are. These are complied by us based on the experience of the team, and also on research from Moneymart, Business Insider, MyMoneyCoach, and The Balance.

1. Create goals: Before anything, you should ensure that you know what your goals are with your life and your money. Be this to travel the world, to retire early, have a certain lifestyle or career or start a family, this will all affect how...

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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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