Perfect paleo picnic ideas for summer

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As the warmer months approach, now is the perfect time to think about raising your picnic game with some paleo-friendly dishes. The paleo diet is

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Are some of your social media friends fake?

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The rise of online frauds and scams has made internet users more and more aware of the problems associated with sharing too much personal information online. Facebook, and social media sites like it, report that as many as 8.7% of accounts on its site are

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Using food to improve your dog’s mood

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The adage that you are what you eat rings true for humans, but did you know that the same can be said for our four-legged friends?

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Three essential tips for dog owners returning to work

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The past several months have seen unprecedented disruptions to our daily routines, not least for those dog owners who have been working from home

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Three ways to get you and your dog in shape for summer

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This year has seen a huge increase in dog ownership levels in the UK, and that’s perhaps not surprising under

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Five ways to use your avatar in your online marketing

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A common mistake in developing an online marketing strategy is to overlook the specifics of who a strategy is targeting. Knowing your customer is key to ensuring an effective strategy. One of the best ways to explore your customer is

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How to be more mindful in a minute

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In moderation, stress is a normal human reaction which is essential to our survival. It releases cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, which help to focus the mind and make split-second decisions. Too much stress, however, can

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Time on your hands? Why not learn some new dog-friendly skills?

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The current period of near global lockdown means that many folks have been trying to find creative ways to fill their days. Those with

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End of the road for the Apostrophe Protection Society

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Last month marked a sombre moment in the history of British grammar with the closing of the Apostrophe Protection Society (APS). Founded in

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It’s official: dogs are good for your health

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Research published this month confirmed what dog-lovers have always known; that dog-ownership is good for your health, can reduce stress, and according to one study, can reduce the risk of an early death by 24%.

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Three tips for keeping your pooch cool in summer

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This month saw the hottest July day on record, and at times like this it’s normal to be concerned for the wellbeing of your four-legged friends. Dogs find it more difficult to cool down in the heat than do humans because they do not sweat and instead lose heat by panting. That means that if […]

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Get exam-ready with the brain-boosting power of paleo

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The summer term of the academic year is one typically dominated by exam stress for teenagers and adults at different points of their academic lives. We often hear about how fish is good for the brain, but have you wondered about how other elements of your diet can improve your game as you prepare for […]

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How blogging helps to promote your brand

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Blogging is becoming an increasingly popular way for small brands to promote their business and to build an online presence. Blogs are effective when they are relevant, pithy, and helpful to the reader.

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How to have a dog-friendly Pancake Day

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Shrove Tuesday is next week, and you may have given some thought to your own favourite pancake toppings on March 5th, but what about your four-legged friend? Are pancakes suitable for her? And if so, how can you best involve her in this fun annual event?

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Preparing paleo stews for those cold autumnal nights

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With summer officially over, and the thermostat officially at the ‘on’ position, you may be looking forward to hunkering down in your cosy home. What better to have

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Can I share my ice cream with my dog?

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As the summer months roll on, the great British public’s enthusiasm for a lovely picnic shows no sign of abating whatever the weather, and dog lovers will

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How can Kevin Bacon help you get that job?

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In 1994, Hollywood superstar Kevin Bacon claimed that he has worked with everyone in Hollywood, or with someone who had worked with them. Fast forward to the present day, and the game ‘Six degrees of Kevin Bacon’ is a

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All clear on the TweetDeck!

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You probably know that Twitter is an important social network used by businesses around the world to promote their brands. As a result, you may have already started using Twitter for your own business, or at least started to think about doing so. In 2009, Twitter launched TweetDeck: a media dashboard which allows businesses to

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Does my dog feel shame?

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Instagram accounts devoted to pet-shaming are wildly popular. Many social media users can’t resist the hilarious sight of a cute but forlorn-looking pooch with a sign around its neck explaining what they have been caught doing. But have you ever stopped to wonder whether dogs can actually feel shame for their misdemeanours? According to canine […]

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Tips for coping with exam stress with mindfulness

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It is that time of year when nerve-wracked students across the country will sit exams that will play some part in defining their future. The stakes may be high, but there is no need to panic. Studies have demonstrated that students who practice mindfulness in the run up to their exams (and even in the […]

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Why is Bitcoin such a big deal?

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Bitcoin is the new buzzword; something that seemed like an obscurely geeky invention five years ago is now gaining traction in the mainstream. It represents such a departure from conventional ways of dealing with money that it is perhaps understandable that it takes a while to get your head around it. Why Bitcoin is so

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How much does plagiarism really cost?

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It is fair to say that plagiarism – by which we mean copying someone else’s work or idea and passing it off as your own without proper attribution – is generally frowned upon and its consequences can be quite severe. We doubt that anyone can say for certain how much plagiarism costs, though some reported […]

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Paleo is a lifestyle, not a weight loss diet

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Losing weight is the most popular new year’s resolution for Brits, according to a recent YouGov survey, with improving diet not far behind in fourth place. Many people take on

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Welcome to the Online Learning Academy Blog

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Welcome to the Online Learning Academy’s blog! Here we will be writing about all sorts of things, from news and feature pieces, to information and tips related to our courses and our aims as a business. Our aim is to help businesses of all sizes, and particularly those with

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