How mindfulness practice helps with your learning

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As the beginning of summer approaches, students’ thoughts turn to examinations and assessments that accompany the end of the academic year. For many, the

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Three reasons why it pays to self-publish

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Writing a book, or any other sort of text that you would like to publish, is often hard enough without worrying about how to get your labour of love out into the world.

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How to make paleo work in winter

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As the nights draw in, so does the yearning for warm and comforting winter recipes. Following a paleo diet, you know that the

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What is the Paleo diet philosophy?

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The basic idea of the Paleo diet isn’t hard to grasp. Those adopting the regimen believe it is better for people to eat the way they once did prior to the

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How can we use mindfulness in times of stress?

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As a generation, we are experiencing a global health crisis on an almost unprecedented level. It’s no wonder that the consequences of dealing with

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Three reasons why self-publishing is better than traditional publishing

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Whether you have completed a book of your nan’s recipes, written your family history, penned the next Fifty Shades of Grey, or created a children’s book that your little ones love, there are plenty of reasons why you

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Keeping your dog in great shape for years to come

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This month, a survey undertaken for a major insurance company reported that 1.7 million dog owners have been told by vets that their

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Three mindfulness practices for the ‘back to school’ mood

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Over the next week or so, children all over the country will start to go back to school, to begin a brand new year and to tackle new academic challenges. Mindfulness practices have been proven to help increase concentration, reduce stress, improve sleep and nurture compassion. Simple, daily attention paid to presence, body position, and […]

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How new graduates like you are using LinkedIn to kick start their careers

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Each summer, tens of thousands of new graduates head out into the word of work with a shiny new degree under their belts. Whether they want to work in education, healthcare, engineering or sales, the social networking site LinkedIn will be a crucial part of their job-hunting arsenal.

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How cryptocurrencies can help people living in crisis

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Digital currencies such as Bitcoin or Litecoin have had a mixed reputation in recent months. Initially considered a nerdy fad that would never

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How an Oxford comma cost one business millions

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Traditionally favoured by Oxford University Press, the Oxford comma is considered to be one of the most controversial parts of grammar in

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Five authors who found success with self-publishing

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Any writer will tell you that the world of publishing is one fraught with the potential for rejection. From self-help books, to novels, to biographies, to

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Dogs and football – four memorable canine capers

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Football is full of canine references – the midfield terrier, the yard dog at the back and the obligatory ‘one man and his dog’ turning up for a low key match – but did you know that there have been games and

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Unusual ways Russians utilise cryptocurrency

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Despite the country’s reputation for authoritarianism, Russians living outside of the big cities are finding ways to make the current craze for cryptocurrency work for them, sometimes in unusual ways. Cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, are digital currencies that are entirely decentralised. They are not held by banks or subject to registration or legislation (although in Russia […]

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Five ways to spruce up your online writing

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Writing content for online sources may seem easy at first, but there are plenty of variables to consider such as the reader and the subject you’re writing about. This means it can be difficult to get the right information across in the right tone in the right manner. Follow these five tried and tested writing […]

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How to spot a fake Facebook account

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Following the recent high profile revelations of the way Facebook users’ personal data has been manipulated to influence voting behaviour, you may be feeling a little of wary of Facebook at present. Are its security measures sufficiently robust? How does it take action if people flout its terms of service? One policy that Facebook has […]

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3 ways for vegetarians go Paleo

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The Paleo diet is one of the most popular diets out there, with many people using this method. As many people in the spotlight, such as movie stars, athletes and entrepreneurs follow it, it is now common knowledge what the regime is all about. For those of you who are a bit unsure, it is […]

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5 mindful ways to nail a presentation

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Do you love or loathe the prospect of giving a presentation? Quite interestingly, you may be in the minority if you love presentations as research suggests that most people experience varying levels of anxiety when faced with such a task. There could be a proverbial pot of gold at the other side of a presentation […]

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5 reasons why eBooks should be an essential part of your marketing strategy

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Are you looking for new ways to supercharge your marketing strategy or to reach a particular target audience with well researched in depth information? An eBook and the opportunity to self-publish might just be the perfect solution. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider eBooks a necessity and an essential component in your marketing

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Four (or possibly five) words of Welsh origin

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With today being St. David’s Day, what better time to explore a language with more than half a million speakers and over 1,500 years of history? Many Englanders’ knowledge of Welsh might be limited to what they have seen on road signs, but there are a handful of words they will be quite familiar with […]

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Three common distinctions between UK and US spelling

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We speak the same language on both sides of the Atlantic, yet there are a few small but important differences in how we spell certain words. When typing, be sure to have your spellcheck set on the correct dictionary depending on whether you’re writing for a British or American audience. If you don’t, you word […]

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Four things you didn’t know about the Chinese Year of the Dog

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Today marks the start of a new year on the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, and appropriately for us here at the Online Learning Academy, the Year of the Dog has commenced. For dog owners, every year is dedicated to their canine companion, but China has its own year especially for the animal. It’s one of […]

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Three Facebook privacy tips for Safer Internet Day

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A lot of people forget that Facebook is a public forum, and a lot of what they do on it could create problems for them if it falls into the wrong hands. Today is Safer Internet Day, so if you have fears about your online safety, or you’ve already been harassed or exploited on social […]

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New words in the dictionary – how many are you familiar with?

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The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has just released its January 2018 update, with 240 brand new words making it into the publication, along with around 900 subentries. A notable theme among the latest entries is parenting, pregnancy and women’s health, with 47 of them coming from suggestions via the website Mumsnet. OED has long sought […]

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