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  • Health and Social Care: How to Recover From a Burnout

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    Burnout happens to the best of us, but in the health and social sector, experiencing burnout is fairly common. 

    A report published by Community Care, which surveyed 1,359 individuals who worked in the care sector, found that 73% scored in the highest category for emotional exhaustion, while a further 18% scored moderate levels of exhaustion. But the report also unveiled that 91% of respondents scored in the highest category for personal accomplishment.

    Looking at these figures, it's fair for me to say that the average care worker does enjoy what they do, but the nature of the role can cause many to feel emotionally

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  • 5 Ways Millennials are Transforming the Workforce

    millennial workforce Millennials: Probably the most over-scrutinized, over analyzed generation of all times. Wikipedia defines millennials as individuals reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century. The exact time period, however, is not very well defined. According to Newsweek magazine, the Millennial generation was born between 1977 and 1994. The New York Times placed the Millennials at 1976-1990 and 1978-1998, while an article in Time magazine claimed millennials were born between 1980-2000. Considering the endpoints, the range 1977 to 2000 can be taken as the broader age group of millennials.

    Now

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  • 7 Apps That Can Help Train Your Brain

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    Whether you want to do better at school, focus at work, or you just want to stay on top of your game, there are various reasons for desiring a boost in brainpower. But the sad fact is, as we age, our brain function declines. 

    However, a major study by the University of California has suggested that by keeping mentally active, in particular when you're older, you're more likely to maintain a healthy brain. 

    Brain training apps have been considered as a useful tool for mental stimulation. Even though there are studies

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  • Working From Home: 10 Tips for Assessors to Stay Motivated

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    One of the many perks of working as an assessor is that you get a lot of flexibility. If you're self-employed and work on a freelance basis, you're more likely to be working from home. And some employers also allow their assessors to work from home too.

    There are a lot of perks to working from home, I know because I work from home as a freelancer myself.

    But despite these benefits, you'd be surprised at how easy it is to pick up some unproductive habits, like constant checking of social media feeds or watching an episode of your series on Netflix. There are just so many distractions and creature comforts when you work from home.  

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  • What Is Active Learning and What Are Its Keys to Success

    Active learning session outside with computer Instead of making your students sit, listen and memorize, try to include them more in the learning process. This method of engaging students more and making them participate and collaborate with each other is known as active learning. Incorporating active learning into your classroom will mean that students will be given a freedom to analyze an argument, discuss the covered material, and apply a concept to a real-life situation.  In order to make this all happen, there are various key success factors which every facilitator or teacher should use to make students do something instead of just passively listening. Some of the key success factors for active learning ...
  • Quantity Surveyors in Construction Projects

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    The role and importance of quantity surveyors in construction projects

    Homeowners and investors in the UK and Australia are more familiar with the profession of Quantity Surveyor and Quantity Surveying, while those living in the USA and Canada are probably familiar with the terms Construction Cost Estimator and Construction Cost Estimating. Still, is there a difference between these two job titles?  Sometimes surveyor roles change depending on the region in which they operate. Generally, a Quantity Surveyor in the UK is equivalent to a Cost Estimator in the USA. However, a Cost Estimator in the UK will have fewer requirements and tasks than a licenced QS in the same region. Ba ...
  • 9 Tips for Supporting Children with ADHD

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    Looking after a child who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) comes with its own unique set of challenges. There are no concrete rules for caring for a child that has  ADHD since each child is different. Some children might have a milder form of ADHD, others could present more severe symptoms. That said, children who have been diagnosed with ADHD can greatly benefit from a tailor-made approach.

    What is ADHD?

    ADHD is a commonly diagnosed mental disorder amongst children. Children who have been diagnosed with this medical condition show

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  • How to Manage Depression as a Student

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    Depression amongst students is becoming a serious issue. According to YouGov and VPXL.net, one in four students in the UK suffer from a mental health illness with depression being the most common - 77% reported to have depression-related problems.

    There are many factors that contribute towards depression. It could be stress in relation to work, school or finances. And sometimes, it can occur due to personal or emotional trauma.

    Depression is different to feeling sad since it is perfectly normal to feel sad at times.

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  • 35 Proven Study Hacks That Can Improve Your Memory

    Laptop, Woman, Education, Study, Young, Computer We scoured the web to uncover the best study hacks that can help your brain remember information better.

    1. Walk Before Your Exam

    Research by Dr Chuck Hillman at the University of Illinois shows that doing approximately 20 minutes of exercise before an exam can improve performance. This includes walking, pushups and sit-ups. Related image

    2. Read Out Loud

    This might sound a little crazy, but you are 50% more likely to remember things when reading things out loud. Just don't do this in a public library. ...
  • Quiz: Which childcare course shall I do?

    Which childcare course should you take? With so many different sectors of the childcare industry, it's important that you take the right first step by considering which childcare course is most suitable for you. Take the quiz below and get an instant answer with a course recommendation. [onionbuzz quizid=1][/onionbuzz]

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