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Are you paying attention?

How attentive are you when you are with your colleagues and friends? You have probably been in a situation when you have noticed that the person you are talking to seems preoccupied, distant or just not paying attention to you. You would never be so dismissive yourself in your behaviour – or would you? Attentiveness

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What’s The Best Way to Google?

Google receives 63,000 searches every second and is the biggest repository of human knowledge every constructed since the burning of the library of Alexandria. It is the best way for us to access new information and use cutting edge technology to run our businesses, blogs and banks. With so much raw data available, a valuable

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What We Can Learn From The Daily Routines of Artists

Creatives might seem to live precarious and messy lives, with little in the way of a daily routine, occasionally punctuated by eureka moments. Although this is undoubtedly the case for some, most artists held meticulous daily schedules to aid their creative process. In their lifetimes’ artists like Beethoven, Mahler, Satie and a whole host of

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Interesting Laws Passed 400 Years Ago To Combat The Black Death

With Covid-19 still looming over us, it is easy to forget that all the other epidemics that have happened through history. Today I will be covering some actual laws passed that the people of the time hoped would curb the infection. Lots of their ideas came from their firmly held belief in tradition. Because human

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Fabulous Gardens To Visit During Lockdown

We know that that lockdown is a bit of a bummer, you can’t meet up with friends, go shopping or take a trip down to the pub. So, why not take a journey with us through the modern wizardry of computers to see some of the worlds most exceptional gardens. Maybe get some inspiration for

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How To Make The Most Of Your Time In Isolation

Isolation isn’t great. You can’t see friends, go to the pub, and the news is feeling particularly apocalyptic right now. Some have likened it to the quiz broadcast from That Mitchell and Webb Look. But all we can do now is make the best out of the situation in which we find ourselves. Here are

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Professional Development and Staff Training Courses from Home

The current circumstances mean that lots of businesses are losing thousands of productive hours due to isolation and social distancing. We provide TQUK endorsed programs that your employees can embark on during their time away from the workplace. Give your office a new suite of essential skills with our courses on a wide range of

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An Alien Spaceship, is it from Mars or just a hoax?
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Our New Short Course In UFO Spotting

Welcome to your advanced certificate in UFO Spotting as part of our new Centre for Extra-Terrestrial Research. In this short course you can expect to learn about: Terrestrial UFOs Extra-Terrestrial UFOs What to do if you spot one How to avoid being abducted Lesson 1: Types of UFOs UFOs can be any type of Unidentified

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Become an Irrigation Expert!

Become an Irrigation Expert! Have a read about the great Career Opportunites. A career as a professional Irrigation expert would encompass the design and installation of landscape water systems (sprinkler systems) whether on a small or large scale, for domestic or commercial purposes. Homes, businesses, golf courses, parks, sports fields and all kinds of landscaping

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What actually is Animal Behaviour?

Behaviour is any externally observable activity of an animal. It is generally more useful to study animals in their natural habitat as we get a more “natural” view of their behaviour. But of course, this is not always possible. In general, animal behaviour includes: • Movement of parts of the body • Stopping expected movement

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What actually is AI and how does it work?

The term Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first coined by John McCarthy in 1956, and further published in 1959 entitled Programs with Common Sense in the Proceedings of the Teddington Conference on the Mechanization of Thought Processes. He discussed artificial intelligence in terms of “thinking machines”. John McCarthy was known as the “father of AI”.  According to the English Oxford

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Counselling and Sigmund Freud: An Introduction

The value and relevance of psychotherapy to counselling has been debated, with some arguing that it is beyond the scope of counselling, and should only be applied by psychologists or psychotherapists.   There is also some disagreement about the usefulness of this approach after all.  Since it focuses on uncovering repressed memories and experiences from

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How to get your poetry to speak to people

Poetry is a beautiful art form. Unfortunately, despite being poignant and deeply personal, we sometimes still imagine something akin to “An ode to a small lump of green putty I found under my armpit one midsummer’s morning”. But the good news is that poetry is still alive and vibrant today! You might even be able

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Have You Tried Aromatherapy?

Many of us are finding additional ways of looking after ourselves. For example, have you considered that aromatherapy is a good option for self-care and therapy? Of course, we know that we should seek advice from our doctors for medical problems, but there are many ways to increase our sense of wellbeing and positive mental

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