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News from ADL

A small metal pendant is lying inside a book, it could be used to travel in time and get more stuff done

Having a time turner would be fantastic, we would be able to get so much more done. We could do our work, learn a new language and go on that morning jog that we’ve always been meaning to do. If only there were a way to get more done. And the answer, in true Dilbert …

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A head with a lot of ideas running through it

Having well developed critical thinking and writing skills will take you far in your work and personal life. Here’s our list of 5 of the most significant benefits of critical thinking and writing. In your school work This one may seem obvious, but it is still worth writing about your schoolwork! When you can translate …

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“The course was of huge value due to the comprehensive topics covered in all modules,  with a great mix of research work, reading materials and set tasks to complete which when all added together complemented each other very well.  The level that was expected of you, made you put the time and effort in with …

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This blog covers some serious issues that may have impacted you personally; please take a moment to make sure you are in the right frame of mind to benefit from this article positively.   During the global coronavirus pandemic, we are all aware of the huge amount of suffering experienced worldwide, nationally, and also within …

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Two people captured in mid air celebrating the sun shines brightly behind them

Are you feeling low? You’re not alone in feeling sad. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought sadness, mourning, fear and anxiety to many people. Public health actions, necessary as they are – such as social distancing – can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase low moods. Sad feelings, left unchecked, may descend into …

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A messy art studio, maybe they're the next Monet

Many of us are finding that we have more time on our hands, during the current pandemic-related restrictions. Sometimes, it can be tempting to default to our guilty pleasures – eating unhealthy snacks, drinking alcohol, smoking, watching too much TV or snoozing. Instead, we could be honing our skills in being creative and reaping many …

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A light bulb with arms is plugging itself into the wall, perhaps it had a good idea

Creative people are thought of as being able to express themselves through the arts – painting, drawing, writing, sculpture, dance, movie-making, and so on. But it is important to remember that creativity can be expressed in countless ways, from how you tell a funny story, or the way you dress, cooking an attractive and tasty …

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A series of blocks spell out study on a wooden table

It can be argued that there is little point in studying if you are going to forget the contents of your course soon after your study session. And yet it is just possible to plough on, aiming for a certificate and thinking about the rewards ahead of improved job opportunities and promotion. Would it not …

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Two friends look out at a forest, they look deep in conversation

Sometimes, it seems as if we are surrounded by discord. This may include family members arguing over unimportant things, or in contrast, countries and cultures at war – or even a seemingly daily diet of politicians scoring points over each other. We cannot get away from the fact that life is not all about peace …

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Sculptures of people put their ears to a brick wall, I wonder what they hear

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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A man hold binoculars up to look at something far away

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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An artist is making statues in their studio

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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A series of colourful crayons are lined up on paper

It’s been well over a month into lockdown, and we’re getting into the flow of things. It may still be like living in a strange, somewhat dystopic parallel universe, but it feels more normal now. We should try and make the most of this time to learn how we work best, so why not experiment …

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A wall drawing featuring a plague doctor, it's spooky

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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A corridor of grass and flowers

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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A lady with a mop and bucket posing like she's the hero of an action film

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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