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With spring finally here, Love is in the air! Have you ever wondered why attraction feels stressful and also appealing at the same time? Palms getting sweaty, heart's racing, stomach twisting nerves are all stress responses, akin to what someone might feel staring over a high bridge before a bungee jump, or in front of …

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By Andy Patterson, Tutor, ADL- Academy for Distance Learning A Walipini is a type of passive solar greenhouse underground. It is an Aymara Indian word for a "place of warmth." First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method can allow growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, …

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“One author says this about wolves: ‘in Scotland the species certainly lasted much longer’ (Yalden 1999).” Oh dear! Do your citations look like this one? Sometimes citations can be technically right, but still look bad, and make it obvious that you are new to Academic Writing. Never fear! There are three tips which will have …

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Hazel (Corylus avellana)  Pear Wood Nature Reserve  Rosemary Etheridge & Claire Abbott Hazel makes excellent dense cover for birds, and is often used as an understory in conservation woodlands for that purpose. It has been used since prehistory as a coppicing tree, and provides roundwood poles which can be used for wattle fencing, shelters houses, …

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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a common wildflower with medical properties and a rich folklore, which should be welcome in any garden. It belongs to the large sunflower family, Asteraceae, and is quite closely related to chamomiles. The most striking feature of Yarrow is the feathery fern- like leaves with finely cut segments which …

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It was in South-East Asia where the earliest traces of cultivated plants were discovered, dating from around 10,000 BC – our staple millet and rice. We have come a long way since then in our practice of horticulture… It should come as no surprise, then, that it is considered both an art and a science. …

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ADL’s students are a diverse bunch.  From accountants to zoo-keepers, from teens to those in their twilight years.  Our wide ranging and broad student body comes from all ages and all walks of life, showing that you are never too old, too young, too educated or not educated enough to benefit from a new course …

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In the 21st century, English isn't just another language to enjoy on ones holidays – it's the indispensible language of the global community.  Businesses and Academic insitutions around the world all communicate to one another through the medium of the english language.  For trade, learning, art and pleasure it has no equal today.   That's …

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ADL is committed to expanding the boundaries of Distance Learning and broadening the opportunities for students across the world to study new and exciting disciplines through the power of the internet. Today we are proud to announce the new courses commencing at the end of April 2014.   Certificate of Applied Ninjitsu AFJ1001 In today’s …

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Today we take a look at one of the greatest names of education from the distant past, the Greek philosopher Aristotle. Declared by the Encyclopaedia Britannia as "The Worlds First Scientist" the shadow of Aristotle has loomed larger than life for millennia, influencing not just what entire civilizations have thought and believed, but how they …

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We get a huge number of students who are always stunned by the concept of enrolling on a course at any time, any place. We, in the UK, are quite entrenched in this idea that education starts and stops at certain seasons or months in our yearly calendar. Surely December is the least likely time …

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