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Chemistry

Chemistry Inventions that Changed Our Lives

Chemistry inventions have had a profound impact on our lives and will no doubt continue to do so long into the future. As a subject, chemistry has made massive contributions to the areas of medicine, biology, agriculture, engineering and so many other disciplines. It has provided us with technologies that have transformed the way we […]

16 Sep 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Economics

Key Terms When You Learn Economics

Are you ready to discover the fascinating world of economics for the first time? Maybe you just have a keen interest on how Economic science tries to explain, theorise and predict economic activity in modern life?  We’ve put together some definitions of key economic concepts to get you started. By getting to know these key […]

16 Sep 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Chemistry

A Beginner’s Guide to Conquering General Chemistry

The arguments for chemistry being one of the toughest subjects are endless. We blame the long list of chemical compounds and reactions that have to be memorised or the fact that a decent science teacher is hard to come by. Sometimes it’s the chemistry syllabus and textbook that takes the brunt of our aversion for […]

16 Sep 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Economics

Is There a General Economics Definition?

What is Economics and is it possible that there could be more than one meaning? The Oxford dictionary defines Economics as “The branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth”, but also continues to say it is “The condition of a region or group as regards material prosperity.”  You’ll notice that […]

15 Sep 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Chemistry

Figure Out Your General Chemistry

While the introduction of general chemistry, which covers all the chemistry basics, usually takes place at high school, this is a subject that can go way beyond university education. In fact, it is so complex that there is no end to the problem solving of chemistry. It’s also safe to say that regardless of whether […]

11 Sep 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

green plants frozen in beakers in a science lab

Chemistry Inventions that Changed Our Lives

Chemistry inventions have had a profound impact on our lives and will no doubt continue to do so long into the future. As a subject, chemistry has made massive contributions to the areas of medicine, biology, agriculture, engineering and so many other disciplines. It has provided us with technologies that have transformed the way we […]

16 Sep 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Economic Growth

Key Terms When You Learn Economics

Are you ready to discover the fascinating world of economics for the first time? Maybe you just have a keen interest on how Economic science tries to explain, theorise and predict economic activity in modern life?  We’ve put together some definitions of key economic concepts to get you started. By getting to know these key […]

16 Sep 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

people adding liquids to a beaker

A Beginner’s Guide to Conquering General Chemistry

The arguments for chemistry being one of the toughest subjects are endless. We blame the long list of chemical compounds and reactions that have to be memorised or the fact that a decent science teacher is hard to come by. Sometimes it’s the chemistry syllabus and textbook that takes the brunt of our aversion for […]

16 Sep 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Economic Growth

Is There a General Economics Definition?

What is Economics and is it possible that there could be more than one meaning? The Oxford dictionary defines Economics as “The branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth”, but also continues to say it is “The condition of a region or group as regards material prosperity.”  You’ll notice that […]

15 Sep 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Read Acting Scripts Aloud to Ace Those Auditions

Whether you are thinking about pursuing a career in the performing arts, or whether you are already signed up for acting lessons, did you know that there is so much available to you in terms of furthering your education and preparing you for acting auditions or casting calls? Even though it appears that actors have […]

20 Aug 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Improvisational Theatre Techniques

Despite its fashionable status today, the idea of improvisation is not new. In fact, it is a form of drama that has been around for centuries. It even formed part of the Commedia dell’Arte in Italy during the 16th century. By definition, improvisation is a performance whereby the actors’ responses are unplanned and there is […]

18 Aug 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Looking for an Acting School?

Working as an actor looks like one of the most glamorous jobs in the world, and it certainly can be. The other side of this reality is that we do not see the hard work, long hours, and endless rehearsals that take place behind the scenes. There’s no doubt, it takes enormous amounts of dedication […]

9 Aug 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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What You Need to Know About Acting Jobs

If you have said I want to be an actor to yourself more than once in your life, it could easily be that it is your calling! If acting is a passion and something you want to pursue more seriously, then you will be pleased to know that there is so much education available to […]

8 Aug 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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All About Vinyasa Yoga Flow

For most people, yoga is more than just exercise. Today it must be one of the fastest-growing movements and philosophies for life, all around the world, including South Africa. Yoga classes are available everywhere you go and the practices of mindfulness, meditation, and breathing that go with it, have never been more popular. Like most […]

13 Aug 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Fitness

Choose a Fitness Trainer Online in a Heartbeat

Are you someone who is focused on improving your life? Having a coach or someone to assist you in this journey is something that most people would benefit from and it is no different when considering your own fitness. Your body is an important part of being a well-balanced, healthy individual and with the help […]

1 Apr 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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What is Hatha Yoga?

Are you stressed out and looking for a way towards increased vitality and mindfulness? Hatha yoga might be the answer. It’s scientifically proven that yoga can create a healthier body and calmer mind, but where do you start with so many styles out there? You can’t do headstands or inversions (upside down poses) yet and […]

25 Feb 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

About Ashtanga

Yoga: Ashtanga for Strength and Flexibility

Since ancient times yoga guided yogis to focus on much more than just physical practise … Yoga has always been about working and purifying the body while calming the mind. Today we have plenty of yoga styles to choose from, all derived from the same ancient roots dating back 1 000s of years ago. One […]

21 Feb 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Tell Me How to Improve My English!

Yes, languages are very much interconnected and the English language is indeed filled with numerous French words. Even if you look more closely at Afrikaans you’ll discover plenty of words that have phonetic links to English. But despite all these marvellous similarities, learning second-language English is no walk in the park. If learning to speak […]

9 Sep 2020 ∙ 13 minutes reading time

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English Lessons for TOEFL vs. IELTS

Across the globe, learners and tutors alike are often unsure about whether TOEFL or IELTS is the better option. Perhaps the main concern for any English language learner is which choice will prove more challenging. Aside from the difficulty factor, the real challenge is choosing the test that’s best suited to your specific English learning […]

28 Aug 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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Increase Your English Vocabulary

Whatever your reason for wanting to improve your spoken English, learning English is a skill worth pursuing. No matter if you do second-language English lessons at school, study with a private tutor or learn English online, most beginners are overwhelmed at the idea of having learn new words and memorise them. Learning to speak English […]

27 Aug 2020 ∙ 11 minutes reading time

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Fun Quizzes to Test Your English

Do you know how good your English skills are? For instance if you needed to submit a job application would you be able to accurately state your level of communication skills in English? It could be that you’re out of practice speaking English and you can feel your fluency and pronunciation starting to get rusty. […]

27 Aug 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Ultimate Guitar Techniques for the Electric Guitar

Your first step to learning how to play the guitar is to actually own one right? You might already have a Fender, Gibson Les Paul, Cort, Epipone, Jumbo, Telecaster, Stratocaster, Yamaha - or any others. Your guitar options are extensive - however, even for the best guitar players, learning is not always easy! One of […]

15 Jul 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners

Learning how to play your favourite guitar songs with two hands is not exactly easy, but of course, this is very common! And surely we all agree that to play basic guitar chords and scales, be those major, minor or pentatonic you need two hands! As a new guitar player with enough motivation, it could […]

14 Jul 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How to Play Guitar

Learning how to play the guitar is definitely a bucket list item for many people. And if you are not musically inclined, or have not learned another instrument before, it could seem like a daunting idea, but don’t worry it could be one of the most exciting things you ever try. Like anything in life, […]

13 Jul 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Learn Guitar and Play with Speed

As you learn guitar and grow in confidence you will learn new techniques and undoubtedly want to play faster and use guitar tricks to progress even more. Once you have all the techniques mastered, it is likely that you will realise that you don’t play fast enough. And while speed is only one aspect of […]

29 Feb 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Managing Your Personal Development Plan

Fortunately, life is a lot more interesting than simply just growing up and becoming a certain age. Constantly improving ourselves in every aspect of our lives, whether that is personally or professionally is one of the things that makes life interesting, challenging, and ultimately rewarding. Goal setting should be something that we do on a […]

28 Aug 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Why Work on Self Growth?

In a world that is over-loaded with advice on everything from time management, self confidence, self growth, and self image, it can be difficult to sift through what is not only authentic, but also what would work best for you in terms of developing your personal growth. The concept of self development is as ancient […]

14 Aug 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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10 Steps Towards A Personal Development Plan

Have you recognised an area in your life that needs a bit of a boost? Maybe you feel you need to improve your negotiation skills or self-esteem to be better at your job? A lot of people grow and learn as life unfolds, but having a more conscious approach to your personal growth will bring […]

20 Mar 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Your Goals and Self Development Books

Are you ready to set-up your life up for success? Congratulations, your commitment to achieve your personal goals is the first step towards success. The process of self-development can be a lot of fun, but it can also be tricky to navigate your way through so many great New York best sellers' titles, online tools […]

17 Mar 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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Setting Up Online Learning During Quarantine

The guidance received from teachers is essential for most students to succeed at school; however, since students are currently confined to their homes as a result of the nationwide COVID-19 response lockdown, alternative learning strategies now have to be employed to ensure that the knowledge gained thus far is not eroded. Since study groups, in-home […]

12 May 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Effective Online Learning

By mid-April 2020, more than 14 million school and university students in South Africa, and over 90% of the world’s students, were confined to their homes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this period, online courses have been widely used to help these students stay on track and continue learning. With both schools […]

6 May 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Staying Focused When You Work From Home

As part of South Africa’s COVID-19 pandemic response, all schools were closed on 18 March 2020 and a nationwide lockdown took effect on 27 March 2020. Consequently, millions of students have had to continue learning using online tools and other resources available in their homes, and countless employees are attempting to perform their jobs from […]

29 Apr 2020 ∙ 5 minutes reading time

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Online Study During Confinement

Over 14 million students in South Africa – from primary school to university - have been confined to their homes since Wednesday, 18 March 2020. However, this is not an extended vacation. Being quarantined at home with parents, siblings, and possibly extended family members due to the COVID-19 pandemic is not the traditional definition of […]

23 Apr 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time