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Academia

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Essential Terminology for Theoretical Physics

Language is how we think and learn, so when we’re faced with unfamiliar terminology we freeze up. Students are often put off the sciences because they find the language baffling. Physicists have the tendency to waffle on in their science jargon unaware that the majority of us don’t understand what they regard as everyday chatter. […]

3 Jul 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Find English Lessons That Work for You

Shakespearean sonnets, idioms, proverbs, the subjunctive mood, prepositions, phrasal verbs … Even when English is your native language, some of these concepts can be tricky to master. For those for whom English is their second language, learning the seemingly endless grammar rules can seem downright tortuous. However, learning English and attaining fluency can open up […]

1 Apr 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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An Online Mathematics Tutor to Help You Learn

If you are an adult who needs to polish up their basic Maths skills, or a student looking for extra help with Maths concepts such as inequalities, linear equations and multivariable calculus for an upcoming Maths test, you should consider turning to the Internet for help.  Yes, the Internet is vast and may seem intimidating, […]

27 Mar 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Arts and Hobbies

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Photography Techniques Every Photographer Should Master

“In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” — Alfred Stieglitz The process of photography dates back to the 1820s when Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niépce defined it as drawing or painting with light. Even today, whether you are shooting an image on a smartphone or whether you are a […]

6 Feb 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Photography for the Beginner: Tips for Success

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” — Ansel Adams Whatever your reasons for wanting to take professional-looking photographs, remember that photography does require some technical skill. So whether you are a journalist or blogger who wants to take your own pictures for your […]

5 Feb 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Photography Courses to Set You up for Taking Professional Photographs

“Photography is a love affair with life.” - Burk Uzzle These days, as smartphone technology continues to advance, being able to take good photographs is becoming more and more accessible. Even so, to be able to take an outstanding portrait or landscape photograph still requires skill that goes way beyond the point and shoot capabilities […]

5 Feb 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Health and Fitness

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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

Bikram yoga will challenge you

Bikram Yoga or Hot Yoga

Do you want a workout that will make you sweat, stretch and clear your head, all at the same time? Have you heard of Bikram yoga? Consisting of 26 Bikram yoga postures, Bikram is a physically challenging form of yoga done in a heated, humidified room and you are guaranteed to sweat like never before. […]

13 Feb 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Languages

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Have Fun Learning French

If you have always wanted to learn how to speak French did you know that it is much more achievable than you probably think. Perhaps you have already signed up for French lessons for beginners, but you simply find the theory a bit boring. Of course, you may want extra French lessons if you are […]

9 Jul 2020 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

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Games to Help You Learn Basic French

When you are learning a new language, even basic French it’s important to find ways outside of the classroom to supplement your learning. And actually there are so many fun ways to do this – from watching French movies to playing games in French! If French books and newspapers are too complicated for you while […]

21 Mar 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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English Phonetics Got You Tongue-Tied?

English is a universal language and is spoken by 1.5 billion people (20% of the world’s population) according to babble.com. However, only 360 million (24%) of that group are native speakers of the language. English is experiencing phenomenal growth across the globe as people use it exclusively to conduct business, speak it as a second […]

19 Mar 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Music

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Beginner Electric Guitar Lessons

Amazingly, over 1.5 million electric guitars are sold every year - clearly showing that becoming an electric guitarist is on a lot of peoples’ bucket lists. In fact, if any instrument has garnered a cult following it’s probably the electric guitar with many enthusiasts signing up for beginner electric guitar lessons after being inspired by […]

29 Feb 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Easy Songs to Play on Guitar While Singing

Have you always dreamt of having the confidence of performing a guitar solo or being such an accomplished guitarist that your instrument just naturally supports your singing? If you are still learning guitar, like any new instrument it usually requires patience, practise, and concentration. Having said that, learning how to play guitar chords is not […]

28 Feb 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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What Factors to Consider When Comparing Guitar Prices

Investing in a musical career is not only about setting aside the time to practise, but of course, there is also the instrument investment. Buying a guitar is an important step and when it comes to the best guitar for beginners, there are a few tips that can help make the decision. Regardless of whether […]

28 Feb 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Professional Development

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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

Personal development

Self Improvement Tips for the 21st Century

Life is filled with challenges. We try to keep our heads above water as we battle it out in a competitive work environment. When we get home, we try and juggle our social life, relationships and health. Is there a way that we could possibly rise above the pressures of daily life? How do we […]

9 Mar 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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What Is Self-Development

Do you have a self-development plan and personal goals? Which areas of your life are covered when you consider personal growth through a self-development plan for the first time? As human beings we have a broad range of areas that make us who we are. We have to look after our own mental, physical and […]

5 Mar 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

Tutoring

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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