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The Sleep-Stress connection and what to do about it

Andrew Badham - 2019-04-24 15:25:26

  Sleep and Stress It’s not uncommon for me to come to the end of a stress management course – talking over concepts like rumination, fight or flight responses, and other more cognitive causes of stress – only to find their distress is rooted in something far simpler: a lack of sleep. Of course, sleep is not the only foundational element that can puppet your anxiety levels, food and exercise play massive roles as well, but sleep deserves a special mention. The Cycle... Read more

Why you might not remember your online course

Andrew Badham - 2019-03-06 14:03:42

  Learning, like just about everything else, has been transformed by digital innovation. A quick search for a course on any given subject is sure to yield something, even if the quality leaves more to be desired. In many ways, this is an extremely good thing. Many people have access to an education they could otherwise not afford, either in time or money, and many educators have audiences they could not otherwise reach. The advantages of the online learning platform are numerous, but tha... Read more

Does happiness lead to success?

Andrew Badham - 2019-02-25 15:51:15

  Which came first? There are many “chicken or the egg” scenarios when it comes to examining human behaviour. One that is of particular interest to many is the happiness/success correlation. Which came first, or more to the point, which caused which? One might think that it doesn’t really matter which one causes which considering happiness and success are both wonderful things to have. So, who cares which one you get first if they ultimately lead to both? Well, simply... Read more

What your brain scan says about your problem solving style.

Andrew Badham - 2019-02-15 11:35:44

  Any crime thriller or detective show enthusiast knows that there are two main kinds of detective: the methodical one who processes and puzzles over information, connecting dots and formulating opinions from there, and the insightful one who has the sudden moments of revelation. A classic example of the former is Sherlock Holmes: “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” Holmes’ methods are exhaustive and focuse... Read more

Drowning people can't learn to swim: the need for space to learn

Andrew Badham - 2019-02-08 15:22:28

  I once watched a man give a talk on learning new languages, a task famously hard for English first-language speakers. He surprised me with a simple question: “Why do some people never learn the language of a country, even when they have moved there years before?” It was a question that surprised me simply because I used to believe that moving to a country was the best way to learn the language. The answer he proposed to his rhetorical question was this: “Because a dro... Read more

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