Do you remember your school times when you had to memorize poems and recite them in front of the class? And we all know very well how we learnt these texts in half an hour during the lesson before the teacher called our name because the evening before we had been hanging out with friends. What happened now when we have to double check the family name or even the address since we couldn’t remember it? How many times recently were you trying to remember unsuccessfully the word which was at the tip of your tongue? Below we will discuss some ideas and techniques on how you can sharpen your memory – this will be handy during your revision sessions and exams! Continue reading “How to Sharpen Your Memory”
Do you remember that feeling when you got to ride across the whole city on green lights while rushing to the airport? Or when the midfielder from your favourite football team stroke a goal with his head from far away? Did you feel happy, satisfied … and maybe lucky? Some of the most successful people when answering questions about the tipping point in their success story would answer very often that they were lucky to meet certain people along the way or they turned up at the right place and at the right moment to seize a good opportunity. So does it mean that only certain among us possess this mysterious quality of luck? Below we will have a look at what science has recently discovered on this matter and will analyse some examples of successful people to see whether it is up to nature or up to us to be “lucky”?
Continue reading “Do You Believe in Luck?”
Drinking coffee is strongly embedded in our popular culture: it is hard to imagine our morning routine as well as friends reunions without this beverage. The latest statistics on coffee show that its sales are rising by 20% per year and the average consumption of coffee in the US is around 3 cups per day. It is hard to deny the role of large coffee chains such as Starbucks in popularising the role of coffee in our daily life. Although everyone knows it helps to stay awake during the day, are there any other qualities that coffee is famous for?
Continue reading “Some Thoughts on Coffee”
Bill Gates is the key figure of the 20th century whose phenomena has been studied numerous times and even today his biography provides a source of inspiration for a contemporary generation of youngsters who dream of achieving success one day. He is a textbook genius who was allowed to pursue his computer interests instead of coming to school classes. At the age of 15, he built a software program on the General Electric Machine to optimize road traffic and sold it for $20,000! Here we will have a look at Bill Gates’ early life and will see how it led subsequently to a road of success and worldwide celebrity status. We will see that despite all this recognition, Bill Gates has not lost his interest in people and he has even rediscovered himself to the world as one of the most generous charity donors in history.
Continue reading “What Can We Learn from Bill Gates’ Story”
Despite the fact that you’ve just passed your exams in December and started the second semester, we decided to share our advice on how to prepare a Cover Letter for your graduate job hunting. Never forget that the one who has the information is the one who rules the world!
Here we will touch on the structure of the letter and the information you should include to raise your chances of landing an interview. Continue reading “How to Write a Cover Letter”
Have you ever noticed that from time to time during exam preparation period your mind switches to thinking about what you can eat? At the time when you are trying to focus, your mind is craving for food, in particular, sugary snacks that apparently boost your energy and improve your concentration. But you have probably noticed as well, that very soon you will be craving for chocolate again… and again. Eating lots of sugary and fattening foods during concentration times comes unnoticed which over the time leads to such unpleasant problems as overweight, allergies and high cholesterol. Continue reading “Brainy Foods That Will Help You Focus”
No matter in what sphere you are hoping to find a job, there is such a common thing as an interview that you will have to pass in order to be considered for a position. Every interview is structured more or less in the same manner including an introduction about yourself, a presentation of the company’s services to you, and then some behavioral questions and technical knowledge that your employers will be testing to make a final decision.
Below we will be looking at the 2 most recurring so-called “fit-questions” which are designed effectively to test your suitability to the company’s corporate culture. Recruiters want to make sure that if they hire you, it will be nice for their colleagues to see your face in the office minimum 8 hours per day and that you will not give up after the first problem you encounter. Continue reading “2 Most Popular Fit Questions at Interviews”
I’m pretty sure that we’re all familiar with the phenomenon called ‘cramming’. It’s a skill that almost every student has come to possess from years and years of getting used to leaving tasks until the last minute. Although it’s known that cramming won’t probably land you an A, it surely might prevent an F (and what more could one possibly ask for?)
Cramming is a last-minute study technique that students have depended on for decades, and although it has proven to have a beneficial outcome for some, it might have its consequences. Cramming is pretty much trying to memorize a large amount of information in a short period of time. We usually do it the night before a test, exam, or during revision week. Continue reading “Does Cramming Really Work?”
Like a modern Renaissance man, it is difficult to choose a domain where Michael Bloomberg has not tried his hand at. A banker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, billionaire, politician, activist, media mogul, avid pilot… and it is not a full list of accomplishments of just one single person. His name has even been used to name the “Bloomberg” information terminals which have become indispensable for traders, working in the financial markets industry. His quick thinking and unbelievably rigorous work ethic have let him foresee how accurate early information from first hands can become a valuable asset in our information age and construct a whole eco-system around this idea. Here we will have a look at how a man who was made redundant at his well-paid job at 40 years old, managed to change the whole financial world, and even win the elections for the mayor of New York.
“Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure,”
— Michael Bloomberg Continue reading “What Can We Learn from Michael Bloomberg’s Story”
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