Better Note-Taking can Help Students who Struggle with English

Starting a university degree can be something of a culture shock. Students enter university after spending years in a closely structured school learning environment. They discover that there’s a different expectation in higher education: the onus of learning falls mostly on them. In South Africa, another complication arises for those students who speak English as 

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Article of the Day: Why Email Is Only 7 Percent as Effective as Talking

The development of email and texting has enhanced our ability to communicate productively, efficiently, and quickly. But, based on new research into how human communication works, it’s easy to see a downside to our over-reliance on emails and texts. In fact, some of our online habits may be undermining our efforts at communicate successfully. For 

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Article of the Day: 11 Mind-blowing Psychology Findings on Daily Choices

If you assume that you understand why you think and act the way you do, you’re probably wrong. Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves. We sifted through the Quora thread, “What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?” and pulled out the 

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Article of the Day: Why Politics Makes People Crazy

Here’s how politics creates a neurochemical roller coaster. Your brain evolved to promote survival, so your neurochemicals create a sense of urgency about everything relevant to survival needs. Social needs feel as urgent as physical needs because the survival of your genes depends on it. Politics triggers your happy brain chemicals by creating expectations of 

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