Expert’s exam study tips for matrics

An education expert has given some helpful tips on how Grade 12s can prepare for the crucial papers. The June and trial exam marks play a huge role in pupils’ applications for tertiary studies. Nola Payne, with the Independent Institute for Education, has encouraged matrics to turn social media off while burning the midnight oil. It’s also out with the clutter. “Something to consider using is the Pomodoro technique. You can use an egg timer. You set it for 25 minutes, working flat-out for that period of time until the buzzer…

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Experts Point at the Importance of Regular Sleep

A latest study published in the journal sleep reports that people who sleep less during the weekdays and try to make up for it by sleeping more on the weekends are more susceptible to heart ailments and diabetes. Sleep deprivation has severe repercussions ranging from mood swings, lethargy to even depression. Another research studied the effects of irregular sleep patterns in college students and concluded that “week-long irregular sleep schedules are significantly associated with lower self-reported morning and evening happiness, healthiness, and calmness during the week even after controlling for…

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Experts Link Aspirin Intake With Lowered Risk Of Preeclamsia: Proper Diet May Is Also Crucial

Pregnancy is an extremely crucial phase in a woman’s life. A host of complications can get triggered even on slightest of slip-ups. Proper, well-balanced diet is of the utmost importance along with regular physical exercising and adequate rest. Preeclamsia is a condition wherein a pregnant woman experiences elevated blood pressure late in her pregnancy – usually after 20 weeks or so. Although the condition is known to have no definite cause, experts link it with poor nutrition, high body fat or inadequate blood supply to the uterus. Women who have…

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Experts Identified Brain Chemical That Affects Learning Ability

While cognitive decline is a process tied to age-related degeneration, there are ways and means to slow the process or delay it. According to a study published in the journal Science, a certain chemical messenger in the brain may influence the learning ability in adults. The study was conducted on mice module wherein it was found that limiting the supply or the function of a chemical called adenosine in the brain could preserve the ability of adult mice to learn. Much as young children pick up language simply by hearing…

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Love Beer? Experts Have Created A Type That Can Boost Immunity

Beer lovers, time to rejoice! Experts at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created a probiotic sour beer can also boost immunity. The beer is believed to be created with a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus paracasei L26. This probiotic strain is known to have been first isolated from human intestines with an ability to neutralise toxins and viruses. It is also known to regulate the immune system. Probiotics have long been touted as gut benefiting agents that are also beneficial for the overall health. Consuming food items rich in…

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