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4 Podcasts to Help You With Your Language Learning

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As we’ve discussed in our other articles on this topic, media is a great way to stimulate your language learning, with podcasts, TV, music, and books all being handy tools in the ESL learner’s toolbox.   Since podcasts are an easy and effective way to get your language learning fix while you’re on the move, we’ve curated four of the best and more innovative podcasts out there with a focus on picking up a new language. The Actual Fluency Podcast with Chris Broholm Rather than focus on a particular language, the Actual Fluency Podcast, hosted by Chris Broholm, looks at..


4 Tips for Expediting Virtual Meetings

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With the current emphasis on social distancing, business meetings are one of the areas where businesses are able to limit personal interactions by moving meetings into an online space. However, conducting a productive virtual meeting successfully can be challenging, given the variables involved. In this article, we’ll be looking at what those challenges are and what potential solutions there are to them. Using the Right Platform  There are a myriad of platforms to conduct virtual meetings on to choose from, with some of the more well know options being Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts. However, narrowing down that..


Can a Dental Assistant Use Nitrous Oxide?

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Nitrous Oxide is a colorless gas that is commonly used for sedation and pain relief in a dental setting, helping patients to relax and numbing any potential pain associated with a procedure without them losing consciousness. Because of these applications, it is commonly used by dentists and dental assistants across the US.   However, one of the more common misconceptions about nitrous oxide is that any dental assistant can begin the flow of nitrous oxide and monitor a patient while alone in the operatory. Depending on the state you’re in, dental assistants may need to be certified to monitor and..


How to Become a Legal Assistant?

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Legal secretaries, also known as legal assistants, provide essential administrative support for solicitors, barristers, and legal executives as a vital part of any law firm. So, if you’ve got a flair for administration and want to work in the legal field without needing a law degree, then qualifying as a legal assistant is a fantastic career opportunity. What Does a Legal Assistant Do? Legal assistants provide vital administrative support to other legal professionals, such as lawyers and paralegals. They do not practice law, but rather perform tasks that support those who do, producing legal letters and documents, doing research, arranging..


What Is the Difference Between Criminology and Criminal Justice ?

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If you’re considering a career in law, the four most common qualifications you’ll come across are those in the fields of law, paralegal studies, criminology, or criminal justice studies. We’ve already covered the difference between a lawyer and a paralegal elsewhere in this blog, so today we’ll be looking at the differences between criminology and criminal justice. What Is Criminology? Criminology is the study of crime, criminal behavior, explanations for crime, and social reactions to crime. The subject covers a broad range of topics, from psychology to statistics, with the aim of learning and understand how crime affects society as..


Do Massage Guns Really Work?

Massage Guns

A favorite of athletes on social media, massage guns have been touted as an essential part of any gym-goer’s or sportsperson’s recovery kit. In this article, we’ll be looking at what a massage gun is, how they work, and how they compare to actual massage therapy. What Is a Massage Gun? Bearing more than a passing resemblance to a power tool, massage guns are basically a handheld motor attached to a rubber head. The massage gun provides percussive or vibration therapy, similar to what you might expect from Swedish or sports massage. What Does Vibration Therapy Do? Vibration therapy is..


What Is Herd Immunity?

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One of the talking points that has been in the news cycle in recent months regarding the COVID-19 is the concept of ‘herd immunity’ and the possibility of its use to end the threat of  Coronavirus.   In this article, we’ll be looking at what the term herd immunity means, how it can be achieved, and why it is crucial to the outcome current virus crisis. What Does Herd Immunity Mean? In its most simple terms, herd immunity means that around 70% to 90% of a population has developed the necessary antibodies to be functioning immune to a particular disease.  ..


What Does Triage Mean?

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If you’ve ever been in an emergency situation or watched a medical or military drama, you’ll no doubt have heard the word triage applied to the treatment of those in need. In this article, we’ll be looking at what that means, its history, and why it is still used today.  What is Triage? At its most basic level, triage is the process of determining the priority of patients' treatments by the severity of their condition or likelihood of recovery with and without treatment. The term comes from the French verb trier, meaning to separate, sort, shift, or select. Where Does..


How to Get Your Afternoon Boost Without Coffee

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For most of us, coffee is our traditional pick me up to get us out of that post-lunch slump. However, while caffeine can improve memory, decrease fatigue, and improve your mental functioning, too much of it can make it harder for you to make decisions, interpret information, and can even have some negative effects on your physical health.   So, if you’re looking for an admin-friendly way to get your afternoon boost without resorting to caffeine, here are some ideas. Listen to Music Listening to music engages the same part of the brain that deals with learning and data processing...


The Different Types of Memory

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For most of us, the concept of memory is a single idea. You remember things and there doesn’t seem to be much difference in the way you remember them or the way you recall them. However, the human brain actually stores and makes use of six different types of memory and, in this article, we’ll be looking at the differences between them. Implicit and Explicit Memory Implicit memory is information that unconsciously enters the memory and can be recalled later, even if the event and the memory of the event remain unremembered. This most commonly occurs when places are visited..