Simple tips backed by science

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Have you ever listened to a presenter so hard, but within minutes after the presentation, you found it difficult to remember what he said?

Whether you’re taking down notes during seminars, a college student, or a consistent member of the Board of director’s conferences, note-taking is a very effective skill that will enhance your creativity and make you a fast-paced individual among others.

Note-taking is a workmate and catalyst to the brain that can help you learn new ideas faster, retain concepts, and share information excellently.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. …


“I thought the mushroom cloud had followed me from Hiroshima” — Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Photograph of Tsutomu Yamaguchi by Justin Mccurry. March 25, 2009. By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22141958

We could say that this man was one of the luckiest on the planet. Having survived the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II that killed over 80,000 people instantly and another 60,000 Japanese citizens in the months that followed.

Some 260,000 people survived the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But having witnessed at close hand the nuclear devastation of two Japanese cities, the engineer became the only officially recognized double-survivor that lived on years later to tell the tale.

On August 9, 1945, an American Boeing B-29 Superfortress nicknamed “Bockscar” piloted by Major…


Seeing the workers’ demand wages that they worked for was an abomination for the pharaoh

Depiction of Egyptian workers. By Kingn8link — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49512789

Like most civilizations, both past and present, there have been countless disagreements between parties as opinions and perspectives have always differed.

The most important cultural aspect of ancient Egypt due to their developed and high standard of living was harmony; known as Ma’at. Ma’at was the concept of universal, communal, and personal balance which permitted the flow of peace for the kingdoms to function as it should according to the will of the Egyptian gods.

The king’s primary objective was to be the custodian of Ma’at and maintain balance and equality among the people. Consequently, he needed to make sure…


Expand your business with better services

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With most businesses looking for ways to increase growth and reliability, the need for cloud computing services is rising at all-time levels. With the pandemic, most teams are working remotely from the comfort of their location and this could cause panic in organizations that can’t find a way to effectively connect workers to collectively perform specific tasks.

Cloud phone systems are rapidly replacing the old bulky computing hardware because of their effectiveness and flexibility. Most cloud-based phone systems run on a super-fast connection that can attend to all your business needs.

These cloud-hosted PBX providers offer diverse features, some of…


The location was top secret

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War comes with negativity and massive destructions, but if there’s one aspect war has helped humans evolved efficiently, it’s innovation. Every nation wants to conquer, and to do this you have to outsmart your opponents, you need to be one step ahead, and you need to think outside the war field.

There have been countless numbers of strategies used by nations all through WW I — WWII, but creating a replica of an entire city is just brilliant.

In Paris, there is a tradition of sounding spooky wails of an air raid siren which you can undoubtedly hear from anywhere…


The truth about the tallest building in Washington

Washington Monument as it stood for 25 years. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1550183

A structure that has become a popular landmark of Washington DC and the United States, celebrated for its iconic design, durability, and unique construction style. The Washington monument has lived over 220 years and it is the tallest building in Washington DC.

Firmly situated due east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial, the obelisk monument is made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss.

The unique structure of the Washington Monument was proposed by Robert Mills an architect from South Carolina who won a design contest held by the Washington National Monument Society in 1833.

To commemorate the grand…


From being born on a dining table to authoring several books

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh taken in the Chinese room Buckingham Palace. By Allan warren — Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18928145

Buckingham Palace announced the death of HRH Prince Philip. He passed away on the morning of 9th April 2021 at Windsor Castle.

The tragic death of Prince Philip has thrown the United Kingdom and other parts of the Commonwealth into grief and mourning. The Duke of Edinburgh lived a life of respect, honor, and impact. He passed away at age 99, just two months shy of his 100th birthday.

Best known as the husband and the longest-serving consort to Queen Elizabeth II. As well as being a Prince, he was also a father of four, grandfather to eight, and great-grandfather…


Here’s what nobody tells you about learning

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We are all learning every day, whether you’re trying to get better at a skill or studying for a college degree, learning is a continuous process. Although what we are learning differs, understanding the best way to learn in present times is essential to your development.

The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic took everyone by surprise as institutions, sports centers, and other public gatherings remained in total closure. Adaption became a priority as organizations sort for ways to get their service to the people.

Thus, with the help of technology, virtual events became a way of life, as well as…


Mysteries behind the Oregon Trail

Breaking up Camp at Sunrise By Alfred Jacob Miller — Walters Art Museum. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18835933

The Oregon Trail was a 2,170 mile (3,490 km) route that served pioneers wanting to settle in the west side of the United States. It was one of the two ways to emigrate to the west in the mid-1800s, the other was the southerly Santa Fe Trail.

The Santa Fe Trail stretched from Independence through to New Mexico, although certain branches of the trail created new destinations along with Texas and The Great Salt Lake region.

The president of the United States in 1803, Thomas Jefferson (R-Virginia), saw the need to diversify the culture, economy, and lifestyle to create a…


Ruins of an ancient civilization?

Desert’s Hand. Sculpture by Mario Irarrázabal. By Marcos Escalier from Antofagasta, Chile. — Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=513789

The earth is filled with diverse mysterious creatures, sculptures, and even landscapes, some might term them as wonders of the world, while others see them as “accidents" — Things that came to be due to past human activities on the earth.

Take for example the Bermuda triangle. There is a category of people who agrees with the theory that says the point where the magnetic and true north are perfectly aligned, causes pilots and ship captains’ compass to malfunction, making their vessels lose control and veer out of plain sight.

Another category agrees that aliens and UFOs are responsible for…

Derrick Harris

Life coach/positivity therapist and mental health advocate. Princeton. Learning and history fanatic. The ascent, Age of awareness, SkillupEd, PGSD.

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