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Should we trust our first hunch?

We’ve all been asked a question and given our first hunch as the answer, and it’s been right.   Sometimes though, we do the opposite and change our […]

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What we Learn Before we are Born

‘So, here I am, upside-down in a woman,’ says the witty hero in Ian McEwan’s latest book, Nutshell.    The unborn baby, only weeks away from his birth, […]

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What makes a Prodigy?

Prodigies astonish us with their outstanding musical abilities, stunning artwork, inspired chess playing and skilled sportsmanship.  They stun us all the more because typically they reach adult levels […]

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The Flynn Effect: Are we all becoming smarter?

James Flynn, an American emeritus professor at Otago University in New Zealand, is an expert on intelligence. Thirty years ago, he propounded the theory that IQ levels have been getting […]

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Proper English Grammar – does it matter?

Are you a user of the grocer’s apostrophe, do you write ‘your’ when you mean ‘you’re’, ‘could of’ instead of ‘could have’, and do you construct entire emails […]

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What makes a genius?

Most of us fall into the ‘lesser mortal’ bracket when it comes to intelligence. We may pass exams with ease, get snapped up by well-respected universities or colleges and […]

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Global Education Rankings

Which country in the world has the best education depends upon how the systems have been measured and which ratings table you look at.   However, one of […]

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Are you left or right brained?

It’s a popular belief that we have a dominant side to our brains making us either left-brained (analytical, verbal, logical and focused) or right-brained (artistic, creative and more […]

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Human Intelligence

Douglas Adams in his classic comedy sci-fi radio series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, claimed that mice are the smartest creatures on the planet, dolphins the second […]

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Education For All added to UN’s 2030 Development Goals

On Saturday 26th of September education activists and world leaders gathered at the UN in celebration of education’s inclusion as one of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development […]

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