[ 19 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Playing games for many is rarely seen as anything other than a fun hobby. However, if you’ve ever tried completing Dark Souls or nailing every challenge in Myst you will understand skill and dedication involved. More and more teens see gaming as their potential future. This value should be rewarded and Dean Anderson, Gamestatix believes that it won’t be too long before it’s possible for every player to make a living just by playing video games.
Value shared and rewarded
Developers need dedicated players with the insight and experience to review their …

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[ 19 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Playing games for many is rarely seen as anything other than a fun hobby. However, if you’ve ever tried completing Dark Souls or nailing every challenge in Myst you will understand skill and dedication involved. More and more teens see gaming as their potential future. This value should be rewarded and Dean Anderson, Gamestatix believes that it won’t be too long before it’s possible for every player to make a living just by playing video games.
Value shared and rewarded
Developers need dedicated players with the insight and experience to review their …

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[ 17 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Employees share less information with minority group colleagues, according to a study by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The larger the cultural differences between a majority and minority nationality, the less likely it is that employees will share information with them.
The research examined problem-solving in 60 mixed groups of three nationalities: German, Dutch and Chinese. In all cases, the Chinese participants were given less information by their team members, leaving them unable to complete the task.
Burcu Subaşi, the lead researcher, says: “In the workplace, people tend to categorise colleagues …

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[ 16 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Online shopping is widely favoured across consumers of all ages and incomes for the convenience it offers: you can shop anytime, from anywhere, and your orders are delivered straight to your door. However, it also entails a few risks that are unique to the internet, as you have to provide sensitive information like your banking and credit card details to proceed with the purchase. The online shopping world abounds with cybercriminals out to get you and trick you out of your money, so it is best to follow some necessary …

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[ 15 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Denis O’Brien, Chairman of Digicel Group and of the Digicel Foundation, supports – www.professionalacademy.com – a leading provider of training in management, leadership, sales and marketing, and has 10 tips for young entrepreneurs.

1. Back yourself – If you can count to ten and you can sell, you can be an entrepreneur.
2. Don’t be afraid to fail: if you do, who gives a damn? You’ve learned something, you always learn out of failure.
3. Be flexible. You set up your business and you think you’ve got a great idea, but the really …

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[ 13 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

The nation’s employees believe work now takes up 42 per cent of their life, according to research.
Researchers carried out a detailed study of 2,000 adults in employment and found we all want more downtime.
Half of those polled agreed waking up in the morning and dreading the day ahead at work is a sure-sign you need to address your work-life balance.
And one third agreed struggling to sleep and finding yourself regularly in a bad mood are other common signs.
In an ideal world, employees agreed a dream existence would see adults dedicating …

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[ 11 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

With summer fast approaching, teaching children to be safe near water becomes increasingly important. There are a number of things you can do to help keep your family safe this summer:
At home

Always use self-closing gates, fences and locks to prevent children from gaining access to pools of water
Securely cover all water storage tanks and drains
Empty paddling pools and buckets as soon as they have been used. Always turn paddling pools upside down once empty
Always supervise bath time (never leave children unattended). Empty the bath as soon as possible after use

On holiday

When …

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[ 9 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

By John Auckland, TribeFirst
No one can deny that the social and political landscape is changing. Driven by the digital revolution and gathering pace as the number of so-called ‘digital natives’ reach adulthood, this paradigm shift is a result of society shunning traditional leadership models and preferring direct connection instead of intermediation. It’s because of this shift that crowdfunding was born, and the effects it’s having on society are far more profound than many realise.
I’ve been bold enough to state in the past that I believe all good ideas will be …

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[ 7 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Strap on your safety goggles! Brainiac Live!, science’s greatest and most volatile show, arrives for its Edinburgh Fringe debut with a vengeance! Refreshed, re-charged and even more explosive.
‘excellent – the Science Museum meets Top Gear’ The Guardian
The show celebrates its 10th anniversary with a bang. Literally! Expect to see exploding dustbins, supercharged spinning chairs and the ultimate Airzooka challenge. It’s the wild world of the weird and wonderful and a no- brainer summer outing for girls and boys alike.
Andy Joyce, No.1 Brainiac and director of the show, says: “I’m so …

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[ 5 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

By Ally Yates, author of ‘Utter Confidence: How what you say and do influences your effectiveness in business’
The 70s duo Gallagher and Lyle sang “I wear my heart on my sleeve”. But is that level of transparency appropriate at work? What place do emotions have in business? Are they helpful or harmful?
If you say you wear your heart on your sleeve, it is often misconstrued as your emotions being out of control. In truth, it means to openly show your emotions, to be transparent, to be true to yourself.
Excesses of …

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[ 3 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Where I work, there are usually one or two dogs around, and it seems like my office is not unusual. UK pet owners are kitting out their office space to accommodate their four-legged companions, according to new research. A survey of 1,013 UK pet owners carried out by interiors etailer, Furniture123.co.uk, revealed that British pet owners spend an average of £143 per year furnishing and decorating their office space to accommodate their furry friends.
This comes following recent reports that – as a nation – Brits spend a total of £1,150* …