background preloader

Assemblies

Facebook Twitter

This Girl Can. The art of before-and-after pictures. 3 March 2015Last updated at 03:44 ET Magazine Monitor A collection of cultural artefacts Before-and-after adverts, showing pictures of people who have lost weight or become fitter, feature in thousands of magazines.

The art of before-and-after pictures

But how reliable are they, asks Justin Parkinson. Wow, what a transformation. Two volunteers go from looking pale and unfit to tanned, toned and dynamic. So how long did it take for the man and woman on the left to turn into those on the right? Just under two hours. Inspiring Motivational Video: Cross the Line® (schools) Famous Failures. Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives. Disruptive behaviour damaging pupils' life chances - Ofsted. Cannabis Effects. Best New Year Resolutions: Top 50 promises revealed for 2014. It's nearly that time of year again where you can turn over a new leaf, start from scratch, or just try and be a little bit better in 2014.

Best New Year Resolutions: Top 50 promises revealed for 2014

Millions of people all over the country will be making New Year's resolutions, but just what is the most popular choice in the UK? A study on behalf of ecigarette.co.uk found that almost all of us are planning to do something differently next year. Creative Thinking Activities and Games. DEADLINE post-it stop motion. GCSE Results can play a big part in your Graduate Job Search. When you’re 15 or 16 and you’re sitting your GCSE exams, you probably won’t have a care in the world.

GCSE Results can play a big part in your Graduate Job Search

Fast forward six years or so and you’ll be going through one of the most stressful periods of your life trying to seek employment as a graduate. Lots of graduates don’t realise it but GCSE results can play a big role in your ability to land a job as a graduate – especially those results in subjects such as Maths, English and Science. Typically employers require candidates to have grades of A*-C at GCSE level in various subjects – although these requirements do vary from company to company. Why the Best Success Stories Often Begin With Failure. When bands fall off cliffs. In March 2005, Kaiser Chiefs released their first album, Employment.

When bands fall off cliffs

It had been preceded by a single, Oh My God, which had reached No 6 and was, in 2007, covered by Mark Ronson and Lily Allen on Ronson's debut album, Version. NME ranked it the 36th "greatest indie anthem ever", a decision that had presumably at one point not sounded quite so much like damning with the very faintest of praise. Another single, I Predict a Riot, followed the album's release and soon became the band's anthem. They won an Ivor Novello award for best album in 2006, and three Brit awards the same year (for best British band, best rock act and best new artist).

To date, Employment has sold 2m copies. School summer holidays: Keep kids active and stay in pocket - Spend & Save - Money. OECD jobs fear for unqualified youth. 25 June 2013Last updated at 10:13 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent There are calls to make sure that young people have the skills for work The poorly educated are paying the highest price for the financial crisis, says the OECD's education adviser, Andreas Schleicher.

OECD jobs fear for unqualified youth

Youngsters without qualifications now face a shrinking chance of getting jobs, according to the economic think tank's annual review of education. A Pep Talk from Kid President to You. Quotes: Nelson Mandela. By Alistair Boddy-Evans Updated February 09, 2017.

Quotes: Nelson Mandela

"We are not anti-white, we are against white supremacy … we have condemned racialism no matter by whom it is professed. "Nelson Mandela, defence statement during the Treason Trial, 1961. "Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another…"Nelson Mandela, Inaugural Address, Pretoria 9 May 1994. South Africa under apartheid for lesson one. Why Success Breeds Success. <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hey there, if you like what you've read, subscribe below to have future posts sent straight to your inbox!

Why Success Breeds Success

<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> Have you ever wondered why successful keep becoming more successful and unsuccessful people keep struggling? 11 must-see TED Talks. The art of really effective revision. Inspiring speeches. Top 20 Fun Christmas Facts Around the World. Be prepared for an astonishing mix of ancient history and modern life encapsulated in Rome, Italy.

Top 20 Fun Christmas Facts Around the World

From The Spanish Steps to the swish bars in the center, from the Pantheon to the restaurants in Trastevere, Rome attracts millions of tourists looking for a taste of historical monuments, art galleries and culinary delights. Walking through the Roman Forum, up to the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Coliseum, one can imagine daily life in the Roman Empire (with a little help from a savvy tourist guide!)