Stress Awareness Month Statistics

Stress Awareness Month Statistics

Stress Awareness Month happens each April. It’s important to learn some strategies for coping with this particular  issue. Stress awareness Month, which always happens in April, has now been going for 19 years and things just don’t appear to be getting better.
Stress can be debilitating, and it can cause and/or aggravate health problems.
Stress is a normal part of human existence — nobody is immune to it — it’s important to arm ourselves with knowledge so that we recognise when stress rears its ugly head. (Amazingly, we don’t always notice it’s happening to us.)

In this series of podcasts we will be looking at various themes concerning stress :

  1. The statistics of stress
  2. Workplace stress
  3. Signs of a stressful workplace
  4. Stress and Covid 19
  5. Managing & coping strategies to combat stress
  6. Measure your workplace stress
  7. Evaluate your stress levels.

STRESS AWARENESS MONTH IS IMPORTANT

  • It reminds us to pay attention to our health – According to the official website, “Stress Awareness Month is a national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society.”
  • It’s going strong – Stress Awareness Month has been an ongoing campaign of awareness and education since 1992 – 19 years already.
  • Because we’re all feeling it – A recent survey found that about two-thirds of workers report engaging in behavior such as drinking or crying regularly in order to deal with stress.

  1. How stressed do you feel in work?
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    How stressed do you feel in life in general and the Covid 19 Pandemic?
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How well do you know English accents?

How well do you know English accents?

How well do you know English accents?

Do you know some of these 25 English accents?

Test How well do you know English accents?

Can you which accent comes from which country or region – this is a challenge in 25 accents – How well do you know English accents?

English is perhaps one of the most dialect-diverse languages in the world.

With countless accents shaped by thousands of years of history, there are few languages with as many varieties of language, accents, slangs and dialects.

Best Oscar Film Quiz

Best Oscar Film Quiz

Which Oscar nominated film should you go and see?

The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry.

The big blockbusters are usually great films with very strong acting, special effects or a very engaging story line.

The origin of the Oscar statuette dates all the way back to 1927. That’s when members of the newly formed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held a dinner in the Crystal Ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to devise a way to honor outstanding achievements in cinema. MGM art director  sketched the figure of a knight gripping a sword, standing in front of a reel of film. The five spokes of the reel stood for the original five branches of the Academy—actors, directors, producers, technicians, and writers—while the sword symbolized protection for the welfare of the industry.

It is said that the Academy librarian and future executive director Margaret Herrick noted that the bald figure resembled her Uncle Oscar, hence the nickname stuck…. and the rest is history as they say.

In this quiz we ask 10 questions to help you choose which Oscar winning film you should go and see. The questions cover the type of plot, the emotions you seek at the cinema and actors you enjoy watching.  

The vocabulary focuses on all the words you need to talk about movies.

Which Oscar winning film should you go to see ?

 

How to really Learn vocabulary part 1

How to really Learn vocabulary part 1

In this series we are going to be looking at ways that we can enhance and improve our learning and perhaps crushing some of the myths about learning techniques that we learnt in school.

Every day we meet people with different techniques for learning vocabulary, but most of them revolve around some pretty shaky ideas, those being ‘if you write stuff down, you’ve learnt it.’

If only things were that simple …

This rarely works, due mainly to the fact that some important steps have been missed out – those being, actively learning the vocabulary and then actively using it.

Let’s put this in prallel with sport, to illustrate the idea.

Imagine that you are a huge cycling fan and you love the Tour de France and you would like to experience the grueling (look that one up if you like) hardships of a day riding in the mountains of the Tour de France.

So, you get all the magazines about the Tour and mountain cycling, you have the maps and you have read all the technical stuff on hydration and nutrition during a massive climb in the Pyrenees mountains in the south of France.

You have even chosen your mountain, Le Col du Tourmalet – wow! that’s a big one, and have bought a fabulously expensive ‘S-Works’ bicycle for the climb. 

You’ve seen the videos and read all the information, but that’s as far as you go – THAT is how a lot of people learn – they don’t go the final mile of training before getting on the bike after weeks of muscle and stamina building. They don’t prepare for the day that they will be climbing Tourmalet on their bike.

OK, they know all about Tourmalet, Le Tour de France and mountaing cycling – but they have no guarantee of ever being able to achieve the ascent of a mountain on their bicycle.

Listen to the podcast, N°1 in a series, to get some ideas to improve your learning.


 

European Champions Cup Rugby Last 16 qualifiers

European Champions Cup Rugby Last 16 qualifiers

European Champions Cup Rugby Last 16 qualifiers

No Top14 Rugby this weekend and the 6 Nations has finished, but the Champions Cup rugby continues for the next two weeks – this week the last 16 clubs fight for their places in the 1/4 finals, which will be played on the following weekend.

The matches this weekend feature the following;

Leinster v Toulon

Gloucester v La Rochelle

Wasps v Clermont

Munster v Stade Toulousain

Exeter Chiefs v Lyon

Racing 92 v Edinburgh

Union Bordeaux Bèbles v Bristol Bears

Llanelli Scarlets v Sale Sharks

Some great matches to be played – try and predict the scoresor the winners & losers before listening to the podcast to see how good your general knowledge of rugby is.

 

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