Noor Azwani

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The psychological benefits of gratitude closely mirror those of meditation

Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.”<p>“Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief. “It kind of seems like they are missing the point.”<p>I still am not entirely sure how we were …


5 Tips to Make Your Brain Work Super Fast

<b>Everyone wishes they had more energy and an ability to think faster, to be smarter, and to have the sharpest wit and best memory possible.</b> But like …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Trying to avoid trans fats? Don’t eat these foods

Slide 1 of 7<p>Partially hydrogenated oils, the primary source of trans fat, are no longer “generally recognized as safe” by the Food and Drug …

Avoid These 3 Foods When Dieting

Losing weight is often about that ideal combination of diet and exercise. Choosing the right foods can be just as important as avoiding certain ones. So be sure to steer clear of the foods below.<p>High fructose corn syrup is one ingredient that you'll want to avoid. The sugary chemical finds its way …


How Can I Avoid Eating Tempting, High-Calorie Foods?

These days formidable willpower is required to resist the call of ubiquitous supersized fast food, sugar-laden snacks, and triple portioned restaurant entrees. It hasn't always been that way. When I was growing up, restaurant dining was a special treat, drive-thrus a rarity, and the Appletini had …

Four Fitness Foods You Should Avoid

The Journal Of Marketing Research recently released the article "The Effect of Fitness Branding on Restrained Eaters' Food Consumption and Post-Consumption Physical Activity". In the article, the authors looks into the effects of food branded as "fitness" food, specifically investigating whether …


7 Reasons Why People Who Draw Mind Maps Are More Hireable

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

How to Get a Flat Tummy in Just 5 Mins! - Strong Abs!

Are Learning Styles Useful?

Every teacher already knows that each student learn differently from his or her peers. In the last couple of decades a theory emerged that a few key …

4 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kind of skips one of them, which is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed


5 Elements of Leadership You Can’t Succeed Without

Many entrepreneurs forget that their success is more about helping other people than about personally becoming famous, or overcoming the odds and …


19 Techniques to Empower Yourself to Live a More Productive, Happier Life

“<i>The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.</i>” Thomas Carlyle<p>When I …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …


Seven 1-Minute Hacks For A Productive Workweek

Bob runs into work most days 40 minutes late, coffee flying from his to-go cup. He huffs into his office, slams the door, and stays holed up there, ignoring emails and his incessantly ringing phone until it’s time for lunch or he has his life in order (whichever comes first).<p>There’s a Bob in every …

52 simple ways to motivate yourself

1. Close your eyes, and visualize yourself reaching your goals.<p>2. Try something new today.<p>3. Take a walk in a park, and let nature reset your mind.<p>4. Make a to-do list. You'll feel encouraged as you cross off items.<p>5. Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation could be making you less motivated.<p>6. Drink …


10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

The Brain

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

Sharpen your memory with these surprising anti-aging tricks.

Addition Using a Bar Model

Bar Models 03: Solving Word Problems (Singapore Math 5A)

Using a bar model for percentages

6.NS.1 Dividing Fractions - Bar Model

Singapore Math - Addition and Subtraction Part 1

Finding the Fraction and Percent of a Number - Bar Model

Singapore Math: A Spool of Ribbon [fractions bar model]

Dr. Yeap Ban Har: Bar Model Method (The Singapore Bar Model) | Singapore Maths | Maths – No Problem!

Subtraction bar model