Aisling McCaughey

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How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential

Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. Beyond just note-taking, though, mind maps can …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Long Exposure Captures a Lot of Lightning in Utah

Mount Timpanogos, or “Timp” as some would call it, is the second highest mountain in Utah’s Wasatch Range. It towers over the Orem, Pleasant Grove …

Photos

Abandoned House Comes to Life Because of Unlikely Furry Inhabitants

<i>The House in the Woods</i> is a fascinating collection of photographs that show wild animals appropriating an abandoned home as habitat for themselves. …

Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

The Inside Story On The Fear Of Holes

Trypophobia may be moving out of the urban dictionary and into the scientific literature.<p>A recent study in the peer-review journal <i>Psychological Science</i> takes a first crack at explaining why some people may suffer from a fear of holes.<p>Trypophobia may be hard to find in textbooks and diagnostic …

Does Earth have a second moon?

Mars has two moons, Jupiter has 67, Saturn 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14. But our planet Earth has just one moon. Doesn’t it?<p>Many planets in our solar …

Astronomy

Multitasking After 60: Video Game Boosts Focus, Mental Agility

A brain that trains can stay in the fast lane. That's the message of a study showing that playing a brain training video game for a month can rejuvenate the multitasking abilities of people in their 60s, 70s and 80s.<p>"After training, they improved their multitasking beyond the level of …

How The World's Religious Landscape Has Changed Since 1960 [Infographic]

A detailed look at religion in every country, then and now<p>Even if religious doctrine hasn't changed all that much in thousands of years, the number of people practicing religion, and the places they worship, can look completely different in only a few short years.<p>This ambitious infographic from …

Should We Really Be Encouraging People To Buy Books?

Amazon's MatchBook service makes getting a printed book/Kindle copy bundle cheaper. But that takes us backward, environmentally speaking.<p>Yesterday, Amazon announced the new MatchBook service, which offers a deeply discounted Kindle version of a book when you buy a new copy of the physical version. …

Does becoming a parent affect your social work practice?

One expectant mother, who works in child protection, considers the impact of being pregnant on her professional role<p>As the lead social worker on child protection cases, often undertaking pre-birth assessments and section 47 investigations, part of my development as a practitioner has been to accept …

'We need the public to understand what social workers do'

Annie Hudson, the new chief executive of the College of Social Work, speaks out about improving the public image of social work and the dispute with BASW<p>It's a challenging time to become the chief executive of the College of Social Work, not least with the very public dispute between the college …

Zero-hours contracts are inappropriate in the field of social care work

When Robert Francis QC reported earlier this year on the shocking treatment of (mainly) elderly patients at Mid Staffordshire Hospital, several of his recommendations explicitly applied to adult social care. Why? Because it was clear from numerous reports from the Care Quality Commission and others …

Frontline's 'elite route' into social work will create divisions

Instead of trying to attract 'high-flyers' into the profession, why not ask service users what skills they think are key<p>Few professions have been the subject of more controversy than social work. Now the government's new Frontline scheme for training those working with children and families seems …

'Why I'm leading Frontline's social work education scheme'

Donald Forrester, newly-appointed lead professor for the controversial programme, on why he thinks a different approach is needed<p>A few years ago I was giving a lecture to new social work students. At the end, a young woman came over to say hello. I recognised her, but could not immediately place …

Social workers: the forgotten emergency service

Approved mental health professionals often provide crucial, but unrecognised, support for people in urgent need<p>Is there a crisis in mental health services? Recent national reports certainly paint a grim picture of delayed admissions and assessments for people with acute mental health problems …