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xx If you are preparing any child for WASSCE or BECE
February 25, 2018, 04:11:23 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Good evening to all.
If you are preparing any child for WASSCE or BECE either this year or succeeding years go to the WAEC website and open the link WAEC Ghana. Then click on exam.  A menu will open. Go to the bottom and you will find the chief examiner's report. Open the chief examiner's report and you will find past questions from 2011 to 2016 with the chief examiner's comments on how they were answered and what the candidates did wrong. He pointed out how they should have answered the questions. Pls do well to help our children and young ones. This can help in revision.
xx GAIN ADMISSION into 200level through IJMBE
December 30, 2017, 10:43:21 AM by naijatowns

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The good news is that you don’t have to wait for another JAMB before you gain your admission, not even to 100level but 200level of University of your Choice.

IJMBE is an A’LEVEL program that means (Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination) moderated by Ahmadu Bello University (A.B.U), Zaria with CENTER AFFILIATED in Ilorin. It is a 9months intensive program, IJMB program is just like you are in 100level and is designed in such a way that candidates with deficiencies in English and Mathematics in their O’ level results can still participate. And unlike JAMB results which expires every year, A‘Level results are just like your WAEC or NECO results which doesn’t expire and it can also be used in securing admission abroad. 

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xx Why he gives a scholarship to the worst graduating student
December 01, 2017, 11:28:18 AM by Isaac Adeniran
20/11/2017. *Nigerian-born Chris Imafidon is a Professor at the University of Oxford, England. Though autistic, Imafidon, whose children have been described as world’s brainiest kids, tells ‘NONYE BEN-NWANKWO, how he got to the height he has achieved*

*_You were at the University of Ilorin recently during their graduation and you said you would give a scholarship to the worst graduating student. Why?_*

You might need to ask my grandmother that because she believes that every child, without exception, has a lot to contribute to the society. She would find out what you are capable of doing. In my own generation, I try to implement what she lived by. She didn’t just preach it, she did it. She was interested in every child. I did what she would have done. She is gone now. But I am here to represent her voice. I must not let her voice be unheard in my generation, I will always echo it and my mantra is that every child is a genius. If every child is a genius, then it shouldn’t matter if you are at the top of the class, bottom or middle. The lecturers were arguing with me but I told them that they would see what these people they judged the worst students would become. I would give them scholarships and if they don’t beat the ones you say are the best students after three years, I will publicly apologise.

*_We understand you have placed such bet before…_*

Yes, David Cameron tried it with me and he lost $25m. That was what we used to build our first school in Birmingham. He said that for my child to pass the General Certificate of Secondary Education exam at the age of six, it was just the gene. I told him it didn’t have anything to do with the gene. I told him to give me the worst performing schools and I would work with the least students and he should come back nine months later. He laughed at it. But when he came back nine months later, he knew what he saw. I spoke to the children, I mentored them and I adopted them as if they were my biological children. I didn’t even teach them all the subjects, I just spoke to their personality and I used one or two subjects as samples and they were flying. In one year, they beat the best.

*_But so many people believe that smart kids are born smart and not made to be smart…_*

Shakespeare said some people are born great while others achieve greatness, and some others have greatness instilled in them; giving us a suggestion that when God makes people, He makes some one way and the others another way. God is not jobless to make some human beings with half brains. Don’t ever say somebody is useless. You are not even insulting the person, you are insulting the God that created the person.

*_But in your own case, who saw that greatness in you? Was it your mother?_*

I still tell you that everybody is smart. That is the truth. However, I remember that in my secondary school days, I remember that my Physics teacher said I could not do Physics.  I took it like that and I went home and I mentioned it to my mother.  My mother quickly called her mum – my grandmother and they went to the school. They almost beat up the Physics teacher. He even had to beg me that if he said anything I didn’t like, I shouldn’t tell them at home.

*_Your parents would have loved you so much…_*

Yes, my mother had a son that died before he was two years. After that, she had another son that also died. So when I came, they used to drive flies away from me. They never allowed anything to touch me even when I was a baby. My father was the only son of his mother. To carry the family name, you must have a son and you protect the son. So anything I did was monitored by my parents and grandparents. All my friends that used to play with me, because of their parental input, scored lower than me. I ended up being different. So if every parent would believe that his child would achieve, that child would indeed achieve. We just need to work out the formula that would make that child achieve what you want him to.

*_So your mother or grandmother had a formula for you too?_*

Yes, mine was football and my mother knew I liked football. But then, whenever she saw me with football, she would take it away from me. She would say I wasn’t working hard enough. But my grandmother would buy me another football and say she would give it to me provided I came first in the class. In fact, I would say my grandmother is the professor and not me. She did all the work to ensure that I am what I am today. If not that she kept ‘bribing’ me to do this and that, I would have just done anything I wanted. So when you saw me working hard to pass an exam, it was mainly because of the football I was promised. I remember a day in my secondary school that I was given my report card, I didn’t go home, I went straight to my grandmother’s house and I gave her the report card. She cooked special food and after that, even while still wearing my uniform, I took the ball she had bought for me and went to the field to play. I played football till it was dark. Remember I hadn’t gone home then, so my parents were looking for me. Later, my father heard I was somewhere playing football. He was angry with my elder sister for allowing me to play football. My father caught hold of me and asked me for my result. I told him I took the first position and he said I made it up. I told him to ask my grandmother. He went to my grandmother and asked her and she told him she gave me the ball because I took the first position in school. He asked her why she didn’t tell him and she said, ‘you, how many times did you ever come first in school?’ So that is the story of my so-called intelligence. It wasn’t based on the love of school, it was based on the fact that I would gain something if I did well.

*_But did you know that your children would ever become world’s smartest kids?_*

I don’t think they are the world’s smartest kids.

*_But that is what they are known as; they are even in the Guinness book of records…_*

It was because British Broadcasting Corporation keeps a record every year during the day the result is announced. There is a programme that BBC runs, CNN later joined them. They usually showcase the best students in that year. So, the first year, Ann Marie, my first daughter passed GCSE exam while she was in primary school. She was the youngest schoolgirl in that year. They had to feature her and interview her. The next year, her younger sister passed the same exam even at a younger age. She was nine then. Then the media said nobody had ever had two siblings from the same family getting that position. Then, Samantha, my third daughter came and wrote that same exam at the age of six and even doubled what they scored. So they just believed that it is in their gene for them to do that well. That was when they started saying those rubbish and calling them world’s smartest kids.

*_But how could a six-year-old pass GCSE exam?_*

She didn’t read any book.  She just played games. You don’t need to read any book to play ‘ayo’.  She understood big concepts just by playing ‘ayo’. It is funny that they are called the brainiest. They are not. They are just a people that consistently performed well. And to show that they are not the brainiest, I told the BBCwhen they were interviewing me to give me the area with the worst school result and they gave me Hackney. I looked for the worst schools there and that was how I started getting students who are not biologically linked to me and we applied the same concepts and they passed very well.

*_How did you get to know the Queen of England?_*

I don’t know if the story is true but I was told that the Queen’s granddaughter told her that the GCSE exam was so hard and the next morning when the Queen was reading the newspaper, she read about a little girl that had passed the exam at primary school. This was the exam that her 17-year-old granddaughter said it was hard. She was marvelled! She asked how it happened and they told her that my child was a genius and we could also have used African voodoo. She then told them to go and look for me. I didn’t know who the Queen was then. I only knew she is a powerful woman whose picture is on the currency. I never knew she could like me because I was following what my grandmother said I should do. She gave us an award and she became interested in knowing how we were able to do what everybody found so difficult. That was how our royal journey started. But it is not difficult to pass; you only have to know the steps.

*_What are the steps?_*

Just know the limit of your mentality. You have to have a mentality that you can do something. Then you have to have a mentor. The mentor would help you construct the next step, which is the module that you would follow. Then you have to have a modality.

*_Why did you migrate to the United Kingdom by the way?_*

What I wanted to study was not available here and in Africa, I had to go to the UK for it.

*_What’s the course?_*

It’s a postgraduate qualification in a specialised aspect of ophthalmology. I wouldn’t want to bore you with it. But the essence is that you will be able to wear contact lenses in the normal eyes and you don’t have infections and inflammations or redness.  I had to study it either in the US or the UK. My options were limited. I did my first degree in Nigeria. The career path in Nigeria is traditionally British. The country went gaga and changed everything to American. But then, it didn’t play any role in what eventually became of me. What became of me was learning to learn. As such, I get irritated when people tie themselves to one profession or one job.

*_Nobody would know you were autistic…_*

I was autistic!

*_Were you stigmatised as a child back then?_*

Of course. I was teased and taunted by my colleagues and friends. People would always pick on you. People would always laugh at you. One of the signs of an autistic person is stammering. The society will laugh at you. If you have good parents, they will reassure you and protect you. I never allowed such to stop me. My grandmother made sure of that.

*_You must have also taught your kids a lot…_*

Buy your kids toy instruments. Let them ruin them if they must. It sounds very expensive anyway but you are teaching the child more than any book because the child is doing it and knowing it and fixing it. My children ruined a lot of my computers when they were growing up. I was so annoyed. But they turned out well. That is why my girl had to get me an iPad when she started working. She tried to compensate me for all the devices they ruined.  But all that they ruined made them understand the internal workings of the devices. When she went to school, the school computer crashed. The head teacher’s PA called the technical support team to come and fix it. My daughter came in, saw the screen with the error message and said she could fix it since it was the same message that was on the one she fixed at home. She was able to fix it instantly and it started working. When the engineer came, they told him a little girl had fixed it. He insisted on seeing my daughter. She told him what she did to the computer and the man opened his wallet and gave her 20 pounds! She was seven years then. The man looked at the head teacher and other staff members and told them if they had problems with their computers, they should call my daughter first before calling him. That was what changed her entire life. She did Information and Communications Technology exam when she was in primary school. She built the website for the school when she was still in primary school. The website won multiple awards. She became the technical director of the school. Why am I saying all these? As parents, we are very careful with all our devices. We don’t even allow our kids to touch our phones. Allow them! Sometimes, they would even be able to restore and repair it. You don’t know where they will be exposed to tomorrow. Every child is a genius. That is what I believe in.

*_Could that be why you decided to work with the Child Dignity Foundation?_*

The society said autism is a disease but autism is a gift. If you think it is a disease, then you cure it. If you see it as a gift, you have to celebrate it and it will replicate. When I heard what the Executive Director of CDF, Amaka Awogu, is doing with autistic kids and those who have Down Syndrome, I decided to key into it. It is irritating to me that we treat autistic people as less than human. We even classify them as disabled. I am challenging the mainstream and I say that I will work with autistic kids and at the end of nine months, if they don’t beat your best, then I will apologise publicly. I know what an autistic child is about. I didn’t read it; I know what it is about.

*_Did you ever know you would get to this level back then?_*

How could I have known? Who would have told me?

*_How is life in the UK? Is there any form of segregation even now that the world is developed?_*

There is no racism. I can tell you clearly. Anytime they see talent, they forget about your colour. They come here to look for (Nwankwo) Kanu to come and play football for Arsenal. He is not from London, so why did they give him that opportunity to play for them and they paid him millions of pounds even more than the Arsenal boys who were there before him? Talent lifts you above geographical boundaries or even racial boundaries. I am not supposed to have access to the Queen but a goldfish has no hiding place. The Queen read how the kids were doing in school and requested to see me. She said we have 35 per cent pass rate in Maths in England and this man is making primary school children to pass Maths, is it voodoo? My children received royal awards.

*_Your children passed secondary school exams in primary school, how then did they further their education?_*

My son and daughter passed secondary school exam and the school board had to meet and they asked themselves what they would do. There was no question paper in that primary school that they couldn’t pass.  So they had to vote an amount for them and so, every Wednesday, the head teacher would put them in her car and drive them to a secondary school so that they could join them to do Maths that is appropriate to their level. My younger daughter, Samantha, had to even do double Maths at the age of six. It hadn’t happened anywhere on the planet before her. I am telling this story because I want to let you know that your talent can trump your race, gender, country or anything because it is a competitive world. We blew Guinness books of records. You will not hear so much about Christiana in the press because she is too busy. At 11, she got a scholarship from the national government to go to a university. It is official. You can check it out at the University of Cambridge website. She studied Mathematics and Statistics. At 14, HSBC gave her a place in the bank and after two weeks, they gave her a credit card. Remember she wasn’t entitled to a credit card at that age. After a month, they said she should go to the stock exchange.

*_In all you do, do you even get tired?_*

Why? This is my hobby! You don’t get tired of doing what you love. You don’t retire from your hobby, you retire from a job. Your job is the profession you do every day to earn a living. I do what I love and I love what I do. I will keep working and working until I expire. Every single human being is a genius and I would want to open that greatness so that everybody would see it.

*_For 30 years, you did not return home since you left for England, why?_*

I wasn’t even supposed to be here now. The first person that invited me to come to Africa was Nelson Mandela. He read about us in the newspaper and he wept like a baby. They had told Mandela that when God was giving IQ, he only gave it to white people and gave the remnant to black people. So when he saw it on TV that a black person defeated a white person in intellectualism, he was thrilled. It’s so painful that he died before we could go there. He didn’t just want me to come; he had wanted the whole family to come when he heard about our story.

*_Did your grandmother live to see what you eventually became?_*

That is why I am sad. She didn’t live enough to see my children. I would have loved for her to have seen the fruit of what she planted. She told me how the educational system suppressed the women in her time. I was pampered by my grandmother.
xx How You can Harness the True Power of Your Concentration
October 24, 2017, 02:29:34 AM by abejoye
How You can Harness the True Power of Your Concentration

By Mohammad Shafi'e / StraTeachgic Success

Have you ever had the burning urge and desire to do something really productive that you have been contemplating and cracking your brain so deeply about but never really set out to do it?

Or has there been a lecture or book that you just couldn’t concentrate upon due to its boring and dry delivery? You know that there will be something important that you cannot miss, but you just couldn’t get your stubborn mind to concentrate.

There are 4 areas in which concentration is needed. They are visual, auditory, kinesthetic and conceptual. The next few paragraphs will cover each of these areas one by one and in depth to better improve your overall power of concentration.

Visual Concentration

In order to master visual concentration, you need to improve your overall visualization ability by holding and consciously manipulating a mental image in your mind for longer periods of time. A simple exercise you can perform is to calmly fix your gaze on a small point or black dot at the centre of a white screen at a comfortable distance from and level with your eyes. Another favorite and common technique is to gaze upon a gentle candle flame in a dark room. The trick with this and the above exercise is to maintain your unblinking eye contact with the target object. If it gets uncomfortable, you may close your eyes and move your gaze away for a while.

Auditory Concentration

Noise, cacophony of sounds, presence of distracting sounds and interfering background sounds affect auditory concentration. If possible, where any kind of concentration is needed, it is best to be in a place of silence, but any place that has a tolerable or calm sound environment is fine. If getting to a different environment is not feasible, try listening to sounds or music that is soothing and comfortable to you.

Kinesthetic Concentration

Next, let's move on to kinaesthetic concentration. If you ever felt awkward or clunky in any situation requiring you to perform a physical task, it could just mean that you haven’t had enough practice of the task or you just need to involve your eyes in the process as well. For example, in driving if you are unable to fully synchronize the use of your hands in the changing of gears and your feet in depressing the clutch pedal and your eyes in looking at the mirrors, the best way to solve it is to simply get used to it progressively through consistent practice. Visualization  and mimicking the physical motions involved in a complex physical task also enhances your mastery of this technique.

Conceptual Concentration

Lastly, conceptual concentration means being able to deeply ponder and think through abstract concepts and processes. Your ability to concentrate conceptually depends on your ability to concentrate through your visual, auditory and kinaesthetic channels. Turn abstract concepts into solid, visual forms by imagining them as objects that actually occupy time and space – in your mind. Or you can draw them out as models and symbols on paper.

Now you are equipped with the knowledge and tips to improve your concentration abilities in your 4 different aspects – Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic and Conceptual. Are you ready to fully concentrate and achieve something really productive today?

xx 5 Simple Memory Tips to Boost Brain Power
October 24, 2017, 01:38:56 AM by abejoye
5 Simple Memory Tips to Boost Brain Power

By P.L. Chang, Author of Staradigm: A Blueprint for Spiritual Growth, Happiness, Success and Well-Being

Have you ever imagined how life would be without long-term memory? Not remembering your phone number, your friend’s name, where you live, or what to say in speech class can be quite embarrassing, not to mention a little bit scary.

The truth, however, is that memory loss can happen to anyone and at any point in life. There was a time when memory loss was often linked to aging but things have changed. Nowadays, due to the combination of busy schedules, workplace stress, unhealthy diets, excessive smoking, and large consumption of alcohol, memory loss is now a common problem.

Could your mental capacity be improved? According to scientific studies, it is possible to increase your brain capacity. Several medical research studies have concluded that different types of techniques like exercise, hypnosis, cognitive therapy, special diet, stress management, memory improvement games, and certain natural medications can help increase mental capacity.

Memory loss should not be taken lightly. If you are experiencing any kind of memory loss, it may be time to start focusing on your memory issues. There are several simple and advanced techniques available to improve short-term and long-term memory. The following five simple memory improvement tips are some of them.

Memory improvement tip #1: Grouping and relating words

Whenever you what to remember new information, try relating the new information to old knowledge that you know. This technique works well for learning new names. The next time you meet new people, when they tell you their names, connect their names to people you know and it will increase your chance of remembering their names.

Another simple way to help you remember things is to split them into groups. This works well for remembering certain words or numbers. A good example of this is to split a phone number into smaller groups. Instead of trying to remember this long number 8004567890, you can split it up into smaller groups similar to these three groups of numbers 800, 456, 7890.

Memory improvement tip #2: Physical exercise and healthy foods

Exercise is as essential to the body as it is to the brain. Studies have shown that physical activities can significantly improve brain health. Proper physical exercise (i.e., aerobics, walking, jogging, martial arts, yoga) is great for increasing oxygen to the brain and thus improving your brain’s ability to store information. In addition, it can reduce the risk of certain brain disorders that can lead to memory loss. Avoid over exercising because it can disrupt the chemical balance in your body, causing it to release too many free radicals.

Studies have suggested that participation in any type of physical activity can delay the onset of and reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. Intervention studies have demonstrated that people suffering from Alzheimer’s who exercise daily have shown improvement in memory function.

Aerobic exercises and cardiovascular training along with simple weight training or targeted movement therapy are recommended memory improvement exercises. If you do not feel like being active, playing memory improvement games indoor is a great way to increase your brain’s ability to store data.

What you eat can also affect how your brain will function. The best foods to eat for brain health are organic and whole foods that are rich in antioxidants, proteins, and essential fatty acids. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants are acai, blueberries, cranberries, and red beans. As for proteins and essential fatty acids, nuts and seeds are some of the best sources.

The main reason why you want to eat organic foods high in antioxidants is because antioxidants are essential for preventing free radicals from destroying your brain cells and harming your DNA.

Memory improvement tip #3: Sleep

Sleep is imperative for mental and emotional health. If you are sleep deprived, your brain will not be able to function at its full capacity. Sleep deprivation can compromise some of your basic skills, such as problem solving and creative and critical thinking skills. These skills are essential for helping you to make better decisions.

According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, losing three or four hours of sleep for just one night can negatively affect brain memory. Some researchers believe that sleeping for eight hours straight allows the brain to shift temporary memories to an area of the brain that is responsible for long-term memory.

Memory improvement tip #4: Meditate

Meditation is one of the most effective techniques for improving memory. Researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara did an experiment on 48 undergraduate students to see if meditation improves brain function. They divided the students into two groups. One group was initiated into a nutrition class and the other into mindfulness meditation class. After the experiment, they recorded that the students who used meditation scored significantly better in memory tests.

The nice thing about meditation is that you can practice it any time of the day and for any duration of time. Plus, it is simple and does not cost you any money to use this simple technique to improve your memory. For some simple tips on how to meditate, read this article titled 5 Tips on How to Meditate for Beginners.

Memory improvement tip #5: Reduce stress

Stress plays a key role in memory loss because it can interfere with your capacity to encode memory. Depending on the type of stress, it can cause acute as well as chronic changes in specific areas of your brain. This can affect short-term memory, long-term memory, explicit memory and implicit memory.

StaradigmThe simplest way to reduce stress is by clearing your mind using relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing exercises. These techniques are very effective for reducing stress, because they improve blood flow to the brain, relax muscles and put you in a peaceful state of mind. Another great way to relieve stress is to do things that you enjoy doing. Once you learn to control your stress better, you will notice an improvement in your memory and brain power.
xx Top 10 Ways to Prevent Memory Loss
October 23, 2017, 02:12:21 PM by abejoye
Top 10 Ways to Prevent Memory Loss

By Nina Bourne / LearnU

If you’re anything like me, you frequently forget where you put your keys, what you did with your cell phone and can’t seem to find your glasses despite the fact that you’re wearing them. We’ve all had days when we suffer from CRC (can’t remember crap!) and know the frustration that comes with it.

Hopefully your days of losing stuff and forgetting dates will be behind you after we let you in on 10 of our favorite and super simple exercises to prevent memory loss. You might want to take some notes just in case you forget an exercise or two before your brain has a chance to take advantage of all the hard work your about to do.
Memory 101

The human memory is a complex creature that is comprised of three stages. Each stage of memory is super important and depends on the other to work efficiently and keep your memories intact.

Your sensory memory is lightning fast and lasts only for a second (literally). Your brain takes control of these micro memories by filing them away for later or giving them the boot right out of your brain.

The short-term memory isn’t quite as fickle as your sensory memory. Your short-term memory hangs onto all of the memories it can snag from your sensory memory before it kicks them out of your brain for good.

Lastly, we have your long-term memory which acts as your brain’s filing cabinet. There’s no limit to the drawer space available here and there’s no expiration date on your memories either unlike with your sensory and short-term memories. You’re memories are safe here as long as you take care of your brain and body to prevent as much memory loss as possible.
How to Prevent Memory Loss with 10 Simple Exercises

1. Keep Your Brain Active

Think of your brain as a muscle and just like a muscle in any other part of your body, it needs to be exercised to stay healthy or it will become weak. Luckily, it‘s not too difficult to give your brain the work out it needs. Conducting mental workout sessions can be easy, quick and don’t require you to take a shower afterwards like regular workouts do.

Brain games are always a great way to keep your brain active and keep memory loss at bay. You can flex your memory muscle by doing a little Sudoku, some crossword puzzles or play a brain bending game of Mahjong. You can really kick your brain workout to the next level with a challenging game of chess that will not only keep your memory intact but also help boost you IQ.

You can skip the brain games if you’re not a fan. Reading is a fantastic way to keep your brain active and always learning, so grab a good book, pick up a magazine or read the news online to keep your brain firing on all cylinders. You can also write if you start to feel your memory slip. Keep a journal, write an essay, work up some poetry or keep in touch with loved ones via email. Any of these writing activities will do your brain some good.

2. Brain Healthy Diet

Do your brain and memory a favor by filling your body with lots of healthy foods that will help halt memory loss. You can fuel your memory with brain boosting foods like fruits (the more colorful the better), veggies (the greener the better), fatty fish, nuts and healthy oils like olive and coconut oil.

All of these foods are rich in the important vitamins and nutrients your brain needs to function at its best and maintain a healthy memory. Studies have even shown that those following diets rich in brain healthy foods are almost 20% less likely to suffer from memory loss. If that’s not a reason to munch on almonds and salmon, I don’t know what is.

Don’t limit your diet to just foods to help your memory, though. Also add memory increasing, brain power boosting and body beneficial herbs to your dietary repertoire. There are many herbs that can be ingested in their natural leafy as well as in tea and supplement form. Some herbs are even turned into essential oils that can then be applied topically, ingested in gel pill form or used for aromatherapy.

3. Avoid Stress

Trying to avoid stress can seem like a full time job and nearly impossible for some of us. However, it’s super important to try to limit your stress as much as possible for your brain, memory and overall health. R. Scott Turner, MD PhD, director of the Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University Medical Center, says “Being under stress is very bad for your brain. High levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, make it harder to pull out information from your brain’s memory.”

There may not be a way to completely remove stress from your life all together, but there are some measures you can take to reduce the negative impact it has on your brain and body. Give yourself a reprieve from stress by meditation, stretching, doing some yoga or any other activity you find relaxing.

4. Don’t Smoke

Put down the cigarettes, cigars and anything else you’re smoking because smoking is bad business for your brain and memory. Think of it this way: smoking has been proven to be damaging to your lungs, which decreases the way your lungs function and the amount of oxygen getting to your brain. Your brain needs that rich oxygen to keep the memory train chugging along.

Smoking also directly impacts the blood vessels in your brain as it constricts them. The constriction of these blood vessel are said to harm the brain by depriving the brain of much needed oxygen and is thought to cause damage to memory boosting neurons.

There have been studies conducted on smokers with results showing a distinct effect on their ability to remember the names and faces of people compared to those who do not smoke. So, the verdict is in and it’s telling you to toss your smokes in the trash for the health of your brain, body and memory.

5. Socialize

Keep memory loss at bay by channeling your inner social butterfly and staying connected to people. The folks over at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that those with a healthy, active social life are less likely to experience memory loss when compared to people who are less social. It’s also been proven that there are lower mortality rates among those engaging in healthy social lives.

Dr. Turner said, “The more social connections someone has, the better they are at preserving mental function and memory.” More social people are often found to be less depressed than their socially isolated counterparts. This is yet another reason to get out and mingle since depression itself is known to cause memory loss and depression.

6. Organize

Secure your short term memory by getting organized at home, work and school. You will be far less likely to forget things if you have things under control as you cut down on the clutter and disorganization. After all, it’s much easier to remember where things are, where you’re supposed to be or what you’re supposed to be doing if everything is in its place.

Getting organized may seem like a daunting task at first, but once you get the organization ball rolling it will become a much easier hill to climb. Start getting organized in simple ways like cleaning your junk draw, clearing off your desk and by writing important dates on a dry erase calendar. It won’t be long for your memory to respond to these positive changes.

7. Dance

Don’t let your two left keep you from going out to cut a rug, shake what your Mama gave you or demonstrating you mad Macarena skills. Get out there and dance your little heart out. Dancing is not only an excellent way to exercise, but it is also a great way to combat memory loss and builds new memory connections.

Dancing challenges both your physical and working memory. These two parts of your memory must then try to work together in an attempt to remember the dances steps in the proper order and how to actually perform them. This may sound like a piece of cake, but it’s definitely a bit of a challenge even if you weren’t blessed with the coordination of a drunken elf like some of us.

8. Develop a Skill

Challenge yourself and prevent memory loss by learning a new skill. You can try to master anything you’d like as long as it’s not something you’ve already mastered. Your brain will develop new neural pathways thanks to all the hard work and discipline you’re subjecting it to.

You can take up learning how to play a new instrument as that is an excellent way to challenge both your physical and working memory. If you’re not musically inclined maybe you can pick up a new hobby like painting, knitting or sculpture as a means of developing a new memory boosting skill. Learning to play a new sport is also a great way to develop a new skill and prevent memory loss.

9. Check Your Health

Never underestimate the power your overall health can have on your body and your memory. Chronic illnesses, mental health and even some medications you take can have an impact on your ability to create new memories and the loss of old ones. Be sure to check in with your doctor regularly to ensure that you’ve got a clean bill of health to help avoid any damage to your memory bank.

There are many known health conditions that may be harmful to your memory, such as hypothyroidism, diabetes, depression, high cholesterol, vitamin deficiencies and autoimmune diseases. These conditions can be helped when treated by the proper doctor, which will then help you to prevent additional memory loss and any further strain on your body.

10. Laugh

It turns out that laughter really is the best medicine, at least to prevent memory loss that is. A good laugh is said to open up your mind thanks to the many areas of your brain that are activated in the process. As your brain essentially lights up with activity, it is being challenged with new pathways for your thoughts to travel down, an increase in creativity and an increase in learning.

Who knew that a good case of the giggles could be so great for your brain? “Learning ability and delayed recall become more challenging as we age,” said Dr. Gurinder S. Bains, “Begin by laughing more daily. It will improve your quality of life,” Dr. Bains continued. Sounds like a good enough reason to binge watch Family Guy to us! We can’t argue with what the doctor orders, right?

xx 10 Things That can Drain Your Memory
October 23, 2017, 01:50:15 PM by abejoye

10 Things That can Drain Your Memory

By Isadora Baum / Bustle

At times, our memory might become a little fuzzy. Between all of the things we need to worry about on a daily basis, it's likely that our minds might become cluttered with excess information and encounter obstacles with retaining all of the knowledge. So it's important to avoid triggers that can drain memory and to stay energized and alert each day.

As a certified health coach, I work with people on boosting brain health and memory and performing healthy habits that can promote mental health and sustainable energy levels long-term.

With age, especially, memory can start to dwindle, and so it's important to beat those aging effects and do activities and exercises that will support memory retention. For instance, I always recommend doing word puzzles that make your mind work and that usually involve memorization of some sort. Also, eating a diet rich in fish oils, antioxidants, choline and other healthy fats will boost brain power. Even herbs and spices can have some effect, such as rosemary.

Drain MemoryApart from supporting brain health, you should also look for these eleven triggers that can be negatively affecting your mental awareness. By using preventative measures, you'll be better able to combat the woes of poor memory and increase your longevity and overall health and wellbeing.

1. You're Not Eating Enough Carbohydrates

While I don't encourage eating refined, processed carbohydrates too often, as these are void of most nutrients, I do recommend eating complex carbohydrates with natural sugar, glucose. These can come from whole grain bread and fresh fruit, for instance. "Your brain needs glucose, which comes from carbohydrates, to function properly; without it you may find it hard to concentrate," says dietican Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN, a spokesperson for America's Better Sandwich over email with Bustle.

2. You're Taking On Too Many Things

Multitasking is great for efficiency purposes, and if done properly, it can be a great lifesaver. However, sometimes we are simply too overwhelmed to cover it all. If you are taking on too many items on your checklist, you might experiences obstacles with trying to remember all the little facts and details required for each task. Prioritize those that deserve immediate care, and be mindful of when to limit what you are doing.

3. You're Consuming Too Much Sugar

While your body needs a good source of natural sugar, eating excess sugar can backfire. Unless you are able to find a balance that's appropriate, too much sugar can cause your blood sugar to spike and your brain to go into over-drive and then crash a few hours later. Sugar can also mess with your brain's health and memory span over time, so be mindful to avoid processed and unnatural sweeteners and to enjoy natural ones in moderation.

4. You're Not Eating Healthy Fats

If you avoid healthy fats in the diet, you could be putting your brain and memory health at a disadvantage, advises certified holistic health coach and personal trainer Jen Bruno with J.B. Fitness and Nutrition, over email correspondence with Bustle. Fats can boost memory retention, especially fish oils. Take a fish oil supplement and eat fish two or three times a week. Bruno recommends eating omega-3 fats, too, such as walnuts, salmon and sardines. Omega 3's can also protect again sugar's poor effects on the brain.

5. You're Isolating Yourself Too Often

If work and other commitments have taken over your life and have left you deficient in social plans, it could be hurting your memory and brain health. Being alone can make us sad, and that emotion can carry over into our brains and their ability to function properly. Bruno recommends to "socialize and interact more, find a meet up group or volunteer." Keep yourself busy and stimulated with other people.

6. You're Disorganized

If your desk is disorganized at work or your home has belongings all over, you might experience mental fog and lack of memory retention, as well as more spontaneity thinking. While a little mess might be beneficial for creative projects, for everyday memory retention and concentration, orderly is the way to go. So, file some paper and get rid of any clutter to start thinking more clearly.

7. Your Thyroid Is Acting Up

If you have a thyroid condition, you might notice a change in memory retention. A whacky thyroid can cause us to become lethargy and foggy, if we are underproducing thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism), or unable to concentrate and resist distractions, if we are overproducing the hormone (hyperthyroidism). Check with your physician to see if your thyroid is to blame.

8. You're Not Challenging Yourself Mentally

Bruno advises keeping your mind busy with mentally stimulating exercises, such as "reading, taking classes, doing puzzles, and learning a language." If you don't exercise the brain, it will not stay as sharp and memory might decline faster with age. Plus, research has shown that staying active mentally can lower symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

9. You're Consuming MSG

MSG, or rather Monosodium Glutamate, can drain our memory over time, and is unfortunately found in many food items that we tend to eat on a regular basis. MSG is especially prevalent in restaurant dining and standard takeout, predominately Chinese food. As an excitotoxin, it can interfere with nerve synaptic response in the brain. This can increase risk for dementia and Alzheimer's, as well as other brain conditions.

10. You're Not Sleeping Enough

If you aren't getting enough sleep, your body and mind will definitely become tired over time. Such chronic deficiency will promote inflammation in the brain, which will contribute to brain fog, lack of memory, decreased performance and cognitive functioning, and reduction in mental alertness and stamina. Make sure to get between seven and eight hours of sleep nightly for best results.

11. You're Walking Into A Different Room

As weird as it might seem, closing one door to open another might hold true for thought processing and memory retention, as well. Researchers claim that the act of going into a different room and opening a new door can create a lapse in memory and judgment, as though you are entering a separate realm of thought. Be mindful of when you need to hold onto important information.

While eating well, getting in some exercise, staying hydrated, and challenging yourself mentally can all help you keep your memory sharp and attention span up to par, it's also important to avoid these triggers that can be draining your memory, without you even knowing about it. Pay more attention to the little things for greater long-term benefits.
xx 10 Ways To Strengthen & Build Your Memory
October 23, 2017, 01:32:03 PM by abejoye

10 Ways To Strengthen & Build Your Memory

By Isadora Baum / Bustle

Boosting brain health is always important, as having a healthy, sharp mind can do wonders for productivity and longevity. It's hard to feel as though you're forgetting things all the time, and increasing memory retention can help you feel more confident in your knowledge and ability to think on the spot.

Of course, there's a difference between forgetting where you placed your keys on occasion and forgetting to meet deadlines or social or work commitments regularly. For minor slips, it's not as important, but if you encounter these set-backs in memory retention and find them to interfere in your daily tasks, it might be worth speaking with a physician.

As a certified health coach, I help my clients eat the right foods, work out, and have the ideal lifestyle habits to boost their brain health and to increase memory retention. Of course, memory declines as we age, but there are ways to enhance memory retention and brain power in order to reap long-term benefits and to minimize the natural decline as best as possible. Here are 11 ways to increase memory and brain function in order to improve health and mentality, so that you can feel more competent, informed, and productive during the day.

MindTrip Magazine1. Eating Omega 3s

According to Dr. Lisa Ashe, Medical Director of BeWell Medical Group, over email with Bustle, eating foods high in omega 3 fatty acids could increase memory retention and improve overall brain health and function. Ashe recommends eating, "all foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, berries, sardines and walnuts."

2. Reduce Stress

As explained by Ashe, "increased cortisol levels interfere with memory," and so it is important to reduce stress levels as much as possible in order to boost brain health, memory, and function and to increase feelings of happiness, productivity, and competency. Consider picking up a hobby, yoga, or meditation to calm your nerves.

3. Play Mind Games

Ashe recommends playing mind games in order to keep the brain active and working as best as possible. Ashe suggests some great games, such as "crossword puzzles, brain fitness games, and boggle," to have on hand for entertainment and mental power. Plus, these often come in small pads and books, so they are ideal for travel or a work bag.

4. Learn Something New

Ashe expresses the importance of consistently shocking the brain and mind in order to wow it with new feats and information. It's nice to maintain curiosity, to learn and grow. Ashe suggests learning something new and exciting, something that might even take time and patience to tackle, so that the brain is active more frequently. Ashe recommends trying a new instrument, as an example, or perhaps a language.

5. Exercise

Ashe recommends exercising regularly to boost memory retention. Furthermore, Guillén Fernández, director of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour at Radboud University Medical Center in an interview with TIME, says that exercising before completing a task can improve memory retention, due to release of dopamine and norepinephrine.

6. Socialize

Ashe says that socializing regularly can increase brain health and function, as well as boost mental sharpness and memory retention. Furthermore, a study in the July issue of The American Journal of Public Health, showed that socializing can reduce cognitive decline in the elderly. Lisa F. Berkman, the study’s senior author and director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies says that social engagement makes people mentally sharper.

7. Sleep

Ashe explains that not getting enough sleep can mess with our hormones, especially cortisol, which can lead to greater stress. Such stress can negatively hurt our brains and lower memory retention and mental alertness. Thus, getting 7 to 9 hours nightly should be a healthy habit that takes priority in order to reduce cognitive decline and be more productive in the day.

8. Stay Organized

Ashe recommends staying organized for greater health, productivity, and brain function. Being in a clutter-free area will boost concentration. Additionally, organizing the information is also beneficial, as explained by experts at the University of Utah School Of Medicine. They say that treating information as a funnel, where you can compartmentalize information, you'll be able to enhance retention based on priority and recognition.

9. Meditate

Over email with Bustle, Lynne Goldberg, founder of OMG. I can Meditate! app says, "Incorporate 10 minutes of meditation into your daily routine, as meditation is been proven to increase memory retention." Set aside this amount of time either each morning to start off on a high note, mid-day to avoid that dreaded crash, or in the evening before bed to calm the body and mind for rejuvenation.

10. Be Consistent In Healthy Habits

Goldberg suggests being consistent in healthy habits, as such commitment can help enhance the mind and brainpower on a daily basis in order to provide long-term benefits. For instance with meditation, Goldberg recommends, "be consistent with your meditation practice. It is better to find ten minutes everyday than one hour on the weekends." Goldberg adds, "first thing in the morning works well because you can make sure to practice before your best intentions get sidetracked by your never-ending 'to do' list."

11. Use Coconut Oil

According to research by Dr. Mary Newport, coconut oil can boost brain function and memory retention. By adding 35ml a day, you can get enough healthy fats that are associated with increased brain power and function. Add some to oatmeal, smoothies, stirfry dishes, or just eat plain! Being so versatile, coconut oil is the perfect complement to many dishes.

By adding these healthy habits to your lifestyle, you'll be better able to boost brain health and memory retention, in order to achieve greater, long-term health and happiness benefits and help combat the cognitive decline that comes with the aging process.
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xx JAMB 2017 Admission Cut Off Marks For Universities
August 12, 2017, 05:51:41 AM by Isaac Adeniran
JAMB Releases Admission Cut Off Marks For Universities, Poly, Others
This information is very essential for all those who sat for this year 2017 JAMB exam.

 180 – 185 ——–20 points
 186 – 190——–21points
 191 -195———22points
 196 – 200——–23points
 201 – 205——–24points
 206 – 210——–25 points
 211 – 215——–26 points
 216 -220———27 points
 221 -225——–28 points
 226 -23———-29 points
 231 -23———-30 points
 236 – 240——–31 points
 241 – ———32 points
 246 -25———-33 points
 251 -300—- (34- 43points)
 300 -40——-(44 – 60 points)
 1. Single sitting— 10 points
 2. Combined Results–2 points
 A1—————–6 points
 B2 and B3———4 points
 C4 – C6———–3 points
 For example
 Yakubu Kehinde Obinna scored 242 in UTME = 32 points
 He applies for Electrical Engineering
 He presents only one WAEC result=10 points
 He has 1A, 2B and 2C in the necessary subjects. 1 A: 1 x 6 =
 2 B: 2 x 4 = 8points
 2 C: 2 x 3 = 6points
 His total points = 32+10+6+8+6 =62 points
 He will now await the school to release the cut off point for
 his course.
 Pls pass it on..


xx Why the collapse of education is the collapse of a nation
August 05, 2017, 12:17:31 PM by Isaac Adeniran
A University professor  wrote an expressive message to his students at the doctorate, masters and bachelors levels and placed it at the entrance in a university in South Africa.
And this is the message;

*"Collapsing any nation does not require use of atomic bombs or the use of long range missiles. It only requires lowering the quality of education and allowing cheating in the examinations by the students".*

The patient dies in the hands of such doctors

And the buildings collapse in the hands of such engineers

And the money is lost in the hands of such accountants

And humanity dies in the hands of such religious scholars

And justice is lost in the hands of such judges...

*"The collapse of education is the collapse of the nation"* . Food for thought.....
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