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Pearson Publishing: Future Skills 2030

“Predicting the future of employment has itself been a booming growth sector in recent years, with analyses often designed to guide public sector and business investment and training policies. But we believe ours is the most comprehensive and methodologically ambitious to date.

“We have developed a novel methodology for predicting the demand for work and skills in the US and UK economies in 2030, one that combines the expertise of humans with the power of machine learning. This enables us to forecast quantifiable directional predictions for occupation growth. In addition, we have identified the skills, knowledge types, and abilities that will be most likely experience growth and decline. Importantly we have grounded the analysis in structural change likely to affect US and UK labor markets in the coming years.”

How to Study Smarter by Discovering Your Learning Style (Infographic)

Each and every person has different learning preferences and styles that work for them. Discover your unique learning style and improve your study skills today.

Research shows that everyone has their own unique learning style. Gaining a better awareness of how your brain processes information can help refine your study technique and boost your chances of academic success.

What are the Different Learning Styles?
The writer George Evans once said that “Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” In fact, research on learning styles backs this up and experts have identified five main learning styles, these are:

1. Visual learners who learn best through seeing
2. Auditory learners process information best through hearing
3. Kinesthetic / tactile learners who need to take a more hands-on approach
4. Solitary learners who absorb information best through social interaction
5. Social learners who learn best on their own

What’s more, studies have found that most people have a mix of learning styles with one dominant style. Many people also tend to use different styles in different circumstances.

Make Your Study Sessions More Productive
If you would like to learn more about the best study techniques for each learning style, then you may want to check out this super informative infographic from Study Medicine Europe. This handy graphic explores the five main learning styles and outlines effective study tips for each one. It also includes some general tips to help make every study session as productive as
possible.

The Negative Health Impact of Stress (Infographic)

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
– Lou Holtz, American football player

According to the American Institute of Stress, 77% of people say they regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. Stress manifests itself differently for everyone, for some stress may cause stomach problems whereas for others it may take the form of a tension headache.

How Does Stress Affect Our Health?
Much of the science of stress remains a mystery. However, recent research has uncovered much about the stress response which explains some of the ways it negatively affects the body. Scientists posit that many of these health issues are triggered by the chemical reactions brought about by the stress response which can change or shut down normal bodily functions.

The Long-Term Effects of Stress
Terri Guillemets once quipped, “If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched.” It seems that there is some truth behind this statement, with medical studies finding a clear link between prolonged stress and increased susceptibility toserious health conditions such as such as heart disease, diabetes and depression.

Discover More About the Physical Impact of Stress
If you are curious about the many ways in which stress messes with our bodies, then you should check out the below infographic from Study Medicine Europe. This interesting graphic lays out the details of the stress response and the many ways it can impact our physical wellbeing. It also provides some practical pointers on different ways to cope with stress in high-pressure situations.

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