Category: Thing of the Day

A round-up of the bizarre and brilliant of the web corralled by the University of Portsmouth Library.

It’s the end of the year – try some reflection

How did your academic year go? Do you normally judge your success and contentment by the marks you get? Have you ever thought that you could learn from your mistakes as well as your successes? Reflection Reflection is mighty important

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23 wellbeing things, No. 13 – Smile and feel lucky!

It is actually proven that those who are optimistic have better luck.  This has long been suspected and is a conviction rooted in ancient folklore but it happens to be true.  When we expect good things to happen to us

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23 wellbeing things. No. 12, Sleep

Sleep is a surprisingly active process.  You probably do nearly as much while you sleep as you do during the same period of being awake.  When you go to sleep, your body begins a period of active repair and reconfiguration,

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23 wellbeing things. No. 11, Stand, relax and deliver

Speaking in public, whether in a presentation, an interview or a verbal examination (viva voce), can be a nerve racking experience.  It needn’t be.  As the age old military adage has it, “train hard, fight easy”.  Your creative imagination is

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23 wellbeing things. No. 10, Attachment

The vast majority of people believe they need things to be happy, including loved ones, respect, perhaps admiration, money, a career and material possessions, ranging from a comfortable bed, through the latest games console to a car and, depending on

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23 wellbeing things. No. 9, Acceptance

In life, many things cannot be changed.  We might work to influence some of them, object loudly to others and even spend our lives dedicated fighting certain social causes but fighting the world is tiring.  As a matter of self-preservation,

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23 wellbeing things. No. 8, Making working work for you

It is a well known saying in business that those who fail to plan, plan to fail.  There is some truth in this.  Arriving at the end of your course with only hours to spare to start your dissertation is

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23 wellbeing things. No. 7, You are what you eat

Everyone needs to eat well, and regularly.  Balanced meals including wholegrains, fruit and vegetables to fuel your brain and lean protein to keep you feeling full and support your muscles, are even more important at those times when it feels

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23 wellbeing things. No. 6, A problem shared is a problem halved

Mealtimes and snack breaks are also a great opportunity to chat to your friends, share your worries and talk about things totally different from what you have been thinking about.  This is also important.  We are all social beings and

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Music online: musical technology and samples at your fingertips

Do you do music?  If so, you should check out Music Online for audio examples of music from all over the World, as well as encyclopedic information relating to places, cultural groups, instruments, including the voice and electronic, and genre,

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