THE HUMAN BRAIN

Our brain is an organ of soft nervous tissue, which along with the spinal cord and peripheral nerves comprises the body’s central nervous system.
The brain is located in the skull which protects it from injury.

The brain consists of many specialised parts that work together to control our movements, personalities, thoughts and memory.

The cerebrum:  The largest part of our brain, made up of grey matter and white matter. The tightly folded grey matter gives the brain its wrinkly look.
The cerebrum plays a role in our memory, senses, speech, personality, movement, vision, consciousness.
The cerebrum is divided into sections called lobes: Frontal lobes, Parietal lobes, Temporal lobes and the Occipital lobes.

The Cerebellum:  The second largest part of the brain helps control our balance, posture, language.

The brain stem:  Controls reflexes and crucial life functions.

The diencephalon:  Divided into sections; thalamus which relays information to and from the cerebral hemispheres, and the hypothalamus which controls sensory function and the secretion of some hormones.

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BABY SHOWER PLANNING TIPS

A baby shower is a great way for family and friends to celebrate the impending arrival or recent birth of a baby.
It is a good time to offer parenting advice and shower the Mum-to-be with gifts.
Here are some tips on how to plan the perfect baby shower:

  • Pick a date and time for the baby shower
  • Prepare a guest list of the people you are inviting to the shower
  • Choose a theme for the baby shower. You can go for a unisex theme if you don’t know the sex of the baby
  • Choose a venue for the baby shower
  • Send out invitations
  • Decide on the foods and drinks based on your budget
  • Order a baby shower cake
  • Buy baby shower party decorations, plates, cups, cutlery, napkins, tablecloths to complement your theme
  • Buy disposable plates, cups and cutlery so you won’t have to do any washing up after the party
  • Buy or make your own fun baby shower games to entertain the guests, remember to buy prizes for the games
  • Prepare favor bags or boxes to give to guests, a lovely way to thank them for attending the shower
  • Purchase a guest book in which guests can write their advice and special messages for the parents-to-be
  • Delegate one of the guests to record the gifts
  • Remember to take photos of the special occasion

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HOW TO CHOOSE A LAPTOP

 

 

  • Think about what you need the laptop for
  • Choose an operating system, e.g. Windows, Mac OS
  • Think about the specifications you require, e.g. CPU, RAM memory, Battery life, Hard drive, Display, Graphics card, USB slots, Screen resolution
  • Determine your budget
  • Ensure the laptop is manufactured by a reputable company
  • Purchase the laptop from a reputable seller

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HOW TO SECURE YOUR INTERNET EXPERIENCE

  • Use a security software
  • Apply software updates and enable automatic updates
  • Update your web browser when prompted
  • Be cautious with email attachments and untrusted links
  • Use caution when providing sensitive information
  • Exercise caution when chatting on the internet
  • Use strong passwords

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HOW TO STAY COOL ON A HOT DAY

 

 

There are health risks when the weather is too hot.
The problems associated with a heatwave are dehydration, overheating, exhaustion and heatstroke.
Here are tips on how to cool down on sweltering days:

  • Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Wear loose, light-coloured cotton clothing
  • Avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day
  • Take lukewarm baths or showers
  • Eat small amounts of food throughout the day
  • Put your wrists under cool water for a few minutes
  • Use fans or air conditioners to cool your home

 

 

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HOW TO CREATE A STRONG PASSWORD

 

 

  • Choose a password that is easy to remember but difficult for others to guess
  • Choose a password that is 8 to 10 characters long, the longer the stronger
  • Crate a password consisting of numbers, symbols, letters with upper and lower case characters
  • Do not create passwords with your personal information e.g. date of birth, spouse’s name, user name
  • Create different passwords for different accounts
  • Update your passwords regularly

 

 

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HYGIENE TIPS

 

  • Take a bath or shower daily
  • Brush your teeth twice daily
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after using the toilet and before handling foods
  • Cook food properly and refrigerate leftovers
  • Wash your clothes, bed linens and towels regularly
  • Clean your home regularly
  • Wash your hair regularly
  • Cut your nails regularly

 

 

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR A JOB INTERVIEW

 

 

  • Understand the role
  • Find out what format the interview will take
  • Research the organisation
  • Practise potential questions and prepare responses
  • Prepare questions to ask the interviewers

  • Review your CV
  • Choose what to wear
  • Plan your journey
  • Pack a copy of your CV, ID and writing materials
  • Get enough sleep

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