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  • Eight techniques to facilitate learning new languages

    The more languages you speak, the broader your opportunities. Apart from your native or immediate languages, mastering some major global languages can avail you with exclusive global opportunities. These languages, I call them ‘language of opportunities,’ are English, French, Arabic, Ge...
  • Why you should not deny your children their mother tongue

    "It's okay to be proud of your good English. But don't be proud of being poor at your mother tongue. Only the scum of the earth do that." ― Manasa Rao Cambridge Dictionary defines mother tongue as the first language someone learns when he/she is a baby, rather than a language le...
  • 6 key reasons you are not getting the best from your employees

    Many employers usually use a unidirectional approach in addressing the unpleasant and low-level performances of their employees. They believe only the employees are to be blamed for the drop in their performance levels. However, professional observations over time have proven that this is not a...
  • 10 things you might want to delete from your social media profile for security reasons

    Social media technology is, unarguably, one of the most powerful 21st-century innovations. It has made the world a global village. It connects people from different parts of the world thereby creating rooms for wider (human) interactions and opportunities. According to Statista, a statistics portal...
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  • Top 10 Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools for professional translators

    To a certain extent, the statement “Every translator is a traitor” may have some semblance of truth as the translated version of a book may not represent the exact content in the original text. However, translation is very important as it bridges linguistic gaps across cultures...
  • Top ten resourceful websites for journalists

    Journalism, like every other profession, evolves with technology. Technology has greatly transformed journalistic practices—reporting styles, reporting gadgets, news platforms, and so on. Hence, journalists who want to remain relevant and active must regularly and consistently learn new practi...
  • Why you should not be afraid of a sack letter

    “Getting fired hurts, regardless of the circumstances. But as with most everything in life, it can be an opportunity. You can't un-fire yourself, but you can choose your experience of being fired. You can find the blessings in the beast.” - Laura Simms Most employees, especially in ...
  • The plight of a Nigerian job seeker

    Looking for a job in Nigeria is like looking for water on cocoyam leaves; you virtually can’t get it! Job opportunity is almost non-existent. My man, the Nigerian job seeker is here. A government job is his choice. Sure? Good. At least he’s got a choice. But. Sorry. It’s like look...
  • Five productive things to do after work

    Working in the cities (especially cities in the third world countries) can be hectic. For instance, an average employee in Lagos, Nigeria wakes up 5 am to prepare for work, gets to work by 7 am, and doesn’t return until around 8 pm. In between these hours, he spends three hours averagely on tr...
  • Eight steps to enhance your productivity at work

    Time is a god. It makes the man who makes good use of it; it mars the one who does nothing with it. No one can beat time; we only work around it. The question is: how do we work around the time effectively? How do we ensure we do more in less time? How do we boost our productivity level? We should ...