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Education expert says Forget what you’ve learned about exams

School exams

When it comes to revision, many students are relying on old-fashioned techniques and outdated methods that if anything could be doing more harm than good.  By trying to memorise facts off by heart in intensive “cramming” sessions, student fail to gain a true understanding of the subject, according to tutor and software entrepreneur Murray Morrison.

Pension rule changes one year on give rise to generation-skipping pension pots

New research commissioned by Investec Wealth & Investment has found that almost half of savers with private or workplace pensions plan to leave at least part of their lump sum to their children when they die.  The findings come one year on from new rules allowing retirement nest eggs to be passed down the tax-free for those dying under 75.

Keeping little ones entertained on short and long haul journeys.

Even if you don’t have children we are all too familiar with the sounds of “are we there yet?” from little ones in the back of the car as they go on their summer holidays.  Travelling on the plane is no different.  The little ones and even older kids still need entertaining as they get bored very easily.  And if the kids are bored the journey can be very stressful for everyone involved.

Together, we can tackle child abuse

A third of people who suspect child abuse do not act on their suspicions because they’re worried about being wrong. If you think a child is being abused or you think their safety is at risk, then it is important to tell someone. We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect but most people find the decision to report child abuse a difficult one.

Table for one – almost half of meals in the UK are eaten alone

A new study reveals the lonely eating habits of the UK, finding that 34 per cent of us can go a whole week without eating a meal alongside someone else.  The research, commissioned by The Big Lunch, also shows that a third of weekday evening meals are eaten in isolation, and the average adult eats 10 meals out of 21 alone every week.