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Comfort Food is a Real Thing

By ACS Distance Education on February 12, 2018 in Food & Psychology | comments

Food can really comfort a person suffering from Grief.

A Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Herbert states that food can be restorative, once the initial pain of losing someone is overcome.  "Food is a connective aspect in our lives and they would have probably shared many experiences that would have involved the preparation, shopping for or sharing of food and taste experiences - this can lead to memories which can be triggered in a positive or negative way", she explains.

 

Understanding a Child's Anxiety

By ACS Distance Education on January 3, 2018 in Health & Psychology | comments

Children do get anxious; commonly more than what adults notice.

Often anxiety issues can be the root cause of other things (eg. bad behaviour, anti social behaviour).

Helping a child, whether as a parent, friend, or professional; often starts with understanding their anxiety.

 

Horticulture Jobs

By ACS Distance Education on December 15, 2017 in Horticulture & Jobs Success | comments

There are a huge array  opportunities for a career in horticulture.

Horticulture can be divided into two broad themes; amenity and commercial. 

Amenity horticulture is the decorative side of the profession and so involves designing, maintaining, and restoring gardens where people enjoy themselves.  This can include the cultivation of turf for sport. 

Commercial horticulture is the growing of plants for sale.  The plants grown can vary from tropical orchids for cut flowers through to vegetables and fruit.

 

VET Funding Crisis

By ACS Distance Education on December 13, 2017 in Jobs Success | comments

VET's Funding Keeps Falling (from today's Australian newspaper) - Training's share of education spending plummeted by 30% in little over a decade....".

What is the solution?

 

How to Service Car Filters

By ACS Distance Education on November 22, 2017 in Science | comments

There are usually 3 or 4 various types of filters fitted to mechanical engines that serve different purposes for the application that it’s being used for.

Keeping a filter clean can be important, and knowing how to do that can be a handy skill, and a money saver for anyone with a motor vehicle.

Read this extract with tips from our Mechanics course.