Learning about something that happened a long time ago can be boring for many students. Just by looking at the number of books you need to read for your history class, you can be intimidated. But at the same time, knowing what lead life on Earth to be the way it is now is crucial.


Lucky for us, books are not the only source of knowledge anymore. You can learn so many things, in this case, about history, from anywhere you prefer. There is an app for everything these days, and we found one to learn history as well.


The History of Everything app was actually inspired by videos of Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell (we previously reviewed it here). The app reflects the inspiration in the way it looks and draws your attention.



What the app gives you is a vertical timeline of the history of events right from the Big Bang to few monumental events in modern history. The events are divided into three categories i.e., Birth of the Universe, Life on Earth, and Common Era. Ofcourse, it doesn’t cover ALL the events that took place in history but covers the most crucial ones that you need to know.


While browsing the timeline, you can click on a particular event that interests you and you can read in detail about it. It also covers few historical figures and their contributions to our history such as Marie Curie, Martin Luther King. So, you can look at what point of history did they come to life and what they did.


Overall, this app is a beautiful presentation of history with eye catching animation that does a great job of instilling curiosity in young minds. We highly recommend you give it a try and get informed!




Available on:

Android | IOS



If you have ever watched one of those reality shows on television, you will notice that most participants are talented at what they do but the judges often compare them based on some X factor. Simon says, “Hmm…Janie is good but she’s missing that X factor.” And, next thing you know…Janie is going home.


Simon says many things. But when Simon says X factor, it’s often confusing to young children and even teenagers as to what that means. It is certainly not mere self-confidence but a package of several traits. It is perhaps hard to define it with a word, which is why everyone keeps calling it the X factor.

Nowadays, with increased competition, even schools and employers have started looking for this X factor. Everyone’s getting similar high grades, similar degrees and similar qualifications. So, the ones with this X factor get picked everywhere.


But, before you go chasing this X factor and develop your personality, you need to check if you have got the foundation right. Irrespective of how tall a building is, it needs strong foundation so that the building can stand for ages to come. In terms of personality development, self-confidence is the foundation. Even for this X factor we talked about, self-confidence is a pre-requisite.


This blog post is to provide a brief guide on how can young students develop sustainable self-confidence without using fancy techniques or tools. It’s a simplistic approach that can help yield long lasting self-confidence that comes from within.


Appreciate your Positives


We often fall into a spiral thinking where we give more attention to things we did not get right. We dwell on our shortcomings and often replay those moments in our minds. This, more than anything else, hurts your self-confidence. Plus, it’s a crooked image of you. While you should acknowledge your faults, do not let them ruminate in your head so often.


Sit down with yourself every now and then to think about all the good things you did recently. It would great if this could become a weekly exercise for you. You can surely make a note of those things to look back when you are having a bad day.


Distance away from Debbie Downers


You know who they are and you know how they make you feel after talking to them. If you often spend time with people who put you down and make you feel low, ask yourself if their proximity to you is going you any good or not. As we understand, often such people are quite close to us and it is heart-breaking to see how they make us feel.


Try gradually spending less time around such people and pursue stronger relationships with people who make you feel your best. It is easier said than done, but this process is very personal and we believe you can decide how you would like to go about this.


Witness the Magic in Spontaneity


The best moments are often unplanned. On a journey to improved self-confidence, the only plan you need is to not stick too hard to the plans. Allow things to happen in the spur of the moment.


Go for a walk that you didn’t schedule.

Watch a movie that you just discovered while scrolling.

Call a friend just like that.

Head out for a coffee (alone or with friends) because you feel like it now.

You get the gist!


To be honest, there are endless roads to your destination i.e., self-confidence. Choose the one that feels right and we hope our advice has been useful to you. We’ll catch up with you with a new post next week. Have a great week!


Guest Post by Joy Studies


Hello everyone! I am Joy and I am known as @Joysstudiess on Instagram! Recently, I started revising for my exams and I realized that the key to successful studying and revising sessions is organization. This is the reason why I decided to write an article about how to stay organized while studying and, as a result, succeed! So, without a further ado, let's start!


First of all, I believe that you all know how important folders are for a student. You can use them in various ways to store documents, practice sheets, tests, handouts etc. But, even when using folders, a student can be messy. The best way to use folders is to name them and use one for every different thing you need to store. For instance, name a folder "Practice Sheets" and use it only to store practice sheets. A better way is color coding. For example, use a red folder for handouts, a green for tests etc. What is more, you can organize your documents based on the subject each one is about and use a different color for each subject.


The color-coding method can be applied to your notebooks as well. An extra tip is to use the same color for both the folder and the notebook and the folder, e.g. pink notebook and pink folder for Chemistry. This will make it easier for you to stay organized and separate your stuff. Moreover, you will save a lot of time while studying, because it will be easier to find the notebook or the folder you need each time. No more lost time in searching, more time for studying!


Have you ever thought of using a desk organizer? At first, I thought of it as something useless, but then one of my classmates gifted me one for my birthday. All I have to say is that it is a life saver, especially if you are so messy that you tend to lose things! By using a desk organizer, all your studying tools are in display and are so easy to store, save and grab when you need them! However, if you share your room and don't want your things to be broken or ruined (the struggle of little siblings is real!) a good solution is to keep your things in a box. Transparent boxes which are already separated on the inside are ideal!


This one is for the stationery hoarders. I find myself guilty of this as well! If you have a lot of stationery items, you know that there are many times when you can't find that specific highlighter you are looking for. A way to solve this problem is to separate your stationery by category. In other words, use a different cup for your pens, another for your pencils, another for your highlighters etc. This will also help you find what you need while studying, without losing any time or focus.


That's a wrap! I hope you guys enjoyed my article and found valuable information! Thanks a lot to Tutor Science for collaborating with me and letting express my ideas and opinions, helping lots of students at the same time.


Love always,

Joy

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