Do students learn more during lunch time hours?

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Students at University of Essex were asked to share their views about whether their learning skills improve during lunch time hours rather than during the morning or the evening.

 

Ashley is an occupational therapy student that currently lives in Ipswich. “My attention is not there, as much as like in the afternoon sessions, definitely.” said Ashley about how she feels during 9am lectures. She said that she doesn’t feel that tired during the afternoon classes because she has eaten lunch and that has given her an energy boost.

 

Pablo is a law student that lives off campus. Pablo considers himself a morning person and does not have a problem with morning lectures. The lack of sunlight during his afternoon classes affect his concentration. When asked if he believes if he is more active during lunch time hours he says “More active, yes. But not for studying.”

Theodora is studying a double Bachelor in English and French Law. When asked how she feels in the morning session she says “Tired. Usually tired, it changes my whole routine [..] and in my mind I’m still sleeping.”. She believes she learning improves during lunch time hours as long as she has already eaten.

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6.3 magnitude earthquake hits northeast Mexico

 

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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico this Friday (19/01/18) at 10am local time (4pm UK time) according to United States Geological Survey (USGS), 47.8 miles northeast from Loreto, on the west coast of the country. The epicentre was 6.2 miles below the surface.

USGS reported an 6.5 magnitude that then corrected to 6.3. According with local authorities, the earthquake was 5.9.

Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted that the protocol measures were activated, and that “at the moment, there are not reports of any affected person or material damages”.

The earthquake was recorded exactly four months after a 7.1 magnitude hit Mexico. On September 2017, two earthquakes of also great magnitude struck the central and southern Mexico and caused 471 death, and 184.000 houses damaged.

The ‘Trump Effect’: women participation in US politics emerges

Donald Trump’s election as the president of one of the most powerful and influential countries of the world, has generated lots of bad news, but there is a certain relevant issue in which he has helped his country, even if it was not voluntarily: Trump has inspired thousands of women to get involved in the politics world.

According to a study of the University of Rutgers, the number of democratic candidates that will try to replace their congressmen in the next election will increase in a 350%. More than 79 women want to become their State Governor, twice as much as in 1994, year in which the historic maximum was reached. But not only are there more women who run for these positions, more of them get elected.

In the elections that took place two months ago in the state of Virginia, there was an increment of 60% in the number of congresswomen. In a country were only 1 out of 5 seats in parliament are held by women, Trump could have helped to minimise this gap.

The “Trump effect” can clearly be seen when you analyse it by taking into account both parties. In the elections in Virginia, there were 27 new democrat candidates and only 3 republicans. If we take a look at the next Congress elections of the US, out of the 439 candidates, 8 out of 10 are again, democrats.

Trump should be worried about this indicators of the enthusiasm women have for kicking him out of the White House. In average, women go more to vote, and usually vote for the democratic party: there has been almost 30 years since the republican candidate has not won the women’s vote in a presidential election. And Trump has not made things better. After a video in which we could hear the president say “When you’re a star, […] you can do anything. “Grab them by the pussy” was leaked, the democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton won an advantage of 13 points. Now there are more that do not believe that voting is enough, they want to be part of the end of the “Trump era”.