Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Being bilingual makes your brain more efficient and could stop you getting dementia

More than half the world's population uses two or more languages every day, and it appears that being bilingual could have brain boosting powers.

New research has shown that bilingual people have more efficient brains than those who only speak one language.

Experts believe that this could explain why the brains of bilinguals are better equipped at staving off the signs of cognitive ageing or dementia.

Read the full article @ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4117650/Being-bilingual-makes-brain-efficient-stop-getting-dementia.html

Exceptional people: Singapore teacher conquers US 4,280km trail for charity

Prasatt Arumugam is one of 4,862 people in the world - and the first Singaporean - to complete the 4,280km-long Pacific Crest Trail. He did it in five months.

Prasatt is expecting to raise a total of S$50,000 for the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) through his campaign, which he plans to wrap up by the end of January before starting work as a secondary school English Literature teacher. He has raised S$44,966 and is hopeful of more donations from the public to help the CCF patients in their fight.

To donate, visit http://bit.ly/trekinvicta. All proceeds will go to CCF, a non-profit organisation that aims to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families.

Get help for your financial problems

Credit Counselling Singapore (CCS) is a non-profit organisation that helps people deal with their debts.

CCS provides assistance by educating consumers on  how to manage money as well as how to overcome financial difficulties, and they can help develop debt repayment plans.