The Book Review of Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport.

The book I’ll be reviewing today is Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. Cal Newport is a very interesting and well accomplished man. He is a Computer Science professor at Georgetown University, the author of six self help books, published 60 peer reviewed papers and a TEDx speaker all before the age of 40. Most interestingly, he has never had a social media account.  Book summary The book focuses on how fragmented our attention and concentration has become due to the use of social media and networking tools. Cal explains what deep […]

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Panther in the Hive – The Review

The book I’ll be reviewing today is Panther in the Hive by Olivia A. Cole. Synopsis In a futuristic Chicago, Tasha Lockett – the young black, orphaned protagonist leaves her house not knowing her world has been turned upside down and taken over by zombies known as Minkers as part of what can only be described as ‘the Change.’ The book starts at day four, Tasha is alone, fending to survive with her trusted Prada backpack and kitchen knife, surviving off the hope that her sister is alive and there are other people in the world like her who haven’t […]

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Picking yourself up after heartbreak.

Breaking up with someone you thought you would be with forever is devastatingly painful. After the break up you feel like your life is in autopilot mode, the days go slower and although you try to keep yourself busy, your new-found loneliness gets to you at night. Here are some tips to keep you going: Delete their number and previous conversations: Keeping numbers and WhatsApp conversations will make things much worse than they already are. You’ll be tempted to talk to them because that’s what you’re used to and that doesn’t help anyone in the situation. Delete them off social […]

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New year, new me?

Monday 1st of January, 2018. New year = 365 opportunities. Happy new year everyone, hope you’re all well and excited for 2018. Just like most people, I have many goals for this year some personal, others not so personal. MY GOALS: Increase my engagement on apieceofsarah and discover more blogs specifically, travel, skin care, food and fashion related ones. I love discovering new blogs so please leave your blog pages below. Travel more! The aim is to visit 4 countries this year, three of which I haven’t been to before. I love going on holiday so I’m more determined than […]

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What I learnt from the Monzo Inspire Event

Last Thursday I was lucky enough to attend the inspire event at Monzo’s head office near London’s Silicon Roundabout. The event speakers were: Tom Blomfield CEO – Monzo Juliana Zarate Co-Founder and CEO –  Mucho! Tom Freeman – Learning and Development Manager – Headspace Monzo Monzo is a bank which challenges the idea of a traditional bank because it is available at your fingertips. They are completely digital which provides their users with the ultimate customer experience by avoiding the queues and long waiting times you would get in a traditional bank. This is because they have no physical stores and operate through […]

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