Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on changing negative thinking patterns and behaviours in order to help people cope with various mental disorders. In Ireland, CBT is becoming increasingly popular, as it helps individuals to manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviours in a more effective way. CBT...

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Can You Deliver More?

Were you ever asked to do a report, an analysis or maybe just to organize some data for your manager? This should be a simple task of understanding what is requested and then doing it as such….but what if you could do more, maybe more than your managers expect out of you? *WARNINGWhen you take...

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Languishing

As we move onwards towards the end of 2022, we are beginning to gauge the full impact of the pandemic on mental health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can...

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Ethereum’s transition to Proof-of-Stake and what it means for the blockchain industry

Ethereum, the most mature and popular blockchain technology with smart contracting capabilities, transitioned from a Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus mechanism to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) on 15 September 2022. Before delving into the significance of this switch, some key terms are explained. Blockchains First, what are blockchains? As the name implies, they are a chain of blocks,...

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3 Reasons Why Excel is so Important in our Lives!

Have you ever Wondered Why Excel is so Popular? It is commonly used by companies for data management (data entry, transformation, and storage), assisting decision making (visual tables and graphs) and process automation (creation of forms or usage of VBA). Purely from a technical perspective if there are plenty of options available to us besides...

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Why choose ACCA at City Colleges?

It’s that time again when you start to plan your college for your ACCA studies.  When you are selecting your college ask yourself three questions: 1. Does the college offer flexibility of learning?  At City Colleges we specialise in making our classes as flexible as possible.  Some of our students have to work away from...

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New Airport Infrastructure brings more Business Opportunities to Dublin 

For a number of years now, Ireland has been the leading centre for aircraft leasing globally, representing around US$100 billion in assets, but Dublin Airport lacked the necessary runway size to handle some large, long-haul aircraft types. This was obviously something that needed to be amended to ensure continued global competitiveness in the aviation area....

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Is AI eventually going to replace Graphic Designers?

In the past Graphic Design used to involve a lot of physical work, cutting out and pasting paper or board for printing, all the time working while bent over a desk to create letterheads, business cards, magazine books and posters.Not to mention processing film by hand! This all changed when Steve Job’s ‘Apple Mac’ arrived...

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Does ‘Pay to Win’ destroy Game balance?

We need to define two terms before we can make a decision on pay to win mechanics in games. Firstly, what is ‘pay to win’? Pay to win is at its simplest a player paying money to gain some form of advantage. This can range from extra moves in Candy Crush (King) to advanced weapons...

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Anger. Control it before it controls you.

As we emerged from the covid-19 pandemic in Spring 2022, we were met with a war between Russia and Ukraine followed by a surge in inflation. Alas more uncertainty. And if the pandemic taught us anything it is that with uncertainty come difficult emotions, including anger. Anger comes about when we feel someone or something...

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Paul Noone – Lecturer, Graphic Design

Paul has been successfully teaching Graphic Design to students in various colleges for many years. Prior to and during this time, he established his own Web and Graphic Design business, creating a large portfolio of clients which he now manages (when he is not teaching!). Paul has a vast knowledge of business, being involved in...

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Cybersecurity – 6 Ways to Avoid Supply Chain Attacks

Over the past few years there is one type of cyber-attack that has caused a lot of headaches for cybersecurity professionals and that is the Supply Chain Attack. A supply chain attack occurs when a particular element of a company’s infrastructure supply chain, such as a third-party vendor, is targeted instead of the company’s network...

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