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Virtual abuse? How to build a positive online community

Rate this article and enter to win Most of us have witnessed online harassment. According to a survey by Hollaback!, a coalition to prevent harassment, that experience can make it harder to focus on academics...
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Scroll on by: 5 ways to make a phone-free moment

Rate this article and enter to winPhones are amazing—I barely remember life before the poop emoji. In a recent survey by SH101, you praised the ease of communication and access to information that our...
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Selfie revolution: Be a role model, not just a model

Rate this article and enter to winMultiple-choice question: What are selfies for? Selfies promote community awareness. Selfies celebrate who we are. Selfies are for ignorant Instagrammers fishing for compliments.All three answers came from students...
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The Distance Learner: How to connect in the digital classroom

Rate this article and enter to winEveryone at Ashford is a distance learner looking for ways to make connections in the virtual world. Some of us have friends or family pursuing degrees with us,...
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Yes, they will Google you: How to be proactive with your online presence

Rate this article and enter to winWhat if a potential employer, current supervisor, or date searches for you online (as they certainly will), and finds—right there!—your elegant design portfolio or insightful blog posts, and...
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Tune in: 6 podcasts to expand your world

Rate this article and enter to winAre you scrolling helplessly through your playlist? As you’re driving kids to school, commuting to work, or using those few free minutes to clean, why not try a...
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Get LinkedIn to your future

Every second of every day, two new members join LinkedIn. Students account for 20,000 of those new subscribers each month, according to the site’s administrators. Why? Because a strong profile on LinkedIn can open...
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Tone up with tech: Innovative tools to help you hit your fitness goals

Rate this article and enter to winFitness gadgets, apps, and social media are all serving up tools to keep you motivated to reach your goals.Social Media & Apps“Social media and apps can keep athletes...
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Less type, more talk: 6 tips for successful conversations

Rate this article and enter to winSometimes we’re faced with conversations that we need to have but would rather avoid. Whether they’re personal, embarrassing, or somber, we wish that the problem could just take...
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Tech envy: How to avoid the upgrade urge

Rate this article and enter to winJealousy is a strong emotion-one that doesn’t always get talked about. It’s also a powerful weapon in the tech-marketing arsenal: There’s even a new laptop named “Envy.”“Comparison is...