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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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Speaking, performing, presenting? How to turn fear into fuel

Rate this article and enter to winArticles about performance anxiety, aka “stage fright,” usually start the same way: Surveys reveal that Americans fear public speaking more than anything else, including death. Well, I’m pleased...
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5 ways to get more done

Rate this article and enter to winBased on This is how to be productive; 5 new secrets proven by research by Eric Barker at Barking Up The Wrong TreePrioritiesI don’t have time  =  It’s...
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No excuse needed: Why travel is good for your health

Rate this article and enter to winWhen you’re deep into your program and its busy at work, your future travel and vacations are likely not high priority. But that trip is not so far...
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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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Sober support: What works for students in recovery?

Rate this article and enter to winWhat if students have gone through treatment for alcohol addiction or drug abuse, and now they’re back on track, focusing on their education and future? Their success in...
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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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Bliss out, don’t miss out: The joy and solace of sleep

Rate this article and enter to winMost of us adore and crave sleep. When we asked hundreds of you what you’d love to be doing right now, sleeping ranked second—behind only “being with someone I...
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Ask a pharmacologist: Can I take something to boost my brain?

Rate this article and enter to winCalendars colliding? Deadline approaching for a project at work? Responsibilities increasing? Still have a way to go with your degree? You may be wondering how you’ll make it...
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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,...