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Look up!: Is your smart phone replacing your social life?

Rate this article and enter to winSmartphones are integrated into our lives—almost as much as toothbrushes, textbooks, and cat videos. By 2013, nearly three out of four college students had a smartphone. “Meeting someone...
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Thumbs doing all the talking?: Six ways to manage your messaging

Rate this article and enter to winWhich would you go without for a week: your cell phone, your best friend, or good food? Chances are, it’s not your phone.Half our waking lifeCollege students appear...
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Rest your wrists

The repetitive motions of using a computer are often associated with a condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, typing is the most common cause. The syndrome develops...
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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...
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13 Apps for a Healthy 2013

Rate this article and enter to winIf you’ve set health and wellness goals for this year, you’re probably scouting out useful resources. Using smartphones, tablets, and computer apps can help you reach your goals!Sorting...
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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, academic 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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Staying in the moment

Rate this article and enter to winWhen Jake Heileman moved from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands to the middle of Ohio for college, he expected technology to play a large role 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 undergraduates...
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Tactful texting

Here are tips for communicating politely and effectively via text message: Think Before You Send: Some things are better said in person, or at least via a phone call. Ashley S., a junior at Ohlone College...
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The online student: How to connect in the digital classroom

Rate this article and enter to winAre you taking an online class this semester? Or a hybrid class—a traditional classroom with online learning components? If you haven’t yet ventured into the virtual classroom, you...