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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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Presenting yourself to employers: How to build a professional online image

Rate this article and enter to winLife is filled with memorable moments, and what’s more fun than sharing them with cyberspace? While you may want to highlight your experiences on the Web, it’s also...
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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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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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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...
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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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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 closest friend, or good food? Chances are, it’s not your phone.Half our waking lifeStudents appear to...
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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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Go off the grid: How unplugging can help you unwind

Rate this article and enter to winIt’s easy to get lost among a frenzy of text messages, smartphone apps, and social media. According to a recent Student Health 101 survey, 50 percent of students check their...
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Are you social or nocial?: Take the quiz

Rate this article and enter to winTaylor Swift, the ice bucket challenge, and Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein ads have all “broken the internet,” but what would you do if the interwebs were really down?...