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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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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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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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Make the most of your day: Using technology to maximize your time

Rate this article and enter to winTechnology is often considered a distraction for college students, especially in the world of social media, which often ends up being a way to waste time. However, other...
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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 walking to class, commuting, or wishing you had a kitten to photograph in your coffee cup for Instagram, why...
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Sextrequest?: 6 smart ways to respond

Rate this article and enter to winWe have a sexting situation on our hands. Or, more accurately, in our hands. Sexting is a type of cyber-flirting, an expression of sexuality. But if our words...
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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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The social WEB: Pros and cons of online connections

Rate this article and enter to winThere is a statistic that says 4.8 billion people own a cell phone, but only 4.2 billion own a toothbrush. While the validity of this statement may be...
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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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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...