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Music and Studying: Helpful or Not?

This ambient noise of agreeable music is seen by some to help them focus and remain on task with their studies or to help them pass the time while studying more pleasantly, but is listening to music while studying actually helpful? Learn more here.

August 28, 2020


A lesson from the autumn leaves … Is it time for YOU to turn over a new leaf?

We’ll soon witness the changes of autumn as mature, yet brilliantly colored leaves fall off the trees to make room for new growth in the spring. It’s a change we can count on year after year. Is it time for a change in your life as well?

August 25, 2020

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Junk Food vs. Healthy Food

Everyone loves greasy foods, but are they good for you? No! All the fried foods, hamburgers, hot dogs and chimichangas we eat taste so good but are not healthy. Where is the nutrition? By frying or over-cooking your food, you cook all of the nutrients out. Think of a Big Mac, with all the fat and calories going through your bloodstream. Not a good thought.

August 19, 2020

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The Value of Earning a Certificate in Computer Science

While traditional college degrees have an important role in providing an education that increases subject knowledge and develops general aptitudes such as communication skills and strategic thinking, certifications provide hands-on technical skills and knowledge that enable employees to succeed without a long on-the-job learning curve.

August 14, 2020

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How Your Degree Can Help You Get Involved in Your Community

One of the many benefits of receiving an education is the opportunity that it will give to a person to help others in their community. Obviously it does not take an education to contribute to one’s community, but the additional training, education, and acquired skills from a career and a college degree can enable a person to give back in unique ways.

August 14, 2020

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How to Avoid Distractions When Studying

What are some of the most common distractions when you’re trying to study? Many of our students have full-time jobs, and they’re cramming for finals while worrying about their work. They also have phones and computers that are constantly sending them notifications. Some also have children who need attention. How can you focus on studying in the midst of the chaos and distractions of life? You can’t make it all stop, but these four tips can help you learn better how to avoid distractions when studying, and manage the distractions that come up.

August 5, 2020