Free Educational Resources for the Post-Graduate

Posted by Zsa-Zsa Booker

Oct 31

When I left undergraduate school, I felt like I was done with school and education for a little while. I couldn't imagine cramming my brain with any more knowledge. 

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Topic Categories: Educational Resources, TED

Cyber Attacks: Who is a target?

Posted by John H. Heinrichs

Oct 29

Brian McVicar reported that the cost for investigating and providing services to the individuals affected by the data security breach at Ferris State University ( was approximately $380,000. It is believed that the personal information of 62,000 current, former, and prospective students as well as current and former employees was put at risk by this data security breach ( - October 22, 2013).

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Topic Categories: Security

Access to Information: How Free Should It Be?

Posted by John H. Heinrichs

Oct 24

Freedom of Information After Aaron Swartz

The untimely death of Aaron Swartz in January 2013 shined a light on information freedom issues in the United States. At the time of his death, Mr. Swartz was defending himself against criminal charges related to his acquisition and distribution of various articles from JSTOR without its permission. Federal prosecutors believed Aaron Swartz had crossed to the wrong side of the line between copyright holders and information seekers. Those interested in expanding access to information in all sectors followed his case closely because the decision in the Swartz case might set new precedent in intellectual property law.

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Topic Categories: Information Access, Information Freedom

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Stress

Posted by John H. Heinrichs

Oct 17

Some people say that college is where they had some of the best times of their life. While this is true for many people, it is also true that college can be where you experience some of the most stressful times of your life. A combination of class, work, extracurricular activities, and your personal life can all help to contribute to high levels of stress and anxiety. Sometimes stress can feel overwhelming and hard to avoid, but with following information you will be ready to achieve high academic performance and ready to create a platform for a healthy life style. Use these top five stress relievers in order to promote focus, memory, and an overall feeling of good health and well-being.

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Topic Categories: Study Skills, Time Management

Compulsive Hoarding: Stockpiling Serious Amounts of Stuff

Posted by John H. Heinrichs

Oct 10

The Reality of Hoarding

Reality TV is well-known for making spectacles out of people and the lives they lead. A&E’s Hoarders made headlines by focusing on the most extreme cases of hoarding anyone had ever seen. While this type of exploitation is seen by many as unacceptable it has helped to shed light on an often overlooked and misunderstood mental disorder.  According to Thobaben (2006), "an estimated 700,000 to 1.4 million people in the United States have compulsive hoarding syndrome." The numbers may be even higher now with recent research suggesting the rate of hoarding disorder is somewhere between 2% and 5% of the population (Tolin, 2011). 

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An Interview with Eric Payne Jr.

Posted by Firas Ezzeddine

Oct 9


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Topic Categories: social media, Twitter

Top 5 Study Skills Myths

Posted by John H. Heinrichs

Oct 3

Students often receive information better when it comes from their peers. This can be a wonderful thing when you are getting accurate information. Now time for a very important question: Have you ever felt like your friend’s view on studying was wrong? If you answered yes, then the following five study skills myths are an important read and could possibly improve your current study habits. Be sure to share these with your friends, because after all they need to be corrected eventually.

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