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New Planet Runs Rings Around Saturn
Feb 4, 2015
Move over, Saturn. It turns out you have a distant cousin – one that is much larger, much younger and carries a lot more...
Eeew! It’s Not Just People Who Love Money — Bacteria Do, Too
Jan 21, 2015
It shouldn’t cause you to worry about catching the flu. But at the very least, it may make you want to wash your hands...
Younger Generations Driving Change in Doctor-Patient Relationship
Jan 9, 2015
The Millennial Generation – known for its disdain of hierarchical structures and preference for collegiality – is becoming a catalyst for changes in the...
Turning the Page on 2014; Happy 2015!
Dec 17, 2014
The very first post in Wise Words, “Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Alive (At Least Past Groundhog Day),” appeared on Jan. 1, 2013. It...
Practical Ways Parents Can Spark Love for Reading in Their Kids
Dec 3, 2014
Most parents know that getting their children to read at a young age is important to their future. It’s so important, in fact, that...
High School Students, Senior Citizens Mark 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Nov 14, 2014
The contrast was stark. Some 300 people of varying ages assembled recently at Southern for a forum in the Michael J. Adanti Student Center, Grand...
High School Students Engaged in Political Process
Oct 9, 2014
When the 250 individuals attending a recent forum at Southern that analyzed the 2014 gubernatorial and midterm Congressional elections were asked whether they had...
7 Tips for Students (And the Rest of Us) to Get 7 Hours of Quality Sleep
Sep 18, 2014
Sleep. At first glance, it may seem like a waste of time, especially to those with a go-go-go, Type A personality. There is an obvious...
5 Tips for College Students to Control Loan Debt
Sep 5, 2014
Managing finances has always been a challenge for college students, who are often on a tight budget and on their own for the first...
New School Year — Plan to Succeed
Aug 14, 2014
Starting a new school year brings both challenges (expected and unexpected) and opportunities. It gives students a chance for a fresh start -- a...
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