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Think before you post: Admissions experts’ social media tips

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu Google yourself. Curate your online photos. The general rule of thumb, as one private high school advises its students: Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see. Guidance counselors have warned college applicants for years to mind their social media posts but can now cite a high-profile example at Harvard University, which revoked offers of admission to 10 students for offensive Facebook posts. Colleges rarely revoke admission for online offenses, but social media’s role in the college admission process is … Read the referenced story here:…

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A Couple’s Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them

Enlarge this image Sonia Vallabh lost her mother to a rare brain disease in 2010, and then learned she had inherited the same genetic mutation. She and her husband, Eric Minikel, went back to school to study the family of illnesses — prion diseases — in the hope of finding a cure for Sonia. Kayana Szymczak for NPR hide caption toggle caption Kayana Szymczak for NPR In 2010, Sonia Vallabh watched her mom, Kamni Vallabh, die in a really horrible way. First, her mom’s memory started to go, then she…

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How to Overcome a Trauma and Be Even Stronger Than Before

Trauma. For some, the word conjures up images of the emergency room and doctors. For others, they recall the time their parents first yelled at them. And for others, it was learning their spouse wanted a divorce. Trauma is experienced by everyone, in different ways. I once heard there is no measuring tool against which to compare trauma; it is not a contest and you cannot compare your hurt to someone else’s. That advice has always remained close to my heart because of its truth. Trauma is a part of…

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You Have to Read This Before Going into Your 10 Day Juice Cleanse!

You’ve heard of the 10 day juice cleanse. You’ve seen pictures of Hollywood’s finest carrying around fresh smoothies. Perhaps you’ve even tried a couple of juice recipes yourself. But before diving head first into your own juice cleanse, it’s important that you understand what you’re doing. What is a juice cleanse? If you’re totally new to the topic and unfamiliar with juicing, here’s what you need to know. A juice cleanse is a somewhat controversial dieting and detoxing method in which the person consumes only raw fruits and veggies for…

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