Facebook use can make people feel sad, researchers found.

Facebook use can make people feel sad, researchers found.

A University of  Michigan, Ann Arbor study found that frequent Facebook use can not only help people feel connected, it can cause them to feel sad. U-M researchers surveyed the feelings of 82 young adults with smartphones and Facebook accounts —asking them whether they were worried or lonely and about their interactions— and found that the more participants checked Facebook the worse they felt afterward. The study took place over a two-week period with researchers regularly...

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"You've got to try to keep expanding your field. You've got to try new things…“ Stephen King

"You've got to try to keep expanding your field. You've got to try new things…“ Stephen King

Huffington Post Jun 7, 11:12 AM EDT - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP):    Stephen King and John Mellencamp had a simple problem when they started the long odyssey to create a musical.  "Quite frankly, we didn't know what the hell we were doing," Mellencamp said.  Thirteen years later they've created "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a musical that's not quite like anything out there - as you might expect from two of America's most independent artists. Along the way, the auth...

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Culling copycats (Dec 14, 2011 The Standard)

Culling copycats (Dec 14, 2011 The Standard)

Stephanie AkinIn the early weeks of Katelyn Laeyt's freshman year at Ramapo College in New Jersey, a professor sent her class a clear message: a classmate's plagiarized essay, each line marked in red, posted on the professor's door. "You could see everything that was plagiarized," Laeyt said. "The message was: 'Don't do it.'"Student plagiarism is on the rise, a majority of college heads in the United States told a recent survey.Professors said they must be more creative - and direct - about h...

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Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to talk at Augustana College, South Dakota

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to talk at Augustana College, South Dakota

“Dr. Albright is among the most iconic and revered figures in American politics and we are simply thrilled to welcome her to campus during a year that marks both Augustana’s Sesquicentennial and the 40th anniversary of the Center for Western Studies,” said Dr. Harry Thompson, CWS executive director. “In addition to her public presentation, Dr. Albright is also taking time to participate in a group discussion with our students – an experience they will be sure to ...

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