Category Archives: Get Smart!

Is Social Media Making Us Depressed?

Is Social Media Making Us Depressed? . It's not a brand new, revolutionary question, but it's a question that absolutely cannot be ignored: is social media making us depressed? New research has shown repeatedly that increased time spent on social media is linked to increased rates of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and suicide, while simultaneously the…
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Vaping: Fact vs. Fiction

Vaping: FACT vs. FICTION . . Vape use has exploded among high school and college students. According to a survey by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), nearly 1 in 3 students in 12th grade report using a vaping device within the past year. Because vapes are small, easy to conceal, and don’t reek…
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5 Simple Tips For Managing Your Time During the ACT

5 Simple Tips For Managing Your Time During the ACT . When you look at a breakdown of the ACT, it can feel a bit overwhelming. It seems like there are so many questions, yet so little time. One of the best ways you can do your best on this test (aside from preparing thoroughly)…
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Six Tips for Writing College-Specific Essays

Six Tips for Writing College-Specific Essays . You've finally wrapped up your Common App essays, and you take a deep breath. The end is in sight! Well, once you tackle the college-specific essays that your top choice schools require. It can be tempting to slack a bit on these... after all, they aren't the important,…
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