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How Stackable Certificates Add Value to Your Degree 

Stackable certificates are becoming increasingly popular among students and working professionals—particularly those who want to acquire specific career skills without the long-term commitment and high costs of earning an additional degree. A Pew Research Center study shows that 54 percent of working adults feel that learning new, transferable skills in niche areas is now essential…

Business
Top Three Trends in Healthcare Leadership

The effects of COVID-19 continue to reverberate throughout the healthcare sector, even as infection rates across the United States have fallen since the height of the pandemic. Getting those numbers under control remains a high priority, alongside tackling major issues that in some cases grew out of the pandemic. Let’s look at three of the…

Communication
Which Communication Track Should You Choose?

Most of today’s employers are looking for a particular set of skills in job candidates, and certain college degrees are better oriented toward helping you develop them than others. You’ve probably heard of “soft skills,” but what are they? Verbal and written communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving are the among the most important skills,…

Criminal Justice
Combatting Human Trafficking

The statistics are shocking: About 25 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, an “industry” from which criminals profit to the tune of $150 billion each year. The COVID-19 pandemic worsened an already dire situation by leaving countless people out of work and consequently more vulnerable to accepting dubious offers of employment. Human trafficking,…

Psychology
Lost in the Crowd: The Phenomenon of Group Polarization 

“If everyone jumped off a cliff, would you?” The answer to this question isn’t as straightforward as you might think. When groups gather, invisible processes begin to work to alter attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions. What starts as a civil conversation becomes a lively debate, and soon, jumping off a cliff isn’t only rational; it’s a…

Sociology
How are People Affected by Gender Roles? 

The term gender roles is coming up more often in conversations and in society in general as we begin to rethink long-held notions about gender. Gender was once seen as a relatively straightforward concept. With time, examination, world events, and myriad social changes, however, it has become obvious that we must treat gender roles as…

Business
The Evolution of E-Commerce

John Wainwright is a computer scientist and pioneer in the field of computer languages, but that’s not why he’s famous. On April 3, 1995, Wainwright ordered the book “Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought” from a fledgling online bookseller. The book arrived with a packing slip that read…

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