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Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Great Tips

By Kris Powers | January 17th 2017

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Have you heard the phrase “Work Smarter, Not Harder”? Are you looking for new ways to increase productivity without putting in more hours? Here are ten tips to help you work more efficiently and more productively without expending any additional effort:

Bettering Yourself in 2017

By Kris Powers | January 10th 2017

Goldfish jumping from smaller fish bowl to larger one

Many who know me will tell you that I’m not a big one for New Year’s resolutions. In the past, I would never be able to maintain the lofty goals I’d set for myself, and end up feeling defeated and disappointed. Instead, for the last few years, my daily mantra has been, “Today, my goal is to be better than I was yesterday.” This opens up a whole host of possibilities, depending on how the day unfolds and challenges me to better myself each and every day. Most importantly, it leaves me plenty of room for success!

Here are a few tips that might help us all better ourselves in 2017:

For Our Health:

Ten Tips to Prevent Holiday Stress and Depression

By Kris Powers | December 13th 2016

Man sitting in front of Christmas tree

With the frenzied pace of the holiday season (activities, guests, shopping, parties, baking, etc.) it’s no wonder that stress and depression can seem an inevitable part of the festivities. However, with a little planning, there may be a way for you to enjoy your holiday time a little bit more! Mayo Clinic and Health.com offer the following tips:

10 Tips for a More Productive Winter Break

By Kris Powers | December 6th 2016

Woman with coffee at laptop with snow falling

Many of us are getting ready for the holiday and a nice winter break. The holidays are a great time to catch up with friends and family (as well as catch up on sleep!). But after the first few days of relaxation and overeating, you might find yourself a bit bored and looking for something to do. Instead of sitting around and letting the weeks go by, here are some tips to make your winter break more productive:

Six Apps for Students

By Anonymous | November 29th 2016

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Jennifer Morrison, a blogger at Military Career Education, compiled a list of iOS and Andriod apps for students to utilize and optimize their time. We've taken her list and added a couple suggestions of our own. Read below to learn more about some of the great apps that are available! 

My Homework Student Planner

This app allows you to track your course schedules and assignments, and organize them by due date and class. You can also sync your syllabus and resource materials. 


Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

By Kris Powers | November 22nd 2016

Thank you!

Did you know that expressing gratitude can improve the quality of your health and even add years to your life expectancy? Robert Emmons a psychology professor at the University of California at Davis is a leading researcher in the field of “positive psychology”. His research supports the theory that those who develop an “attitude of gratitude” can experience a wide variety of health benefits.  

Emmons’ findings, along with those from other researchers such as Lisa Aspinwall, a professor at the University of Utah, and Dr. Lyubomirsky, from the University of California at Riverside, suggest that grateful people may be more likely to:

Holiday Time Management Tips for Online Students

By Kris Powers | November 15th 2016

Close up image of a clock

Many students will say the holidays can be a somewhat overwhelming and stressful time. This can be true for online students in particular, as the studying doesn’t always stop when campuses are closed. Setting time management processes in advance can help beat the stress of juggling family obligations, holiday commitments, and your course load. 

As you enter the busy holiday season, stay focused on your studies with these time management tips:

Military Family Appreciation Month

By Kris Powers | November 8th 2016

Photograph of a military family

"Our nation owes each day of security and freedom that we enjoy to the members of our Armed Forces and their families. Behind our brave service men and women, there are family members and loved ones who share in their sacrifice and provide unending support." - President Obama

The annual proclamation declaring November as Military Family Appreciation Month marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of the Military Family in which the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation's service members.

What are some ways to show your support this month (and all year long)?

The Benefits of Attending Professional Conferences

By Kris Powers | November 1st 2016

Ed4Online recently attended the National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET) Annual Conference in Boston and the HealthStream Summit in Nashville.

Why do we attend conferences such as these?

Millennials & Professional Development Needs

By Kris Powers | October 25th 2016

Young man in front of laptop

According to the Census Bureau, Millennials are now the largest living generational group. As Millennials grow to make up more of the work force and consumer base, businesses will need to adapt to meet the needs of and cater to this generation not only as consumers, but also as employees.

Who are the Millennials?


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