Avoid Cold and Flu Season Medication Overload

By: Shirley Jones

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To keep a cough and cold under control, you’ve been taking an over-the-counter (OTC) symptom reliever. You’ve also been taking regular doses of an aspirin-free pain reliever. At bedtime, you may add another drugstore medication to help you sleep. These drugs may be safe when taken as directed but combined they may be dangerous. That’s because they all likely contain acetaminophen.

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The Future of the Automotive Industry

By: Chris Strange

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The purpose of an electric car (EV) is to reduce emissions and consumption of fossil fuels by utilizing electric batteries instead of a traditional combustion engine to power a vehicle. This was the goal that Dr. Kevin Lewelling had in mind when he decided to undertake the construction of an electric vehicle four years ago.

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My Favorite Benjamin Franklin Quotes

By: Shirley Jones      

Are you familiar with these words of wisdom from Benjamin Franklin?

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How to Study Effectively

By: Emma Shockley

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You have a big test coming up. You want to do really well on it so you decide to put in a lot of effort and study hard. You break out your textbook, notes, and Power Points. You're almost ready, but you need a snack first.  Then, your roommate gets home and asks you to run to the mall with them. You have plenty of time to study later, so why not? Next thing you know, it's the night before the test and you haven't even begun to study. You now have to choose between sleep and studying. Sound familiar?

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Pumpkin Facts

By: Shirley Jones

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Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family, which includes cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, watermelons and zucchini. These plants are native to Central America and Mexico, but now grow on six continents.

Test your knowledge of these pumpkin facts.

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‘Tis the Season to Be Healthy

By: Alaina Harrison

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It’s that time of the year again, holiday sales, ginger bread houses, and “the sniffles.”  With cold weather, you can almost always be guaranteed that sickness will be following close behind. As students, especially during the hectic finals week at the beginning of December, we have no time to be sick and miss classes. Luckily, we have a perfect solution to that problem to prevent the “finals sickness” that strikes almost every student this time of the year.

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