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Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Sickle Cell

Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cells disorders. People that suffer with sickle cell disease have an abnormal protein in their red blood cells. In the United States, most people who have sickle cell disease are of African ancestry, but the condition is also common in people with a Hispanic and Mediterranean background. Because the disease runs in families, couples planning to have children can have genetic testing. 

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Dr. Stephanie Pough - Assistant Professor, Allied Health

How To Get Through That Afternoon Slump

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Afternoon Slump

For many of us, beating that 3 pm slump entirely just isn’t going to happen—and that’s okay. The fact that you start yawning in the afternoon and find it hard to soldier on with your work or school day doesn’t make you a failure, just normal.  Planning ahead for it can actually help you maximize your productivity during that time and regain a handle on your day so you don’t get off track.

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The College of Westchester

Why employers think it’s healthier to have a social media presence

Friday, July 27, 2018
Social Media

Did you know that employers believe that a potential candidate is better well-rounded when they have a social media presence? That’s right! If an employer knows that you are engaging in online activity, they see that you are capable of expressing yourself and sharing your views.  Employers believe this is an expression of good personal health.

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Having a Social Media Presence?

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The College of Westchester

IGTV – The Big New Player in the Media Spectrum

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

If change is the only thing constant in the world, it’s most pronounced in social media. We’ve seen more communication and media formats come up in recent years than the preceding century. From Facebook Watch to Twitter’s live broadcasts, and most recently, the launch of IGTV, a new app for watching long-form, vertical video from your favorite Instagram creators.

What is IGTV?

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Roman Sierra, Business Administration Instructor

Got A Big Decision To Make?

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Big decision

Every day we make decisions in our personal and professional lives. Some decisions are small, some are big, some are huge…the pressure we place on ourselves make it hard for us to think clearly. However, checking in with ourselves about our gut feeling and how the various choices fit into the big picture can make it easier to process.

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The College of Westchester

More Summer Reading: Picks from TED

Friday, June 22, 2018
More Summer Reading

Regardless of whether you’re spending your summer working or relaxing (hopefully a combination of both?) it’s a great time of year to pick up a book to engage you and expand your thinking. With 88 titles, this summer reading list from TED speakers has something for everyone.  It’s broken down by interest—want to know why humans do what we do? Looking for a break from work? Craving fiction? Want to learn something new? They’ve got you covered.

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The College of Westchester