Environmental Impact of Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency has grown from a niche curiosity to a subject that everyone seems to be talking about. Its meteoric rise has drawn bigger attention to cryptocurrency mining, a process used to enter more crypto into circulation. Crypto mining requires a lot of energy due to the time and computer processing power involved, prompting serious environmental concerns that are being addressed through the creation of more energy-efficient methods. To learn more about the environmental impact of cryptocurrency, check out the infographic below, created by Maryville University’s online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program. Add This Infographic to Your Site <p style="clear:both;margin-bottom:20px;"><a […]

Supply Chain Attack: Preventing Ransomware Attacks on the Supply Chain

Tables of Contents What Is a Supply Chain Attack?Risks of Supply Chain CyberattacksSupply Chain Attack ExamplesSupply Chain Attack Prevention for OrganizationsThe Worldwide Battle Against Cybercriminals In 2021, a turning point was reached in the battle against cybercriminals who target global supply chains with their ransomware attacks: Ransomware supply chain attacks became more ruthless: They attempted to cripple food networks, water supplies, and fuel distribution networks as well as hospitals and city governments, as the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report explains.The year saw an increase in the number of ransomware attacks and their severity: 623 million ransomware attacks were recorded worldwide […]

Notable Asian American Historical Figures

Across many disciplines, from acting to physics to labor unions, Asian American history is complex and impressive. Asian Americans have contributed many significant accomplishments to the United States, as illustrated by the careers of Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu and other notable Asian American historical figures. To learn more, check out the infographic below, created by Maryville University’s online Bachelor of Arts in History program. Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu was a scientist. Early Life In 1934, Wu graduated from Taiwan’s National Central University at the top of her class. In 1940, she graduated from Berkeley with a PhD in […]

What Is Sustainable Shopping? Tips for Making Responsible Purchases

Every dollar spent shopping casts a ballot for or against a sustainable future. While many goods are produced in ways that deplete natural resources and destroy ecosystems, others are made in more socially and environmentally responsible ways. Learning about sustainable shopping practices means that individuals can work to ensure that their buying choices do not support the exploitation of people or the planet. To prevent a 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperatures, which scientists say would lead to a collapse of natural systems, the average global footprint needs to drop substantially. Human activity has already begun to strip the earth […]

A Conversation with an Enrollment Advisor on Nursing Programs

Prospective students exploring online nursing programs have many questions and diverse needs. With so many choices to make — full-time versus part-time study, online-only versus blended programs, certificates versus degrees — the potentially overwhelming number of options can make enrollment challenging to navigate. Where can you turn for help? At Maryville University, we offer potential nursing students one-on-one counseling with enrollment advisors (EAs) who answer your questions, help you decode the alphabet soup of nursing degree programs, and enroll successfully. Whether you’re a registered nurse (RN) with an associate degree looking to take the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) […]

Shakespeare’s Influence on Contemporary Literature

William Shakespeare changed the English-speaking world forever. By creating new words and tropes, as well as building relationships between writers and patrons, Shakespeare greatly influenced contemporary literature. Not only are actors still performing his plays, but his works’ symbolism, wordplay, and characters inspire contemporary writers to push their creative boundaries. The History of Shakespeare William Shakespeare led a full and interesting life in the world of literature and theater. Early Life William Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. As an adult, he moved to London shortly after 1585 to begin his acting apprenticeship. Poetry In 1593 and […]

Music to Help You Study: Best Playlists for Focus and Memory

Deciding whether to study in silence or while listening to music is largely a matter of personal preference. However, you may be interested to learn that numerous benefits are associated with the latter. For example, studying while listening to music is associated with improved concentration, lessened boredom, lower levels of stress, and other benefits, according to 1883 Magazine. However, just as certain types of chocolate pair best with certain types of coffee, some genres of music are more conducive to studying (and exam prep) than others. Below are just a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when you’re […]

Maryville University is focused on the future with its latest tech-focused online programs in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

Beginning Fall 2022 Maryville University to Offer Credentials in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. Additional credentials will be offered to create deep tech-focused educational options for students interested in high-demand computer science careers. Monday, May 16, 2022 — Maryville University is launching three new high-tech online academic programs for the fall 2022 semester. All three credentials are geared toward preparing learners to design, implement, operate and maintain tools and technologies that will impact the future of businesses and organizations across industries. The programs are: Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fundamentals of AI Undergraduate Certificate in Blockchain […]

6 Types of Advertising Methods and How They’re Used

Tables of Contents What Is Advertising?6 Common Types of Advertising Paid Search Advertising Social Media Advertising Display Advertising Native Advertising Print Advertising Broadcast Advertising Your company’s product is so good that you’re sure customers will clamor for it the moment they learn of its existence. How do you cut through all the noise and competition for their attention to tell them about it? In a word, advertising. Businesses have been advertising for as long as there have been businesses: The oldest record of advertising is a scrap of papyrus dated to 3000 B.C. in which an ancient Egyptian named Hapu […]

Healthy Study Snacks for College Students

Eating for brain health offers numerous benefits. A diet that includes brain-healthy foods, such as berries and dry-roasted nuts, has been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and slow the aging of the brain by more than seven years, the Mayo Clinic reports. Eating healthy while studying — as opposed to grazing on candy and potato chips while drinking soda — is also beneficial. Snacking on certain types of processed foods can lead to a rapid spike in blood sugar levels, which can prompt the body to speed up the production of insulin to keep blood sugar levels […]