4 Ideas for Personal Growth This Summer

Throughout childhood, summer vacation is often synonymous with relaxation, adventure, and time away from school. From climbing trees to catching waves and building backyard forts, the goal was to have as much fun as possible. Although summer activities evolve from childhood to adulthood, adults can still enjoy the summer while taking steps to achieve their professional goals. Individuals who want to take advantage of online education may be interested to know there are easy ways to incorporate personal growth into their summer downtime. Get Active Outdoors The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that getting regular exercise is one of […]

Making a Positive Impact: How Data Science is Being Used for Social Good

When people hear the term “data science,” they think of how insight from data analytics is being used to create new technologies, target ads to consumers, and maximize profits and sales in business. However, data science and analytics can serve another purpose – one that sparks social good. To learn more, check out the infographic below created by Maryville University’s data science bachelor degree online program. What is Data Science for Social Good? All types of organizations can use data for social good. Nonprofit organizations have a particularly strong interest in getting the most out of their data. What is “Data […]

What Is Audiology: Ultimate Guide for Entering This Booming Industry

An audiologist administers a hearing test.

The demand for quality audiology care is growing. Studies indicate that 20% of Americans have some sort of hearing loss. It’s not just a domestic challenge, either: Hearing loss increased by 44% around the globe from 2000 to 2015. To put this in perspective, there are more people living with hearing loss than there are people living with diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and epilepsy combined. This translates to a large number of people who face challenges with hearing conversations, listening to music, or picking up on the sounds in their environments. Hearing isn’t the only element that drives the need for […]

Youth Sports Coach’s Guide to First Aid: Treating and Preventing Physical Injuries in Young Athletes

AsthmaCervical spine/neck injuryExertional sicklingHeat illness (heat stroke)Mental healthMisuse of opioids/amphetaminesMisuse of performance-enhancing drugs/supplementsSudden cardiac arrestTraumatic brain injuries and concussions It is important for schools to verify that their sports staff (coaches, athletic trainers, and nurses) are adequately trained and educated on injury prevention and treatment. Even those who aren’t hands-on in the coaching or athletic training process may find it useful to be up-to-date on their injury prevention and treatment methods to accurately report and analyze the games’ events. The American College of Sports Medicine also reports that 96% of Americans believe it is important for a student-athlete to be […]

Fur Babies and Finals: The Surprising Benefits of Having a Pet

Pets and their owners share a special bond. In Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, author John Grogan learns that adopting a yellow Labrador retriever puppy is a rambunctious but ultimately rewarding undertaking; the book resonated with audiences and was made into a successful film. The movie Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is based on the true story of a dog who would walk himself to the train station every night at 5 p.m. to greet his owner as he arrived home from work. After his owner suffered a fatal brain hemorrhage and failed to take […]

What Is the Difference Between Content Standards and Process Standards for Math?

Mathematics isn’t just knowing that one plus one equals two. It means understanding why that’s true. To mathematicians –– and those in related fields, such as engineering and computer science –– numbers and equations contain a lot of meaning that those with untrained eyes might not be able to see. There are those who believe that our ability to process and understand math is innate; some of us are “math people,” and others are not. However, the way that elementary, middle and high school educators teach mathematics can make a difference in students’ ability to understand and process math. Teaching […]

Understanding the Main Types of Crimes: Motivations and Crime Protection

According to a Pew Research poll, violent and property crimes declined by 51% and 54%, respectively, between 1993 and 2018. The motivations for criminal behavior vary. Crime rates in poverty-stricken areas are typically higher, for example, because people might resort to drastic measures when they believe they don’t have the financial resources to survive. Other motivators for criminal activity might include revenge, the thrill of committing a crime, a mental illness, or an addiction. Criminal justice professionals must become familiar with all types of crimes and what motivates some to choose this lifestyle, as well as how to identify criminals, […]

Benefits of Budgeting for Millennials and Gen Zers

At a time in U.S. history when the national debt is at a record high of $22 trillion, the welfare of the country relies on proper planning and budgeting. On a smaller scale, the economic welfare of individuals also requires proper money management, and millennials and Generation Zers have special concerns and needs. Millennials are those born between 1981 and 1996. This generation came of age during the digital era and are known for their comfort with technology and social media. Millennials currently make up one quarter of the U.S. population and have ushered in one of the biggest societal […]

Behind the Scenes in Sports: Skills Needed for Sports Marketing

Sports is a multibillion-dollar industry. Even smaller teams routinely surpass $1 million in annual revenue. How do teams manage to convince thousands of people to support them? The answer lies in sports marketing. Sports marketers have become a crucial part of teams’ efforts to sell their brands. Combining online and offline marketing methods has allowed these organizations to reach consumers in new ways. A skilled sports marketer can turn an unknown team into the local favorite. Why Sports Teams Require Marketing Generally, marketing entails building brand awareness and attracting potential consumers to a product or service. While sports marketing still […]

Cybersecurity Careers for Tech-Savvy Millennials and Gen Zers

It can seem like technology takes evolutionary leaps almost monthly. The means by which we communicate, collaborate, manage money, and pursue entertainment are in constant flux. It’s not just that technology has disrupted our private lives; it’s also transformed how businesses operate, providing new avenues for efficiency, productivity, and client-facing service. All these opportunities have also come with risks. The speed at which digital technology advances leaves many open doors for hackers and other cyber criminals, whose malevolent actions can have dire consequences for consumers and business owners. For this reason, as workplace technology continues to evolve, there’s a rising […]