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5 Tips on Coping with Addiction in Your Family

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the drug overdose death rate has more than doubled from 1999 through 2013. However, what may be even more alarming is that this statistic probably won’t surprise the millions of family members and friends of addicts throughout the United States.

Why You Should Consider a Mentor

Who among us hasn’t heard the buzz about mentoring? It has even coined a new word, the “mentee,” or the recipient of mentoring, formerly known as a protégé or mentoree. The good news is that whatever it’s called, being mentored has significant benefits. Perhaps more surprisingly, being a mentor also provides amazing benefits, for the mentor and for their organization. Read on and you’ll discover the potential benefits afforded to everyone involved.

But what is mentoring precisely? For that answer, we turn to the experts.

5 Things You Need to Know About Negotiating

President John F. Kennedy famously said, “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” And like it or not, the evidence is clear: Although negotiating may make us feel uncomfortable, those who are willing to negotiate have higher incomes and better positions.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS NOW YOURS – ONLINE!

In response to requests from students and faculty, and in conjunction with our ongoing efforts to make the best resources available at Northcentral University, we are pleased to announce that The Chronicle of Higher Education is now available to our student and faculty family at the NCU online Library.

How to Give Yourself the Best Chance at being a Satisfied Shopper

Buying a home is a huge decision, but did you know that being satisfied with your purchase is about more than just location, location, location?

Dr. Susan Petroshius, in conjunction with three other researchers, investigated the role of buyer sophistication as it relates to buyer satisfaction and the overall shopping experience when buying a new home. The results of the investigation were published in their study titled, "The Role of Shopping Sophistication in Creating Satisfying Purchase Outcomes."

10 Tips for Effective Communication in Relationships

Are you having trouble finding ways to effectively communicate in your relationships? Don't worry, you're not alone. Many couples, families, coworkers, and even friends struggle with finding the right way to express their feelings in a positive, productive manner.

Fair Use or Misuse? Social Media and Copyright Law

By Rick Rapier

She claims she had their permission and thought they would be grateful for the exposure, but, according to Ultra Records, fashion video blogger Michelle Phan was sadly mistaken.

Employee Engagement for Fun and Profit

Scavenger hunts, cooking classes and inflatable sumo wrestling. What do they all have in common? They could be the key to greater productivity and profit for you or your business.

National Fun at Work Day (January 30) is today. And with this unofficial holiday comes an opportunity for your company to have fun while improving employee engagement.

How Text-based Chat Can Aid Second Language Learning

What methods do you know people use when trying to learn a new language?

Watching movies? Using special software? Hanging out with fluent speaker? What about text chat?

In her study titled, "Prior knowledge and second language task production in text chat," published in Technology-mediated TBLT: Researching Technology and Tasks, Dr. Rebecca Adams took a closer look at how text-based chat can help people who are interested in learning a second language and which variables can help make it more successful.

Digital Detox: This is Your Intervention

By Mark Lange

This is your digital intervention. No, your family isn’t gathered in the living room. You won’t be whisked off to a dude ranch. And no one is going to “love” you through this. We just need you to turn off your digital devices for a while—after you read this article, of course.

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