Author Archives: Alana Joli Abbott

Why college students should keep a journal while studying abroad

Ready for your semester away, and prepared for traveling abroad? In Ginny Gaylor’s January 10, 2014 post on Cengage Brain, she offered “Tips for traveling abroad—how to blend in,” so you know some of the dos and don’ts of foreign … Continue reading

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Tech lawsuits: Blackberry vs. Ryan Seacrest, and Facebook’s “private message”

Facebook and Typo Products, a Los Angeles start-up backed by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, would probably have preferred not to begin 2014 facing lawsuits. No such luck. Once again, Facebook is being sued for invasion of privacy – this … Continue reading

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Jennifer Lawrence vs. Joan Rivers, a plus-size Barbie, and female body image

After all of that holiday eating, many people will ring in 2014 with a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight and get fit. But as consumers are looking at their waist lines, there’s a battle going on over female … Continue reading

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Top Google search trends in 2013: What did people search?

As 2013 draws to a close, the Internet’s search engines – Google, Yahoo and Bing – have released their search trends in 2013. Each company has released its top search engine results as a 2013 in review. What were people … Continue reading

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Hit the road or make your flight this winter break with these winter travel tips

You’re already making travel plans for winter break, but the seasonal weather can provide extra hurdles for your trip. Whether you’re going to hit the road or just have to worry about whether you’ll make your flight, take these winter … Continue reading

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European Union copyright law leads the Beatles bootleg recordings to be released on iTunes

Have you heard about the new album from the Beatles? Sure, they broke up in 1970, but this month, Apple is set to release 59 previously unreleased tracks of bootleg recordings from the Fab Four on iTunes. Why? There’s an … Continue reading

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Drone delivery service: Amazon Prime Air plans to ship packages with unmanned aerial vehicles

On December 1, Charlie Rose of 60 Minutes went behind the scenes at Amazon with Jeff Bezos to show just how all of the packing and shipping – the inside of Amazon’s organization – works. But the big reveal at … Continue reading

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Must-haves for the holidays: iPad accessories and the best gadgets for android tablets

Putting together your list of must have items for this holiday season? You may want to start thinking of how to enhance your android tablets – or consider cool iPad accessories to make your device even more useful (and fun). … Continue reading

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Console gaming at college: Xbox One or Sony Playstation 4?

It’s a sellout, no matter which new video game console you’re talking about. Both the Sony Playstation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One left gamers waiting as the preorders and sales left shelves empty the week of their release, and … Continue reading

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DIY projects to brighten up your dorm room

It’s almost winter, and as we’re losing sunlight, Seasonal Affective Disorder may be hitting you or your peers in full force. While people who suffer from S. A. D. need professional help, and you can find some tips about identifying … Continue reading

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