Don’t Follow Your Passion

Do I have your attention? This advice is just the opposite of accepted wisdom. It’s curmudgeon stuff, but read on and you’ll understand. Talent is a Curse My lifelong observation confirms that natural-born talent increases your life’s struggles as often as not. Natural talent can be a curse that deludes you into believing your innate...
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Search Tips for Students & Educators

Google processes an average of 40,000 search queries every second. This equates to 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. Do we utilize Google and other search engines correctly? Have you thought about ways to improve your Internet searches? In general, web literacy refers to the knowledge and use of specific skills needed to locate, evaluate,...
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Adventures Abroad

Departing from the comfort of campus and embarking on a journey to distant and unknown territory can be just as terrifying as it is rewarding. For many students, the college experience simply is not complete without traveling abroad. Whether for mission oriented trips or study abroad programs, students have several opportunities for travel. Here are...
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The 4 “P”s of Career Success

As a senior in college, I feel it is my duty to share with underclassmen tips that have contributed to my success. As a journalism and political science double major, I have been fortunate to acquire several internships which have given me experience in all of my areas of interest. Last fall, I did a...
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What’s your Context?

One of the goals of the History faculty at UMHB is to ensure that our students understand how context effects events. Why does an event happen at a particular time, in a particular way? Major events in history are often associated with a famous, or infamous person. Those events occurred not only because a leader...
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