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By Veronica Perez, MPH, CHES
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Did you know that tobacco smoking remains the leading cause of lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and other health problems? Tobacco is the largest preventable cause of death and disease, causing over seven million deaths each year worldwide (ACS, 2018).

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Aspiring educators who have an adventurous spirit and an enduring desire to reach out to others might consider teaching abroad. Before you make a decision, consider what comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “teaching abroad.” Do you picture yourself leading South African girls in a singing activity? Do you see yourself teaching a large high school class in Japan or South Korea? If you decide to teach abroad, look for an opportunity that corresponds closely with your mental picture. You’ll be more satisfied with the overall experience if you’re immersed in a culture that you’re genuinely interested in.

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By Lily Cooper
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Did you ever get those school planners in high school? You would receive it, write in it maybe once and then put it in your backpack, only to never see it again? Me too. However, I realized, keeping a planner in college, is actually very useful and a good investment to make.

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By Kennedy Lane
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Mental health is something that a lot of people have but do not talk about. It can be hard to know if someone is struggling with a mental illness. Anxiety is just one of many mental illnesses that people deal with on a daily basis. If you know someone who struggles with anxiety, here are some ways that you can help and support them in their times of struggle.

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By Lily Cooper
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” – James 4:8

Summer means many things to many people. For some, it means a time of rest and relaxation. Others see it as a time to get as much done as possible. No matter what end of the summer spectrum you are on, it’s important to stay close to God through summer.

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Java is a strong and versatile programming language. Most tech companies generally expect that the computer programmers they hire will know how to use Java, so you’ll definitely want to focus on it while you work toward your degree. As with learning any new programming language, you’ll be able to pick up on its nuances better by practicing coding as you learn. Be sure to watch out for these common mistakes.

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Grand Canyon University is known for exceptional doctoral studies programs, including our Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision. We combine world-class student support services with flexible learning options, including online and evening classes. With this degree from GCU’s College of Doctoral Studies, you’ll be equipped to pursue career advancements in academic or clinical environments.

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Networking is important for virtually every worker across every industry. The utilization of a robust professional network can help individuals accelerate their careers and find the right opportunities. As a business student, you’ll need to have the tools to grow your professional network.

Check out the tips on how to network below:

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By Cathy Smyser, MSN, FNP-C
Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, this information could save your life or that of someone you love! Skin cancer is very common. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in every three cancers diagnosed worldwide is skin cancer. One in every five Americans may develop a form of skin cancer in their lifetime.

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