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June 03, 2018

Overstressed Students
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Some say our nationís educational system is completely broken, and needs a total makeover. An expert has strategies that she says can fix things fast. Then, is clutter in your home or workplace holding you back? Just about all of us deal with piles of papers and unanswered emails. A clutter-busting professional shares his secrets on cleaning it all up.
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Overloaded and Underprepared
Denise Pope Senior Lecturer, Co-Founder, Challenge Success at Stanford University Graduate, co-author of Overloaded and Underprepared explained why parents and teachers should be concerned that many of Americaís students are stressed out or have given up. She outlined steps that schools can take to provide kids with academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school now and as adults later. She talked about the Challenge Success program at Stanford and how the program is customized for each school in which it is applied.
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Clearing out the Clutter
Brooks Palmer is a professional organizer, author of Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What's Holding You Back and Clutter Busting Your Life: Clearing Physical and Emotional Clutter to Reconnect with Yourself and Others. Most Americans struggle with clutter and disorganization. Mr. Palmer talked about the emotionally suffocating effects of clutter and why people have problems letting go of items they no longer need or use. He offered suggestions for how to get started and how to look at items in a different way to assess whether they are worth keeping.
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Protecting the Data on Your Smartphone
Todayís smartphones hold a wealth of personal, financial and work-related data that thieves would love to get their hands on. So what happens when a phone is lost or stolen? Kevin Haley, Director of Product Management for Symantec Security Response led a research project that intentionally lost 50 phones to see what data was accessed by the finder and whether the phones would be returned to their owners. The results were disconcerting. Mr. Haley offered advice for phone owners to protect their data.
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