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Blog #7:Supplements lead to the ER

November 16, 2015 Leave a comment

2. The article discusses that supplements alone are responsible for nearly 23,000 ER visits per year. I chose this article because although many supplements can be good for you, a lot of people overuse/misuse supplements.

3. The tweet is from Harvard Health. The study was done by a group of researchers publishing in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers collected surveillance data from 63 different emergency departments between 2004 and 2013 and made note of all visits relating to dietary supplements.

4. I would like to see how many of these overdoses were accidental or purposeful?

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Missouri Leads Nation with New Businesses

October 26, 2015 1 comment


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Diversity in College Class of 2025

October 19, 2015 1 comment


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Blog #4: How Facebook Can Help Your Future

October 7, 2015 Leave a comment

2. The study discusses the amount of times ads are clicked on social media. I chose tweet because I think as a communication major it is important to be aware of how to effectively reach target markets using social media.

3. TechnologyAdvice and Unbounce surveyed 456 internet users asking questions regarding display ads, social ads and SEO results.

4. How did they surveyors find the 456 people? Why did they choose the people they did? I think that 456 is a very small sample of the people who use Facebook, but I think it would be interesting to conduct a larger study and find more accurate results.


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Living as an Expat

September 28, 2015 Leave a comment

2. The article discusses the best places to live for an american living abroad based off of work opportunities, quality of life, and culture. I chose this article because as a student about to graduate I am contemplating lots of options as far as living and feel that it is good information for anyone wanting to live abroad to have.

3. The article is from USA Today travel. To find accurate results the HSBC surveyed nearly 30,000 expats from various locations and then proceeded to compile the information into charts and reports. The surveys included information about work opportunities, family life, and overall experience to gain information.

4. What questions did they ask in the survey? They say that it was about certain topics, but how did they measure the numbers to find the best places?


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Blog #2: Refugees in America

September 14, 2015 1 comment
  1. The article discusses the states with the most and least refugees in America. It also shows where refugees are fleeing from and which states they are settling in.   I chose this article because where I’m from there is a high population of refugees from Somalia where I am from in Minnesota, so I have noticed this issue first hand.
  2. The article uses data from the US Office of Refugee and Resettlement, US Department of State, Bureau of population, refugees and migration, and the US department of homeland security. Other sources include state departments who work with placement agencies to help locate new homes for refugees.
  3. I wish the article would have described more reasons why citizens are leaving and why some states have higher percentages than others.


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Blog #1: Ivy Leagues vs. Big Bucks

August 31, 2015 Leave a comment
  1. The article I chose is a research study that was done to discover which universities graduates making the highest salaries attended in the past. I chose this article because as a graduating senior I feel that this is useful information and may help me, and others, to compete for a higher salary in the future if I understand the strength my university can offer me.
  2. The data collected published by the Washington Post was received from PayScale who collected salary data from nearly 1.5 million graduates from over 1,000 colleges nationwide.
  3. The article focuses a lot on how Ivy League graduates are not making nearly as much as we expected, but the article has very little information on salaries from public universities. Which 1,000 schools were chosen? Should more colleges have been used in this study to get a more accurate analysis of employees salaries from schools around the US?