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Alyssa Sellors is an English and Journalism educator as well as a freelance writer and journalist. She has been teaching for seven years and enjoys the challenges of teaching writing to high school students. She is a regular contributor to a number of publications and speaks at annual conferences on topics regarding scholastic journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and two chihuahuas.

Even the Healthiest Couples Argue, and That’s Not a Bad Thing

By dmarklaing
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Overcoming any sort of argument in a positive way can and will add strength to a relationship, but don't let the end of an argument be the end of the conversation. Use the argument to discuss how to make things better. Read More »

Happy Birthday, WordPress: Marking the Insanely Popular Blogging Platform’s 10th Anniversary

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Who knows what the next decade may hold, but as a free service, WordPress has only gotten better with age over its first 10 years. Read More »

Three Reasons Why Author John Green is a Genius

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Green understands teenagers on a unique level that many of us adults definitely do not and never will. Read More »

Five Smart-Money Benefits to Unlocking Your iPhone

smartphone iphone

An unlocked smartphone gives you flexibility to shop for and negotiate better deals. Service will almost always be cheaper if you're not stuck in a contract with one of the major carriers. Read More »

Your Website Must Be Mobile-Friendly – Or Expect Google to Lower Your Page Rank

Is your website mobile-friendly?

Don't assume that your website is mobile-friendly even if your web developer has told you that it is. Read More »

Budgeting for College? Here Are Five Things You Should Not Buy

Going back to college doesn't have to be as expensive as you might think

With college debt now averaging more than $30,000 per graduate, it makes sense to scrimp where you can. Read More »

4 Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Blog Even If You Don’t Have a Website Now

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Blogs influence buying decisions and allow you to establish yourself as an expert, which can lead to a wider network of professional resources and can make it easier for customers and potential customers to give you valuable feedback on your product or service offerings. Read More »

Obama Was Right: Learning a Trade May Be a Better Path for Many

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Whether you agree with the President on other matters, on this one issue, he was speaking an inarguable truth: skilled trades are careers worth considering. Read More »

5 Website Design Trends Shaking up the Interweb in 2015

Top 10 Website Design Trends for 2015

Be sure to evaluate your site's performance across all platforms and types of devices to assure that your adaptive design is flawless, Read More »

Traveling to Europe? 5 Tips When Renting a Car Outside of the U.S.

Car rental lot

Not every country will honor your state driver's license, and you may even be turned away from the rental car counter unless you have an International Driver's Permit (IDP). Read More »