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Technology and Touch: Reaching Out

By MJ Ali I went to a local restaurant with my sister the other day. We sat outside in a very large covered space, and nearly all the tables were full. Not unusual for this popular place, but here’s what was astounding: not one person was staring down at their phone. From teens to seniors, […]

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Technology and Touch: Beneath the Surface

by MJ Ali  Our first sense—touch—develops in utero. It’s also our strongest sense at birth. We don’t give it a second thought, but touch is phenomenally complex. Touch is crucial to navigating our world, making sense of objects and intentions, alerting us to danger and calming us when we’re stressed.  Not only do we react, […]

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Civility is Easy… Right?

by Abigail Edwards “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” – Laurence Sterne Keeping this idea in mind while we’re posting online is incredibly important, more so than most may realize. When we talk online, we often say things that we would never say in person because of the safety […]

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