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Carrie Cabral

Carrie holds a Bachelors in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, and is currently pursuing an MFA. She worked in book publishing for several years, and believes that books can open up new worlds. She loves reading, the outdoors, and learning about new things.

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Is a BSN Degree Right for You? 6 Great Careers for Nursing Majors

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 10, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Nursing is one of the fastest growing professions, and there is a consistent demand for nurses and other medical employees all over the country. So chances are, you’ll be able to get a nursing job anywhere you live or want to live. There are also a lot of great career options and chances for advancement as a nurse, and you’ll be in a rewarding career in which you get to see the results of your work and care every day. We’ll go over how to get a BSN nursing degree and what that looks like for your future career.

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What Does the Dragonfly Symbolize? Unpacking Dragonfly Meaning

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 6, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Dragonflies are brightly colored insects known for their vibrant colors and flying abilities. They've often been the subject of myths and legends, and have been a part of our stories and art for as long as humans have been around. Even though they are an insect, dragonflies are often revered in some legends, and feared in others; regardless, they are a well-known symbol in many cultures.

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What Is Melody? How Is It Different From Harmony?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 6, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

We’ve all had a song that gets stuck in your head. But what is that part that you can’t shake and can’t help but sing along to? That's the melody! What is melody in music? The melody is usually the most important and identifiable part of a song, and most of us can pick out a melody without much trouble. But what is melody, and why is it special? We’ll go into a brief overview of the melody definition, how it’s different from a harmony, and how to identify it.

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Is a Criminal Justice Degree Right for You?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 4, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

A criminal justice degree is available as an Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree, with many online degree possibilities, which makes it a great option for many students. Many criminal justice majors go onto work in law enforcement or enter law school, and a criminal justice degree can be a great first step for those who are passionate about understanding and preventing crime.

If your ultimate goal is to be a police officer, and you want to complete a bachelors before applying to the police department, it’s just as acceptable to major in something else. Other major may help you get a better job while you’re trying to get into police departments, which rely on testing, background investigations, physical fitness tests, and lengthy hiring processes. In this guide, we'll explain what a criminal justice degree is and give an overview of the best criminal justice schools.

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The 11 Solubility Rules and How to Use Them

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 4, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

One of the first science experiments I remember was adding salt to a cup of water and waiting eagerly for it to dissolve. Though I was excited to watch the salt seem to “disappear” I definitely didn’t understand the intricacies of solubility. Luckily, solubility follows a list of rules that helps us determine how soluble a substance is, like how likely that salt is to dissolve into that water (sneak peek- it’s very likely). We’re going to go over what solubility is, how it works, and the complete list of solubility rules to help you determine the solubility of substances.

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Who Are the Blue People of Kentucky? Why Are They Blue?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 2, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

 
For a hundred and fifty years, locals in the area of Hazard, Kentucky were stumped by a group of people whose skin was the color blue . The ailment, which was later revealed to be a symptom of methemoglobinemia, was contained mostly to descendants of the Fugate family of Troublesome Creek, and a related family in nearby Ball Creek. The Blue Fugates, sometimes known as the Huntsville subgroup,  were well known in the area, and their genetic disorder went unidentified until the mid twentieth century, when the amount of affected people had greatly decreased.
 
The Blue People of Kentucky are still discussed, but less is known about methemoglobinemia, an extremely rare genetic trait that caused the blue color of their skin. The Fugates and the met-H gene they passed for generations can teach us a valuable lesson about genetics and understanding disease.
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The 10 Best Graphing Calculators (Physical and Online)

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 2, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

 

 
A graphing calculator is a unique tool in math and science. Graphing calculators perform the same functions as a regular calculator, and have more complex functions, like being able to calculate fractions, logarithms, and square roots. There are some big names in graphing calculators that are trusted and have been around for a long time — you may recognize the classic TI-84 from one of your math classes. Online graphing calculators are fairly new, and often free. We’ll go over the best physical and online graphing calculators to help you decide which one is right for you.
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Understanding the 3 Types of Irony

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 28, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Irony is one of the great forces of language and literature. Irony calls on us to use our wit and instinctual understanding of right and wrong, and often requires that we see humor where there is none. Some say that irony is as old as literature itself, and they may be right— in the human condition, we have always sought to find meaning in paradoxes. Since irony is so ubiquitous, it’s important to understand the different types of irony, and how or when they’re used. You'll be able to identify the different types, and call out the right and wrong ways to use them.

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The Ultimate College Packing List: 110 Must-Have Items

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 16, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

College is an exciting and challenging time for many young adults. Whether you're going far away or staying nearby, having the right supplies can make a huge difference in making college feel like home. Plus, remembering everything will save you those rushed last-minute trips to the store or waiting for your trash can to be delivered along with your month-long supply of popcorn and ramen.

Check out this college packing list to find out what to bring to college. Make sure to also get the printable checklist! But first, what is dorm life really like?

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What Is a Nucleotide? Definition, Structure, and Function

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 15, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

If DNA is the building block of life, then the nucleotides are the building blocks of DNA. But what is a nucleotide exactly? Nucleotides are a class of organic compounds that make up nucleic acid, the substance that defines hereditary traits of all living organisms. Nucleotides are an essential part of DNA, RNA, and cell function, and they can serve many purposes depending on their structure and chemical compounds.

We’ll go over the nucleotide definition, the different types of nucleotides out there, what makes each type of nucleotide unique, and why nucleotides are involved in nearly all cellular activities.

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The 11 Best Pre-Law Schools

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

If you plan to practice law in the United States, you must earn a law degree and pass the bar exam. While that may seem a long way off for an aspiring lawyer, your journey to your law degree and your dream career starts with your decision in your college and your major in your undergrad years. There are lots of factors to consider if you one day plan to be a lawyer and want to start your education off right. It’s a big decision since the right school can help your chances of getting into your top law program, which can in turn help you land the job you’ve been thinking about for years. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the best colleges for pre-law.

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The 5 Best Business Majors to Launch Your Career

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 14, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Some students know exactly what they want to major in long before applying to college. For the rest of us, choosing a college major is a big decision, and we have to consider future job prospects as well as the coursework you’ll encounter while at school. Business majors open the door to jobs that require a Bachelors’ degree, and they will allow you to secure a wide range of jobs in the corporate world.

The great thing about top business majors is that you get a well-rounded education, and get to learn about the cross-section of creativity and data, all while preparing for a rewarding career where you get to see the results of your hard work on a daily basis. The other awesome thing is that “business” is broad and there’s a lot of different industries, so by majoring in business you can give yourself the opportunity to work in a field you’re passionate about.

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The 11 Best Undergraduate Business Schools

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 14, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Business is a great college major, especially for those who are creative, innovative, and see themselves as leaders. A business major is the best of both worlds because a student will leave school with a degree that is both broad and practical. Like any other major, the school you attend will give you an advantage as you set out on your career one day.

Attending a school with a strong business undergraduate program will give you a leg up in your experience, potential job offers and even your starting salary, so it’s important to choose wisely. Your future is a marathon, not a sprint, so take your time to research and visit schools if you’re set on majoring in business and attending one of the top undergraduate business schools.

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Did You Know? 61 Amazing Facts

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

General Education

Everybody loves looking like the smartest person in the room with cool and interest facts. While I’m a big fan of random and fun facts, Did You Know Facts are facts that you can use as supporting evidence, whether it’s in a timed essay, a debate, or even a conversation. Did You Know Facts help expand your knowledge base so you’re prepared for any situation, and have the benefit of making you seem like you know what you’re talking about on any subject.

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What Is a Proper Noun? 6 Easy Examples

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 1, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’re wondering about proper nouns, and how to identify them, look no further. You are, in fact, a proper noun yourself! Proper nouns identify specific people, places, and things. Using proper nouns correctly clarifies your writing, and ensures that readers know exactly what you’re talking about. We all use proper nouns already, so making sure you have the ability to identify them and include them in your writing will make your writing and reading comprehension skills stronger.

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