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UA Matters: A Primer on Web 2.0 and Social Media

There was a time when writing meant using a pencil or pen to place words on a page and going to a meeting required some form of travel. Today, communication involves “tweeting,” “Skyping” and posting on something called a “wiki.” So how does one make sense of the new World Wide Web and how to use it?

UA Matters: Teaching Children the Real Meaning of the Fourth of July

UA faculty offers fun ideas for teaching your children the real meaning of Independence Day.

UA Matters: Summertime – A Great Time to Get Active!

While you are busy doing your thing this summer, don’t forget that summer is a great time to get in shape. “Warm weather brings more opportunities to be outside and that means more opportunities to increase your physical activity,” says George Brown, executive director of University Recreation at The University of Alabama.

UA Matters: How to Adjust to Your College Student Returning Home for the Summer

One rite of summer, college students returning home, can sometimes mean rocky times for parents and the students when trying to adjust to living under one roof again.

UA Matters: Mother’s Day and Motherly Advice

Why Mother’s Day is more popular than Father’s Day, and why we should always listen to mother.

UA Matters: Home Energy Tips for Earth Day, Every Day

This year marks the 39th anniversary of Earth Day, a worldwide movement to protect our planet, our children and our future. Dr. Keith Woodbury, professor of mechanical engineering, recommends numerous ways for people to make their homes more energy efficient.

UA Matters: Top 5 College Prep Tips for High School Seniors’ Final Semester

You’ve been accepted to college, assigned your dorm space, and lined up your course of study. So, it’s time to coast through your last semester of high school, right? You might want to rethink that.

UA Matters: Adventures in Alabama Gardening

With the warmer days of late winter upon us and the early flowers in bloom, it’s time to plan for the gardening season in Alabama. Tips from UA Matters can help with your planting.

UA Matters: How to Deal with Your Child’s ‘Puppy Love’

UA Matters is a weekly column that offers information and tips on consumer issues facing Alabamians. This week’s edition gives parents tips for dealing with their kids’ “puppy love.”

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