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“You’ve Got Mail!”: Early Memories of Dial-Up Internet at TMH

By Michelle A. Krowl, TMH alumnae and board member

When I last lived at TMH in the mid-1990s, access to email and the internet were still relatively new for many of us. And America Online (AOL) dominated the market in providing online access at home. The floppy disks and CDs with AOL software to load on home computers were everywhere! But, after loading the software, using AOL still required a landline telephone for the modem to dial up the local number for an actual connection. Thus, the landline telephone in my room at TMH was my lifeline to online connectivity.

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Everything You Need To Know About Dealing With Holiday Stress

Between traveling, visiting with friends and family, answering the same questions over and over again, and everything else the holidays bring with them, things can get a little stressful at times. In fact, one survey shows that only 10% of individuals report feeling no stress during the holidays.

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5 Essential Tips for Traveling During the Holidays

Over 110 million people travel between December 23rd and January 1st. On top of that, over 50 million people travel each year for Thanksgiving. While it’s nice that there are so many people who want to spend time with their loved ones, it can lead to some major problems if you are also traveling. In this article, we’ll share 5 essential holiday travel tips.

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The Best Areas To Live or Stay in Washington, DC

In big cities like Washington, DC, it can be difficult to choose between the many different neighborhoods for the best place to live or stay. It will also depend on how long you are staying, how large your budget is, what you want to be near the most, finding a safe area, and more. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the best areas to live or stay in Washington, DC.

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The Importance of Finding a Safe Place To Live In DC

No matter where you live or are looking to move, feeling safe and comfortable is one of the most important deciding factors. Living in a place where you are constantly worried about your own safety does not make for an enjoyable life. However, there are usually safe areas to live in every city across the United States. It’s just a matter of finding them.

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What Is the Cost of Living in Washington, DC?

The cost of living is the amount of money you’ll need to cover your basic expenses in a particular location during a certain period of time. These expenses usually include housing, food, transportation, healthcare, and taxes. With the U.S. federal government located in Washington, DC, it’s not surprising that it is one of the busiest and most populated areas in the country. So, what is the cost of living in Washington, DC?

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Is Washington, DC, Expensive?

Like most major metro areas, Washington, DC, has costs above the national average on things like housing, utilities, food, transportation, healthcare, and taxes. However, certain lifestyle factors and living situations can make it much more affordable. Read more here.

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The Benefits of Using Social Media for Networking

While many people primarily use social media as a way to talk to friends, share entertaining content, or learn about what is happening in the world, it can also be incredibly beneficial as a networking tool. In this article, we’ll share some of the main benefits of using social media for networking.

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