Building a Stronger Community: The Social Impact of Volunteering

Volunteering has a profound impact on individuals and communities alike. In this article, we will explore the importance of volunteering and how it can lead to building stronger communities, providing a range of social benefits for the community and the individual volunteering. The Social Benefits of Volunteering The social benefits of volunteering are manifold. By […]

Local Nonprofits Making a Difference in the Washington, DC, Area

The Washington, DC, area is home to a multitude of organizations working tirelessly to make a positive impact on the community. From education to humanitarian efforts, these nonprofits in DC are transforming lives and addressing pressing issues. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best nonprofits in the DC area and the positive impact […]

<strong>Colleges and Universities in the Washington, DC, Area</strong>

Howard University in Washington, DC

The Washington, DC, area is home to some of the most prestigious and renowned colleges and universities in the United States. This region offers a variety of higher education institutions that cater to students with diverse backgrounds and interests. Let’s explore some of the best colleges and universities in Washington, DC: Georgetown University One of […]

<strong>What Is the Difference Between an Externship and an Internship?</strong>

Students and young professionals often require various training opportunities to help them prepare for a particular job or career. Internships and externships are two of the most common options for students to gain practical experience and exposure to a professional field. However, there are some key differences between the two. Let’s explore the difference between […]

<strong>How To Promote Professional Growth Throughout the Year</strong>

A new year brings 365 days of new goals and challenges, but we often only focus on these at the beginning of the year due to New Year’s resolutions. In fact, only 9% of people end up keeping their resolutions. For many people, professional growth is a key goal. But in order to be successful, […]

<strong>8 Things To Do in Washington, DC, During the Holidays</strong>

In the United States, late November through early January is a time filled with many holidays celebrated by individuals all around the country. Some of the most popular holidays include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. These occasions bring friends and family together to spend time with one another and celebrate, including by checking […]

“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.

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.