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Phoenix Forward's most-read stories of 2013

With 2013 winding down, we reviewed our clicks, checked them twice and found out which articles appealed the most to our readers during the past year. Topping the list, not surprisingly, was a story on the ever-popular topic of whether you should listen to music while studying.

Readers also were intrigued by how they can impress hiring managers in a telephone interview, the benefits of a small class size and how the federal Affordable Care Act affects nursing.

Here is the complete Top 10 list:

Should you listen to music while studying?
Should you listen to music while studying?

If you’re easily distracted by outside stimuli, doing homework with your favorite tunes playing may not be the best idea, according to a University of Phoenix expert.

How the Affordable Care Act affects nursing
How the Affordable Care Act affects nursing

Wonder what the new law means for the profession? While the sweeping reforms affect the entire health care industry, nurses will have more opportunities than ever to broaden their skills.

5 benefits of a small class size
5 benefits of a small class size

Find out why a more intimate setting leads to better communication with instructors and peers, and more personal attention.

7 phone interview tips to impress hiring managers
7 phone interview tips to impress hiring managers

When talking face to face isn’t an option, use this expert advice to stand out to employers on the other end of the line.

Top career skills for health care administrators
Top career skills for health care administrators

Do you have the leadership expertise to run a hospital or other medical facility? Learn what you’ll need to work in this growing field.

How to choose a time-management strategy that’s right for your personality
How to choose a time-management strategy that’s right for your personality

Forget the latest techniques and trends — your personal traits may be just the key to learning how to effectively organize your day.

The evolution of technology in the classroom
The evolution of technology in the classroom

We’ve come a long way from No. 2 pencils and filmstrips. See how the educational tools of your grandparents’ time have evolved into today’s high-tech learning environment.

7 career skills learning teams help you develop
7 career skills learning teams help you develop

Wonder how working with your classmates can help you on the job? A University of Phoenix expert describes the skills you’ll gain that employers value.

5 ways the nursing field is changing
5 ways the nursing field is changing

Nursing isn’t the same profession it was a generation ago. Today’s nurses must adapt to a rapidly shifting health care landscape.

5 ways to stay motivated in college
5 ways to stay motivated in college

Now that you’ve gone back to school, how do you keep your focus when faced with a sink full of dirty dishes and a paper due in eight hours? Read these expert strategies to help you cope.

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