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HOME FAMILY SELF

Fun under the sun 8 Water rules

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31 Online etiquette Know social networking lingo.

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Editor’s note

I was seven months pregnant in summer 2005. My feet and ankles were swollen so much that they closely resembled my neck in circumference. And I was hot. On one particularly sultry afternoon, my mom suggested I take a dip in her swimming pool. But I was huge, and I didn’t have a maternity swimsuit. My mom jokingly said, “Just put on a bikini and let your belly hang out!” At first, I was horrified by the suggestion. Then I thought about it. Why shouldn’t I wear a bikini? I had a beautiful baby bump (minus the scar from my belly-button-ring, which wasn’t pretty when it stretched.) And I was proud of the baby growing inside of me. So I grabbed a white and blue floral bikini and pulled it on. After slathering gobs of sunscreen on my belly, I made my way to the pool and carefully lowered myself in. Glorious relief followed. I floated, feeling weightless (which says something, since I had gained about 40 pounds

37 by that time), for the rest of the afternoon. That day stands out as one of my favorite summertime memories. Splashing around in the pool has always been part of my summers. That’s why we include advice from two local water-safety experts on pages 8-9 for you and your family. Summer also means Fourth of July celebrations. We share lots of ways to add pizazz to your party from a sand-candle craft (page 10) to fun patio accessories (page 11) to drink umbrellas you can cut out and use (page 24). July 4 is extra special to me because it was my grandfather’s birthday. We always celebrated our birthdays together, because mine is just a week later. It’s one of the many reasons I love summer.

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July/August Smar t things to do in and around York County Prepare for battle

A battle will rage for the 146th time July 3-5 in Gettysburg. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. each day of the Civil War battle re-enactment, which will include live mortar fire demonstrations and a living-history village. For details, visit gettysburgreenactment.com.

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March for unity

The ninth annual York Unity March steps off from Penn Park in York at 10 a.m. July 16. The march promotes awareness of diversity, equality and nonviolence in the community. For details, call the York City Human Relations Commission at 846-2926.

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The York County Community Against Racism’s annual diversity picnic is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park off South Penn Street in the city. For details, call the YCCAR office at 718-2260.

Indulge in Dutch heritage The 26th annual Hanover Dutch Festival will include 300 craft and food vendors, music, classic cars and a kids carnival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25 at Center Square.

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Stay safe while playing poolside this summer with advice from local watersafety gurus Sue Kloepfer, health and safety instructor for the York-Adams chapter of the American Red Cross, and Allison Smith, assistant aquatics director at the York Jewish Community Center. 1) Get kids in the water early. “I feel like swimming is a life skill,” Smith said. “If they

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don’t learn how to swim, there’s a potential for a very unsafe situation.” Enroll kids in swim lessons, which can start at age 4. “Maturity wise, that’s where they need to be,” she said. 2) Running and rough-housing around a pool is a bad idea. “You slip and fall, and you get hurt,” Kloepfer said. It’s that simple. 3) Don’t dive unless the deep end of a pool is at least 6 feet deep. Always jump

in feet first in the shallow end. 4) Too much sun isn’t any fun. Be sure to reapply sunscreen every two hours while in the pool or sweating outside — even on cloudy days. UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch your shadow; if you don’t see one, seek shade. 5) The old myth of waiting 30 minutes after eating to swim isn’t a rule, but it’s good common sense. “It’s like any other sport. You could end up with a cramp,”


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Smith said. You can end up with a cramp even if you haven’t recently eaten, Kloepfer added. 6) Stow electronics and cell phones where they won’t get wet, or, better yet, don’t have them around the pool. 7) Rafts, inner tubes and floaties are fun, but they’re not life-saving devices. Parents should be within arm’s reach of children in and around water. Floaties are OK for kids, but be sure to take them off occasionally so kids learn how to stay

afloat on their own and learn how to swim, Kloepfer said. 8) Lifeguards are not babysitters. Watch children closely at all times. 9) Always swim with a buddy. No one, at any age, should swim alone. 10) Do not take glass around the pool. If it breaks, it can injure people walking in bare feet. If broken glass gets into the pool, it could need to be drained because it’s hard to find glass in the water.

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Evening glow Simple yet sophisticated do-it-yourself craft By CARRIE HAMILTON for Smart

Here’s a fool-proof way to add charm to your Fourth of July celebration. Layer colored sand around candle holders to create a festive centerpiece.

1. Put the candle into a candle holder, or use candles that come in a glass holder. 2. Using a funnel, pour sand around the base of the outside container. Tilt the container as you go to get a wavy effect. 3. Take into account the height of your candle and be sure not to overfill the sand. Pour sand

in layers of different colors until you reach the desired height. You will need to allow some room at the top of the container to prevent the sand from spilling.

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outdoor enjoyment Look no farther than your backyard for summer fun. By TERESA McMINN for Smart

The idea of backyard fun for some means calling in a pro to help make outdoor entertaining as hassle-free as possible. But others want to create their own recreation without spending much, or any, money. Either way, summer offers a relaxed setting for those who want to entertain alfresco. Katy Meckley, a teacher who has worked at Eastminster Preschool in Springettsbury Township for 42 years, said more families need to spend time enjoying the outdoors. On the last day of the school year, Meckley gave each of her students a butterfly net and

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a book on bugs. Then, they went for a hike at Rocky Ridge County Park in Springettsbury Township, she said. If you’re not up to a hike, you can host an outdoor party with the help of local moms Nicole Pauling, 32, and Katie Smock, 24. They operate Atomic Bounce, a company that sets up and rents portable children’s bounce houses and play centers. The women own five bounce houses that they store at Pauling’s York Township home. “We make sure a staff person is with the bounce house when you rent from us,” she said. That way, parents are free to enjoy their child’s party. “That’s a

really big selling point for us.” Finding a way to have fun outdoors can benefit the whole family, said Kevin Alvarnaz, director of community health improvement for WellSpan Health. Children who don’t get enough physical activity can gain weight and suffer serious health problems including diabetes, stroke and cancer, he said. “It’s very important kids learn healthy behavior,” Alvarnaz said. “Adults need to start rolemodeling behaviors. If you make it enjoyable for the child . . . they won’t see it as just physical activity.”


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Linda Goles-Long, 38year-old stay-at-home mom, and her husband, Bill, 41, of Fairview Township, have taken their son, Ryan, 2, to Lake Tobias, Baltimore, Hersheypark and more for some family fun.

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So, your disposable income has been disposed of. The thought of even a day trip has you checking and rechecking your bank account balance online. Contrary to what you might think, it is still possible to have a little fun outside your own backyard — and have money left for groceries and gas. Maybe you’re in search of some quality time with your significant other or a day with the girls. Or, you’ve run out of things to do with the kids until school starts again. Either way, we have a few ideas to get you started.

FOR FAMILIES Take a walk on the wild side Lions and tigers and bears — oh my! No, you don’t have to head to Baltimore or bore the kids with a ride on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for some exotic animal exposure. For about the price of a McDonald’s happy meal, you can take a safari tour or get up close and personal with some scaly reptiles at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park north of Harrisburg. Kids 3 and younger get in free. For more, visit www.laketobias.com.

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price to $2 per person. (Regular adult admission is $10). Other discounts available at GEM include half-price Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as $2 off admission to those who “go green” by showing a public transportation ticket stub. The museum is a wonderland for pop-culture and comic fans — or simply anyone who wants to reconnect with childhood staples such as Howdy Doody, Betty Boop, GI Joe, Atari 2600 and the Mickey Mouse Club. Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards is on the second floor at 301 W. Camden St., Baltimore. For details, call 410-625-7060, or visit www.geppismuseum.com.

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Get schooled on your state

So maybe you’ve stepped into the State Capitol during a school field trip, but that was ages ago — and you probably weren’t paying much attention anyway. If you haven’t seen this architectural and artistic jewel as an adult, the sticky summer months are a perfect time to escape into the cool hallways and staircases of what many consider the country’s most beautiful Capitol.

Free guided tours are offered daily. Don’t forget to look up (at the dome) and down (at the floor tiles) while you’re there. Finish your day with a walk through the fountain’s cool spray. For details, visit www.pacapitol.com/ tours.html.

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Whether they’re at soccer practice or playing tag with neighborhood friends, most kids take a swig from a water bottle if they’re hot and sweaty. But that’s not enough, said Kyle Smink, certified athletic trainer for York Catholic High School. “Proper hydration must take place all day and not just during practice times,” he said. Kids who are dehydrated tire more quickly, use up their energy stores faster, sweat less and have trouble regulating their body temperature, Smink said. Drinking throughout the day is critical so athletes don’t arrive at practice already dehydrated, which puts them at risk for serious heat-related illnesses. Children can become dehydrated faster than adults, especially when playing or exercising in hot, humid environments for more than an hour, said Mary Williams, a pediatric nurse practitioner with Pediatric Care of York. She recommends keeping a close eye on kids who have been sick because they might need to drink more than usual. “If your child has had fever or other illness recently, keep in mind that this may alter his fluid needs,” she said. 18 | smart

What to drink “Water is the beverage of choice because it’s the main body fluid that is lost during exercise,” Williams said. Kids might drink more water if you add small amounts of flavoring, such as a splash of 100 percent juice and keep it chilled. For extended practices in hot weather, sports drinks are fine, she said. They replace sodium and potassium lost during exercise and provide a small amount of carbohydrates that is easily absorbed.

What NOT to drink Smink and Williams agree that sugary drinks, such as soda and juice, should be avoided when exercising. Because of the high carbohydrate content, sweet drinks are not absorbed as rapidly by the body and can lead to stomach cramps. Energy drinks are not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for children or adolescents, Williams said. The drinks contain large amounts of sugar and caffeine, which might cause headaches and increased blood pressure. “The more frequent urination due to the caffeine content can also contribute to dehydration,” she said.


How much should kids drink?

Symptoms of dehydration

Kids should drink before, during and after exercise, but figuring out exactly how much liquid your child needs can be tricky. “Every child is different, and they all lose fluid at different rates,” Smink said. One strategy athletic trainers use is to weigh the participant before and immediately after strenuous exercise. “‘A pint a pound’ is a common saying to remind athletes they should drink a pint of fluid for every pound lost during exercise,” he said.

❑ Thirst ❑ Fatigue or irritability ❑ Dry mouth

According to the AAP, kids should:

• Drink 4-8 ounces of water 1-2 hours BEFORE exercise • Drink 4-8 ounces of water every 15-20 minutes DURING exercise • Drink 16-24 ounces per pound of body weight lost AFTER exercise (Because most children don’t weigh themselves after exercising, Williams said a basic guideline for most kids would be to drink a 12- to 16-ounce bottle of water after a workout.)

Teens need more water

Fluid needs are based on body weight, so Smink recommends higher amounts of pre-exercise hydration for most junior high and high school athletes.

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Teenage athletes should also drink another cup of water 15-20 minutes prior to a workout.

When a child complains of feeling hot or shows any of the above symptoms, get him out of the sun and give him cool water or a sports drink. Have him remove any sports equipment and apply cold, wet cloths to his skin. Learn to recognize these heat-related illnesses: Heat cramps: pain in the arms, legs or abdominal muscles Heat syncope: exercise-induced weakness or fainting Heat exhaustion: heavy sweating, headache, weakness, dizziness, excessive thirst, chills, nausea and vomiting, flushing, agitation, vision problems, cramps Heat stroke: high body temperature (104105 degrees F); hot, dry skin; shortness of breath; nausea or vomiting; disorientation; seizures; unconsciousness or coma If your child has any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. Dehydration is a potentially life-threatening problem. Source: WebMD.com

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If you’re planning to stick with the traditional cheeseburger, Parks has some tips for impressing your friends. “Instead of using a normal cheese like American or provolone,” he said, “I recommend a cheese imported from Ireland called cahill (pronounced kay-hill). It’s a basic Irish cheddar cheese made with Guinness. If you cut it into a wedge, you’ll see a dark marbling. The dark areas are the Guinness.” Dubliner is another good cheese from Ireland. Parks said it brings a lot of flavor to your burger. Because of the moist climate in Ireland, the cheeses are much more moist than American cheese and have a fuller flavor. Don’t be alarmed about trying to find these out of the ordinary cheeses. Parks said he’s shopped at the Eastern Market to get them. “I enjoy shopping there,” he said, “because they’ll let you sample everything.”

CHEESEBURGERS

When it comes to summer get-togethers, everyone reaches for the safe standbys of hot dogs and burgers. But if you want to kick it up a notch with some new dishes, try out these suggestions from Brian Parks, executive chef of the Harp & Fiddle Irish Pub and Restaurant on North George Street in York. If you need to please meat eaters and vegetarians alike, try a grilled portobello mushroom burger. Parks suggests marinading the portobellos in balsamic vinegar and then roasting on the grill for about 15 minutes. Top it off with spinach, roasted red and yellow peppers, onions, salt and pepper on a kaiser roll with sun-dried tomato pesto. Parks also suggests trying a fresh or frozen tuna steak. Prepare it on the grill to your liking and then top with finely diced scallions, salt and pepper, soy sauce and alfalfa sprouts.

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• salsa • grilled tomatoes

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• blue cheese • grilled onions

MORE TOPPINGS TO TRY:

• roasted garlic • roasted peppers

■ Learn the hot spots on your grill; most grills have some areas that are hotter than others. Put vegetables on the cooler part of your grill so they don’t burn as fast. ■ Federal guidelines suggest cooking hamburgers to an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees (medium-well) for complete safety. If you want to risk (and many do) a burger that’s more on the pink side, be sure to get the freshest possible meat. ■ When it comes to shaping the burger, go for a fairly flat, uniform patty no more than ¾-inch thick. Try not to overwork the meat or pack the patty too tight to keep your burgers from coming out tough or dry. ■ If you’re using a gas grill and miss the flavor of a charcoal fired grill, add the flavor yourself. Use a durable pan that can withstand the high heat of your grill and fill it with wood chips, such as mesquite or apple wood. As the wood burns, it releases the flavor into whatever you’re grilling.

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The grill is great for preparing summer vegetables. When Parks is at home, he said instead of boiling corn, he’ll wrap it in an aluminum foil pouch with a little salt, pepper and butter and grill the corn. Parks said as you’re preparing the corn remove all the silk, but save the inner leaves. Then soak the corn wrapped in the leaves in a sugar water mixture for about 15 minutes before grilling. “That helps so you don’t get any taste of bitterness as a result of grilling,” Parks said.

BEYOND BURGERS

Emad Ibrahim, owner of Deli Delicious on South George Street, said people come into his shop looking for exotic cheeses for their burgers all the time. One of the most popular is habanero cheese, he said. Ibrahim also recommends horseradish cheese, wasabi cheese (which isn’t as hot as it sounds, he said) and cheddar sweet peppadews (cheddar with sweet peppers). He encourages customers to sample the cheese before buying it and taking it home.

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Ticks: A downside of summer Protect yourself (and your dog) from Lyme disease. By TERESA McMINN for Smart

As warm weather sets in, many moms equip themselves with an armory of sunscreens and insect repellents to protect their kids from the elements. But the family dog also faces threats in the great outdoors. Lyme disease, caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, can be transmitted to a dog by the bite of an infected tick. Dr. Valerie Miller, owner of East York Veterinary Center in Springettsbury Township and a member of the York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals board of directors, provided the following information about Lyme disease in dogs.

Q: How does a dog get Lyme disease? A: The deer tick is the most common car-

rier, but (the disease) can also be carried by the brown dog tick. Deer ticks are much smaller than the other species. Although they are called deer ticks, they

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are happy to attach to other hosts, such as dogs and people. Unfortunately, our area of the country is high on the list for infected ticks.

Q: What symptoms of the disease should

a pet owner be aware of? A: Joint tenderness, lameness, reluctance to move, fever, listlessness and swollen lymph nodes.

Q: How is the disease detected in a dog? A: There are blood tests for dogs that show when a dog’s system has been exposed to Lyme disease.

HOW LYME DISEASE AFFECTS THE BODY Here are some of the symptoms that Lyme disease patients commonly report. Dementia Light sensitivity

Ringing in ears Shortness of breath Heart palpitations

Abdominal cramps Numbness in extremities

Q: How is Lyme disease in a dog treated? A: A 30-day course of antibiotics such as

doxycycline is the treatment of choice. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to preventing long-term side effects and are usually very effective.

Memory loss, confusion, mood swings

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Q: How serious is Lyme disease in a dog? A: Very. Left untreated it can cause damage to joints,

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A: Tick control is the first step. Check your pet frequently and remove (ticks) manually. There are tools available to assist in the removal of a tick. This should be done with a slow, steady pulling motion, being careful not to crush it as you pull. Use an antibiotic ointment on the location. If you typically see ticks on your pet in the warm season, you should use a safe product that prevents attachment for tick control. The longer a tick is attached, the more likely it will pass the infection to the host.

Once a tick becomes infected, it stays infected for the rest of its life and can transmit the bacteria to other hosts. Humans are most susceptible to Lyme disease during the late spring and early summer when ticks are in the nymph stage. The chart below shows the actual size of ticks at each stage.

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household) and Preventix tick collar for heavy tick areas. Vaccines, which are definitely recommended here in Pennsylvania, are available to prevent the development of Lyme disease in dogs. But remember, no vaccine is 100 percent effective in every patient.

If you’re going to be in an area where contact with ticks is likely: • Perform frequent, thorough tick checks • Wear light-colored clothes • Tuck your pants into your socks • Afterward, put clothes in a dryer for 30 minutes to kill ticks • Use insect repellents containing the ingredient DEET

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4. Top off each umbrella with a small bead by gluing it to the end of the skewer. This will protect anyone from getting poked with the skewer; plus it makes for a nice finished look. Allow the glue to dry completely before using.

1. Cut out the umbrellas along the dotted lines. Download extra umbrella patterns at smartmamapa.com. Use scissors to make a slit to the center as marked.

3. Add a dot of glue to the underside of the umbrella in the center. Push the pointed end of the skewer through the center of the umbrella until it sticks out just slightly.

These colorful umbrellas are fun and functional. Add them to wooden skewers to help your guests identify their drinks. They double as swizzle sticks, too. Be sure to use skewers that are a little taller than your glasses so the umbrella won’t dip into the drink.

Add a splash of color with drinks that will quench your family’s thirst on those hot summer days. And, don’t sweat, these drinks are easy to make. Top them off with a Fourth of July parasol for a fun way to show your patriotism.

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In the market for a new pair of shades? Don’t go for the cheapest pair, said Melissa Lawver, manager of Sun Expressions, a Hanover shop specializing in sunglasses. The price usually reflects quality, she said. “Your vision is priceless, and you should invest in protecting it.” Ultraviolet (UV) protection is the most important factor to consider when selecting sun specs, according to pediatric ophthalmologist Christianne Schoedel of Spring Garden Township. “If you wear sunglasses without UV protection, it’s probably worse than not wearing any at all,” she said. That’s because wearing a dark lens makes your pupils dilate (get bigger), which allows in more of the damaging rays, she explained. The pigments in the iris and retina offer some defense against sun damage, but not everyone has the same amount, Schoedel said. “The lighter your eyes (such as blue or green) and your skin, the more important it is to wear sunglasses because you don’t have as much of the protective pigments.” Schoedel and Lawver agree that everyone should sport sunglasses, including those who wear contact lenses. Your shades are more than a fashion accessory — they’re the best protection you have against degenerative eye conditions, such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Oval face — any shape works Keep this in mind when well, including aviators shopping for sunglasses: UV protection. For the best protection Square face — round, oval or from damaging rays, a sticker on the lens cat’s eye-shaped frames should say “blocks 100% UVA & UVB” or “100% UV protection.” Heart-shaped face — rectangular Lens color. Choose amber or brown frames with rimless bottoms lenses, which block the damaging blue light from the sun. Avoid blue lenses, Round face — square or angular which allow the blue light rays to reach frames your eyes. Type of lens. Polarized lenses are ideal Fit. Try on lots until you find a pair for water sports, snow sports and driving. that doesn’t pinch your nose or behind These lenses block light reflecting off the your ears. When you find a pair you water or road, thereby reducing glare. like, keep them on for several minutes to Shape. To find frames that fit your face ensure comfort for long wear. shape, use this guide:

What are UV rays and blue light? UV (ultraviolet) rays are invisible radiation from the sun. These damaging rays are absorbed by different parts of the eye — the cornea for UVA and the lens for UVB. Blue light is one portion of the visible light spectrum that might harm the eyes. The harsh glare of sunlight reflecting off water or snow contains blue light. Source: American Macular Degeneration Foundation

To protect your kids’ eyes . . . 1) AVOID TOY SUNGLASSES. Children’s sunglasses with funny-shaped lenses and cartoon characters usually have no UV protection. Use these for play inside the house, but do not wear in the sun. 2) CHOOSE POLYCARBONATE LENSES. They’re shatterproof. 3) USE A CROAKIE. Sometimes, kids won’t wear sunglasses because they fall off during play. Secure the glasses with a croakie, and your child might forget she’s wearing them. 4) SUBSTITUTE A HAT. Some young children will wear sunglasses, and some won’t. If your child refuses, let him pick out a wide-brimmed hat to wear instead as a measure of sun protection. For the best protection, wear sunglasses AND a hat. Source: Christianne Schoedel, pediatric ophthalmologist

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Mind your (online) manners GUIDELINES

Ariel Waldman, a social media consultant and digital anthropologist in San Francisco, offers these guidelines for social etiquette: • Don’t tag people online with their full name unless you have their permission. • If someone requests you take down a photo you’ve posted of them, you should honor that request.

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Oh, it used to be so simple! RSVP in a timely manner. Don’t chew with your mouth open. Avoid using inside jokes in mixed company. Etiquette in an age of social networking, however, is rarely so easy to navigate. If you unfriend people on Facebook, will they take it personally? How do you deal with a friend who clogs your news feed with constant status updates? In your online social life, how you handle such delicate situations can make or break you. Problem is, the rules are hardly defined. Penn State York students had vastly different takes on the best way

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to manage their social lives online. Sarah Mills, a 19-year-old freshman, has 600 friends on Facebook, but doesn’t interact with most of them on a regular basis. “You can be friends with someone and not really talk to them,” she said. It’s more courteous to accept a friend request than ignore it. However, covertly delete a friend later, and drama could ensue. Brittany Arnold, an 18-year-old freshman, was upset when she discovered an ex had deleted her from his friends’ list: “Why would you go to all that trouble?” Post too many pictures too frequently, and your friends might think you have no life, said 20-year-old sophomore Niki Bidelspach. And, if someone tags you in a picture where you’d rather not be identified, the best solution is to simply untag yourself rather than make a big deal about it. Otherwise, you might seem too touchy. Arnold and other students know that even a photo with a cup in front of them could cost them their future career. Even if the cup is filled with soda. On Facebook, the students know it’s better to write on each other’s walls than to send a

• Retweet sparingly. “It’s good in that they’re sourcing the information, but bad in that they’re not providing their own commentary. People aren’t following you to see someone else’s words,” she said. “If you do retweet, add something to it.” • It’s perfectly fine to bring up something in person that someone posted online. “It’s public on purpose,” she said. • Most social-networking sites (LinkedIn would be an exception) blend the personal and professional. Keep this in mind when posting. “Unlike a lot of other things, social media really is a bridge between your personal and professional lives.” • Learn to use the privacy settings on social-networking sites. • Consider developing and posting your personal communication preferences online so people know what are the most efficient ways to engage you. This might avoid misunderstandings about who you do and don’t friend, follow, or respond to on different platforms. ILLUSTRATION BY CARRIE HAMILTON for Smart

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private message — otherwise people will think you have something to hide. They reserve private messaging for sending phone numbers, addresses and other sensitive information. Ariel Waldman, a social media consultant and digital anthropologist in San Francisco, studies how people struggle to define their personal communication protocols online. She said most problems arise when one person imposes his or her expectations for online behaviors onto others. For instance, if someone denies your friend request or stops following you on Twitter, you shouldn’t automatically take it personally. Maybe you were tweeting too much. Maybe they prefer to limit their

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online social circle to those they interact with regularly. If you’re miffed, insulted or offended by someone’s actions online, the best course of action is to confront the person about it openly. “It gives the person a chance to explain themselves, and you can discuss it calmly,” Waldman said.

JEN’S TAKE ON FACEBOOK I’m usually slow to the game when it comes to new technologies. It took me some time to get comfortable with blogging. Twitter and YouTube still aren’t staples in my life. Facebook, however, became part of my daily routine about six months ago when enough friends bugged me to use it that I gave in. Now that I’ve been using it a while, I’ve come up with some reflections — in a short, Facebook-style list, of course — on the phenomenon.

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