Among the top 50 “most read” JOE articles for 2013 are two contributions by Barbara O’Neill, extension specialist in financial resource management at Rutgers. O’Neill’s “Financial Simulations for Young Adults: Making the “Real World” Real” ranked 13 and “How to Create and Use an Interactive PowerPoint Quiz Game” ranked 20 on the “most read” articles for the year. Listed at number 14 is Extension Specialist in Health Promotion and Behavior Nurgul Fitzgerald’s article “Barriers to a Healthy Lifestyle: From Individuals to Public Policy—An Ecological Perspective,” which she co-wrote with Kim Spaccarotella from Kean University.
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