About Missy Kellor

Missy works on the Corporate Communications team and reports stories to TDS employees and customers. This is right up her alley because she’s an extrovert and also a big fan of research (really, she’ll look up just about anything that strikes her interest). Missy is a native of Madison, Wis. with an undergraduate in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Life Sciences Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interest in the Internet as a mass media shaped her work towards a PhD in Journalism and Mass Communications. She’s also worked as an editorial assistant, copywriter, and production artist. In her off hours, Missy is a crafter, Pinterest addict, reader, wife, and mom of two kids.
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Using technology to connect with grandparents

This year maybe more than ever, we’re looking for ways to connect with family in new, safe ways. We’ve pulled together a list of some great, easy-to-use, and free ways to stay in touch virtually, plus seven ideas for fun and interesting things to do together without being in the same room.
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Women in Technology Employee Resource Group: Facing uncomfortable truths

Elevating women in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM) takes more than encouragement and support. It also takes everyone tackling and facing some uncomfortable truths. For example, did you know men took specific action to discourage women and push them out of computing? Watch a few compelling videos that share truths everyone must face.
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Supplies for virtual back to school

This year, many schools are starting the year virtually in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. That change may have big implications for your back-to-school shopping. We reached out to parents just like you to find out what supplies worked for them in the spring or what they’re gathering to help make virtual school successful this fall.
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Slaying energy vampires

Energy vampires are appliances or tech that continue to draw electrical power, even when they’re not being used. These power-sucking devices can be a hidden cause of higher energy bills. Even if it’s just a little power at a time, it adds up to big numbers—like up to a quarter of your electrical bill. Find out what you can do to save your wallet and the planet.
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How to turn on parental controls for your kids’ favorite online services

Updated for 2020! Most parents don’t want their small kids accidentally wandering into the deep end of the internet without supervision. Parental controls can help keep your kids within the online content areas you’re comfortable with. We’ve rounded up quick links and, in some cases directions, to the parental controls for all of the major streaming services and the most-popular gaming platforms.
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Look out for work-at-home scams

With unemployment rates soaring and the coronavirus circulating everywhere, there’s a renewed interest in work-at-home opportunities. Scammers know this and are trying to cash in on what they see as a golden opportunity—potentially desperate people, possibly facing financial difficulties, who might just fall for their cons. Find out the do's and don'ts so you won't fall for these scams.
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Week-long Starz free preview!

You’re getting a whole week to enjoy all of the amazing shows and movies Starz has to offer! Your free preview starts on Monday, June 15 and it doesn’t end until Sunday, June 21. During the preview, you’ll get a taste of all the great things you can watch on all 13 Starz and StarzEncore channels all the time. Yes, we said 13 channels. Get the scoop!
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Four-day HBO & Cinemax FREE preview weekend!

Good news, TDS TV customers: you’re getting a preview weekend of HBO and Cinemax! The shows and movies on all of these channels will appear in your channel lineup starting May 14 and won’t end until Monday, May 17.
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Last-minute Mother’s Day 2020 gift ideas

There’s little doubt that Mother’s Day 2020 will be the strangest one in years. Unfortunately, many families will be unable to visit in person due to social distancing, so here are some ideas give a gift to show you care.
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TDS hosts recycled art fair on Earth Day

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, TDS’ employee group dedicated to making the world a greener place hosted its first-annual Recycled Art Show. Employees from across the country—including those at our sister company U.S Cellular—were invited to submit works of art using materials that were either recycled or upcycled. Check out a few of the entries!
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