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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Why report fraud?

Scammers don't just scam one person. By sharing your story, you can help make a difference!
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Helping make Thanksgiving brighter

We're matching up to $2,500 to help bring Thanksgiving meals to those in need in Stoughton, Oregon, and McFarland, Wisconsin. Learn how you can help!
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Have some fun! Hallmark bingo 2020

It’s no secret that 2020 has been somewhat of a dumpster fire. This not-so-awesome reality has many of us looking for a fun (and safe) mental break in the form of escapist entertainment—and there’s not much more escapist than Hallmark movies! Have some fun by playing some Hallmark bingo!
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The best scary movie…according to us

All month long TDS employees have been voting on a scary movie bracket to pick the BEST one out of these 16 all-time favorites. What do you think—do you agree? Even if you don't, maybe you'll find your next scare!
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Where to watch your Halloween favorites

Boo! It’s the season when many of us are looking for chills and thrills—and, in good news, you can find them right in your TDS TV channel lineup. From classic scary movies and family friendly favorites, to festive food shows and spine-tingling new offerings, there’s lots to watch this month…if you dare.
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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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