Jennifer Andrechek

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Overcaffeinators May Have More Trouble Expressing Their Feelings

I'm feeling lukewarm<p>If you often have trouble with finding the right words to express your feelings, empathizing with other people’s emotions, or waiting for your next caffeine fix, you may be alexithymic.<p>Alexithymia, derived from Greek for “no words for feelings,” is a personality trait …

Psychology

Timeline: The Evolution Of Sneakers

Footwear has come a long way since 40,000 years ago.<p>There’s not a lot of wonder attached to the average sneaker, but imagine life without it. That’s the job of Steven Johnson. He hosts the show <i>How We Got to Now</i>, premiering on PBS and BBC Two on October 15. Johnson traces how mundane discoveries …

Shoes

Navy Demonstrates Swarm Of Armed Robot Boats

No on-board crew members required<p>Call them sea drones, dronaughts, or roboats, the Navy demonstrated a swarm of remotely-controlled boats on the James River in Virginia this August. As if animated by the same mind, the 13 patrol boats all moved in unison, their crewless decks painting a picture of …

Why Free Online Classes Are Still the Future of Education

The MOOC was The Next Big Thing—and then it was written off for dead. But for Anant Agarwal, one of the founding fathers of this online reboot of …

Going the extra mile for women’s education

<b>The gift:</b> Raising $17,000<p><b>The cause:</b> The Canadian Federation of University Women<p>Susan Murphy loves to walk, a long way.<p>This summer she and a friend, Monika Oepkes, trekked 500 kilometres in Spain, covering much of the famous Camino de Santiago, a traditional Christian pilgrimage. They did the …

Let Girls Lead #IDG2014: Moving Girls Towards Equality Through Sports and Education

<i>Let Girls Lead is thrilled to continue our celebration of International Day of the Girl 2014 with this new entry to our blog series written by amazing girl leaders involved in our work around the world. Today we share the perspectives of two remarkable girls, Aselef of Ethiopia and Norwukh of</i> …

Family Planning

When Less Is More: A Closer Look at Higher Education

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors will apply to college this year, in hopes of being accepted by their first choice. However, is the higher monetary cost of a more elite university worth the added sticker price? Perhaps even more important, does a more elite school offer its graduates …

College & University

How Hacking Education Has Taken Over Higher Education

Y-Combinator, the world-renowned Silicon Valley startup accelerator, recently announced its first ever college-level course on creating a successful startup at Stanford University. The course, "How to Start a Startup," exemplifies a growing trend in higher education favoring problem solving, …

Higher Education

Google announces Drive for Education: free, unlimited storage & more security

Google today announced Drive for Education, a new service that bolsters Google’s existing Google Apps for Education service with unlimited storage, Google Vault, and audit reporting tools.<p>Google’s new Drive for Education service offers the same functionality of Drive for Work for free — instead of …