Thinking About Returning To College? A Guide For Taking The Leap


Have you been thinking about going back to college? Perhaps you’re looking to change jobs, make more money or simply finish that degree you started. Maybe there’s a program you’ve already checked out, or you’re just starting to explore your options. Wherever you are on your journey, here are six tips to help you take … Continue reading Thinking About Returning To College? A Guide For Taking The Leap

Feeling Artsy? Here's How Making Art Helps Your Brain


A lot of my free time is spent doodling. I’m a journalist on NPR’s science desk by day. But all the time in between, I am an artist — specifically, a cartoonist. I draw in between tasks. I sketch at the coffee shop before work. And I like challenging myself to complete a zine — … Continue reading Feeling Artsy? Here's How Making Art Helps Your Brain

Most Of Nation’s Top Public Universities Aren’t Affordable For Low-Income Students


America’s top public universities, known as flagships, are generally the most well-resourced public universities in their respective states — think the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor or the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. They’re rigorous schools, and many were built on federal land grants meant to serve the “industrial classes.” Today, only four public … Continue reading Most Of Nation’s Top Public Universities Aren’t Affordable For Low-Income Students

Fake News: How To Spot Misinformation


Fake news has consequences. Back in 2016, before the term was even part of our national vocabulary, it threw the government of Twin Falls, Idaho, into chaos. Rumors of a government cover-up involving child molestation and Syrian refugees swirled. They soon leaped from the fringes of the Internet to kitchen tables and the mainstream media. … Continue reading Fake News: How To Spot Misinformation