Articles by: JRO

Does Playing Chess Enhance Brain Performance?

Does Playing Chess Enhance Brain Performance?

There’s a lot of talk these days about how people can improve their brain function. Mental improvements like creativity, enhanced memory, better problem-solving abilities, and an overall higher IQ are desired by nearly everyone. As a result, more and more people are looking for ways to boost their brains’ capabilities, […]

by January 14, 2014 Comments are Disabled Science
Strategies and Pointers For The Anxious Test Taker

Strategies and Pointers For The Anxious Test Taker

Test anxiety is an all too common problem for students of all ages. Even among students who have studied hard and know a subject matter inside out, the anxiety of not knowing what questions will be on a test, or concern that they may not answer all of the questions […]

by December 31, 2013 Comments are Disabled University
Should Higher Education Be Free?

Should Higher Education Be Free?

In the United States, the higher education system is largely dysfunctional and is plagued by low graduation rates. Worse, the cost of a college education has increased by over 400 percent since 1980, even after adjusting for inflation. Accumulated student debt from higher education has topped one trillion dollars and […]

by December 20, 2013 Comments are Disabled University
A Closer Look at iSight

A Closer Look at iSight

The iSight is an internal and external webcam developed by Apple. The external camera was introduced in 2003 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that took place from June 23 to 27 in San Francisco. Beginning in late 2005, Apple used iSight as the brand name for the video cameras […]

by December 10, 2013 Comments are Disabled Tech
Online Mugshots: A Vital Service or Internet Extortion?

Online Mugshots: A Vital Service or Internet Extortion?

If you spend a lot of time on the Internet, chances are that you’ve seen advertisements for websites claiming to show mug shots of people who have been arrested. These sites may appear shady, but they do present mug shots, as promised. Over the past couple of years, more than […]

by December 10, 2013 Comments are Disabled Politics & Policies, Tech