Being Bored Could Be Bad For Your Health (Salon)

Boredom, bored womanCan you really be bored to death? In a commentary to be published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in April, experts say there’s a possibility that the more bored you are, the more likely you are to die early. Read more.

Obama’s CTO Provides Insight On Learning Outside the Classroom (Tech Crunch)

In our ever-changing social landscape, economy and technological world, it is becoming increasingly apparent that we learn a lot of valuable knowledge outside of the traditional classroom and President Obama’s CTO, Harper Reed, agrees. In an interview responding to Kio Stark’s newly released book Don’t Go Back to School: a handbook for learning everything, Reed provides his perspective on how his most satisfying learning, particularly with computer programming, occurred outside of school where he could engage in experiential, hands-on learning.