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    Jennifer is a freelance writer for Open Colleges. She earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at Imperial College and now travels and works location independently. Her interests lie in travel, personal growth and development, and the future of work. You can follower her @nomadgirls or at

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  • How to Make Students Innovation Ready, Not Just College Ready

    The job landscape is changing rapidly. Ever-evolving technology, the rise of the gig economy, and dwindling job stability mean that students can’t always anticipate which career they’ll be pursuing a few years down the road. In order to make sure they are “innovation ready” rather than “college ready,” students should be taught to think outside… Read More

  • 5 Myths About Language Learning

    December 29th, 2016 1 Comment Features

    “I don’t have a knack for languages.” “I’ve got a memory like a sieve.” “I’m too old.” Have you ever caught yourself or someone else giving one of these excuses for not learning a new language? These excuses are based on myths that have held back language learners for decades. In particular, native English speakers… Read More

  • Why Silence Is Good For Your Brain

    October 22nd, 2016 1 Comment Features

    Silence has long been a prominent topic amongst poets, philosophers, and artists. In recent years it also has become a focus for neuroscientists and biologists, who are studying its effects on our bodies and health. In our ever-connected modern world, silence has become a seemingly rare commodity. Think about it—when was the last time you… Read More