Taking a break from her homework, an undergrad fires up a pinball challenge on her smartphone while her roommate toys with a robot factory game. But this is about more than procrastination: They’re using Lumosity, an online brain-training program. Read the rest in the latest issue of Carnegie Mellon Today

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Fair Is Fair: Martin Gaynor

Although he now holds one of the most influential government positions a healthcare economist can attain, Martin Gaynor says his introduction to the field came about “by accident.”  Read more about Gaynor’s appointment to the FTC as its director of the Bureau of Economics here.

Guy Fawkes

Anonymous Dick Move-o-Meter

Every Guy Fawkes Day (November 5), hacktivist group Anonymous honors the fallen rebel with revolutions that pursue truth, freedom, and lulz. Let’s examine the ops of those behind the Fawkes masks.  Read the full list at Maxim.com

The Fence: Heartstrings

Her mother loved the harp. She had studied it in college and dreamed of having a daughter who would share her fondness for the instrument. Perhaps that explains why five-year-old Natalie Severson was fascinated the instant she began lessons on a small folk harp. (Read more in the electronic edition of Carnegie Mellon Today!)