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How a Texas professor may have a solution to the West’s water woes

Jeff Geider TCU ranch management

How much water does a head of cattle need? Depending on how hot it is outside, it can be up to 20 gallons a day, a whole lot more than the eight glasses of water you’re supposed to be drinking. Coupled with huge population growth throughout the West, agriculture and ranching are huge users of… Read more »

5 lessons we can all learn from dumpster diving

industrial garbage bin with the word "waste" painted on the front

For as long as he can remember, Jeff Ferrell has had a hunter-gatherer approach to life, exploring the path not taken to see what he could find. Riding around on a scrounged mountain bicycle, Ferrell investigates people’s trash, finding an endless array of discarded items, from scrap metal and new clothes to unopened presents. “I grew… Read more »

Learn why this professor encourages more play for better learners

Debbie Rhea, TCU LiiNK Project

If you ask American kids what their favorite subject in school is, their excited reply is often “recess!” And that isn’t a bad thing — physical activity boosts brain function, improving development, academic performance and creativity in the classroom. So why do students in this country get so little playtime? Debbie Rhea, associate dean of… Read more »

Modern cyber security: How you can protect yourself when buying online

A silhouetted hand reaches for a red password within a field of binary ones and zeroes

An end-of-the-month bank statement can hold an unpleasant surprise: unauthorized charges stemming from a hacked or stolen card number. “Identity theft is big business,” said Michael Bachmann, an associate professor of criminal justice at Texas Christian University. “We are facing a thriving global online shadow economy with highly organized structures and roles similar to those… Read more »

How alumna Alex Snodgrass built a foodie empire on social media

    Alex Snodgrass ’10 is the foodie and healthy lifestyle blogger behind The Defined Dish. With an Instagram following nearing the 100k mark, she inspires others to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle by sharing her easy-to-prepare meals that never sacrifice flavor.   I grew up in a small north Texas town, so I knew I… Read more »