Jennifer Cornick


About Jennifer Cornick

Freelance journalist and blogger for various publications in Vienna. When I am not writing, I can generally be found with a book (or anything with words on it - even cereal boxes).


Extreme Sports for the Mind – Red Bull Mind Gamers Escape the Room Championships

The Red Bull Mind Gamers are back, following successful events like the Rubik’s Cube championships, with an all new mind bending experience, the Escape the Room Championships.  We went to the regional qualifiers in Vienna to get the inside story.  Escape the Room has become a popular activity in recent years; touring Salzburg […]


Impact Go – A Healthy Start

In the crowded giving landscape, it is hard to decide where to put your hard earned euros.  There are the mega-charities which provide a myriad of different supports across the world, from disaster relief to poverty aid.  There are charities which allow you to purchase specific items, like mosquito nets, […]


Consumer of Mathematics

“I am a consumer of mathematics, I do not calculate anything,” a friend said to me, over lunch at a Nepalese restaurant.  I have asserted everyone uses math constantly, whether it is to add up the grocery bill before heading to the cashier or to identify a forty-five-degree angle.  She […]


Bletchley Park: The Colossal Code Cracking Computer 1

We create heroes.  We need someone with whom to identify in every story.  In World War II we have heroes in Churchill, Roosevelt, and De Gaulle.  There are countless small victories in which soldiers held a bridge, saved a piece of art, or rescued a family.  In the case of […]


The Strange Science of Empathy and Reading

My stomach drops.  Suddenly everything makes sense and the lucidity I achieve makes me want to vomit.  Even re-reading this book after several years, I am unprepared for the revelation of what it means to “complete” in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.  This is empathy and reading in action. […]


Coffee – A Wake-Up Call 1

The warm and welcoming smell of roasting coffee fills the living room.  The aromas of honey and chocolate are pervasive as the sun shines in and friends discuss the various tasting notes. The fruity and sugary notes of the honey processed pacamara, a coffee varietal derived in El Salvador, provide […]