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Hands up, don't clap! UK feminists decide applause is too stressful for delicate females

My latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

Wave those “jazz hands” instead.

Organizers of the U.K.’s National Union of Students’ Women’s Conference, held this year in Solihull, U.K.

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Spring Cleaning

I recently spent several hours gathering together, reorganizing and repacking the past – journals that I have been devotedly keeping since 1982.  The last time I did this was in 2010, and they fit into two file boxes labeled “1980s-1990s” and “1990s-2000s”. 1,323 more words

Creative Writing

Thinking vs. Doing

Currently in my PhD I’m looking at different methods and software for digitising my large spider dataset of many, high frame-rate videos. This was a step that was supposed to take about a week, exploring options before deciding on a method and starting digitisation. 491 more words


Should I do a PhD? Top 5 reasons a PhD is a Good Idea

Rishabh Jain is an entrepreneur and Ph.D. candidate at MIT you can connect with him on Twitter via @rishabhmjain

With my own PhD graduation upcoming, I get asked this question a lot. 629 more words

PHD Skills

In 80 Days, I Won't Be a Student Anymore: an Identity Crisis.

One of my roommates casually brought up yesterday that we only have approximately five weeks left of school, not including Easter Break. My stomach jumped up into my throat in a way that never happened in the last semester of my undergraduate degree, and my mind immediately drowned in nervous little thoughts such as  863 more words

Study Abroad

You Can Tear Down My Words

My staff has asked me to pass on this email, dear Reader.

From: Bob, Salty (Ass.Prof, Runeological Studies)
To: All-staff (China, UK, Kazakhstan)
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