Lunchtime Poll: Did You Miss Us?

Welcome to our brand-new server! Took us a bit longer than expected to get moved over, but that’s what happens when our new host has never seen so many gifs in one place before. (We’re number one! We’re number one!) Read More Lunchtime Poll: Did You Miss Us?

What You Need to Know about Flu Shots

It’s flu shot season, but even people who support childhood vaccines are sometimes a bit iffy about the flu shot. Is it really necessary, or just a scam? Can you get sick from it? Do you really have to get it every year? Let’s try to put your mind at ease. Read More What You Need to Know about Flu Shots

Book Review: The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club, by Eileen Pollack

I’m very interested in exposing the ways that women are discouraged from taking an interest in STEM fields, so Eileen Pollack’s The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club was an automatic add to my to-read list. While it wasn’t quite what I expected, it’s still a valuable resource for women like me who loved science and math but were discouraged from pursuing those subjects and, perhaps more importantly, for teachers and scientists who may not realize that their unconscious behaviors push women away.  Read More Book Review: The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club, by Eileen Pollack

Lunchtime Poll: Fall Favorites

We’re in that weird between-seasons part of year; the calendar says it’s still summer until the equinox on the 23rd and it may still be hot as blazes where you are, but school’s in session, Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and the sun is setting earlier and earlier each night.  Read More Lunchtime Poll: Fall Favorites