Dispatches from Ladyblogland

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The Problem With Self-Help Guides and the “Lean In” Phenomenon

I’ve been thinking a lot about self-help books lately. With my current situation of transitioning out of grad school and into the working world (at least for a year or two until I decide if I want to pursue a Ph.D. or not), I’ve contemplated frequently about my skill set and abilities. Like with most transitions, the path is not easy and having anxiety hasn’t been much help either. So I’ve found myself turning to the world of self-help books. Read More The Problem With Self-Help Guides and the “Lean In” Phenomenon

Broke And Overeducated

The other day, I noticed that I had an email waiting for me in my inbox titled, “Loan Management Made Easy” from Fedloan Servicing. Throughout my time in school, I have been successful in avoiding any messages, email or snail mail, that have to do with my student loans. Until this dreaded day. Read More Broke And Overeducated

The Echo And The Call: Pregnancy, Career, And Projection

Q. “I’m 29, just completing my candidacy requirements and research for my PhD, in a fantastic and stable relationship, and recently my uterus has begun to demand a baby. On the one hand, if I’m going to be writing my dissertation for the next year+ anyway (starting next summer/fall), why not do it with baby? On the other hand, I’ve been warned about getting baby-brain and losing 70-90% of my ability to sleep, think, focus, dress, anything. I wouldn’t be working so income would all be on SO, who does not make mint. But I do have substantial savings, and overly generous parents… Read More The Echo And The Call: Pregnancy, Career, And Projection

Professional Lessons from Say Yes to the Dress

I love Say Yes to the Dress. It is tacky, lovely, and occasionally very sweet. It is the perfect I-cannot-brain-today material. And I believe it is a must-watch for anyone wanting to know how to conduct themselves in a professional manner.

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