Women in Academia: Making Every Second Count

There are some people who seem like they get 25 hours out of every day, even without the aid of magic (suck on that, Granger!). Now, I am certainly not one of those people, and I definitely do not know all of their secrets, but I have sort of figured out one thing all on my own. Read More Women in Academia: Making Every Second Count

Organize Your Life (or at the Very Least, Some Stuff)

Oh, spring cleaning, you are a pain in my ass. Just when I think I can ignore your siren call, some cluttered corner of my life screams out for me to deal with it, if for no other reason that to not create tumbling piles of crap when I move one piece of precariously perched paper.  Read More Organize Your Life (or at the Very Least, Some Stuff)

Morbid Curiosity: Being a Good Hostess

“A relaxed, confident hostess is the key to a successful party. If you show signs of uneasiness or act unsure of yourself, the guests will sense your discomfort and may not have a good time. The best way to avoid entertaining catastrophes is to plan well.” Read More Morbid Curiosity: Being a Good Hostess

We Try It: YummySoup!

I noticed recently that my recipe collection was getting out of control. Between the cooking magazines I hold onto just in case, the recipes I’ve printed off the Internet, and all the cookbooks I’ve picked up along the way as gifts or from the clearance racks, it easily fills two shelves on the living room bookcase. This fall, I finally decided to come up with a comprehensive organizational system to clear out the clutter. Read More We Try It: YummySoup!