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Food

Homemade Chocolate Mousse

Today, I was a woman ruled by her uterus. That’s right, shark week is upon me, and my uterus was quite persuasively attempting to convince me to EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE. When nomming away on my clearance horde from Valentine’s Day was not enough to appease the dictator within my abdomen, I knew drastic measures […]

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Open Thread

P’neers, I Think This is the Beginning of a Beautiful Weekend Open Thread

We are wrapping things up here in the [imaginary, but whatever] P-Mag headquarters. We’ve had a pretty awesome week, and it is time to get this weekend started. I am ready to get chatty all up in this open thread, how about you?

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Lazy Food

Do you have those moments where you walk into the kitchen and you think to yourself, “What the hell am I going to eat?” I mean, I suppose if that happens you can head on over to the P-Mag food archive if you feel like putting forth “effort,” whatever that is, but I’m talking about those […]

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Food

What’s For Dinner: Beef and Gravy Over Noodles

This is a little something I came up with one night when I was craving Beef Stroganoff but didn’t have the time to make it. It’s now one of my boyfriend’s favorites, and I normally have all the things needed to make it on-hand. It’s pretty fast to make, too – however long it takes […]

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Food

The Best Damned Baked Beans Ever

This past weekend, I attended a barbecue with some of the other people in my doctoral program to watch some college football and eat some delicious food. I asked the hostess, who is one of my favorite people ever, if she already had someone bringing baked beans. She made a concerned face and said, “You […]

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Food

What’s for Dinner: Pork with Mushroom Sauce

The other night I needed something fast to make because my boyfriend had only about an hour in which he could eat before he needed to do a training session for his new job. I flipped through some cookbooks and found this recipe labeled at “fast.” It looked delicious, so I was sold.

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Ask the Editors

Ask the Editors: What Should I Do When…

Hello, Persephoneers. As some of you may know, the editorial staff of Persephone keeps in touch regularly through large (and often quite humorous) e-mail chains. We discuss everything, from P-Mag issues and current events to personal demons and issues with the people we love (read: spouses/significant others and our parents, normally). Since we’re a batch […]

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Open Thread

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: OT for 8/25

As a fresh-faced, bright-eyed doctoral student, I know I am staring down the last few days of “free time” and “fun” I’ll have for a long while. So tonight, I’m in the mood to savor these last few hours I have to do whatever I want with, and I’m starting out by having a couch […]

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Life

Getting into Graduate School: 101 ““ Part 3

In our first Grad School: 101 post, Kim left a question in the comment section that is a perfect segue into this week’s topic: researching graduate programs.

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Life

Getting Into Graduate School: 101 ““ Part 2

This week we’re talking about extra-curricular research and activities in Grad School: 101. And really, I cannot emphasize enough just how important that first point is.

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Life

Getting Into Graduate School: 101 ““ Q&A

In the last Grad School: 101 post, I opened myself up to questions and comments, and you Persephoneers delivered! In this installment of Grad School: 101, I answer three good questions from the comments.

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Life

Getting Into Graduate School: 101

Graduate school applications. The bane of any social science or humanities student’s existence. For you undergraduates pursuing a degree that more or less mandates an additional two to four years of graduate education, pull up a chair and grab a drink, because this is for you, and let me tell you – it isn’t going […]

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Books

Between Here and Forever: Review

I really wanted to like this book. Elizabeth Scott is a skilled young adult author, and I normally enjoy her stories. But every once in a while, there is one that doesn’t quite meet the mark it seems to have been aiming for, and I think this is one of them.