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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: What’s In a Name?

I think most people spent at least part of their childhood wishing they could change something about themselves. My best friend and I had opposite hair types (mine: corkscrew curls, hers: pin straight) and always wished we could switch.

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Public Service

Lunchtime Knowledge Drop: 12/19/11

It’s the holidays, and that means I got a wild hair in my basket, so I rebuilt the place with a new theme and new features. (Some of which are actually old features.)  Today’s LTP will explain all the new stuff, how to use it and ways to have extra fun here on Persephone. 

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 10/5/11

People love reflecting on the anniversary of an event and I’m no exception.  Yesterday we had our one-year birthday here at Persephone, which has lead me to reflecting on the past year since Persephone came into my life.  For today’s LTP I want to know how your life has changed in the past year -good […]

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Open Thread

Persephone Lounge is Open for Business: Weekend OT

It’s been a big week for us here at Persephone! Our server gained superpowers and was able to manipulate time; the site tried on a few different outfits in an ’80s movie-style montage, likely set to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” or “Girlfriend in a Coma” (we contain multitudes!); and we had lots of great […]

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Public Service

What The Hell Happened Around Here?

You may have noticed it looks a little different around here.  Or a lot different.  You also may have noticed that all our scheduled posts have run at the same time twice in the past week.  As it turns out, our old theme, mixed with BuddyPress, was adding so much junk to our database it […]

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Women In Academia

Women in Academia: Conversations About the Unexpected

No matter how well prepared someone is for starting graduate school, some surprising obstacles and challenges pop up along the path to that MA or Ph.D. I asked six graduate students what unexpected challenges they face, and their responses, ranging in topic from surprising fees to disillusionment with the grad school culture are illuminating.