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Op Ed

What Lies Are Holding You Back?

An online friend of mine feels that at her job at a university, people are always conspiring against her. I’m sure universities can be tough places, but she reported the same thing in two other jobs, which makes me think her perception might be part of the problem. She also believes she is terminally unlucky […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Feeling Ambitious

When I was a child, I wanted to be a painter. After a while I realized I had zero talent.

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Books

Do You Have More Time Than You Think?

Laura Vanderkam thinks you do. She’s convinced me that I am dicking around way too much and that I could be significantly more amazing if I changed that.

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Work

Women in Academia: Overwhelmed

It is so easy to get overwhelmed. Right now, I am overwhelmed. Many of my peers are overwhelmed. It’s just a busy, busy time in my department. It’s normal to have periods of intense activity: grants always demand a lot of time, patience, and pain, manuscripts will have demanding deadlines, and for people who collect […]

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Has a Case of the Mondays

OK, no, it doesn’t. This Open Thread is Monday’s worst nightmare. This Open Thread is ready to take on the week. This Open Thread is the first Open Thread of Spring 2011! (Technically, spring sprung on Sunday, but this is the first post of the week for me, so I’m celebrating now!)

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 2/22

Well, hello there. It’s Tuesday, but it feels like a Monday for the Americans among us who had Presidents’ Day off. Still, making it to lunchtime is a little victory for us all, eh? Today’s poll, partially inspired by Nanna’s lovely piece yesterday, is about goals.

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Bodies

Work It On Out – Star Charts

Yesterday while I was high on endorphins during an especially awesome workout I was getting really pumped up and was like “This is the first day of February! I should work out every day in February! It’s totally manageable because it’s the shortest month! I will call it Fitness February! Endorphins! Weeeeee!!!”   Then I jumped […]