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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This Week in Lady Reads (and News)

We’ve got a bit more news than usual this week since Sara’s on vacation, plus lots of other interesting things to read and watch. 

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Life

The One Hour Work Day

Please don’t take the title literally. It’s more about making boring tasks more interesting.

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Perspectives

The Grind (Comic)

There’s a beautiful commencement speech that’s making the rounds on many social networking sites. And rightfully so. “This is Water,” by David Foster Wallace, was first brought to my attention by a co-worker of mine who was a fan of his work. She proudly displayed his speech, tacked to the cork board of her cubicle.

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Sex

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? […]

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Women In Academia

Women in Academia: Support for All the Single Ladies

Whoa-uh-oh. Sorry, I just had to finish that. When Beyonce comes calling, you pick up the phone and sing along. Especially when the song is so relevant to the topic at hand: support for women outside of the family framework. Many of the seminars, workshops, and groups that I have heard about reaching out to […]

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Women In Academia

Women in Academia: Fitting in Fitness

Hi, everyone! How’s the weather where you are? It’s been pretty great here, and that has heralded more than just seasonal allergies – it’s brought about a flurry of runners. Now, I am not suggesting that everyone must work out OR ELSE, but I find exercise to be valuable and enjoyable. Even so, it can be […]

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Work

Women in Academia: Life Planning

This post doesn’t have any answers or suggestions or anything like that. It talks about a topic that’s been discussed time and time again. So why even bring it up? Because I wanted to know what you did. These waters are difficult to navigate, and it’s hard to get too much information. In the summer, […]

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Work

My Job/My Self

When I was in second grade, we had a class fashion show in which we all dressed as what we wanted to be when we grew up. One by one, each of us got up from out seats (it was a very avant-garde fashion show in which the models didn’t walk a runway but rather […]

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Work

Women in Academia: Finding a Work-Life Balance

There are days where I feel like I never stop working. Sometimes, it’s just about the most awesome thing and it gets my brain-juices flowing and I feel productive like nothing else. But sometimes, it’s not that I want to keep working, it’s that my brain just won’t shut off.

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Work

Childfree in the Workplace: the Forgotten Front of the Mommy Wars

“The Mommy Wars” are something that most adult women are, in some way, at least a little bit aware of. For most people, the issues that immediately spring to mind are things like working mothers vs. stay-at-home mothers, or the “right” way to parent with regards to things like what food you feed your kids […]

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Work

Is Your Job Your Passion?

For a long time, I have been trying to navigate a balance with my career. Not work/life balance, although that’s very important, especially for women (and I still struggle with that as well). I’m referring to the balance between doing your job and feeling passionate about your job.  I don’t imagine this struggle, or my […]