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What Salary Buys Happiness?

This article came across my inbox today and, while interesting, it’s more than a little depressing. Apparently there is nowhere in the country that one can be happy on a postdoc’s salary. Sigh….poor life decision #145…..

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The Long And Winding Road….

I came across this on another site and wanted to post it here because I figured we needed another graphic emphasizing our poor life decision…. Le sigh.

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Working Late….

As the door to the building closes behind me with a resounding click, I look back to see the poor souls still trapped inside illuminated by the ultraviolet light. A specter looks down at me, dreams ablaze in his Bunsen … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!!!

WordPress.com does up a nice little summary for each of its bloggers at the end of the year.   Here’s mine; A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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It’s Official, I’m a Bitter Old Hag

Ooops! This blog post got lost in my draft box so it’s a little out of date now but I thought I’d post it anyway. There are lots of titles I could have come up with for this post; “Enough … Continue reading

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Zombie Apocalypse: The CDC Makes Sure You’re Prepared

After the CDC got rave reviews for their blog encouraging preparedness for a zombie apocalypse (and other disasters) they’re back with a graphic novel on the same subject. I love the idea of using pop culture to get people to … Continue reading

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HEATPOCALYPSE!!!!!!

I was talking to a non-scientist friend the other day about the publishing process in academia. He was asking me whether academics hype or promote their papers in advance of submission to make their acceptance into a journal more likely. … Continue reading

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