Link Love

What is a chicken boomer?  Now you know.  From femme frugality.

An excellent article on how crazy we should let our jobs become from Dr. Crazy.

Cloud reminds us that you’re less likely to be oppressed if you don’t marry a douche.  Only she puts it more positively– marry a unicorn instead, they actually do exist.  (Personally I think the unicorn density is higher in the engineering fields.)

Lord hear our prayer for mid-November from Girl Scholar.

Dame Eleanor laments on kids today blaming the victim.

The Hermitage with excellent advice for students on how to write an email.

My (white male, published in Science) colleague the other day was explaining to me that the journal Nature kind of sucks and he’s never felt the need to send any articles there.  Dr. Isis provides more proof on how Nature is behind the times and stupid.  Paul Anderson with a fantastic comment.  Update:  Apparently the author of the piece is going around and posting nasty and/or clueless stuff under sock-puppet names in the comments of the places discussing this piece.  So if you were wondering, “are there really so many clueless jerks in science”– maybe there aren’t quite as many as you thought there were… you only need the one to make multiple anonymous comments.

Savvy working gal with some tips about Social Security.

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9 Responses to “Link Love”

  1. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    That Nature thing was unreal. How they can allow that ridiculous sexist f*ckebagge, Henry Gee, continue to be an editor there is beyond me.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      AGREED.

      I don’t understand why there hasn’t been an outcry to get rid of him! Why hasn’t there been more news coverage? Why isn’t there a petition?

      I find it hard to believe that scientists are more likely to support douchebags than social scientists, but maybe I’m wrong.

  2. Rumpus Says:

    As a student I used to realize that all the work seemed to speed up as Thanksgiving break approached, even as my classmates and I became less able to do work. Then finally we reached the break and were able to reset and finish up the semester. As a professor I can see it coming every year and I wish that Thanksgiving break fell just a few weeks earlier in the semester.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      One of my friend’s colleges is experimenting with a week long fall break in mid-October. I sure could have used that.

      Of course, we already go up pretty close to Christmas and start too early in August, so I’m not sure where that week would come from.

  3. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    As long as we’re linking here:

    http://freethoughtblogs.com/physioprof/2011/11/19/sickening-2/

    This is absolutely horrifying. The casual relaxed brutality is chilling.

  4. femmefrugality Says:

    Haha now you know, indeed. Thanks for the love and all the other links! Enjoy seeing what the world is writing about.

  5. becca Says:

    Thanks for the link to the mid-November prayer- it helped me be much more patient with my thesis committee members (who were highly elusive when it came to tracking down for the last signatures) than I might otherwise have felt.


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