nprfreshair: Something for your afternoon: Every year there’s a contest online for grad students to “dance their thesis.” Four of the “Dance Your PhD thesis” videos are now posted. Above, my personal favorite: Anna Robson dancing to her PhD thesis, “Nanosensing protein allostery and peptide interactions using SERS.”
An Open Letter to the Person in Charge of New... →
Here’s the problem: increasingly, we’re using very cold, technological ways to communicate. No one wants to actually go through the long, drawn-out process saying hello and how are you on the phone, or, god forbid, having to see someone in person. There are germs in every handshake, and people get bad haircuts that you have to lie about. So e-mails and texts have become, for many, our...
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.– Jack Kerouac (via modernhepburn)
The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution... →
Today, careers consist of piecing together various types of work, juggling multiple clients, learning to be marketing and accounting experts, and creating offices in bedrooms/coffee shops/coworking spaces. Independent workers abound. We call them freelancers, contractors, sole proprietors, consultants, temps, and the self-employed. Interesting blurb on freelancing, which is beginning to...
At 90, Fashion's Latest Pop Star →
Her spectacles, as round as soup tureens, lend Iris Apfel a startled look. If she seems surprised, she has good reason. Mrs. Apfel, the subject of a string of museum exhibitions, a coffee table book and even a fashion advertising campaign, has long been a magnet to aficionados, those devotees of fashion who dote on her style — a more-is-more mix of haute couture and hippie trimmings that...
Home Tattoo →
The other [tattoo] is a small house behind my ear. I had this idea when I was younger, and I decided to get it. Right now going off to NYC and graduating high-school, I have an empty house. As I meet people, marry, kids, jobs, just when important things happen to me, or things move in to my life, I will get a window in the house colored in yellow, to show someone is home. I want to color...