I agree with you. This week I am trying to plan my meals and be more strategic, keeping track of ingredients and leftovers but I can't finish a whole loaf of bread on my own before it goes bad (I know bread can be frozen). Individual portions and meals have made it difficult for me not to waste a ton of food. Sad-I… » 5/06/13 2:26pm 5/06/13 2:26pm

Same here. I actually had an ok experience. I also pledged when I was a junior so, there can be a big difference between a 17/18 year old and a 20 year old. I remember we also did a lot of crafty things and scrap-booking. I am pretty sure I would not taken any crap like this when I rushed. My sorority also had a… » 4/30/13 3:33pm 4/30/13 3:33pm

My graduate work has to do with DNA damage repair after we assault cells with UV light. UV light is a routine carcinogen, mutation-inducing agent used in the lab. Frankly, I feel like to pay there debt to society for the future cases of melanoma treatment and deaths, tanning salons should have some sort of vice tax or… » 4/10/13 1:39pm 4/10/13 1:39pm

This comment is pretty useless as I have no advice, but I feel you. This can be so sad. I have had thinning hair for about 4 years now. A couple of years ago I noticed my first bald spot. It was on the back of my head, toward my neck. Then I got a spot right on top of my head. I had to do a side part to hide it. I… » 3/31/13 8:07pm 3/31/13 8:07pm

I am having the toughest time writing my thesis...I have been dragging it out for months and my boss finally gave me a deadline. My goal is to write 3-5 pages a day but I am always scared of letting others see my writing. I have been in school long enough to get over this, but being a graduate student has really… » 3/23/13 7:23pm 3/23/13 7:23pm

Thank you for this. It is not pleasant to know that people go through this, but there is something to be said about not being alone in these experiences. I am currently working on my thesis. It can get rough for the normal obstacles involved in writing a large body of work but when you include certain race issues it… » 3/23/13 3:07pm 3/23/13 3:07pm

I know I should not do this here but here it goes, I think there might be actual scientific studies (a study?) on this with actual test groups and error bars. Now, I do not think they address how much is biology and how much is socialization. However, women do seem to respond to infants crying more than men. Sorry I… » 3/19/13 7:07pm 3/19/13 7:07pm

I am a private crier. I imagine there are situations when you just become overwhelmed and cry in public though. Now that I think about it, I have cried in front of my boss once. I did not feel great about that. He is very understanding though and handled it very well. I actually tend to shut down when people start to… » 3/13/13 1:23pm 3/13/13 1:23pm

A part of my research is analyzing the effects of UV light on DNA (actually, how that DNA damage is removed or repaired). It takes very small doses of UV light to affect the structure of the DNA leading to mutations (one fundamental cause of cancer). However, where the mutations occur seems to be more or less random.… » 3/07/13 12:08pm 3/07/13 12:08pm

Do not lie. When it comes to these things your attitude and assumptions are much more important. For example, don't come off like you are showing off or like you think you good fortune is the norm. I am a Poor. I work in academia and am surrounded by people that grew up very wealthy compared to me. I have one… » 3/04/13 8:07pm 3/04/13 8:07pm

...the world's apology or the complete opposite, a part of the reason why we need an apology in the first place. Unfortunately how much women spend to fix themselves and appear more socially acceptable or pleasing has real and long lasting implications. I love a great lipstick as much as many women but I cannot deny… » 2/22/13 5:54pm 2/22/13 5:54pm

YUP! Mr. Uras texts me to ask how my day is going almost every day. He has an amazing memory and will always remember when I go to the therapist and will ask how that went. He is exceptional when it comes to buying me gifts. He is very perceptive and knows what I will want before I do at times. When he has purchased a… » 1/16/13 4:58pm 1/16/13 4:58pm

I am on day two and I feel gloomy. I watched Life of Pi yesterday and I cried through the whole things. Before that I went to church where a part of the sermon had to do with helping those in need. There was no mention of any details or personal stories. Literally, all that was said is we should "help those in need."… » 12/10/12 4:19pm 12/10/12 4:19pm

I could not agree more. Although not statutory rape, I met a man when I was 17 and he was 10 years older. Our first date was on my 18th birthday. Right away we began a serious relationship which lasted about 6 years. I am now 27. We have broken up because he was horrible, mentally abusive, and just a gross person all… » 12/06/12 7:47pm 12/06/12 7:47pm