While taking advanced statistical courses in my graduate program, Boy #1 just HAd to ask, because he had been WONDERING, you know? - “Is someone MAKING you take this course?” And later, “Oh you know StudentX? OHHHHHHH, he must be the one HELPING you!” Humiliating. It was very gratifying to hear the Prof. say I was her… » 4/02/15 8:44pm 4/02/15 8:44pm

"Now, Faith, I don't find that sort of thing amusing. I'm a family man. Now, let's kill your little friend. Don't worry, I wouldn't ask you to do it. Not this early in the relationship. Besides, I think a vampire attack would look less suspicious, anyway. In the meantime, let's look at the rest of the apartment, huh?… » 3/27/15 7:09pm 3/27/15 7:09pm

First, this is tragic and horrifying. The people who heard her and actually DID SOMETHING are incredible. I wonder if the bystander-effect/bystander-apathy was not as much an issue because the man who went to her aid was her neighbor. In my mind, one of the many insidious pieces around the bystander effect is that,… » 3/27/15 9:59pm 3/27/15 9:59pm

My thoughts exactly - out of so many things to hate about JA, the fact that Kunis' character had no power to effect the plot was by far the most annoying. She was never expected to act, protect herself, protect others, or even have any consequences re: her choices; even when she ostensibly "mades" choices, they were… » 2/17/15 11:17am 2/17/15 11:17am

Suggestion for tailoring you "fit" to specific advisors: do that and make sure the person is taking students...but also do NOT just go by their recent publications to figure out their areas of interest! Sometimes it can take YEARS for an article to be published, so that might not even be a current topic for them.… » 12/01/14 1:54pm 12/01/14 1:54pm

As an inquisitive seven year old, I would often look for old photo books under my grandmothers bed. One day, I looked under and found....all three of these books. First, let me express my terror upon moving a pair of old orthopedic shoes and seeing this: » 11/01/14 11:07am 11/01/14 11:07am