Why all college students should present at an academic meeting


Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

Dr. Greg and I are on our way to Austin, Texas I was inspired to write this post during our 5-hour layover. We’re accompanying two of our research students to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where all four of us are presenting research posters. It’s an exciting experience and wonderful bonding […]

February 17, 2018

CV Of Failures


Life

The curriculum vitae (CV) is like the resume in academia. I was completely mesmorized by Dr. Haushofer’s CV of FAILURES! She is a professor at Princeton. I was really touched by her CV of failures. She was right you know, failures are often invisible. A lot of my research students don’t understand that. Research in […]

February 7, 2018

DIY upcycle: ideas that will make you shutter


DIY & Save Money

I love shutters and I love cheap things. So I’m going to share with you four projects we’ve done in our house with old upcycled shutters. The first project began when someone offered Dr. Greg three free sets of bi-fold closet doors. You can’t beat the price of FREE! The concept was to make the […]

February 2, 2018

How to be a good teacher


Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. This post is written by Kristy & Dr. Greg. I’ve learned over the past few years that hiring faculty for colleges is based on a few pieces of information that seem counter-intuitive to what working at a college is actually about if you pride yourself on being a teacher. […]

January 25, 2018

Blog Cabin Birthday Room Make-Over


DIY & Save Money, Little Victorian Home

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  For Greg’s son’s twentieth birthday, we decided to redo his room instead of buying him a bunch of junk he won’t use. Many of you know we just purchased our little “blog cabin” in July, and let’s just say that organization […]

January 14, 2018

Stumble Upon increased my blog views by hundreds!


Blogging

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  StumbleUpon increased my blog views by hundreds… kind of. I noticed one day my blog views SKYROCKETED. I was wondering what changed? Did Tailwind work? Did Pinterest work? Did Facebook work? No. It was a social media platform I’ve NEVER heard […]

January 9, 2018

Liebster Award 2017!


Life

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  I’m very excited to announce that I was nominated for the 2017 Liebster Award! The Liebster award was created in 2011. “Liebster” is derived from the German word meaning ‘beloved.’ This award was created for bloggers to recognize other bloggers on […]

January 3, 2018

Online Side Hustles


DIY & Save Money

This post may contain affiliated and unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    I’m always looking for ways to make a few extra bucks (given that whole laid-off scientist situation). During 2016-2017 we had to live off of my modest salary while all of Greg’s money went towards a house an […]

January 1, 2018

Simple Italian bread dip 


Life

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    Greg’s favorite restaurant is this local Italian place called Oliverio’s Ristorante. When we go there we usually eat a few bread sticks. Over the years Greg has created his own dip at this restaurant, which he gleaned from another Italian […]

December 28, 2017

Interview with Santana Cosplay


Life

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    Today I’m sharing one of our first interviews, featuring my long-time friend, Santana Cosplay. I met Santana at her 18th birthday party when my band played at her house. Santana is a super-nice girl who, like me, has a plethora […]

December 26, 2017