Thus Spake Zuska

Archives for January, 2010

Ed Yong of Not Exactly Rocket Science has a fascinating post summarizing a recent research paper that shows how objectification silences women. As Saguy [the lead researcher] explains, “When a woman believes that a man is focusing on her body, she narrows her presence… by spending less time talking.” There are a few possible reasons…

My fitness program the last 3-4 months – or reasonable facsimile thereof… Monday: go to gym, half hour on elliptical, half hour doing weights routine picked up at last stint at physical therapy for excruciating neck pain developed over several years due to chronic migraines. Tuesday: spend day writing bills for mom, wrangling with health…

This evening Marketplace Report had a segment on ” A push for Latinos to pursue education”. It’s a great segment, based on a report from the Southern Education Foundation. (Possibly this one; four page summary of the report, A New Diverse Majority: Students of Color in the South’s Public Schools is here.) The Hispanic College…

How Do You Review Avatar?

Maybe you tell us why they’re blue. First the name. Avatar–if you play computer games, you may know this very well–is a character you use inside an unreal world. The word Avatar has its origins in Indian mythology. An Avatar (ava-tara in Sanskrit) is god’s visit to earth to fix something that is broken. Vishnu,…

Professor in Training is working on a faculty website design and asks the following: I’m in the process of designing my own page and also a separate set of pages for my lab. I know the type of stuff I want in both of these but I was looking for feedback from both current and…

Eat Your Soup!

I see erv is blogging some trash-talking shit about how she would “bet a large sum of money that [she is] the fittest person on SciBlogs”. Bah! Kids and their puny bragging! I am totes the hairiest-legged feminazi on SciBlogs! AND the most out of shape! And furthermore, if you mess with me, I will…