Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

An influential science blogger named Bora Zivkovic recently resigned from Scientific American after three women came forward with sexual harrassment claims against Zivokovic. In light of this news, Jennifer Ouellette, one of Zivokovic's former colleagues, put up a post yesterday about sexual harassment in the workplace, providing some examples from her own experience. It's a great piece. [Thanks to Meagan for sharing the story with us.]

I’d Rather Not Have Psychopathic Traits

The latest issue of Scientific American has an excerpt from a book about how people with psychopathic traits—"a grandiose sense of self-worth, persuasiveness, superficial charm, ruthlessness, lack of remorse and the manipulation of others"—are able to succeed, and points out that many politicians and world leaders often have these traits.

The Tiny Solar-Powered House

Chris and Malissa Tack didn't want to pay $1,200 a month to rent an apartment anymore, so they decided to build their own solar-powered tiny house for $32,000 on a plot of land they rent for $300 a month. They even have a little space for their cat. [Thanks Shannon, for the pointer.]

The Narcissist Gets the Job

Be confident in your abilities, but don't be a jerk about it.