On Open Thread: When Do You Replace Your Phone?

i've had my samsung galaxy s3 for exactly two years and i rly want the s5 but it's not busted enough (despite a cracked screen) to justify getting a new one. i have tmobile and bought the whole phone upfront in order to get lower monthly bills, so i now feel like i want to get my money's worth.

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm 0

On Are You an Unwitting Participant in The Athleisure Market?

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm 0

On The Cost of Flying Across the Country to Be a Guest at a Convention

no delivery at midnight?! THIS is what is wrong with DC

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 11:45 am 0

On Can Feminism and Breastfeeding Coexist, Take 2

@Ester Bloom HORROR My boss just had a baby and I swear, the things I've learned about childbirth has given me second thoughts.

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm 0

On How To Become a Math Person, Vol. 1

I never thought I was a math person, despite taking BC calc my junior year and getting a 5 on the exam. I've been taking a lot of stats and econ in grad school and to my surprise, I'm doing well, really love it, and want to pursue it more in my career. I think part of it is that I'm just smarter and more confident than I was in high school. Also, I work full time, so math homework seems like a fun diversion compared to my job. It's like a logic puzzle. The stakes are also lower, since it's no longer "if you fail this class you will never get into college or get a good job!!!1!"

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 5:32 pm 1

On A Father-Daughter Duo Answers Your Questions: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

@OllyOlly I am a full time worker, part time grad student, and most of the time I hate it with the fire of a thousand suns. My grad program is really hard, and not designed to be done part time, but I am doing it anyway. My job is no cake walk, either. The sad thing is that I think I would love the program if I had done it full time, but right now I just feel burned out at work and burned out at school. Oh, I am also planning a wedding. Anyway. OP, don't undertake a scheme like this lightly. It's real hard. At least go to a program with night classes.

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:55 pm 0

On In Praise of Non-coworkers

There are Non-Coworkers with whom I've maintained elevator relationships for 5 years (!) without learning their names. What's worse is that they work in my field and I really should know them. How I wish their staff page on their website included headshots.

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm 0

On Sustainability and Compromise: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

out of curiosity: is the goal to parlay the freelancing into a salaried writing job, or do you prefer to be your own boss?

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 1:22 pm 0

On How the Other Half Lives

An email for an Argentine club DJ is one letter off from mine, so I can imagine a glamorous other life I do not have. Also, I get his Spanish-language horoscopes.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:46 pm 4

On Concerning the Moral Obligations of the Wealthy

@eatmoredumplings It might be worse for society in terms of fewer dollars going to charity.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:32 am 0