What I’m Reading VI

Finding your calling is about the balance of 3 things: doing something you’re good at, feeling appreciated, and making people’s lives better. Here are 7 lessons about finding your calling – what you’re meant to do. Paid parental leave is important for children. When parents have paid leave after having a child, their children experience…

What I’m Reading IV

Time for a quick re-cap of what I’ve been reading this week. You can catch previous “what I’m reading posts” here, here, and here. Intermarriage is growing in acceptance across the United States, 50 years after the Loving v. Virginia case. Breast feeding isn’t stigmatized everywhere, and women have more success with it when they…

Summer work habits

If you’re a graduate student like us, summer isn’t just an opportunity to unwind after a long academic year – it’s a time to make progress on your “grad school” to-do list. With unfinished research papers in the cue, new data to analyze, and a part- or full-time internship, it can be tough to get…

Making the most of your summer break

As some of you know, my graduate school friends and I started a blog just a few years ago called Grad Girl. It was intended as a space where professional women working in the social sciences, social services, research or clinical positions, or anything else related to these fields could be showcased for their accomplishments…