Science Communicators – We Need Them Desperately

Today, I want to toot the horn for science communicators, science writers and bloggers who are taking up the slack. Most people, including some women, have no interest in science. I know because if I compare the stats between my writing about science with my writing about sex, well, let’s be real. I know where folks interest are centered. So why waste my time? Here is why. You got your pseudo science, your misinterpreted science and journalists who don’t know science but scare the bejeebers out of you for ratings science. ...more

As an environmental scientist I am frequently blown away by what I would call an ...more

Summer (Business) Reading Selections

As I began packing my suitcase for summer vacation, I realized it was time to pick out my summer reading. This is usually a big decision for me, as I am sure it is for many of you. too. So I thought I would share a few great books (or magazines) to take along on vacations- to help your business. Here are a few recommendations: ...more

Why car dealerships won’t be good ol’ boys clubs much longer.

Ladies: Do you hate buying a car or even walking into a dealership because it’s like walking into the good ol’ boy club? ...more

Entrepreneurial Challenge for College Students

Calling all collegiate entrepreneurs! Show off your business by entering StartupNation Dorm-Based 20, which ranks the top 20 leading collegiate entrepreneurs in the country. ...more

I’m Really Angry - What Do I Do?

There is cursing. There is cussing. For the purpose of this post it is important for you to know the difference. Now first let's remove the religious definition of cursing. I'm talking generic U.S. English so called "bad words" we aspire not to say in public but they have been seeping out. Yes, all seven of them.  I’m not talking about cursing, this is the superlative form, cussing. ...more

I'm not a good cusser. I'm more of a rant, cuss, ranter. I have been in the presence of those ...more

Stand strong and stay powerful

Women apologize more frequently than men, it’s a fact. Most of the time we say “sorry” to be polite but it’s diminishing our credibility. Our power. Do you ever find yourself saying any of these phrases? • “I'm sorry, but I think...” • “I'm sorry you have to do this, but...” • “I'm sorry to bother you with...” • “I'm sorry, this might not be exactly what you wanted...” ...more

 I would also recommend it to men, and that sometimes would include, ahem, me. ...more

Dancers can run TOO!

Hello BLOGWORLD! My name is Katie and I am a college student who loves to dance, run, cook, and eat well! There are not many blogs out there about aerial dance...ya know like Cirque de Soleil?...but guess what! that is what I do! I am on my university dance company and have recently fallen in love with aerial dance (though I have been dancing all my life). My other loves are running, biking, baking, healthifying recipes, and just staying fit! This blog is devoted to those things and I hope you stop by and check me out! You can find me at ...more

It’s your time to shine!

Here's the thing. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a corporate employee, a SAHM or a college student, the time will come—and it probably has already—when you need to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight to claim your power. This could take the form of not letting somebody else take the credit for your paper, your proposal, your cost-cutting idea. Or, it may require the actual stepping into the spotlight, on stage or at least in a large group meeting. ...more

Pepper Spray Pen for Self Defense in the Workplace

A pen is something we all carry at one time or another. But a pepper spray pen can also be your unnoticed weapon of self defense. Whether you take it to your workplace or college campus, this uniquely disguised weapon can actually be used to prevent crime because of it's element of surprise. ...more

Learning 2.0 Applied by Real Teachers Who Blog

There are time when I have my head in my hands waiting for the Muse on Duty to show up and give me a hint. I search but nothing is sticking. Finally the Muse shows up. “Where have you been; I’m on deadline you know?” The Muse said, “Not my problem. I’ve got more important things to do than to wade through that muck you call memory.” “There is no reason to be nasty. All I’m asking for is a little help. Aren’t you supposed to be a bit more nurturing? “I’m no angel, I’m a Muse. Come on, times a ticking what do you need? ...more

LAUSD - with certain school exceptions maybe but for the most part, nope. I wish there could be ...more