Are You an Idea Hoarder?

Like the thousand china unicorns the poor souls on Hoarding keep in shoeboxes and the 906 Dunkin’ Donuts travel mugs in the bathtub, inert ideas can clutter the minds of academics until there isn’t room for anything new. That’s when we start tripping over ourselves and falling down on the job.Thoughts? Comments?http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2012/08/27/are-you-an-idea-hoard...Your Shameless Friend,Ginawww.ginabarreca.comTwitter @TheGinaBarreca...more

Writer Naomi Schafer Riley Continues the War Against Cultural Studies

In the past year, pundits have written that Black women are undesirable, Black youth would succeed if they'd only work as hard as their white counterparts, and now even Black academics are being attacked as incompetent to study... being Black....more

Some Days...

...I just feel like this....more

Radio show about improving your high school (or middle school) athlete's brain with brain training

There is a sports radio show called "Best Seat in the House." On the May 10th show they had a program about high school athletes improving their brains through brain training. One female diver's mom was on the show talking about how her daughter was having some trouble academically because she spent so much time/energy diving and couldn't take extra academic classes and work. She went through an intensive brain training program and not only did it help her academics, but also her athletics!...more

Getting to College 101 - Finding the Parental Role

There is no doubt that the transition from high school to college is a journey for both you and your teen. The magnitude of the move from 24/7 parent to empty-nester is not to be taken lightly, but your focus must be on helping your child in their journey. For many parents this requires a step back to allow your teen to explore their own needs and desires and take ownership of the process. But being involved without controlling the process can be a challenge....more

Interview: Dr. Alan Beck, Director, Center for Human-Animal Bond

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Alan Beck, director of Purdue's Center for Human-Animal Bond, established to study the relationship between humans and their pets. (Part of Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine.) After 20 years at this post, Dr. Beck is known as the country's foremost authority on pet therapy and, for what it's worth, used to live with a skunk....more

The Price May Not Be Right - Is College Worth It?

My mother wanted me to get a job. ...more

When you don't know what other people do or have done. We can see the doctors and lawyers on ...more

I'll Take an A for $100, Alex.

Paying for grades, paying for grades. Bribery? Reward? Right? Wrong?I'll give you the answer for $20. ...more

I don't know why I'll pay for teeth and chores but not grades. I just won't.

Rita ...more

How to balance love and work: the case for 9 to 5

Apparently, a relationship between an academic and a non-academic is doomed from the start. ...more

In need of a vacay

(cross-posted to The Life of an Accidental Pharmacist) ...more