Christian - and depressed →
Some interesting food for thought… “Though medications can greatly help, I think many see that as the only resort—and that’s because we, as a Christian community, have often abandoned people who are in the depths of anxiety and depression. In order to avoid the messiness of it, we throw a Bible verse their way, expecting that to cure everything. In reality, we just don’t want to...
A feline diddle
Nemo Nemo little cat I wonder why that you’re so fat Sleep all day and play all night When I’m bed you start to fight Nemo Nemo little cat Why do you give me battle scars…
WHEN I GET BACK FROM A LONG DAY IN LAB
whatshouldwecallgradschool: cute and sad at the same time.
the realization that I actually identify stronger with the term “Asian” than “Chinese.” I wonder if its attributed to this pan-Asian sentiment of Asian Americans.
Nerdy highlights of the week
“Wouldn’t it be really cool if Neo’s last name was Cortex? Because then he’d be [pause] Neo…Cortex!” “I ran into [labmate] on the way back today.” “Oh did it it hurt?” ”??” “You said you ran into him!” “How do you model randomness?” [pause] “you don’t.”
open areas: The woman who is my country →
“Too often people don’t venture outside their own views of the world. They see what they grew up with, what they are living with and they have no idea how the other two thirds live. Yet they are quick to pass judgment on those who don’t live like them. They ignore whole communities, shun those with less and think it’s so simple and easy to get more. They are the people who would take away...
you never marry the right person →
an interesting perspective on an old institution.
"The Fact Is, I'm Gay." →
“It is not part of my job to push an agenda, but rather to be relentlessly honest in everything I see, say and do. I’ve never wanted to be any kind of reporter other than a good one, and I do not desire to promote any cause other than the truth.” “In my opinion, the ability to love another person is one of God’s greatest gifts, and I thank God every day for enabling me to give...
A true Bayesian thinks a classical statistician is absurd for referencing...– Handbook of Functional MRI Data Analysis (haha i love textbooks)
Why Women Still Can't Have it All (The Atlantic) →
An interesting perspective from a high-profile woman who talks about the realities of “having it all” in the modern age, and the attitude change the society needs to accomodate work-life balance. Also, interesting fact - she is apparently within a 3-mile radius of me. :)
I was a great high school student without really trying to be, but I quickly...– Quora post (so sad, but so true..) (there is more useful advice relating to neuroscience in that post, though)
Taboo with ChrisLee
The ramblings of an odd mind can make any taboo game interesting… C: It’s like when you drive into a brick wall, but you don’t crash. (i forgot what the answer to this was, but we couldn’t guess it..) C: It’s like a dumpling, but without the wrapper… J: a hamburger? C: smaller… J: a crab cake? C: smaller… J: a meatball? C: yes!!! C:...
THE BURIED LIFE: 20 Things I Should Have Known at... →
theburiedlife: 1. The world is trying to keep you stupid. From bank fees to interest rates to miracle diets, people who are not educated are easier to get money from and easier to lead. Educate yourself as much as possible for wealth, independence, and happiness. 2. Do not have faith in institutions to…