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"Fines mean legal for rich people" radicalized me

Sometimes it's about the little steps. Brush your teeth. Wash your face.

@alstev Don't forget the part where you try to due diligence in the morning ahead of time by making a thermos of perfectly-made tea to bring in... and then you forget and leave it in your car all day.

Earth isn't the only planet with aurora. Aurora have been observed on other planets such as Saturn, shown here (Hubble image)

close-up photo of (cute) bee Show more

trans suicide hotline Show more

Forget about steeping tea. Remember 5-10min later, strain leaves/take out bag. Tea is a bit over-steeped but still drinkable. Have some sips. Forget about tea for 0.5-2 hrs. See tea when thinking about going home. Chug cold over-steeped tea. Do not rinse mug.

How to make tea: Think about making tea. 1 hr later, get up & put water in kettle. Put kettle on platform without turning on. 15 min later, turn on kettle. 20? min after kettle boils, realize kettle has been done, re-boil. 3 min after kettle boils 2nd time, pour over tea.

marriage, etiquette Show more

close-up pictures of a doggo Show more

close-up pictures of a doggo Show more

I've put this on my home instance, but really -

If you've read the article(s) on the terrible human toll of moderating Facebook, it's easy to be horrified and stay horrified, or pat yourself on the back for getting out of there

On Mastodon, real people are looking after the communities you're in and it is not easy work!

Please support your admin :blobpats:

:CoffeePot: If you're reading this from scholar.social, you could buy a coffee for @socrates at patreon.com/theresearchfairy

scicomm, dogs, MSU, link to birbsite Show more

Being tired is not a badge of honor. It just means you're tired.

Proud teacher moment Show more

have you ever thought "i wish i knew how the quicksort algorithm works but i'm only capable of learning concepts presented through hungarian folk dance"? i have good news youtube.com/watch?v=ywWBy6J5gz

Anyone else water their office plamps with leftover cold tea? I like to pretend that it gives them more "vitamins and minerals" than plain tap water. (also I think it's less wasteful) (and the sink is down the hall and I'm lazy) (the last one is the biggest reason) 🍡 🌱

Free college,

or the far more radical idea,

jobs that make decent money without requiring college.

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Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administratorsβ€”anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

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(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

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