Without fail noses itch when these two situations are present.

1. You've got into a comfortable position for meditation.

2. In the lab after washing hands, donning gloves, and handling culture, or chemicals.

Some easy-to-care-for plant suggestions for beginners:

• Chlorophytum (spider plant)
• Dracaena (any species)
• Pothos vine (Epipremnum aureum)
• Heartleaf philodendron
• Rubber plant
• Pilea (Chinese money plant)
• Peperomia (any species)
• Bromeliad (most varieties, but Guzmania is probably the easiest)
• Peace lily
• Snake plant

(Made boostable at @Kiki's request! ☀️)

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The Gaston diet:

* 5 dozen eggs qd

Stop diet when approximate the mass of the ocean-going vessel of your choice

Apple discourse Show more

Canada politics Show more

Due to personal reasons I will be running a ponzi scheme to pay for grad school thank you for understanding

Old weird sci-fi; military mention Show more

Old weird sci-fi; military mention Show more

Being able to point at something you love and admit it’s kinda garbage is really freeing? Like you don’t have to defend it to the death anymore you’re just like “yea it sucks but I love it”

How good something is and how much you enjoyed it can be two entirely separate things if you want them to be

@balrogboogie "At first it was a shock, but after a few days, my personal assistant was more than happy to print out my emails for me"

Maybe the real "digital detox" was having the sort of privileges that allow one to take a "digital detox" in the first place, all along

It would be cool to have some kind of "careers advice" hashtag on scholar.social o:

@nightingale Hi welcome!

If you're new here, be sure to read our Community Standards: scholar.social/about/more

The rules are different here from other instances, and it's not everyone's cup of tea

But if you read that and think "yes I'm in the right place!" then pull up a chair and make yourself at home :)

Emotional health in academia Show more

I'd like to follow more plant biologists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and environmental scientists. Searching hashtags isn't getting me anywhere. Recommendations?

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Scholar Social

NOTICE: Registration on scholar.social will be by invitation only from 2019 March 27 to 2019 April 3. (The administrator is defending their doctoral thesis on 2019 April 2, and wants to reduce the chances of surprises leading up to that date. Email scholar dot social at protonmail dot com if you want an invite.)

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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, administrators—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.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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