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just finished The Art of Asking and ready to RADICALLY overshare

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Designers have long known that horizontal lines appear thicker than vertical ones (by about 5-7%, depending on context) and now researchers have made it official:

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Knitted jumper that acts as a FM radio transmitter; inspired by protests in Turkey:

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‘Traditional masculinity’ deemed ‘harmful’ by American Psychological Association
– article:
'...The American Psychological Association (APA) officially labeled “traditional masculinity” as “harmful” in a new report.

The label is in the report titled “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men,” a first of its kind for the association, which was featured in the January issue of “Monitor on Psychology” magazine.

“Traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males’ psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health,” according to an excerpt in the 36-page report...'

the .pdf report:

The wet’suwet’en/unist'ot'en first nation peoples of Canada are fighting tooth and nail against the pipeline. They're literally defending their reservation. They've been battling the Canadian government, pipeline surveyers, and police, who've tried to force themselves onto their reservation for years, and are now being threatened with forced removal them from their lands. I stand in solidarity with my brothers and sisters across the border. This is illegal. This is war.


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money, getting paid, government shutdown, US politics, grant, request for funds Show more

It's expensive to survive: a Crowdfund Show more

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The Trump wall gofundme is at $12M and it's only been 4 days.

Our goal is only $50k. We've been campaigning for 5 months to get clean water to Flint.

If anyone reading this can help us reach our goal, please consider donating and sharing. #NoWaterNoWall


money issues, asking for halp (not expecting it) Show more

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request for donation, Xmas mention Show more

i'm looking for tips to deal with burnout, personal and academic.

i'm at that point where i've given myself a break that was too long and both not working and working are making me feel like shit and i don't know how to make it better.

boosts extremely welcome!

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

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, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(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 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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