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Dispatches from the classroom of life

Does it makes sense for women to go to medical school?

"We find that the median female (but not male) primary-care physician would have been financially better off becoming a physician assistant. This result is partially due to a gender-wage gap in medicine. However, it is mostly driven by the fact that the median female physician simply doesn’t work enough hours to amortize her upfront investment in medical school. In contrast, the median male physician work many more hours, easily enough to amortize his up-front investment."

Screening out introverts in academia?

Continuing on my theme of introverts…..

"Is academe biased against quiet, thoughtful listeners in favor of big-talking extroverts?"

yogachick:

Yes, but instead of video games, I’d be reading a book!

yogachick:

Yes, but instead of video games, I’d be reading a book!

What recruiters look at during the 6 seconds they spend on your resume

In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed recruiters will look at your name, current title and company, current position start and end dates, previous title and company, previous position start and end dates, and education. Use a clear and concise format


How to care for introverts in 12 easy steps.

How to care for introverts in 12 easy steps.

Why we need to teach mindfulness in a digital age

"While many people say multitasking makes them more productive, research shows otherwise. Heavy multitaskers actually have more trouble focusing and shutting out irrelevant information, scientists say, and they experience more stress … And scientists are discovering that even after the multitasking ends, fractured thinking and lack of focus persist. In other words, this is also your brain off computers." So meditation is to the brain what sleep is to the body. 

world-shaker:

The History of Distance Learning
It starts in the 1700s. Pretty interesting stuff (click the link to see the full version).

world-shaker:

The History of Distance Learning

It starts in the 1700s. Pretty interesting stuff (click the link to see the full version).

(via world-shaker-deactivated2013092)

The Second Shelf: On the Rules of Literary Fiction for Men and Women

Are there different rules for men and women in the world of literary fiction?

Gender has been in the news a lot lately — interesting to PowerProfs since we created the gender and leadership course a few years ago. Related links to come. 

What's More Expensive Than College? Not Going to College - Derek Thompson for The Atlantic

(Source: rosasay)

Your Brain on Fiction

Stories stimulate the brain. Research in neuroscience affirm the experience of readers who have felt illuminated and instructed by a novel, who have found themselves comparing a plucky young woman to Elizabeth Bennet or a tiresome pedant to Edward Casaubon. Reading great literature, it has long been averred, enlarges and improves us as human beings. Brain science shows this claim is truer than we imagined.