In graduate school and at work, here are the different mentors you need
When I was in college, working on my bachelor’s degree, there were two things I hated: networking, and trying to figure out who could be my potential mentor could be.
I didn’t really have one person I could name as a mentor. Thankfully, when I got to graduate school, I was able to remedy this — and I realized how important it is to not just have a mentor, but to have multiple mentors.
The scary spectre of networking is a whole other can of worms, that I’ll likely get into in a different article, but let’s talk about mentorship, why mentors are useful, and the top mentors that you should try to find. …
But these other species are at risk from raging West Coast wildfires
As someone living in California, wildfires are incredibly scary. Even though I’m not a homeowner, I shudder at the idea of a fire approaching where I live, threatening everything that I belong and leaving nothing but ashes in its wake.
This year, an unexpected thunderstorm (along with a gender reveal party gone wrong) led to a rash of wildfires that swept up and down the west coast. …
Bugs? Oil? Coal? Read before you eat that red velvet cake
Even before I learned that “red velvet cake” was just chocolate cake with red food coloring, I considered it one of my favorite flavors — ironically, second only to (un-dyed) chocolate.
A surprising amount of the food we consume contains various compounds to add color. …