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Human behavior, evolutionary medicine… and ladybusiness.

Being Overwhelmed is Way Scarier Than a Paranormal Activity Movie

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Want a little lesson in the life of a scientist? On my plate right now:

  • Proposal reviews: OVERDUE
  • Book chapter: OVERDUE
  • Two revise and resubmits: one OVERDUE, one not (yet)
  • Manuscript review: SUBMITTED LATE
  • Proposal revision to mock panel: only a matter of time before OVERDUE
  • New grant proposals: WAY BEHIND SCHEDULE
  • Workouts: NOT HAPPENING with husband out of town and sitters unavailable
  • Emails to me these days: GO INTO A BLACK HOLE UNLESS YOU WRITE A SECOND TIME AND ARE ON FIRE
  • Kiddo’s Halloween costume: NOT QUITE DONE AND THE CLOCK IS TICKING
  • Blog post: well, at least I got something done.

A number of deadlines and personal difficulties (like single parenting due to husband travel, being in the derby mini off-season and thus unable to hit anyone, teaching and service ridiculousness) have made this an especially scary Halloween. That list frightens me more than any movie.

Here is a very random list of links I've enjoyed over the last week or so that helps things look up:

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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