Boosting Social Skills in Autistic Kids With Drama

How do you join a conversation at a middle-school lunch table? What do you say when someone says hi to you in the hallway and you don’t know her name? How do you delicately correct a member of your lab group in science without calling him stupid? Is it appropriate to tell your English teacher all about your deep and abiding interest in Pokémon characters? … Continue reading Boosting Social Skills in Autistic Kids With Drama

The Ever-Tightening Job Market for Ph.D.s

If you’re a grad student, it’s best to read the latest report from the National Science Foundation with a large glass of single-malt whiskey in hand. Scratch that: The top-shelf whiskey is probably out of your budget. Well, Trader Joe’s“Two Buck Chuck” is good, too! Liquid courage is a necessity when examining the data on Ph.D.s in the latest NSF report, “The Survey of Earned … Continue reading The Ever-Tightening Job Market for Ph.D.s

The Madness of College Basketball Coaches’ Salaries

As you pick your bracket for March Madness, stop for a moment and ponder what some might describe as the madness of the coaches’ salaries. According to U.S. News & World Report, the highest-paid 25 college basketball coaches earn between roughly $2 million and $6 million per year. Those figures don’t include generous perks, such as private jets and housing allowances, or severance packages. There are millions more in bonuses … Continue reading The Madness of College Basketball Coaches’ Salaries