Time-Wasting Tip #2 for the Overworked Grad Student

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Graduate Division

Got a long incubation time to kill? Waiting for your cells to spin? Bored in-between classes? In class?

This week, we suggest spending that time checking out an oldie (but a goodie): www.whatshouldwecallgradschool.tumblr.com and the related www.whatshouldwecallmedschool.tumblr.com.

Many of you may already be familiar with these two websites. Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, life is so tough in grad school, I wish somebody else understood the ridiculous stuff I have to deal with all the time”? Well, lots of other people feel that way too, and some of them even have a sense of humor about it!

The grad school tumblr, started some time last year, chronicles the silly day-to-day dealings of grad school in easy-to-digest animated gifs with all-too-appropriate titles. Has a p value of 0.053 ever made you want to cry? Don’t worry; it has for everyone else, too. A good place to start is April and May of 2012, when the blog began.

Check next week for another grad-student approved distraction — suggestions are welcome!