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#RealTimeChem Blog Carnival: Round-Up Two
To wrap up the week, we have a great range of perspectives and explorations: the tough side of chemistry (and life), the joy of pretzels, the dangers of fireworks and glowsticks, and puns. Lots of puns.
- Anna A (@Lady_Beaker) writes “#RealTimeChem week: New chemistry circumstances”, a very personal look at something that affects many – the disconnect between the physical, mental, and time-sensitive demands of research, versus the unpredictable and persistent obstacles put up by chronic illness. She’s writing about CFS, but the challenges are so familiar to anyone who has experienced this struggle themselves and/or seen friends or loved ones go through it: https://chemistryintersection.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/realtimechem-week-new-chemistry-circumstances/
- Connie Tang (@cotangy) brings us “Confessions of a Chemist* (*in the making)”, an honest exploration of feeling lost and demotivated in research—with a call for advice. So important to talk about when research is tough as well as when it’s inspiring: https://email@example.com/confessions-of-chemist-8bea118ba444#.or8yutpdt
- Switching gears to check #WhatsCooking, The Grumpy Chemist (@Chemistry_Kat ) writes a great rundown of making some delicious looking pretzels with bicarb: https://itschemistrytime.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/cooking-with-chemistry-basic-stuff/
- In other reactions, Kat Day (@chronicleflask) is on theme with Andy’s recent Compound Interest (@compoundchem) post on Firework colors—great minds! She explores the burning question, “Glow sticks or sparklers: which is riskier?” here: https://chronicleflask.com/2016/11/05/glow-sticks-or-sparklers-which-is-riskier/
- And finally, to end the week on the lighter side, Melanie Shebel (@MelanieShebel) gives us some Chemistry jokes, something I never tire of! Enjoy: http://hubpages.com/education/Chemistry-Jokes-Riddles
If I missed your blog, please let me know at @KateyBirtcher. Thanks again to the bloggers and readers!
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