Comparison: The Thief of Joy & Your Sanity

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I took a course during my undergraduate in Social Psychology. I learned a lot of fascinating psychological and cognitive phenomena related to how we interact with each other, and the world around us. I enjoyed it so much that I almost chose social psychology for my doctorate studies (we all…

26.2 miles to Keep Families Close

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On October 8th, I will be representing Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Helping a sick child fight their illness takes a big enough emotional toll on a family. Adding a financial strain can make it all almost too much to bear. RMHC can…

Birthday in Birmingham

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When I told my friends that I was spending my birthday with Nathan in Birmingham, Alabama I received a few raised eyebrows. I interviewed for a postdoctoral position at the University of Alabama-Birmingham so this wasn’t my first trip to the Magic City, and I never really…

Tortillas & Tequila

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo! or…Happy Cinco de Mayo! If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be tacos. I mean, instead of the saying “more than a fat kid loves cake!”, mine would be, “more than Nicole loves…

Sunday Night Eats: Ricotta Gnocchi

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The first dish Nathan and I ever cooked together was homemade ricotta gnocchi. We are both major pasta lovers (see our homemade pasta recipe here) and gnocchi is the perfect comfort food, and an added bonus…it’s easy to make! So, what will you need? Pretty much…