Marriage and longevity

Interesting work was recently published (earlier as electronic version) on the effects of marital history on, especially, men’s (50< age < 75) mortality: Marital history 1971-91 and mortality 1991-2004 in England, Wales and Finland In a nutshell, married men with no divorce history live longer. Authors include top  notch Finnish scientists as well as renowned […]

Careers of doctorate holders

“Holders of doctorate degrees or other research qualifications are crucial to the creation, commercialization and dissemination of knowledge and to innovation. Until now, however, there has been little information about their careers and labour market mobility.” Careers of dctorate holders – Statistics Explained Some interesting picks: “The share of inactive doctorate holders varies between the […]

4 pm

Summer warmth and slight drizzle. And no brolly, of course. Soon it’s time to leave the desk with all the unfinished work and rush to the nursery. The next weeks leading to holiday are full of deadlines to meet, conference visit to Edinburgh, and more deadlines. However, deadlines are goooood! They make us jump and […]

Reining in Creativity

What comes after a quiet period is the creative one. I guess most people in creative professions (including scientists!) can agree with this. What is challenging, however, is dealing with bursts of energy and focusing them to the right cause. After months of job searching and head scratching I’ve recovered to my usual self. But […]

Sanest mom on the block

This morning my parenting skills were absolutely trashed. I obviously have none. I yelled, pleaded, held on tight, left, kept quiet and finally picked up and went… Yes, my daughter had the most amazing tantrum this morning. It was the one morning in the week when I thought we had time to leave the house […]