I recently had all four of my wisdom teeth removed; luckily for me it wasn't as excruciating of an experience as others had described. It got me thinking about why these third molars are called "wisdom teeth." Once I found the reason for that name, it made me feel more unimaginative than wise, which serves as a reminder that a little bit of logic and thought can often yield an obvious answer. Seeing as how the teeth appear between age 15-25, they gained the name "teeth of wisdom" because this is when a an adolescent mentally matures. The name dates back to the seventeenth century, and recent studies have shown accurate correlations between when these teeth appear and the time period when the brain fully develops. Let's check out some grad school news:
- It can be said that wisdom comes with experience, but what is more valuable: education or experience? The answer could factor into your decision to attend grad school or forgo academia for richer endeavors.
- Potential grad students need not always choose between an education or a career; The Council of Graduate Schools is helping to form a new group that will help ease the transition for grad students entering the workforce.
- For those of you that have decided to embark on your graduate school journey, take a look at these tips about the interview process and some advice for the new graduate student.
- One benefit of graduate school is the opportunity to meet new people and network, and with the increase of Chinese students attending American grad schools, you may just pick up a little Mandarin in the process.