The Washington Post ran an interesting article that included the history of how Mother's Day was founded, as well as some statistics about mothers in the United States. It turns out that the very woman who lobbied in front of congress for Mother's Day to be an official holiday, was also the same person that led a tireless effort against the day being an official holiday. Anna Jarvis was able to convince congress to observe Mother's Day, and we've been officially celebrating the day in America since 1914; however, Anna later opposed the commercialization of Mother's Day and led a campaign to repeal the holiday. I think mothers everywhere are happy her later efforts failed, because commercial or not, they all deserve more recognition. And after all, there have to be some mothers that work for Hallmark, so either way you look at it, moms are still reaping the benefits from the sale of all those cards. Let's check out some grad school news:
- Grad School is an important decision, so it's necessary to examine how grad school can and can't change your life.
- Check out some of these fun (and funny) facts about grad school. You'll probably find them more humorous if you're already out of grad school!
- You may have updated your CV, but have you ever given thought to the value of a business card?
- So you think you're having a tough day? Well at least you don't have a flesh eating disease like 24 year old grad student Aimee Copeland. We wish her the best in her battle with the disease.
- On a lighter note, check out the latest comic (and magic eye) from Ph.D Comics.