Friday procrastination: the month of May edition
By Alice Northover
It’s been several weeks since our last procrastination round-up, so I hope you enjoy this mega-link list. (I’ve cut it down.)
Tom Chatfield picks the most interesting neologisms drawn from the digital world.
Is your PhD a waste of time?
Editors hate the passive voice.
Make sure you have a strong argument.
You should follow Jo the Librarian on Tumblr.
The Navajo Nation’s first poet laureate. (h/t The Millions)
Fight Nazis and save art.
Duke has beautiful pics of Brazilian musicians.
The National Archives presents history with facts alone.
Across the MOOC universe.
The origins of the (75 this year!) man of steel.
The advantages of paper.
Talk like a 15,000-year-old adult.
Why women leave academia.
The cost of using and running archives.
We have been stripping phytonutrients from our diet since we stopped foraging for wild plants some 10,000 years ago and became farmers.
Jonathon Green and Jack Kerouac get stoned.
Putting passion back into your academic writing.
Alice Northover joined Oxford University Press as Social Media Manager in January 2012. She is editor of the OUPblog, constant tweeter @OUPAcademic, daily Facebooker at Oxford Academic, and Google Plus updater of Oxford Academic, amongst other things. You can learn more about her bizarre habits on the blog.