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So you want to get a job in science? Part 2

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Last time, I talked about some of the pitfalls of going into science, including a lack of entry level jobs and the dangers of endless grad school. It’s tough navigating a job market that wants experience when there is such an emphasis on theory and grades during post-secondary. It’s also unfortunate that so many bright and engaged young minds get roped into a thankless field like science....

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Posted in: Career and Work

Recipe idea: Pork chops and gravy

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Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. This is an easy weekday dinner that you can easily pair with whatever seasonal vegetables are available.  No marinade or meat prep is required! Photo credit:...

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Posted in: Recipes

Updates: February 12 – 18

Final preparations are underway for a short Seattle getaway. Traveling can add up and have a significant impact on your finances if you’re not careful how you do it. Taking advantage of opportunities can save you a lot of money, especially on accommodation. Through work, I was able to get a friends and family rate at the W Hotel – a very trendy hotel in the middle of Downtown Seattle, for...

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Finding free hair cuts

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Today I paid $150 to get my hair cut and coloured. It’s one of my few splurges and it’s also one of the things that makes me the most happy.  I can afford it now, but it wasn’t always the case. Original photo by D Sharon Pruitt (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/sets/72157610551917961/) Free and almost free haircuts Its actually pretty easy to find a decent salon quality haircut...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality
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