MyScienceWork put quite a bit of sunshine into today’s selection. This week marks the anniversary of MyScienceNews, AKA the former MyScienceWork blog. For two years, we have been digging through the news, shaking, squeezing and turning it upside down to find some really original stories to share. The interns at MyScienceWork have taken this opportunity to revisit their favorite articles. From fear, to colors, to addictions, a whole menagerie of themes awaits you…
This article is a translation of “Quand MyScienceWork voit le bon côté des choses”. It was translated from French by Timothée Froelich.
Happy birthday, MyScienceNews! What joy you’ve brought us these last two years! The team’s interns are glad to have dug into the archives of the blog throughout the week. Today’s selection of our favorite articles should give you some punch: MyScienceWork is optimistic.
Today, MyScienceWork puts a smile on your face! - w3i_yu NEO
A cause near and dear to MyScienceWork’s heart is gender parity. The coveted balance is not yet on the agenda in many universities and institutes. But MyScienceWork is optimistic and lists in this article numerous recommendations to improve the position of women.
LERU on gender equality: we know the facts, it’s time to act!, Abby Tabor, November 2012
Steve Jobs claimed that “the only way to do great work is to love what you do”. And he’s right! Loving your job helps enhance your personal commitment. According to this article (in French), this and other factors like professional context contribute to the good functioning of a company.In short, work can actually make Jack a happy boy!
Le bonheur au travail : le cocktail de l’efficacité ?, Laurence Bianchini, September 2011.
A bit of music in this world of heavies! A British studies examined the impact of playing musical instruments in prison settings. Our article (in French) explains that its effects are positive on various levels: improved self-confidence, better social interactions, and more interest for education and training opportunities. Rock ‘n’ roll!
Même en prison la musique adoucit les moeurs, Laurence Bianchini, August 2011
We hope that our selection of articles had you feeling good all week long. Until our next anniversary, there are many other subjects to discover in the archives of MyScienceNews and, don’t worry, plenty more to come!
All the best, MyScienceWork, for the coming year!