I’d consider myself a pretty frugal person. Even when I was a kid, I’d save every last dollar from tooth fairy visits, random holidays and under-the-table grandparent gifts for something big. While my sister is the big spender in the family, I remember being rather proud of my thick wads of cash at the ends…
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But today, as pennies are being pinched and a growing faction actively denies the societal value of scientific knowledge, those of us working in basic science are feeling a bit on edge. As evidenced by scores of cell biologists linking their work to cancer biology, and numbers of ecologists citing the impacts of climate change, we’re all looking for ways to make our work immediately relevant to society’s needs.
Even though money doesn’t necessarily buy happiness, a Stanford professor has shown that the way workers get their paychecks may matter more to their happiness than previously believed.