Volume 85 Issue 4 | p. 4 | Letters
Issue Date: January 22, 2007

Too Simple Solutions are unwise

Department: Letters

Request for B.S./M.S. Chemists

C&EN would like to know how you are using your basic chemistry knowledge in a nonresearch career. Are you in a position you didn't think you would have when you were a student? What did you wish you had known before you graduated? Readers who would like to be part of this story can reply in confidence to Corinne Marasco at c_marasco@acs.org.

I would like to personally thank Tony Bode for enlightening all of us with the perfect mantra for maintaining one's weight (C&EN, Nov. 6, 2006, page 4). In the spirit of his insightful discovery I would like to suggest some additional nuggets of wisdom.

To solve global warming: Drive less, buy hybrids. For people who want to quit smoking: Go cold turkey, don't buy cigarettes. For people who have too much credit card debt: Save money, cut up the cards.

These are just a few ideas I came up with in a few minutes of thought. I hope that I have somehow returned the favor and helped Bode with an affliction from which he might suffer and with which he may need assistance.

 
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