The cover story in the September 2013 issue of ASBMB Today is about investigators who are juggling the demands of laboratories in two places at once. We have two Career Insights articles: one about how to compete with those lab diva-types and one about how to conduct salary negotiations skillfully. Contributor Lauren Amable profiles artist Lynn Fellman, who has embraced her new role as a biological science illustrator, and contributor Kamalika Saha interviews ASBMB member Ritankar Das, who graduated from the Universtiy of California, Berkeley, at the top of his class — at age 18. In addition, David J. Kroll, a columnist for Forbes magazine, writes about the work environment and science-outreach efforts at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, where scientists do their research in full public view. Last, but not least, we hope you’ll consider submitting an open letter for our forthcoming series.