work life balance

Three ways to improve the culture of lab-life balance

November 9, 2018

You’re exhausted from working long hours, but have you ever asked yourself how you spent your time? We live in…

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Trainee survival tips: the importance of self-care

September 21, 2018

Being a graduate student or postdoc can be hard at times. Okay, often really hard. Picture this: It’s very late…

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Finding your grad school family

July 6, 2018
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The scientific community is comprised mostly of transplants–people who work or study somewhere far from home and family. I find…

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Bullying in science: let’s face the problem

March 16, 2018
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The likelihood of a good scientist succeeding depends on infinite factors. At some point, we have all experienced the fact…

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Lego Grad Student: Stepping one brick up in academia

March 1, 2018
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Academia can be filled with intense passion, fruitful discovery, and rewarding self-fulfillment. That’s the dream, right, the reason we are…

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Five fun ways to keep up with science outside your job

February 16, 2018

Remember before science was your job? Chances are, you were a science-lover who read up on and was curious about…

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Burnout syndrome: five ways to keep it together

February 2, 2018
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Science is an extremely intensive endeavor. The erratic hours, the long experiments in the lab, and the repeated streaks of…

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Three steps for scientists in the pursuit of happiness

January 5, 2018
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It’s the beginning of a new year and a great time to set new life and career goals. Although we…

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Five tips for transitioning from PhD to postdoc

December 15, 2017
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The end of your PhD is one of the most hectic times of your life. You have a huge list…

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You’re not alone: postdoctoral associations as a way to create a supportive network

September 29, 2017
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The world “postdoc” simply means “after doctorate,” which does not define the job, but rather simply states that one got…

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