Simple Steps to Validating and Managing Others: A Bedtime Story

Julia Phillippi, PhD

You may be scoffing at finding time to read, but let’s face it, if you want to reach the next level you have to reach for it purposefully.

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Why You Should Read The Creative Habit

The Edge for Scholars

So you’re not a dancer.  You’re not a musician.  You’re not an artist or a poet.  Why read this book?  Because you have ideas: ideas for new population studies, new treatments for disease, and new ways to look at data.  And this book will give you the habits that beget more good ideas and allow […]

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Get Writing and Recapture Your Free Time with How to Write a Lot

Rebecca Helton, MA

Do you find your grant-writing intruding on time you’d rather spend with your family?  Did revisions to that last journal article ruin your vacation?  Then this book might be just the thing you need. Author Paul Silvia wanted to call How to Write a Lot  “How to Write More Productively During the Normal Work Week With […]

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Summer Reading: What's Popular in the Edge Library

The Edge for Scholars

Here's what's been flying off the shelves of our "analog library" of career development books.

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Academic Reads: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

New York Times best selling author Mark Manson has some helpful advice for young academics. Brace yourself for a hilarious and swear ridden read about how to prioritize your life.

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Mentees and Mentors Must-Read Book Lists

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

We asked mentees and mentors what books most influenced their careers, which they give or lend most, and what they are currently reading.

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The Achievement Habit for Science: Ladies, Don't Hold Back

Britney Lizama, B.S.

Sometimes highly competent people doubt themselves far too often. And too often, that doubt holds them back from succeeding.

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Regrouping to Gain Resilience & Resolve

Motivated Mentor

When we analyze strengths and weaknesses, seek and use pointed critique, and reject excuses, resilience and resolve will follow.

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You MUST Read Dreyer's English

Julia Phillippi, PhD

If Strunk and White is a subtle and respectable Merlot, Dreyer’s English is a Cosmopolitan: light, witty, and slightly pink. Reading this style guide is like going to party with your snarky friend to critique everyone from the bar. Dreyer makes you feel like part of the in-crowd, while schooling you on proper writing style. […]

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A Quick Fix for Death by Powerpoint

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The funny thing about this Death by Powerpoint condition is that while everyone has experienced this as an audience member, no one is guilty of giving a terrible presentation. Which makes for some interesting math. Who are these terrible presenters?

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