Yesterday I blew my chances at NOT saying “I’m sorry.”

Amy Palubinsky

A few weeks back, my mentor had us watch Amy Schumer's parody video about women at the top of their respective fields continuously saying, “I’m sorry,” and then we …

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Prevent the Email Faux Pas That Gets You Fired: Read Send

Rebecca Helton

Did you know that signing an email with “Sincerely” instead of “Best regards” can irrevocably alter your relationship with a colleague?  Or that “please” and “thank you” can be anything …

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A Sure Fire Way to Know What Your Boss Thinks About You

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Step 1 of the 1 Step Sure Fire Way to Know What Your Boss Thinks About You is..... ASK! Sounds ridiculous, right? But there are countless people who spending sleepless nights worrying …

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Do You Have Mysterious Dragons in Your Research?

The Edge for Scholars

If my experience reading some of the world’s best (and worst) literature has taught me anything, it is that all of the best stories have dragons in them. O.…

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Office Hours in the Pool Hall

The Edge for Scholars

Teaching this semester?  Wondering about ways to connect to your students?  It might be time to try meeting them somewhere unusual. Holding office hours in different places helped me reach …

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Win Over an Opponent by Asking for Advice

The Edge for Scholars

Whether it’s a high-stakes monetary negotiation or winning support for a proposal, the simple gesture of soliciting advice can make you more likeable, encourage your counterpart to see your …

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The First Days of a New Tenure-Track Faculty Job

The Edge for Scholars

This is the season when some lucky ones preparing for new jobs in the fall. A few people have asked me what to expect, so I imagine even more are …

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57 Ways to Sign Off on an Email

The Edge for Scholars

Of course, you've all read Send and have a firm grounding in email etiquette.  Now it's time for a special seminar.  The topic?  Closings, the often overlooked cherry on the …

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How to Talk to People Who Don't Want to Talk to You

The Edge for Scholars

"You're more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is," said 60 Minutes' Andy Rooney. Do any of these sound familiar? "I'm busy. Can you come back later?" "…

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Rock Talk: PubMed Gets Interactive

Rebecca Helton

Today NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM) is bringing a new way of sharing and exchanging research information, fully integrated with the PubMed website, to a wider audience. For …

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