2019 Year in Review

Helen Bird

A Year at the Edge

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

Rebecca Helton, MA

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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Getting Evaluated - Time to Bite the Bullet and Ask If You're a Jerk

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Fighty Squirrel recently ran into one of her forest friends from another realm of the academic woodlands who has been serving on a fancy schmancy hiring committee. Asked how things …

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Productivity Tip #7: Reclaim Your Meeting

The Edge for Scholars

How often do you hear a colleague say, “I’m so excited to attend today’s group meeting,” or a student remark, “How is it possible that my group meetings …

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Optimizing Colors for Projected Presentations

Sephirus Communications

Solutions to common problems when colors vary between your monitor and the projector.

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Sunday Long Reads: Alternative Science Facts , Health Disparity Fixes and Winners!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Has everything gone to hell in a handbasket? Find out what's worth a second look this third week in January.

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Before Shouting from the Rooftops, Wait for the Evidence

The Edge for Scholars

When writing or speaking about your research for public consumption, learn from the problems HNR found with this press release.

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5 Ways to Instantly Appear More Confident

The Edge for Scholars

It’s fall conference season.  Put your best foot forward as you speak and network with five tips from Nerd Fitness. Today I’m going to teach how you to …

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Hate Small Talk? These 5 Questions Will Help You Work Any Room

The Edge for Scholars

Do you love going to events, but find yourself stranded during happy hour, tongue-tied and tucked in a corner? Initiating and maintaining conversations while networking is a necessary skill, and …

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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 …

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