Before Shouting from the Rooftops, Wait for the Evidence

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

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2019 Year in Review

Helen Bird

A Year at the Edge

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5 Ways to Instantly Appear More Confident

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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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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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Productivity Tip #7: Reclaim Your Meeting

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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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Asking Questions at Talks: Curiosity is Best When Shared

Susan Tsutakawa, PhD

In my experience, science is most insightful when there’s input from different people.

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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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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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How to Be Polite

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Most of us know what it takes to be polite in the moment.  Paul Ford argues that politeness over time–consistently, deeply–is far more important.  It benefits us, it …

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The Emerging Scientist Holiday Gift Guide

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Not sure what book to get for the academic in your life this holiday season? With the huge amount of literature available, it’s often hard to decide what material …

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