Five Tips to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone and Build Your Network

Rebecca Helton, MA

Networking. It’s one of those things we all know we should do, but for many people, it just doesn’t come naturally. From The Glass Hammer: Five Tips to …

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Do You Have Mysterious Dragons in Your Research?

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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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The First Days of a New Tenure-Track Faculty Job

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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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NIAAA Steps Up with Great Addiction Outreach Tool

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Scientists & clinicians studying alcoholism now have an amazing resource they can recommend for alcohol information and treatment. ✔︎ it out

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Take Care with Case Studies

The Edge for Scholars

Scientists know that case studies are far from definitive, but many in the public don't. Discuss case studies with these tips in mind.

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Win Over an Opponent by Asking for Advice

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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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Desk Guide for Scientists: Working with Media

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Have you fumbled in front of a camera or wished you could answer a question differently after a reporter’s already filed the story?  Haven’t yet, but think you …

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Being Really You and Really Professional on Social Media

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Is there a difference between what you’d post for your colleagues versus what you’d post for your group of close friends? Is censoring yourself on social media difficult …

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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 …

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Make It About the Science

David Calkins, PhD

By keeping referencing about the science rather than the scientists, navigating peer review becomes a bit less treacherous.

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