Why and How to Take a Work Retreat

Motivated Mentor

A guide to clearing the decks and escaping your work routines to feed your brain new thoughts, reflect, connect ideas, and have time to delve into new projects (or gather inspiration to complete old ones).

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NIH Wants to Pay Your Student Loans. Here's How to Make It Easier for Them to Do It.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NIH's Loan Repayment Programs have some of the highest funding rates. Here's how you can make it easier to get your loans paid.

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Nature Suggests UK Follow US Lead on Academic Sexual Harassment. Please Don't.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

In its July 27th issue, Nature published an editorial encouraging leaders of the UK's 1752 Working Group on academic sexual harassment to take their lead from the US. Sir Philip was …

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Resilience as a Common Trait

Amy Ramsey

If I have learned one thing in science, it is how to be more resilient.

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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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What Google and Academia Still Don't Understand About Safety

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Academics Take Note: Google had to realize the clear parallel of their data to Maslov's Hierarchy of Need. In throwing themselves a self congratulatory parade, they failed to compare their team's current successes to their team's potential success.

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Not that Kind of Visit: Tales of Preparation for Your First Interview

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Reduce interview stress through preparation.

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Scientists Career Advice: Seeking No Feedback

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Science, NEJM and MBoC recently hosted career advice and thought pieces on life in academia from faculty and trainees. How did they do? Hard to say, none of the posts allowed for Comments, but we do! Share your thoughts on these posts on The Edge.

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Watch Words: Go Slow

The Edge for Scholars

Go slow was the theme of a recent visit by Janice L. Gabrilove, MD. Take the more deliberate route, even when others seem to be whizzing by. Stay focused on your goals and get the training you need to accomplish them.

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Twitter's Scientists Share The Most Awful Sexist Things They Have Experienced

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Gina Baucom has been a long time fly in the ointment of horrible behavior in academia. Today she asked her tweeps to help her with an upcoming presentation by sharing …

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