Why and How to Plan a Creativity Escape

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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Do Life

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

I despise the term “work-life balance.” The semantics evoke work and life as opposing forces locked in conflict – the bobbing bar of a doomed tightrope walker, a teeter-totter whose fulcrum defies equilibrium. Because we rarely talk of achieving balance, it is also code for inevitable failure or guilt. I propose an alternative. Life encompasses work. […]

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Creed: Taking a Beating

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Getting out of the ring too early is the most common cause of death of scientific ideas. Fight on.

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The 125 Hour Work Week

The Edge for Scholars

Recently, if you listened hard enough, you could hear the collective sob of well-read junior scientists as Science Careers posted a commentary from Eleftherios P. Diamandis. Dr. Diamandis attributed his success to decades of consistently working 16-17 hour days, every day. He goes on to say….    “How did I manage it? My wife—also a […]

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How to Make an ESI Extension Request for Childbirth/Adoption

Rachel Bonami, PhD

NIH recognizes the impossible tap dance of being both new parent and scientist and offers help.

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Angry Academics

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Are you feeling surrounded by buzzkills and unhappy academics? You aren't alone. Here's some protips for not becoming the angry academic.

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Summer Reading: What's Popular in the Edge Library

The Edge for Scholars

Here's what's been flying off the shelves of our "analog library" of career development books.

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Captain Your Own Ship

Motivated Mentor

Mentors don't choose for you. Mentors are not your personal decider-on-call. Mentors are not the captain of you ship. You are.

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Why We’ve Got it Good

Director of Toughness, Academic Survivor

From the Director of Toughness: Challenging, competitive career progression is the norm in highly-educated professions. We've got it good.

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Thoughts from a Self-Proclaimed Interdisciplinarian

Tisha Felder, PhD, MSW

Pros, cons, and lessons learned from an interdisciplinary and interprofessional journey.

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