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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The Hustle You Need to Be Showing

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Hustle. It's a great thing for your coach to say you do and a terrible thing if you're overwhelmed. This image from Twitter captures so much of what we love …

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Go go go...read The Progress Principle

The Edge for Scholars

Don’t let your lab’s fortunes sink like the Titanic, to borrow the opening simile from The Progress Principle.  Read this book instead and find out how to facilitate …

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The Hierarchy of Learning

Reed Omary, MD

Is there an aspirational hierarchy of learning, one that might lead to a 10-fold gain in learning over traditional efforts?

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Building Resiliency with Hypnosis and Mindfulness

Lindsey McKernan, PhD

“Stressed?” Of course. In fact, it would probably be a little concerning if you were not stressed at this point. Let's talk about skills to build resilience.

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Creed: Taking a Beating

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Nothing like a fight movie to surface comparisons to battles in academic life. When you get in the ring to compete for a grant you will take a beating. Some …

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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 …

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The Achievement Habit for Science: Ladies, Don't Hold Back

Britney Lizama, B.S.

Sometimes highly competent people doubt themselves far too often. And too often, that doubt holds them back from succeeding.

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The Key to Getting Motivated: Give Up

The Edge for Scholars

"Trying to 'get motivated' can often make matters worse. The real problem isn’t that you don’t feel like taking action. Rather, it’s the underlying assumption that you …

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Taking Science Personally

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A few months ago one of my favorite Twitter/blogger types, Pascale Lane, shared the story of her adorable husband who was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain …

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