You MUST Read Dreyer's English

Julia Phillippi, PhD

If Strunk and White is a subtle and respectable Merlot, Dreyer’s English is a Cosmopolitan: light, witty, and slightly pink. Reading this style guide is like going to party …

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Why You Should Work from a Coffee Shop, Even When You Have an Office

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It sounds counter-intuitive, but working at a bustling coffee shop can be less distracting than working in a quiet office.  The change in environment also stimulates creativity, and chance encounters …

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The Thrills and Perils of Living on the Edge – Anxiety Edition

David Sacks, PhD

Doing everything right but still feeling anxious? You might suffer from “Hyper-Responsibility Disorder.”

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How to Host a Multidisciplinary, Near-Peer Work-in-Progress Group

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Work-in-progress groups (WIPs) convene members on a regular schedule for supportive critique of scholarly materials.

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Shut Up and Write

Rebecca Helton, MA

As we head into a new semester, you may be making writing goals for the new year.  The following article has some great suggestions for how to motivate and keep …

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Summer Reading: What's Popular in the Edge Library

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

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Reclaiming To-Do Lists

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I had been using the Clear app on my phone and my desktop computer because it allowed me to sync all my tasks no matter where I was. It worked …

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So you want to take over the world? Panda Planner might help.

Isioma Enwerem, PhD

It is finally February! So maybe January was a little rough, well, feel free to consider it a trial month and begin your 2018 quest for world domination on February 1st . …

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The 125 Hour Work Week

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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 …

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Meetings Are a Skill You Can Master, and Steve Jobs Taught Me How

Rebecca Helton, MA

More brains don’t necessarily lead to better ideas. When it came to leading meetings, Jobs had no qualms about tossing the least necessary person out of the room. From …

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