What to Do When Your To-Do Lists Get Buried

Rebecca Helton, MA

Desk a mess? Get organized virtually.

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Neuroscience Pretenure Boot Camp in Seattle? Yes, Please!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The Brain Sciences Foundation offers an outstanding chance for underrepresented folks to get training on the business of starting your career in a free bootcamp this summer. Apply now!

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Academic Reads: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

New York Times best selling author Mark Manson has some helpful advice for young academics. Brace yourself for a hilarious and swear ridden read about how to prioritize your life.

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Time Management for Profs Who Hate Time Tracking

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

This is for those of you who HATE time tracking. Because you’re too creative. Your job is too unpredictable. You don’t believe in time as we know it….whatever your reason. The only commodity you have as a scientist or physician is your time. And if you aren’t controlling your time with an iron fist, you […]

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Go To SLEEP! The Five Things That Happen When You Don't Call It A Night

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

How many times have you sat down at your computer and worked way too late into the night writing a paper or grant only to find that in the cold light of day that ‘roll’ you were on the evening has the clarity of… milk. Milk with sludge in it. Sludge you can’t see through. […]

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How To Be an Academic Leader and Maintain Time For Yourself

Susan Dyer

Seventh grade English class and your assignment is to write a one pager about what you want to be when you grow up. Hmmm…sports writer, teacher, astronaut, video game creator, nurse, cowboy/girl, police person, senior faculty member!  Wait, what? Fast forward thirty years, and you find yourself sitting in a bigger office than most, with […]

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Regrouping to Gain Resilience & Resolve

Motivated Mentor

When we analyze strengths and weaknesses, seek and use pointed critique, and reject excuses, resilience and resolve will follow.

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Sure You're Overcommitted? Here's A Hint...

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Have you surrounded your phone and laptop with notes saying ‘Say No!’? Do you look at next week’s schedule and wonder what were you thinking? Do you leave meetings looking like this guy? If so, you may have a bad case of overcommitment syndrome. Can the Fighty Squirrel offer a quick suggestion? Think about that last time you […]

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Balancing on the Edge

Gurjeet Birdee, MD

As academics, most of us are in overdrive—racing from meetings to emails, writing to teaching, and maintaining some semblance of a balanced life. Two fallacies about how we operate ourselves in overdrive: I can multitask: Multitasking is a misnomer1. When we multitask, we are moving serially between tasks. This gives us the perception that we […]

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Please, Just Say "No"

A Priori, PhD

I mean just “no” without the culture-of-busyness story of your hectic, heroic life.

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