Finding Motivation When You’re Ready to Quit

Dr Liz, PhD

I’ve been trying to get funding for my research, but nothing has come through. You, too?

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Antidotes to Keeping Secrets When the Going Gets Rough

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Can we change the instinct to reject help even when confronted with crises that could disrupt or redefine our career paths?

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The Key to Handling Stress is Massive Egotism

James West, PhD

Why yes, the sky -is- always rose colored where I live.

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Are We in a Mentoring Crisis?

Josh Fessel, MD, PhD

Two out of every five trainees need more than what they're getting in terms of mentorship. It's time to figure out how to help them.

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Moving Past Non-Renewal: Healing After Losing Your Academic Position

Dr Liz, PhD

Chapter 2 of Academic Non-Renewal

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Exploiting Physiology: Scientists Jumping into Keto

Britteny Watson-Ivey

The scientific underpinnings of consuming a ketogenic diet are attracting researchers into a trend to get and stay lean. Learn how and why.

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The Olympics of Pain: Tag Me Out

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I’m leaving for vacation tomorrow. Skiing. Here’s a list partial list of of things I won’t be doing: Writing letters of recommendation. Reading a fellow’s application after we met about a better platform to do experiments. Reviewing papers. Working on grant applications. Writing papers. Writing blogs for Edge for Scholars*. I’ve spent a lot of […]

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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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Science is Demanding Gordon Ramsay Quality at Ray Kroc Speeds

Josh Fessel, MD, PhD

"You Wanna Supersize That?" Is No Way to Approach Doing Science!

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Collected Links on Busyness, Boundaries, and Balance

The Edge for Scholars

Several pieces on being busy, and why it might not be for the best.

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