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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Welcome to class, I'm Alana and I'm Queer.

Alana Berry

It felt really liberating, but more than liberating myself, I hoped that my students felt that no matter their identity they felt safe acknowledging them in my class. I want to be radical. I want my home to reflect my radical values. Well, if my bod

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38 On-Line Services to Outsource Your Chores

Helen Bird

Life happens. Here are 38 online services to help when the going gets rough.

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Technological Tools for Making Life Manageable

Marie Miguel

It’s no secret that a turbulent mental state can ruin your productivity in a big way. Unfortunately, family emergencies, calls from creditors and the various disasters cats so effortlessly create continue to occur without respect for what we were planning to do on any given day. Meanwhile, neither deadlines nor supervisors are likely to care […]

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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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You ARE an Impostor. Six Life Altering Steps to Fix That.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Impostor Syndrome. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s the nagging to overwhelming feeling that you are not as you seem. You’re an impersonator, imitator…you are masquerading as something you are not.  Impostor Syndrome has had some thoughtful and powerful things written about it. About how feelings of inadequacy will cripple you into times of deep […]

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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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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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In It Together: Dyadic Coping Among Doctoral Students and Partners

Rebecca Helton, MA

Completing a doctoral program is hard. It can also be hard on your partner.

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Leave Your Island. Career Inspiration from Richard Blanco

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NPR did a fabulous interview a while ago with Richard Blanco, who was born to first generation Cuban émigrés. Blanco visited Cuba for the opening of the US embassy to read new work commemorating the restoration of US diplomatic relations with Cuba. Blanco spoke about how he would be honoring the audaciousness of his mother […]

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