IScientist: A Conference for Revolution

Teresa Swanson, PhD

The brilliant organizers of IScientist have created a space for revolution.

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Save Your Sanity the Stanford Way

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

“A lot of times you feel that work doesn’t care about you. ‘I’m just doing the grind, and what for? I’m missing out on my family and my life…” — Stanford ER physician Greg Gilbert Greg, like many folks in academics was feeling the grind of medicine, research, administrative load, mentoring, teaching and child and home care. Self-care was a non-starter. Stanford recognized that Gilbert was one of a […]

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Chapter 3: Shattered

Dr Liz, PhD

Shattered glass

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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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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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Calm in the Storm: Finding Your Zen at Work

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Have you ever had a panicked colleague breathlessly share how hard they are working on grants, papers and mentoring only to find that you feel completely stressed out just having talked to them? It turns out there’s a biological basis for it. A subset of your brains neurons are activated not only when you feel bad or are […]

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Summer for Academic Parents: Do It Like a Pro by Preparing Now

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Summer time is more than popsicles and fireworks for academic folks. It’s the time to GET THINGS DONE. While seminars, conferences and teaching are at a lull, you have a great chance to write, think and focus without swarms of folks on campus. For academics who are parents, this is not going to happen unless […]

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Don't You Forget About Me

TheAyatollahofRockAndRollah

Revisiting the loss of a colleague

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Why We All Need More Sleep (Really!)

The Edge for Scholars

Do you have a sleep schedule, or is it more of an “I wish I had time to sleep” schedule?  Don’t laugh it off–getting enough sleep is critical for work and life.  As Arianna Huffington, self-professed “sleep evangelist,” writes in the following essay for the Telegraph, a lack of sleep factors into errors of all […]

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