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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Yesterday I blew my chances at NOT saying “I’m sorry.”

Amy Palubinsky

A few weeks back, my mentor had us watch Amy Schumer’s parody video about women at the top of their respective fields continuously saying, “I’m sorry,” and then we talked about why it’s just not what you want or need to say. Well, yesterday morning I had my chances to prove that I took that […]

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Profs on Drugs: JAMA Highlights Use of Cognitive Enhancers

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Talk to most people about ‘performance enhancing drugs’ and they conjure up images of elite athletes using drugs to increase muscle mass and oxygen delivery. In academia, performance is measured as creative thinking and working smart under crushing deadlines. Last week, JAMA drew attention to a series of studies in which higher cognitive function was […]

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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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Weekend Playlist from the Edge Video Vault

Aimee Edgeworth

Take time during the weekend to recharge by watching this selection of videos from our Video Vault.

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Another Cautionary Tale on "Tailgaiting": Brigham and Women's Interloper Evades Hospital Security

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Hospital security has come under increasing stress from individuals who are able to evade security measures and access patients and menace staff.

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Handy Guide to Showing PostDoc Appreciation All Year Long

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It's postdoc appreciation week! Here's your handy ROPIHRS acronym for success- Respect, Opportunities, Plans, Introductions, Health, Reality and Spine.

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Checking Social Media Phobia for Academic Parents: Awesome Teen Eden Lytle Offers Her Help!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

This week we have a special guest posting genius, Ms Eden Lytle, who is sort of amazeballs at everything she does (trust us!). Eden is a senior at Brentwood High School in Nashville TN, and she kindly indulged us in a chat about how hard it is for academic parents to get a sense of what’s frightening and what’s […]

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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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Don't You Forget About Me

TheAyatollahofRockAndRollah

Revisiting the loss of a colleague

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