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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Unmanaged Time

The Edge for Scholars

Ever feel like most time management advice is, well, crap?  So do Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber, authors of a recent article in the Chronicle with the provocative title “…

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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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Alarming Statistics Reveal Mental Health Crisis in Our STEM and Medical School Trainees

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

What percentage of medical students do you think are depressed or suicidal? 5%? 10%? Go higher. Much higher. This week JAMA published a meta analysis and literature review out of Harvard revealing …

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Success Working Away From the Office

Dr Liz, PhD

Try working away from your usual desk to improve your concentration, and reduce the interruptions. Work in sweats! Take breaks whenever!

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Meditation: It's Not What You Think

The Edge for Scholars

When you read the word “meditation,” what image first comes to mind? A New Yorker Magazine cartoon once depicted two monks in robes, one young, one old, sitting side-by-side, cross-legged …

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IScientist: A Conference for Revolution

Teresa Swanson, PhD

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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