Six Sacrifices You Shouldn't Make for Work

The Edge for Scholars

If you routinely check your work email the moment you wake up and right before you go to bed at night, then you might have a problem. If you call in sick but are still are available on email, then you might have a problem. If you have ever responded to work emails while sitting […]

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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 in the lotus position on the floor. The younger monk is looking somewhat quizzically at the older one, who is turned toward him saying, “Nothing […]

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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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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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To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem

Rebecca Helton, MA

If you look under the Self-Help heading on Amazon, you’ll find roughly 5,000 books listed under the subhead Self-Esteem. The vast majority of these books aim to not only tell you why your self-esteem might be low, but to show you how to get your hands on some more of it. It’s a thriving business […]

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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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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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Working Hard Does NOT Mean Success (at Grants or Anything Else)

The Edge for Scholars

There’s this persistent myth that I need to tear down once and for all. Maybe it won’t all happen in this one blog post, but by God I’m gonna give it a good start. The myth? It’s that all it takes to succeed is hard work. I have seen lives destroyed by that myth, more […]

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