Criticism of Donald Trump has become a get-out-of-jail-free card for sexist and cowardly academics

Angie NMNH

The scientific community has unwittingly allowed Trump to lower the bar for acceptable conduct.

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What to Do When Your To-Do Lists Get Buried

Rebecca Helton, MA

Desk a mess? Get organized virtually.

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Don't Miss the Deal Breakers: Nine Questions for New Lab Staff Hires

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Hooray! You’ve set up a lab. You have a scale and everything. Now the applicants are pounding down your door looking forward to helping you get the Nobel Prize. …

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Harvard Study Shows Bias, Not Behavior, Is Why Women Aren't Advancing

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Women in STEM face many of the same obstacles to promotion and pay that we see in business. Is the problem bias or access to leaders?

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Don't Delay (Or Do). Read Wait: The Art and Science of Delay

Rebecca Helton, MA

Did you know that speakers who frequently pause for short periods are more persuasive than those who don’t?  Or that not lingering on a date that’s going well …

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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 …

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Don't Row, Steer. A Professor's Four Steps to Deep Work

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Computer sciences professor Cal Newport lays out strategies for academics to find their groove and stay in it.

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A Grant Submission New Year's Resolution

The Edge for Scholars

Half of us make new year’s resolution, but fewer than 1 in 10 succeed.  Many of these resolutions involve getting over a tendency to procrastinate.  NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural …

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An Unexpected Career in Sex and Gender Biology

Dawn Newcomb, PhD

I transitioned to studying how sex hormones drive inflammation. That’s unusual, but it shouldn’t be.

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The Awesomest 7-Year Postdoc, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-Track Faculty Life

The Edge for Scholars

In 2003, at a party, I met this very cool guy. He was on the job market for faculty positions and had just gotten an offer from MIT Sloan. I was …

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