Walk the Dog: How Writing Every Day Can Make a Project Seem Less Daunting

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

In her Chronicle Vitae article, Joli Jensen equates her daily writing time with walking the dog. That is, many people view their writing obligations as “wild beasts, lurking in the …

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Go Pee. Academic Management Lessons I Learned from Audie Cornish.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

This is Audie Cornish. Audie is my 1-year old Shiba Inu/Rottweiler mix who never has to pee. This is odd, because most larger mammals have a pretty pressing need …

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Stop the Slapfest: Why Scientists Need to Step Up in Support of a Cancer Moonshot

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

In the State of the Union address, President Obama challenged scientists with a John F Kennedy-inspired “moonshot” of curing cancer backed by a one billion dollar funding pledge. Obama’s …

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A Recipe Gone Haywire (ARGH)

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

Do you like pesto and peanut butter but dislike acronyms? If so read on this post is for you!

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Connecting on Twitter During Conference Season

Aimee Edgeworth

Quick reference guide for how to use social media to network during conference season, and beyond.

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I Don't Think Team Means What You Think It Means

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Team work. Team building. Team meetings. There’s a whole lot of team-themed language that’s used in how we think about the folks we work with and the projects …

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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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