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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Desk Guide for Scientists: Working with Media

The Edge for Scholars

Have you fumbled in front of a camera or wished you could answer a question differently after a reporter’s already filed the story?  Haven’t yet, but think you …

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Rock Talk: New Reforms to Federal Grant Policies

Rebecca Helton, MA

In February last year I blogged about the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s request for comments on proposed federal grant policy reforms. These policies, contained in multiple documents …

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Not that Kind of Committee Meeting: Tales of Faculty Mentoring

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: There is a lot to cover!

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News: NIH's Pathway to Independence Award Aims Younger

Rebecca Helton, MA

Eligibility period for K99/R00 awards shortens from five to four years after PhD.  View full article at Science.

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Your Grant Is Scheduled for an Appendectomy

Rebecca Helton, MA

Starting with grants due January 25, 2017, the NIH will no longer allow most materials you might want to put in your appendix.  No longer can information required for the peer review …

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A Monday Morning Giggle from The Onion

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

In grad school, a new investigator was pressuring me to come to his lab to study the molecular basis of learning in sea slugs. Sea slugs are dreadful little creatures …

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Change Your Default Meeting Time

The Edge for Scholars

I’d like to make a modest proposal. We should stop scheduling meetings with zero time to go from one meeting to the next. Does this describe your life? You …

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Ask Twitter: Best Tools for Collecting Articles

Aimee Edgeworth

Academic Twitter shares favorite tools for collecting articles relevant to your research field.

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