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Survive & Thrive / Organization & Productivity
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Finally, Useful Heatmaps in Excel

Heat maps are a useful way to represent certain types of data; the data are colored by coloring according to the values in them, (e.g. red for high values, yellow for medium and green for low values), providing...
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Taming the Data Stampede with Wikis

Since you're a Bitesize Bio reader, you're well aware that there is an abundance of both broad and specialized bioinformatics tools freely available for researchers - if you know where and how to find...
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Why You Should Use Gmail

Gmail is no longer just an email provider, but is now packed with loads of useful tools that can make your like easier. In this article, I will share some of the Gmail features I have made use of for my work...
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Whatever field you work in, effective project planning can make your work much more efficient, and make your like much easier. Liquid planner is a unique, online project planning interface that is free as...
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A Simple Lab Notebook Admin System

As far as your lab work is concerned, your lab book is the source of all knowledge. Making it easy to find things in there will help. Here's how to do it.
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How to reduce your lab’s environmental impact

Bioscientists are generally nature-lovers at heart, but the average bio lab is incredibly wasteful. Here are some ways to reduce your lab's environmental impact.
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Avoiding the Lure of The Internet

The internet is a great tool, but can also be a real source of distraction. Here are five ways to avoid it's lure while working, and stay productive.
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Don’t Overdo The Multi-tasking

Multi-tasking used to be my favourite way to get ahead. During my PhD I saw others around me working extremely long hours in the lab and not really having much of a personal life and quite early on I made...
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Google Reader for Academics

Google reader is one the weapons available in an academic's arsenal to combat information overload in the Internet era. Part of research involves keeping oneself informed of the development happening in...
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How to: Keep your data organized

Talented, enthusiastic scientist required. Must have good organizational skills. Do you fit the bill? With the pace of molecular biology and biochemical research quickening year on year, the importance of...
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