Survive & Thrive / Personal Development

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Stop Pushing, Start Enjoying and Get Better Results at the Bench (and in Your Life)

Most of the time, research (and life!) can feel like a struggle. Constant deadlines, incessant demands, pressure to get results, grants, job, publications – and dealing with irritating colleagues and...
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The Pros and Cons of a Life in Academic Science

The great thing about being a scientist is, well… that you get to be a scientist!  And it can be fun and rewarding. But being a scientist can be a nasty stressful business too. As I come to a turning...
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7 tips for balancing your scientific career and your marriage* (*or other intimate relationship)

A while back, I read an article on Bitesize Bio entitled “When Your Partner is NOT a Scientist” that piqued my interest…for the wrong reasons. And I discovered that I hold polar opposite views on...
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Scientists: Can any of us REALLY multi-task?

Unlike Nick Oswald I think I can multitask in the lab. If I organize my day efficiently and perform lots of experiments and other tasks in parallel, I get more done. But there is a school of thought - the...
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Scientists Work Too Much – Is this Bad for Science?

In my time in the lab, I came across people with lots of different work ethics. The lazy scientists, the let-everybody-else-do-all-the-hard-work-for-me scientists, the strictly-nine-to-five scientists, the...
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Research is Stressful: What Can We Learn From Science?

Everybody seems busy nowadays, and for many of us, this results in stress. Scientific research in particular is a highly stressful occupation. Perhaps in reaction to this phenomenon, more and more scientists...
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Improving Work-Life Satisfaction for Scientists

Given the work environments and expectations for scientists, and the fact that a career in science is very often a way of life and far more than a job, work-life satisfaction can be elusive. While advocating...
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Balancing work and life – “Negotiating Work and Life – how to find the joy”

I'm Surviving (Happily) My Career in Science—You Can Too! The Kamens Ten Commandments of Negotiating Work and the Rest of Life. There are no easy answers to negotiating a demanding career with your...
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Make Every Day As Effective As Deadline Day

I'm sure you've heard of Parkinson's Law, or at least the modern-day generalisation of it. It states that "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."  When I first heard this, back...
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Soft skills for scientists

Why should scientists care about "soft skills"? Emotional intelligence, "SMART" goals, professional communications, work ethic, time management, being a team player, networking: what's in it for an analytic...
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