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Hacks to help PhD researchers

Presenting Your Research at an Academic Conference: A Guide for New PhD Students

Presenting research papers at academic conferences allows PhD students to promote their work to scholars in their field, receive feedback from trusted experts, and (hopefully) see exotic locations. While conference participation is therefore important, it can prove daunting to students … Continue reading

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Back to School: Apps to Help You Work Well

School is back in session, and it is time to consider the most beneficial apps for productivity. Many of us now have access to apps that can help us work hard and play hard during term time. Here are five of my favorites … Continue reading

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How I Saved Myself From Social Media and Made My iPhone Actually Useful

I was likely one of the first people in America to buy an iPhone. I waited in line for hours in front of the Apple Store at the Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, NC to buy one on release day. … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Law and the PhD Student: An Important Rule for Perfectionists

Parkinson’s Law  Parkinson’s law originally described the phenomenon that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” So, for example, if you schedule an entire day to clean out your toolshed, it will probably take you the entire day to clean out … Continue reading

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