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A week of cheese and ice cream—and some nature

I’ve been in grad school now exactly one year. Now, I’m not sure that means I deserved a vacation: I’ve only just chosen a lab, haven’t even come up with a thesis project yet, and in any case, this year has been far less stressful than any of my three years at Cambridge. 306 more words

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Subway Sketches

Lately, I began to realize how much I miss art. On days when I’m in lab all day, there’s not much time to paint when I get home, or if there is, I’m usually too worn out to muster up any creativity. 62 more words

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Farewell to Cambridge

After three years at Cambridge, I’m back in the US with no return ticket. A week and a half ago, I donned the (slightly ridiculous) graduation gown and hood, had some Latin recited at me, and finally bid Cambridge farewell. 445 more words

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My time as a Cambridge undergraduate is rapidly coming to a close: Wednesday night was my last ever King’s Affair. So I painted my hair blue and my face silver and headed (as Disney’s Hades) to the Subterranean themed party. 204 more words

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It's Summertime

Tuesday morning was, at first, exactly what I had expected: after stumbling off the airplane, rubbing my eyes, and making my way around Heathrow airport, I plopped my backpack on the seat next to me on the National Express coach (hoping there were enough seats that I wouldn’t have to free the seat for another passenger. 180 more words

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Neuroscience Grad School Ratings

Here was my reaction to the new US News ranking for Neuroscience PhD programs:

The Good: Harvard dropped from 1st to 5th! Am I perhaps a bit  54 more words

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In search of The Perfect Café: a stop at Afternoon Tease

I’m on a quest for The Perfect Café. I can’t say for sure if I have found it, but I have fallen in love with a very few Wonderful Cafés and have been to a number of Very Good Cafés. 361 more words

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