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LEARN #16 - Week 131 of PhD

A new year just started.. and how did I grow in 366 days? Well, apparently I have grown a whole new organ, and you have too (or so they wrongly say) 1,111 more words


#1862 - My Book and Post-Vacation Weight


My Book!!

Earlier this week, I got four of these boxes delivered to my Delft office:

Yep, those were MY book (read: PhD dissertation!). 528 more words

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Single during your PhD? Possibly a good thing for your future love life

Most people doing a PhD are between 25 and 35 years old, placed in an age-group with a high prevalence of weddings, pregnancies and house purchases with a significant other. 88 more words

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Can you be yourself in scientific work & research?

Being yourself can be a challenge in the scientific research world because of the expectations resting upon what makes a good scientist.

But we are all amazing scientists in different ways. 36 more words

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3 reasons to stop social media if you want to be a good scientist

Social media seems important for building a network in your PhD. But, if you want to be a good scientist, you also want to work efficiently and social media might be standing in your way. 121 more words

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#1860 - PhD Movies


Just recently, I watched both of the PhD Movies. In case you are unfamiliar, these are based on the popular PhD Comics. If you are still unfamiliar, well, PhD Comics is webcomic strip focusing on the lives of several PhD students/candidates. 1,445 more words

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When Anxiety comes knocking...

I know I’m not the only one that struggles with anxiety, in life in general and when it comes to doing a PhD. Though not many of us share the realities of going about daily life feeling worried, concerned or like our hearts might jump out of our chest. 1,880 more words

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