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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Question about the Void: What *is* a postdoc?
Monday, October 18, 2010

Blown away!
Monday, October 18, 2010

Living in the Void: How much is a postdoc worth?
Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Tale of Mrs. T and the Rats
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

DonorsChoose: The Rat Race Is On!!!
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Shock Week
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Science Bloggers for Students: The Prelaunch
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Repost: What's in a name?
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Method Madness
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A friendly warning
Friday, September 24, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lighting fires
Monday, September 20, 2010

Learning without teaching: A repost and addendum
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The Changeup
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I wish that I knew what I know now...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

For Science's Sake, Pay Attention
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Saturday Morning Silliness: A Speech to Remember
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#ACS_Boston: In my PJs
Sunday, August 22, 2010

Turning the Spotlight on Women in Science
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Give us something to talk about
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Roundup! Aug. 8-15
Sunday, August 15, 2010

Roundup! Work-life balance
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Roundup! July 31-Aug. 7
Sunday, August 8, 2010

Blogging with substance-which substance, we won't say
Saturday, August 7, 2010

Living in The Void: Healthcare
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Give and take
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What some smart women have to say about balance
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Viewpoints on Mega-Science
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Surviving the game
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A couple of weeks ago we asked you to give us something to talk about by helping us pick a topic for another themed post day at LabSpaces. Today is the day for those posts, and by a slim margin, "what I wish I knew before..." has prevailed. What follows that ellipsis is up to each blogger, and for the most part, I'm looking forward to seeing what we've come up with. I say "for the most part" because, in Genomic Repairman's case, I'm just a little scared.

Anyhoo, look for some great posts on the theme today-I'll be updating this page as posts go up. Here's a little something to set the stage.

A Lady Scientist, Amanda, writes about about the dissertation writing process.

Geeka discusses the things she did know-but didn't realize-when she started work in her graduate lab.

Your humble narrator makes a few points about switching fields between grad school and postdoc.

Genomic Repairman shares 2.5 stories about his skanky prom date, shrimpboating during his M.S., and the awesomeness of cultural diversity in science.

Dr. Becca tells us the dirt about living in NYC.

DamnGoodTechnician gives us some trade secrets from inside the wall of industry.

Odyssey rants about the data fairy's "impeccable" timing.

Kelly fills us in on the good and the bad of attending univeristy in London-much of which could be applicable to other small town to big city moves.

Gerty-Z provides some advice from not-so-distant past as grad student and postdoc.

If you're still a student, Evie suggests you stop going to class just to do well on tests and instead go to actually learn something.

Brian clues you into things to know before (and while) applying to grad school.

Tideliar says "You're not that special" and offers a couple of thoughts about what the means for your career and your life.

Dr. O rebels and tells us what she's glad she didn'tknow before starting her career in science.

Catherine shares her perspective from working outside academia.

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Great job on this one too! :)

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I always wanted to be a rebel. ;)

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Your Tideliar link seems to point to Brian's post.

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AmoebaMike said:
Your Tideliar link seems to point to Brian's post.

You're right! Thanks for calling that to my attention. It's been corrected.

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That's where my hits went!

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