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January 23, 2009

Mind Matters: Stress, an Uninvited Lab Visitor

Work-related stress is an insidious health hazard, especially for workers who, like scientists, take their work very seriously.

December 04, 2009

Mind Matters: In Defense of Downtime

Working longer hours doesn't necessarily mean getting more done.

April 29, 2005

When You're Shy, All the World's a Stage

Shyness can easily be mistaken for aloofness, coldness, or disinterest. So make the extra effort to smile and to make eye contact to help put the other person at ease.

April 20, 2007

Mind Matters: Culture Shock

The challenges are both logistical and emotional, and if training and productivity are compromised, scientific careers can be derailed.

January 27, 2006

Mind Matters: Driven to Distraction

"Attention is our way of devoting a limited resource (our time and energy) to the most important information. By almost any measure, productivity hinges on this most basic of skills," says G. Andrew Mickley, professor of psychology.

July 22, 2005

Mind Matters: On Balance

You may be able to do it for days, weeks, or even months, but over the long haul, no one can continually juggle an unrealistic set of roles and responsibilities.

September 01, 2006

A Case Study of a Mom-Scientist: Canopy Meg

"As I look back at my busy life, I would not have been happy giving up either—career or family," says Margaret Dalzwell Lowman.