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April 17, 2014

Lifestyles of the (Hopefully) Rich and (Possibly) Famous

Employee benefits are essential to your future prosperity, but not all of them are negotiable.

April 10, 2014

How to Present Yourself During an Interview

In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.

April 09, 2014

When an Interview (Seemingly) Goes All Wrong

How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.

April 07, 2014

Scrutinizing Your Personality

An awareness of the range of interview situations you may encounter can help turn a daunting part of the selection procedure into something more manageable.

March 26, 2014

Kids Posit the Darnedest Hypotheses

There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.

March 13, 2014

A Different Kind of Experimental Model

A clothing company uses smart women to sell its spring collection.

March 12, 2014

Can a Graduate Student Get Workers’ Compensation?

Following an injury, a Cornell University graduate student challenges the system.

March 10, 2014

Paul Brookes: Surviving as an Outed Whistleblower

The controversial former blog author discusses the experience and career impact of having his cover blown.

Taken for Granted
March 05, 2014

Empowered Students and Postdocs Drive Lab Safety

A student- and postdoc-driven program at the University of Minnesota is building a strong, new safety culture.

February 26, 2014

Establishing a Sustainable Career by Breaking the Academic Mold

Environmental scientist Alex Hope is determined to have an academic career on his own terms.

February 17, 2014

Improving Your Work-Life Balance

Panelists at the 2014 AAAS meeting offered scientists tips on how to reclaim life from work.

Taken for Granted
February 12, 2014

Defending Oneself from "Product Defense"

An article in The New Yorker describes an endocrinologist's battle against a company's attempts to discredit his science.

She Figures
February 11, 2014

More Action Needed to Retain Women in Science

A U.K. report calls for revising the academic career structure to benefit young researchers, and women in particular.

February 07, 2014

A Computational Security Blanket

Computer security and privacy researcher Lorrie Faith Cranor won an Honorable Mention in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.

February 04, 2014

Paying Graduate School's Mental Toll

Many science graduate students are overworked, overwhelmed, and struggling psychologically—but there are ways to get help and to help themselves.

January 29, 2014

Planning a Career in Today's Landscape

His career now refocused following a policy fellowship, Kenneth Gibbs Jr. offers advice for scientists contemplating a change of direction.

January 28, 2014

Surviving a Conference While Pregnant

An article at Inside Higher Ed advises pregnant women on surviving the awkwardness and discomfort of scholarly meetings.

January 27, 2014

An Emerging Global Picture of Early-Career Scientists

A new report documents the pressures and anxieties shared by early-career scientists worldwide, as they pursue an academic career.

January 21, 2014

A Different Kind of Discovery

Computational scientist Matthew McGrath has a passion for discovery—of people, places, and cultures.

January 20, 2014

The Courage of Two Scientists

Franklin McCain and Omid Kokabee both took principled stands on issues of great importance.

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