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All things PhD life including PhD application advice, what doing a PhD is actually like, money diaries, gifts for PhD students, and PhD motivation and tips.

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Your First Conference Prez: Academic Presentation Tips You Need to Know Now

So, your paper has been accepted to a conference or you’ve got another academic speaking engagement coming up. First of all, congrats! It’s a big accomplishment, and you should feel super proud of yourself! When undertaking something as imposter syndrome-inducing as a PhD, you should DEFINITELY take time to appreciate your wins. Okay, now that …

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Is DataCamp Worth It? A Data Science PhD Student’s Perspective

Are you thinking about buying a premium subscription to DataCamp, but not sure if it’s worth the money? In this article, I’ll give my best answer to the question, ‘is DataCamp worth it?’ from the perspective of a PhD student currently studying data science. ✅ TLDR: I do think DataCamp is worth the money, particularly …

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The Best Headphones for Studying: Sony WH-1000XM3 Pros and Cons

Thinking of buying the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones, but not totally sure yet? I’ve got you covered. I totally understand they are an investment (especially for students!) which is why I’ve compiled this list of the Sony WH-1000XM3 pros and cons to help you decide. Affiliate disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll …

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How To Read Journal Articles Effectively (Read FASTER + Comprehend Better)

I remember as an undergrad (and even as a master’s!) student thinking that it took me FOREVER to read academic articles and that I’d never learn how to read journal articles effectively. Also, once I read them, oftentimes I felt like I didn’t understand or retain anything and like I was just wasting my time. …

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Ideas for Self Care for Students + Tips for Self Care You NEED to Try Now

People on the internet are always going on about how important self care is, but how do you actually practice self care? This article contains ideas for self care and tips for including more self care in your life. So, if you’re a student or young professional who needs more self care in your life, …

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