Podcast - Academia could use a like button (BA #12)

In this audio blog, I rant about the structure of feedback in academia. I discuss how this affects confidence, a moment that defined my views about feedback, my proposed way to better let people know what they're doing well and how to improve, and why I think getting no positive feedback is a nonsensical and counterproductive approach among talented groups of people.

How to ease depression and anxiety after the Trump inauguration even if you don't have health insurance

Has the inauguration made the reality of the new president finally set in and you're having trouble dealing?

A lot of us are struggling right now with coming to terms with the poor decisions and constant insensitivity of the new presidential regime. Maybe you already live with anxiety and/or depression. Or maybe this is new to you and you're blindsided by your new emotions (or your disturbing lack of emotions).

This Is How You Prepare for Grad School Interviews: 4 Steps to Get Confident and Make a Killer Impression

So, you got a grad school interview, or maybe 2 (or 5? You're going to be tired!). 

First of all, huge congratulations! Tons of people apply to each graduate program and just the fact that you got an interview is already a great sign.

But now you might be feeling nervous because now you're actually going to be meeting the very people who will ultimately decide whether you get to go to grad school. 

7 ways to change your life in 2017

Welcome to 2017! A brand new year, full of opportunities. Take a moment to reflect: Are you happy with your life right now?

I mean it. Don't just keep reading. Put down your tablet, release your mouse button, put down the page (wait, did you print out my blog post? What are you doing?). Close your eyes, and really think: Are you where you want to be?

I hope you are. But if you're not happy with your life right now, I'm going to share with you 7 ways to change your life in 2017.