The truth about my impromptu hiatus

Over the past few weeks, I took an impromptu hiatus. Laura, again? Lol, yeah. Again. I decreased the amount of time I spent on Facebook, only logging in to chat with my family. I stopped re-tweeting completely, mainly because the content was political and hateful. And, I also limited what I posted on Instagram. Do you know…

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STEM Creatives

This past weekend was a blur. I left work early on Friday to drive down to St. Louis for a marriage workshop. My wife and I didn’t get back home until Sunday evening, and I was completely drained. I tried to watch the Superbowl Show to relax, but it just riled me up. Instead, I browsed through Twitter…

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Choosing a paper for journal club

How do you choose a paper for journal club? For some bizarre reason, I volunteered to lead 2 journal clubs this week. They both were on the same day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Although I’ve improved at public speaking, I still get really nervous. Something about standing in front of…

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Traveling as a graduate student: tips on what to wear

I flew to Los Angeles this past week to attend the 2017 International Headache Academy, which is a 2-day educational program focused on headache medicine. I was excited to meet other headache scientists, but I’m not going to lie–I hate flying and did not want to be on a 5-hour flight to LA. I’m always wondering…

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Saying goodbye to 2016! Hello to a new year!

Goodbye 2016… Hello 2017! Is anyone else ready to let go of 2016? I know I am! Looking back on the year, there have been many highs, and inevitably a few lows. That’s the thing with remembering, you always remember the bad parts, and hardly ever the good parts. But the truth is that the good…

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