I know it sounds really stupid and hopelessly naïve but the point I’m really trying to get at is simply, does every career win or loss lead you closer to where you really want to be? I am unfortunately not someone who believes in fate or that everything is ‘meant to be’. I just can’t bring myself to trust that … Continue reading Is It Possible to Make Mistakes In Life?
How many of you are on twitter? Now, how many of you would be willing to pay for it? Well the good news is that you won’t have to. The bad news is, you might need to. Twitter has officially started testing a new beta subscription service that is designed to increase the reach that … Continue reading Paying $99/month for Twitter?
We’ve all been there. Stuck in a Twitter vortex for upwards of an hour, or worse, the Instagram sink hole. Most people think that ‘wasting’ time on social media is bad for productivity and wastes time. Well, ok fine — I agree. BUT it doesn’t have to be. Our culture is completely obsessed with obsessed with sharing. … Continue reading Using Social Media to Increase Productivity
At the end of the day we’re all slaves to our biology. While our brains are extremely complicated, humans - like all animals – can be pretty easily tricked into feeling good about something and then doing whatever it takes to achieve that feeling. Fortunately, you might be able to use this behavioural trait to … Continue reading How To Hack Your Brain’s Reward System For Increased Motivation
Julie Payette, engineer and former astronaut, is poised to take on the role of Governor General of Canada under the Trudeau government. Regardless of your place on the political spectrum or opinion of the fact that we even have a Governor General, this is something everyone should be excited about. Yes, perhaps it’s a distraction … Continue reading Why Everyone Should be Excited About Canada’s New Governor General
I would say that I get inspired easily. This isn’t a humble brag, or even just a regular brag; it’s really a problem. It’s one thing to be inspired by one thing consistently, something that drives you to keep creating, keep working, keep evolving; it’s another to be ‘inspired’ to do virtually everything, but not … Continue reading Day 3: Fuck Inspiration
Academic integrity is important. Obviously. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who would argue otherwise. Unfortunately, our collective loss of academic integrity is ever-growing and more commonplace than you might expect. Let me explain. Whether it is intentional or not, a lack of academic integrity is overlooked by your peers, teaching assistants, and even professors … Continue reading Day 2: The Death of Academic Integrity
Welcome to another Monday. I won’t lie and say that I love Mondays at the moment, but one thing I do love to do is make a really great list and plan out all the things I need to do for the week. Aside from my usual grad school related work I’ve added an additional … Continue reading Day 1: Beginning Again
I’ve never really failed at anything. I mean, of course I’ve failed at various times in my life, but I’ve never really failed at anything. Now before I start to sound like a real asshole I’ll clarify – I’ve never really failed because I’ve never really tried. I’ve started various things in my life and … Continue reading Embracing Failure. And Why You Should Too.
Academia has a tendency to be glorified. There seems to be a common misconception that professors spend the majority of their time thinking about ideas and discussing them with similarly tweed-clad colleagues for the sake of pursuing knowledge. Although this may have been the case many years ago, it is certainly not the case now. … Continue reading So You Want to Be an Academic…