Lifestyle

The lifestyle of an academic is quite different from a 9-to-5er. This category details the lifestyle of a grad student and a researcher… crazy deadlines, but we make it happen :)

How I dealt with anxiety on my PhD
How I dealt with anxiety on my PhD
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Have you ever felt like the world was passing you by? Have you felt like you’re rooted to the pavement whilst everyone around you is going on with their daily lives, laughing, progressing…

3 Healthy Eating Habits for Academics
3 Healthy Eating Habits for Academics
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Being an academic is demanding. There are classes to teach, papers to write, research meetings to attend, and conference presentations to prepare. To do all of that we need sustenance. The irony is that with all of these responsibilities, we only have a limited amount of time to prepare any meals. Having recently received my […]

Elmarie’s Fitness Journey and Academia
Elmarie’s Fitness Journey and Academia
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How valuable is fitness to our daily lives as academic researchers & professionals? Elmarie Venter shares a detailed account of her fitness journey, and the positive impact it’s had on her academic career. Since I was a teenager, I always enjoyed reading up about the world and doing research; and for a long time it didn’t matter […]

5 hair myths you need to let go
5 hair myths you need to let go
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I have five hair myths you need to let go of. But first, when you hear the word HAIR what is the thought that comes to your head? For me it’s hair follicle and that I really need to get that experiment working. I am Laura, creator of hairwonderfulday.com and also a PhD student at […]

Best Christmas Gifts for Academics
Best Christmas Gifts for Academics
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The joyful pain of selecting the perfect gift for that family member, friend or spouse is real; oh the trepidation as they unbox your item while you await the verdict, hoping for The Squeal of Joy. At Stylish Academic, we thought we would make life a wee bit easier for people who have researchers in […]

5 Tips for surviving PhD First Year
5 Tips for surviving PhD First Year
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The first year of graduate school is a doozie. It feels like someone has picked you up and dropped you smack dab in the middle of a game of MineSweeper. You’ll tread lightly with a foggy idea of where you’re going. Some people will be exceptionally gifted at figuring it out and move swiftly through […]

Netflix for Academics: The “Play” List
Netflix for Academics: The “Play” List
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You are busy and we know it. But surely there is time for a little Netflix at some point in life – like the weekend? Two hacks on Guardian’s 10 ways to feel less busy are: slow down, no matter how wrong it feels, and go easy on the busy bragging.  This is why we @ Stylish Academic thought […]

Self-care in a world of busy
Self-care in a world of busy
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By Jane Jones   Much of our self-care is relegated to the weekends. We think of sleeping a bit later, moving a bit slower, maybe even treating ourselves to some small indulgence. But during the week we just rush through the motions as we strive for peak productivity, thinking there is never any time to stop and […]

Food, Passions & Academia
Food, Passions & Academia
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By Furaha Asani  Chances are some of us postgrad students and academic researchers don’t really give that much thought to the food we are eating. Not that we don’t care, just that as long as it’s nutritious and/or tasty, it should go down well. Or maybe it’s just me. Regardless of whether you spend weekends […]