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 :)

Travel tips for Mexico
Travel tips for Mexico
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If you’re thinking of going to Mexico for research… First of all, where in Mexico do you want to go? Mexico is as big as 24 European countries. It includes different climate zones, an incredible amount of biospheres, different native populations, different kinds of cities.

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 […]