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 :)

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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Christmas has come around quickly, and if you’re like me, the gifts checklist is very much unticked. It can be really difficult, deciding on what gifts for whom; so we ran a poll among SA readers, and here’s what they said they want for Christmas…

What I wish I knew before the PhD
What I wish I knew before the PhD
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We recently ran a huge social media campaign calling all past and present PhD researchers to share what they wished they knew before embarking on the academic journey. (Read Furaha’s personal story on her journey with mental health, losing loved ones, and more – Things to know before the PhD) A big thank you to everyone who responded! […]

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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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 take a deep […]

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 […]

5 Academic Valentine Gift Ideas
5 Academic Valentine Gift Ideas
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Married to or in love with an academic and have no idea what would make your significant other tick this valentine? I just might have a few ideas that would save the day, but follow the manual carefully ha! We had a bit of brainstorming at the SA office about what gift ideas would most […]

Yoga & Academia – Eva’s Story
Yoga & Academia – Eva’s Story
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Yoga and I, we go a long way back. It all started 15 years ago, when my best friend started practicing, and I could barely touch my knees in a forward fold (not exaggerating). There were no yoga schools in our area, but my friend had borrowed books about it from the library and started […]

Face your Fears
Face your Fears
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|By Dr Nadine Muller I’ve been trying to make this thought sound less dramatic, but somehow “Get Comfortable with Discomfort” didn’t quite sound right, and also vaguely reminded me of adverts for constipation remedies. The reason I was looking for a better phrase is that this note isn’t really about what I’d call “fears”. It’s […]