25 Nov 2020

Defending from Home: Navigating a Remote PhD Defense

The current global pandemic has hastened the arrival of one reality of modern grad school: the remote PhD defense. Until recently, grad students may have had a committee member or two attend their defense remotely or live-streamed their defense for out-of-town friends and family, but 100% virtual PhD defenses were relatively rare. Navigating a remote PhD defense can require some additional preparation and planning compared...
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25 Nov 2020

5 Tips to Boost Your Stay-at-Home Grad School Productivity

Grad school can be a challenging experience even without the added stress of a global pandemic. For many, the abrupt transition to remote grad school life brought with it a host of new difficulties and pitfalls. Now deep into this crisis, many students are still engaging in remote grad school. That’s why I want to share 5 tips to boost your stay-at-home grad school productivity...
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31 Mar 2017

Our Favorite Blogs for Writing Inspiration, Advice, and Much, Much More

We all have our favorite blogs that we follow religiously, maybe even anticipating new posts each week to keep us inspired or give us a break from our predictable daily routine. It’s even more fun to discover new blogs to add to one’s repertoire, especially when it comes to writing—and staying consistent with it. Did you know that a regular writing practice can have a...
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23 Dec 2016

‘Tis the Season! The Surprising Origins of Holiday Rituals

Have you ever wondered about the origins of some of our favorite holiday words and traditions? Like, why is a poinsettia considered a winter holiday plant? And why do we kiss underneath the mistletoe? Plus, did you know that the generic term “menorah” actually applies to the candelabrum used in Temple year-round? Whatever you’re celebrating this season, these fun holiday facts are sure to amaze...
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16 Dec 2016

Says Who?! Why Objectivity is Important for Your Business Blog

Blog content is a great way to establish credibility for your company’s website while simultaneously increasing brand awareness and improving ROI. Research shows that a large percentage of blog readers, roughly 74%, trust content that appears objective when educating readers about particular topics—these visitors are far more likely to become future customers. For blog content to be effective, it must at the very least: Maintain...
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22 Aug 2016

Reel Them In: 6 Ways to “Hook” Your Readers With Attention-Grabbing Blog Headlines

Catching readers’ attention online today is harder than ever. You might have seen the astounding statistics about the sheer volume of content being released on a daily basis: Nearly 2 million new blog articles are posted everyday. Readers are literally being flooded with information. With so much content out there, it can be extremely difficult to reel in visitors to your blog. And it’s even...
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