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Academic life, Decluttering

Help! How do I organize my digital documents so I can stop wasting time searching?

Welcome to the first installment of Ask an Academic, a new series on the blog where I answer reader questions about all things academic. Today's letter comes from a reader in Moncton, a location shockingly nearby to my current hometown of Sackville. Go New Brunswick! Getting organized Dear Leslie, I would love advice on how… Continue reading Help! How do I organize my digital documents so I can stop wasting time searching?

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Academic life

Podcasts for academics: my top 5

Podcasts are my go-to entertainment for driving, working out, flying, and long walks. I'll pop one on while I'm cleaning the kitchen or making dinner. Give me some quality Canadian cold case investigations. Teach me Spanish. And let's not forget one of my personal fave genres: the advice podcast. (How I miss you, Dear Sugars).… Continue reading Podcasts for academics: my top 5

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Academic life

Reflect: 2019 in the rear view mirror

For academics, December isn't usually a natural time of year to pause and reflect. Although we often have a break, the looming winter term (or for those of you in warmer climes, spring term) keeps us in busy work mode. Still, there's something valuable in looking back over a whole year, not just a "school… Continue reading Reflect: 2019 in the rear view mirror