Can you guess what we are describing?? Inspired by and using xkcd's "simple writer", we've limited ourselves to only the 1000 most used English words to cut out the scientific jargon : "We think of them as green things, mostly as a group of many tiny water bags that work together as one being, but sometimes they can also be just one tiny water bag." There's a bit more on the blog (link in profile ⬆️)... We think this one is pretty easy though!!
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Ini salah satu (setengah lah) output kerjaan gw selama nyoba sekolah lagi.
Dulu banget pas S1, sering mikir kalo riset itu ngebosenin, gitu gitu aja. Lah tapi pas mulai ngedalemin bidang interdisiplin, baru deh makin terbuka kalo gw belum tau apa apa. Jadi ganbare ganbare terus. Makin diselamin itu jurnal paper, kaya makin seru untuk lebih tau. Maklum ye kalo dulu emang kerjaannya disuru baca, resume, sama jikken (riset) aja, ga ada manjat2 vessel 😅 jadi ya bisa fokus merhatiin tiap2 korelasi variabel dalam satu dua permasalahan.
Well kalau dikasih kesempatan untuk balik riset lagi, gw sih mau mau aja. Tapi kayanya sekarang pretty much interested ke bidang terapan. Andai kata di perusahaan (khususnya perusahaan di negara kita ini) pada punya Departemen R&D sendiri, wah bakal kaya pudding ketemu fla susu lah! hihihi
Euforia detik-detik setelah beres sidang n wisuda. Selama perjalanan riset, cukup mayan sering kepikiran “gw beneran bisa ga sih ya kelarin ini? terus nanti nesisnya mau bahasin apa?”.
Percaya deh, tiap individu pasti pernah ngalamin masa2 galau gitu. Masa dimana kayaknya idup udah beraaat banget, semua kaya serba pusing. Tapi tips dari gw, apapun yang terjadi, mau kaya apakali ribetnya sekarang, dikerjain aja toh nanti juga bakal kelar di ujung. Jadi pelan2 gapapa lah, nanti juga nemu masa ena ena.
Ini jadi salah milestone lah di cerita hidup gw yang mudah2an bisa dibagi ke anak cucu nanti kalo punya, biar idup setrong terus! ngga loyoloyo.
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It is cold outside, but I am toasty, for once! Got my electric blanket and a cup of hot cocoa with cinnamon, vanilla, and red pepper in (so good!), and I’m making decent headway on my homework. 👩🏽🎓💃🏽📚 #gradschool#gradlife#killingit
Day 1: Starting the new week with a picture summarizing the accomplishments of the weekend. Trying to post photos daily on this channel to in order to break the monotony of grad school, and also to document the ups and downs of grad school. Also offering assistance/services to any other grad students: proof-reading / advice.
More on this photo: I spent the entire winter “break” doing literature review for a new project that I’m working on, and finally got around to filing and categorizing the different articles that I went through 🙌🏻 #gradstudent#gradlife#tamu#organizing#gradschool#PhD#academia#tamuq#educationcity#texas#filing#education#dailygrind
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"A true critic ought to dwell rather upon excellencies than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation."
Joseph Addison, The Spectator, Feb. 2, 1712
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Weekend to-do list - rice and curry meal ☑️
Basmati rice, lentil (parippu) curry, spicy pork curry (take away), kale mallum, cucumber slices and papadam for that nice crunch.
Training is boring like 95% of the time. Luckily I have a fantastic book to read. Hank Green dives into the distortion internet fame has in our lives, and how toxic our relationship can be with each other. As a millennial I can definitely relate. I spend a lot of time on my phone, not really social media, but it's very difficult for me to be far from it for more than a couple of hours. Just a reminder for all us to enjoy the beautiful world and remember that everyone is a human, has a separate non fame life, and deserves to be respected as such. #WeReadBooks#bibliophile#gradlife
Here’s another insider look at last year’s Rundle Summit! 🏔🌞☃️📖💻🖥 Engage with fellow researchers and passionate academics in this graduate student-led conference, nestled in the breathtaking Alberta rockies!
Event registration link in our bio. If you have insider photos of your own and would like them featured, send us a DM. ☺️ #rundlesummit2019
#MeettheChangemakerChallenge day 19: Make a difference. What makes a big difference? Time! Combining this with the #agingchallenge and I have to say: I've seen a few versions of this going around and I'm going with: first year of undergrad vs. last year of grad school. 12 years apart. .
I didn't love who I was back then but I loved the hope I had. I was blissfully unaware of how unaware I really was. I recycled but I didn't know how meaningless that really was. I didn't know about the Pacific trash patch or the toxicity of the textile industry. I just knew I liked historic clothes and I liked theatre, I really had no idea what the next 10+ years would bring.
Since then, still not crazy about myself but now it's because I know too much! I feel like there's not enough time or resources to save the earth as fast as I'd really like to save it. But there's been a lot of good, I feel more purpose driven and focused, I feel like I know who I am, I met my best friend who understands and inspires me more than anyone else I'v ever met. I would not trade this time for anything because it has made ALL the difference. . .
This is a project that @meat_mandyproductions_@dcnanton and I are going to be working on in Ghana.
Self Portrait. 2018.
Make A Stance.
Background in Santa Maria, Accra - Ghana.
Foreground object, material of make up removal clothes, stitched into a quilt.
More artists in collab are soon to be announced.
It’s time to start treating trauma the same way we treat an injury. Much like how we treat broken bones or a sprained wrist, you can learn how to take care👩⚕️ of your thoughts and feelings following negative events.^ Experiencing psychological hurt like rejection, failure, loss, and loneliness leave us with emotional cuts😔 that need first aid just like any other injury.
And like how an untreated cut can lead to infection, psychological injuries become more severe if left to their own devices. For instance, untreated negativity stemming from rejection can make us feel isolated, leading us to withdraw socially🙇♀️, which can become a component of depression.
How do we apply emotional first aid💉? Like any other injury, the initial step is to seek out help. This includes everything from hashing things out with a close friend👫 to admitting that you need help to an advisor. Still, the biggest factor in your self care journey and emotional first aid is you and your willingness to take care of yourself. “The first and most valuable step you can take right away is to increase your awareness, to recognize you need to take action when you sustain a psychological injury. Give thought to your emotional needs in such times, and take steps to apply emotional first aid techniques by reading other articles, and finding the techniques that work best for you. In time, you will develop your own psychological medicine cabinet—one you can use for many years to come, and one you can share with your children and family members.”* *Story and quote credit: Guy Winch, The Squeaky Wheel, Psychology Today ^Quote credit: Ryan Engelstad
I woke up this morning and my legs were curry yellow - this is the real tragedy of winter
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Grad School: A Trustfall to No One.
Okay, this might come across pretty pessimistic. But we also see it as really good advice for graduate school, other parts of Academia, or really just life in general.
First, what is a Trustfall? You know those sometimes annoying team building activities? Well, a Trustfall is when you close your eyes and fall backwards towards a teammate or a group of teammates. It's an exercise in trusting others to support you.
In grad school, there might be support structures to help you, but nobody else is really going to take responsibility for your success. Except for yourself. To get through grad school, you need to learn to trust yourself to fall, to fail, and to get right back up.
That's not to say that you can't build a team to help catch you and bring you back up to your feet!
This week's #selfcaresaturday tip is to surround yourself with people who want you to succeed. Sometimes self-care means finding others that can help you care for yourself.
So let us know in the comments below: who is on your team? Who helps you get back up, or even helps you avoid hitting the floor when you fall back in school or in research?
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It’s a new year, which for most, means a time for change. I know it’s routine for people to make resolutions about what they will do differently at the individual level, but as I scroll through your profiles, I don’t won’t y’all to change. We’re a pretty dope, powerful bunch doing amazing things. Of course do better, but don’t change. Instead I want us to BE the change. Last year, we’ve shared some of the pitfalls of the academy, so it’s safe to say the culture needs some improvement. This year let’s make a collective resolution: to be the change we want to see in academia and science. Together we can cause our own paradigm shift! Doctoral students UNITE! Consider this our first brainstorming session. Below comment on changes you want to see in academia, science, and/or in phdlife and possible solutions or ways you will be the change. If you can elaborate on someone else’s idea, please do that as well. We will use these comments to figure out how we can move forward and make some real change. So many people have told me that phd students have very little power to make a difference. Let’s prove ‘em wrong! .
80 70612:47 AM Jan 3, 2019
Back to life, back to reality. And back to work. I took a full 2 weeks off, which felt great. Now I'm trying to take it slow (maybe a bit too slow? 🤔), by sleeping a little longer than during usual work days, rewarding myself with reading and cosiness, and taking time to cook & experiment with new recipes. And maybe some yoga tonight.
Anybody else having difficulties getting back into the swing of things?
Workwise, I started reading and preparing for a course that I am teaching throughout January. It's an introduction to cognitive neuroscience for first year psychology undergrads and so far I'm really enjoying the material. There are lots of cool methods involved and in one session students even read about how mindfulness meditation training improves cognitive control and emotion processing! I hope the tutorials will be just as enjoyable as the literature - for now I'm a bit nervous about not teaching them well.
For my own project, I feel like a plan is needed. But for that I'll have to sort through all the subprojects first. Kind of avoiding that right now, but I should get to that on Monday.
39 134910:30 AM Jan 4, 2019
Hey Scholars, I know it has been a minute since I have posted but I am back in Ottawa now. If anyone is interested, here is how my break went: I had lots of family time, ate lots of food, drank lots of wine. But I only submitted my final paper two days ago (the day before my first class of this semester) and I asked for an extension (which I never do). I had this hanging over my head the entire break. So although I had time with family and friends, I don't feel like I truly was able to relax and rest. Yesterday I came home from class and slept from 2pm until 8am this morning. It is safe to say, I haven't figured out how to balance work and life yet. This makes me anxious for when courses end (this April ahhh) and I have to start managing my own schedule. This is where I am at right now. I know this isn’t your typical starting off 2019 with green juices, goals for the year and butterflies post but I am just keeping it real. And I’m sorry for being so quiet but just haven’t felt like myself lately. I plan on starting my 2019 next Monday 😂 and get back on track then. Did you have a break? If you did, what did yours look like?