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Paul Minda
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Professor of Psychology at The University of Western Ontario. I write about cognitive psychology, thinking, science, and higher ed.
Professor of Psychology at The University of Western Ontario. I write about cognitive psychology, thinking, science, and higher ed.

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Just look at all these great, tenure-track job openings in my department! We're hiring 7 faculty members, at various ranks, in Cognitive Neuroscience, I/O Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Social Psychology. If you or someone you know is interested in a rewarding career as an academic psychologist/scientist, please consider applying and/or sharing this add. We aim to be the best psychology department in the county and one of the best in the world. Details are in the job ads.

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There's some nice colours up here on the Bruce Peninsula.
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What's your ideal vacation. Do you like a busy crowd and nightlife? Do you like the solitude of the #backcountry?

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It's been a long while since I wrote a blog entry so here's an essay I wrote today on #Smartphones and #psychology.

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Spring colours in my back yard pond garden
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Spring has only just settled here in Ontario Canada...In the woods behind our house, Nature has painted the forest floor with just the faintest layer of a verdant shade.
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Sometimes it's best to just throw everything on the grill. This is two large t-bone steaks that were dry aged in the fridge. Thin-sliced zucchini and grilled flat bread (I did not bake these, they are from the market). Off the grill, the steak rested for 10 min, and I sliced them up, and served on a kale salad (blanched kale, brussels sprouts, goat cheese, and a vinaigrette). It was alright...
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The winter storm hit us on Sunday night, not as bad as Toronto, Buffalo, and NYC, but it still dropped some cold and snow. We fought off the weather with Ramen: Korean instant noodles and a spicy broth enhanced with steak, eggs, cabbage, sautéed mushrooms and sweet chillies. Could have easily eaten two bowls.
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The best reference and PDF manager is +Paperpile. Hands down. Better than Mendelay, Papers, Endnote, and Zotero. One caveat: it's optimized for writing in +Google Docs . But today in my lab meeting we tested it with me and 6 grad students writing simultaneously on the same document, and it worked flawlessly. We could cite, format, add papers, search for papers, auto-crawl the web for the correct pdf, and change the citations style collaboratively, simultaneously, in real time. I could add a citation from my library, another student on another laptop could add one from hers, another could be changing the format. We tried to break it but it would not. This was a revelatory experience. If you write academic or scientific papers, consider switching to Google Docs + Paperpile. If you have to write in word, there might be a word extension coming soon. This is really smart software.

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Roasted pork tenderloin, seasoned and coated with pepper and herbs. On the side is a roasted butternut squash which was tossed with some allspice and an maple syrup. Also some stuffing.
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