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Kelsey Mulder
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The PhD: A Marathon, not a sprint....well until the last month or so.
Only two months ago, three years to the day after I arrived in Manchester, I successfully defended my  PhD thesis. One month after that, I submitted my final thesis and was awarded that magical prefix, "Doctor." I do have to say, getting a PhD was the most ...

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The anatomy of an academic paper
By: Kelsey Mulder (Impressive Institution) and other people I know (Other Impressive Institutions) Introduction What I study is extremely important. Everyone else who has attempted to study it so far has done so wrong (Enemy at Competing Institution, 2014) ...

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A blog about my decision to find work-life balance

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On work/life balance
Academia is one of those careers where your work is never done. There's always more to read, more to write, more figures to compile...the list goes on. On top of that, there seems to be this push for a 20-hour/7-day work schedule. At least that's been my ex...

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You call that a conference?!?
Again I find myself reflecting on how stinking lucky I am. Seriously, who gets to go to an exotic Greek Island for a conference? A few weeks ago I flew off to Crete, Greece to go talk about tornadoes (and maybe relax a bit on the beach). I won't bore you wi...

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Beer. Beautiful beer.
I can't stop thinking how lucky I am. I got the longest holiday season I've ever had.  This year was the first year I spent Christmas away from the family and while it was hard to be away for the most special time of year, I got to spend it with the man can...

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100 words on what I did last summer
What. A. Whirlwind. And I'm not talking about tornadoes for once. After the meltdown I call my Viva, I think I earned a few months of something completely different. I am fortunate enough to have an advisor who doesn't mind me taking all my vacation, confer...
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