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Admitted, Not Accepted: A Love Letter To POCs In The Ivory Tower

Paola Muñoz | Posted 02.13.2017 | Latino Voices
Paola Muñoz

Academia itself is a reproduction of the problematic structures existing outside, and far below, the Ivory Tower.

Advice to Young Ph.D.s in Religious Studies

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Circumstances may have changed. But in 1993 when I earned a newly minted Ph.D., a senior scholar gave me the following advice: "As a freshly minted...

Meditation Is About Gaining Insight Into Your Own Contradiction

Venerable Pomnyun | Posted 08.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Venerable Pomnyun

Meditation is about gaining direct insight into the contradiction inside yourself and trying to resolve that contradiction within you. Once you gain that insight, if you decide something does not work for you, then you have to let it go. At that point you can use the term, empty your mind.

It's Hard to Sympathize With the "Plight" of Under-Employed People With Ph.Ds

Patricia Lesko | Posted 05.12.2016 | College
Patricia Lesko

Americans, as always, reserve as their right to ignore history and every salacious, racy, gossipy word written about higher education--even as they continue to fund the enormously expensive production of every soon-to-be unemployed Ph.D.

Is Your Personality Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals?

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Carolee Belkin Walker

So having an awareness of where we are on the continuum is critical to finding what works for us and what doesn't. And for my purposes here, in order to achieve my fitness goals.

When development economics undermines development

Johannes Jütting | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Johannes Jütting

This post originally appeared on Brookings' Future Development blog. Some 25 years ago, as a young student, I spent three months in the Guinean (Cona...

What Should New Parents Expect?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

While living through pregnancy or plans for adoption, new parents tend to be both excited and worried, not knowing what to expect. There's so much to ...

Why Psychotherapists, Coaches, Counselors, and Healers of All Kinds Need Depth

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
MeiMei Fox

Doctor, nurse, pastoral or spiritual counselor, Jungian analyst, addiction treatment specialist, social worker, shaman, coach... There may be many mon...

Why People Choose Academia Over Financial Success

Quora | Posted 03.16.2016 | Education

If a faculty member's salary is low, why are there still many PhD students who want to stay in academia? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge ...

(VIDEO) AI Is Next Big Thing To Happen To Marketing: PHD CEO Cooper

Andy Plesser | Posted 12.17.2016 | Business
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- God forbid the idea that marketers are not sentient. But sentience is also coming to the world of automated advertising, in the shape of ar...

3 Ways to Create Your Own Ethos and Find Bliss

Mark W. Guay | Posted 12.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark W. Guay

Your rite of passage came with your first breath. And breathe deep my friends, because the air is as crisp as a fresh apple.

4 Steps to Spark Your Partner's Affection This Thanksgiving

Susan Winter | Posted 11.17.2016 | Women
Susan Winter

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to accelerate your partner's affection and passion. It's the holiday that reminds us to be thankful for all that we have, and to show appreciation for our bounty.

5 Best Books For Adults With A Short Attention Span

Pat Gallagher | Posted 10.26.2016 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

So you say you can't read more than five paragraphs at a time without heading for the cookie jar? Then this is the list of books for you.

Raising the Bar on Corporate Wellness

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.11.2016 | Business
Michael Finkelstein, MD

A growing number of companies - from hi-tech corporations like Yahoo and Intel, to healthcare corporations like Kaiser Permanente and Genentech - are taking a more holistic and sophisticated view of health.

How Beneficial Is A PhD?

Quora | Posted 10.13.2016 | Education

As someone who faced a similar decision and decided to complete the program, I hope I can offer some perspective.

Stepmoms and Teen Stepdaughters: Oil and Vinegar

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 08.05.2016 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

"They're like oil and vinegar." We're all familiar with this expression and it couldn't be more accurate when it comes to the relationship between a stepmother and her teen stepdaughter. The conflict can take a toll, creating tension in father-daughter relationships.The fathers don't make it any easier.

Dr. Susan Block's The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure

Steve Karras | Posted 07.30.2016 | Books
Steve Karras

Internationally acclaimed sex educator Dr. Susan Block (known widely as "Dr. Suzy") just might hold the key to world peace. Her latest book, The Bonob...

My Ph.D. Loans Will Leave Me Old, Broke, Hungry, and Cold

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Steve Rhode

While you may not want to file bankruptcy, it is the only legal tool you have to alter your financial path. And when you read those two cases I linked to you will see the bankruptcy court judges were sympathetic to the retirement crisis facing people just like you.

(VIDEO) Artificial Intelligence Technology Poised to Rock Ad Business: PHD's Cooper

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.09.2016 | Technology
Andy Plesser

CANNES --  Artificial intelligence is poised to become one of the biggest changes wrought by technology in the advertising business in the years ahe...

Pricing PhD's Out of the Market

Bob Hildreth | Posted 05.13.2016 | Education
Bob Hildreth

The continuing and growing disparity in income and wealth we are experiencing has, no doubt, convinced many low-income students that not only is a college degree now a necessity, but striving for a professional degree is a way out.

Everyone Can Heart Science

Marion Leary | Posted 05.01.2016 | Science
Marion Leary

My advice to those kids, and to all kids, is to keep thinking outside the box, think up, and work on, solutions that seem unconventional. Because it is the unconventional people just like them who have moved STEM fields forward, and it will be the unconventional thinkers like them who will continue to do so.

Losing My Mind (And Dream) to Pulsatile Tinnitus: The Less Noisy Road Back

Torrey Wang | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Torrey Wang

It has taken me this long and a dream Ph.D. separation just to get to a conjecture, but at least reasonable conjectures breed solutions, whatever they turn out to be. I already feel less depressed because I am finally taking action. I can almost hear silence again. The road back is less noisy as a result. This in itself makes all the trying and failing, and trying again worthwhile.

A Temporary Goodbye

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

At this point in time, I prefer not to comment on the subject matter of this material, but from time to time I will keep you informed as to my progress.

5 Steps to a Stellar Grad School Application

Her Campus | Posted 10.20.2014 | College
Her Campus

What a relief it was when you got that "fat envelope" in the mail three years ago signaling your acceptance into college! Now it seems like you're going through that excruciating process all over again for graduate school, except this time, it's a lot more competitive and financially draining.

My Doctoral Thesis

Peter Greene | Posted 09.29.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

I've been following the problems of Dr. Terrence Carter in Connecticut with some interest. It seems that the Dr. might not have an actual PhD. Not even a super-easy PhD, but a PhD he just bought. Faked the whole thing. How can somebody do that, I wondered. Seriously, how do you do that?