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Medical Science PhD, scientific editor, long-time writer, and researcher at heart.

How a non-traditional career path kept me in science

rows and rows of choices
rows and rows of choices
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The traditional pipeline — Student to postdoc to career


What to do with an advanced degree when academia is no longer working for you

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elements of teaching
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This guide is for the tired academics.


Connecting the dots means accepting the truth

mirror hides the person’s face
mirror hides the person’s face
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Tell your family’s stories

Old family photos
Old family photos
Photo by Laura Fuhrman on Unsplash


This year, all hell broke loose

plant pollen allergens
plant pollen allergens
Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash

Is it allergies or is it Covid?


Descendants of William Arnold, great-grandfather of Benedict Arnold

Thomas Hart color print of benedict arnold
Thomas Hart color print of benedict arnold
Colonel Benedict Arnold as illustrated by Thomas Hart in 1776. Source


Lawyer, loyalist, and Canadian politician

Statue of Justice
Statue of Justice
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A Tale of Two Aplin Brothers


Understanding the stress response can help you avoid it

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covering your eyes
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What is Stress?


An easy start to supplementing historical documentation

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genetic sequencing gel
Genetic sequencing gel. Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

Get a DNA test


But I lost 75 pounds on a calorie restriction diet

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weighing potatoes on an old kitchen scale
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The tragic backstory

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