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The summer is the time to get your gear ready for the academic Fall semester. Every summer we love to run a discount on our stickers so you can deck out your notebooks, thermoses and laptops with some science swag. We're offering $1 off all stickers (as many as you want!) until the end of June using code: DOLLAROFFSTICKERS.
June Resource - Getting back on track:
Things are slowly returning to normal and if you're like me you're still feeling a little scattered and unproductive compared to your pre-pandemic self. Below are my three favorite tools you should consider if you could use a little help staying organized and on task. Good luck!
The Productivity Planner: ($25) From the same creators as The Five Minute Journal. Instead of daily gratitude and outlook, this focuses on getting things done on a day-to-day basis. I haven’t personally used this but again it has come highly recommended.
Rocketbook: A truly Genius concept for bridging the gap between handwritten notes and the digital age. The concept is that you write or draw anything you want on the page and then use the companion app to take a picture of each page. The QR code in the corner of the page triggers the app to ask you what you want to do with the page. Pre-set customized “destinations” help you quickly send the note to your email, your cloud storage service or your favorite note-taking app. They have a $32 re-useable notebook (requires special pen) or a $12 140-page paper notebook. The app also integrates with ThinkBoard X (thin adhesive whiteboards) that gives the same functionality to your notes on the wall! I personally use the 11” Thinkboard X at my desk as a dry-erase brainstorm board that I save to Evernote before erasing. Get the 3-pack to put one at home, one at your desk and one in your lab.
The Bullet Journal: ($25) I haven’t personally used this but it’s been highly recommended by many friends. The concept of bullet journaling is open-sourced and doesn’t require you to buy anything, so I’d recommend printing out your own sheets first before buying this journal. The premise is that you learn this shorthand system for “Rapid Logging” to efficiently keep track of all goals and tasks via handwriting. Here is a great list of bullet journal printables for specific aspects of your life!
We're growing! I just hired two part-time employees to help manage the blog and social media content so I can finally focus back on designing new products. They are both in the STEM fields and are going to kill it in their new roles. If you notice the social media graphics instantly got better, it wasn't me ;)
Just for fun:
Let's hope all the CRISPR scientists and budding geneticists get the spelling right on their grant proposals...
Science cartoons by Tom Gauld.
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May 2021 - SciComm on Social Media
April 2021 - Sustainability in the lab
March 2021 - Gifts for Engineers
February 2021- Focus on reading papers
January 2021 - Focus on interviewing
December 2020 - Inspirational reading for graduate students
November 2020 - Graduate application resources
October 2020 - Voting for Science
September 2020 - New Lab Art Photography
August 2020 - The Pocket Chemist Exam Edition launch!
July 2020 - Word Magnet Launch!
June 2020 - Constant giveaways and learning to code
May 2020 - Time to get writing?
April 2020 - Quarantine life and a new retro sticker!
March 2020 - Focus on Best Chemistry Blogs
February 2020 - Focus on Digital tools for chemistry
January 2020 - Focus on Outreach
December 2019 - Focus on Social Media Accounts for Scientists
November 2019 - Focus on Helpful Reading for Grad Students
October 2019 - Focus on Chemistry and Chemistry Resources
September 2019 - Focus on Science Podcasts