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November Resource - YAPA-2:
I found this AWESOME free little utility you can download to your computer and use as a Pomodoro timer. The idea is that you sit down and focus on 1 thing until the timer goes off (usually 25-30 minutes, I've been doing 42 minutes) and you guarantee yourself a 5-minute break at the end. The phenomenon of clicking "go" and watching the first 5 seconds tick off really help me to feel a sense of urgency and focus on the one problem at hand. Try it the next time you're reading journal articles or writing up data!
November News - Getting attention on The Lab Coat Project
I've been busy behind the scenes trying to get the right people to help us get the word out on The Lab Coat Project. I made an appearance on The Science Pawdcastwhich was just published and finished an interview with C&EN about the progress so far and where we're going next. The article should come out mid-November! I summarized the newest data in an article with some more quotable graphics for journalists. Please share it with your university newspaper or favorite science magazine!
PLEASE if you know a single scientist or engineer who wears a lab coat and has not taken this survey, we need their voice added! It's only an 8-minute form. Forward this link to them and tell them how awesome this is going to be when everyone contributes.
Just for fun:
This explains the looks I get when I visit home...