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How I Broke My Creative Slump

How I Broke My Creative Slump | Self Improvement | Scoop.it
Every academic has a dry spell now and again. Here are four ways to get back in the game.
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Written by someone in journalism, but great ideas for academics in all fields: (1) Take the pressure off, (2) Look outside your area of expertise, (3) Figure out what inspires you, and (4) Seek out support. 

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Self Improvement | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a Dec. 3 guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here.
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Great tips for leadership training.

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Who Are You, Really?

Who Are You, Really? | Self Improvement | Scoop.it
Employers want to know five key things about you, and they're using search engines and other online tools to find the answers.
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Your digital footprint says a lot about who you are. Sometimes what isn't there is just as important as what is there. 

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Are You Disappointing the Right People? - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are You Disappointing the Right People? - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Self Improvement | Scoop.it
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These five questions will help you make good choices about how to spend your time in terms of attending standing meetings and accepting invitations. 

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Essay on how to be a good faculty mentor to junior professors | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on how to be a good faculty mentor to junior professors | Inside Higher Ed | Self Improvement | Scoop.it
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Seven empirically-based behaviors that lead to productivity and balance in the academic life..."Productivity, balance, and joy are not only equally important to success, but learned behaviors." 

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Photographer finds balance with talented shelter dog

Photographer finds balance with talented shelter dog | Self Improvement | Scoop.it
When Theron Humphrey adopted Maddie, a coonhound with an extraordinary sense of balance, she took his life in a whole new direction.
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"Maddie has amazing balance and patience."

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The Secret Shame of the Scholarly Writer

The Secret Shame of the Scholarly Writer | Self Improvement | Scoop.it
Most of us try to hide writing problems, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few resources that helped me face my challenges head on.
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7 Interactive Resumes That Shame Your Paper Version

7 Interactive Resumes That Shame Your Paper Version | Self Improvement | Scoop.it
These 5 interactive resumes will make you rethink your current, boring paper version.
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Not that I am looking for a job (promise), but these interactive resumes and the ones linked from the "See Also" section are great examples of new forms of communication and exchange. 

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My Little Bag of Writing Tricks

My Little Bag of Writing Tricks | Self Improvement | Scoop.it
How I translate grammar directives into moves I can use to make my sentences better.
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One of my favorite pieces of advice? "Don't write like a suburb."

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12 Things Successful Women Do Differently

12 Things Successful Women Do Differently | Self Improvement | Scoop.it
Every woman has her own definition of success. But there are certain traits that most successful women share.
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So many good things to strive for in this list...

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A better you | TED Playlists | TED

A better you | TED Playlists | TED | Self Improvement | Scoop.it
Ready for a change? These well-researched (and heartfelt) talks offer ideas and inspiration for all aspects of your life, from creativity to vulnerability, from competitive sports to collaborative games.
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A great playlist of TED Talks for commuting...

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17 Phrases you're probably saying wrong

17 Phrases you're probably saying wrong | Self Improvement | Scoop.it
Who would've thought that so many people misuse the most common phrases? Let's take a look at 17 phrases you may be saying incorrectly.
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Guilty.

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