about you

What are you going to change?

Tired of quotes. That is what I get. They are everywhere. Wisdoms. So called wisdoms. But, I have to admit, every now and then I read a quote that is actually worth while. ‘A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.’ Jeff…

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about you

It only takes 10 minutes a day…

Scientifically proven method. Search for it on the Internet. Or look in a scientific journal. Andy Puddicombe – a former Buddhist monk – explains how you can massively refresh your busy and stressed brain in only 10 minutes a day. By meditating. He explains that the prejudices about meditation –…

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writing

7 tips to write a great research paper

A while ago, I received this great link from my colleague Annemarie van der Zeeuw about a lecture of Professor Simon Peyton Joneson. He has seven simple suggestions to make sure you write a great research paper. His suggestions: don’t wait – write, identify your key idea, tell a story, nail…

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motivation/inspiration

How to become a genius

If you are a PhD student, in general you will not be picked to be one because of your creativity. Usually you are chosen because of your analytical skills, logic, intelligence, your ability to work well-detailed: you are chosen on the things that have to do with the left half…

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motivation/inspiration

Motivation? It’s TOTALLY gone

Do you have that as well? That sometimes your motivation seems ABSOLUTELY gone? That you don’t have a clue anymore why you started your PhD in the first place? That you would actually prefer that you never started? Well, you are actually not alone. I honestly don’t know any PhD-student…

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