5 Reasons to Leave the Lab and Go on Vacation…

I don’t even need 5 reasons. Having just gotten back from vacation, I’m ready to go again!

In all seriousness though, this applies to people in all fields. It’s important to go on vacation and give the mind a break. AAAS blog explains 5 reasons why we should all take a vacation:

1. To prevent a burnout
2. To be more productive
3. To be more creative
4. To expand your scientific horizons
and my favorite,
5. To be a good role model:

 “You may be one of those rare individuals who does not need or want to take vacation, but you probably work with others who do. It is important to model good self-care—including taking opportunities for rest and relaxation— so those around you feel like they can do the same.”

Here’s me being a good role model to my lab

High time for marijuana research in Uruguay

Lizzie Wade for Science reports.

Now that marijuana is legal in Uruguay, it is a blossoming country for research into marijuana genetics, usage, and medical efficacy. Hopefully this will continue to bolster scientific interest in South America. My Post about South American Science yesterday.

Don’t want to be a Principal Investigator?

Did the predictor of your chances to become a Principal Investigator from the previous post bum you out?

Or maybe you love research, but don’t want to do it?

Turns out there are lots of options out there for you.

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Article here.

“… we were lucky enough to organise one of the workshops with a rather provocative title, “I love science, but I don’t want to be a researcher.” The focus of the session was to present interesting examples of alternative careers available to scientists outside of the lab.