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5 Lessons from The Bold Type for my PhD (and life)

(Feature image credits: Freeform) Hi all! So yeah, in September I almost didn’t write, that’s too bad! Between coming back from vacation, investing on meetings and conferences (including a huge all nighter like I didn’t do in ages!), going for my first solo trip in North America to Montreal, Canada, and enjoying the last days… Continue reading 5 Lessons from The Bold Type for my PhD (and life)

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5 reasons why I’m excited for Fall!

Hi all! The last time you heard of me here on the blog, I was doing the Blog Every Day in August challenge. However, I decided to break it off and just rest. I was having a lot of stress on my PhD life already and I started a huge vacation across the US (there… Continue reading 5 reasons why I’m excited for Fall!

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Whale watching in Massachusetts

Hi all! Here I am trying to catch up with the post that should have been released yesterday. For the #summerofstem challenge of yesterday, the theme was “splash”. And the theme of today is “sun-day” So I thought, what better way to celebrate this topic than a sunny day where I saw so many whales… Continue reading Whale watching in Massachusetts

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Best cheap eats in Boston

Hi all! So, this was meant to be yesterday’s post but life got in the way! All I can tell you about this topic is that Boston has an insane crazy variety of places to eat but most of them are not that cheap. I used to think a €15 meal in Lisbon was already… Continue reading Best cheap eats in Boston

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The most relaxing places of my STEM journey

Hi all! Today I thought initially of writing about “How I relax as a PhD Student” to stay aligned with today’s #summerofstem topic, but I have an old blogpost which has been pretty well read, about ways to maintain mental health as a PhD student, and all the advice I have to give is pretty… Continue reading The most relaxing places of my STEM journey

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Writing a book as a PhD student

Hi all! Today it’s International Book Day and I want to write something very short. I want to talk a bit about the book I am writing: my PhD thesis! For those who are not in academia, the main step for the completion of a PhD is the submission of a written dissertation. This takes… Continue reading Writing a book as a PhD student

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How to spend 8h in New York City

Hi all! Posts keep coming and I am so happy to finally write about this. In April, I went to New York City for the first time. Since then, I’ve been twice and I have another trip to NYC planned for October. I have to say that I have a somewhat love and hate relationship… Continue reading How to spend 8h in New York City

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5 things to do indoors and outdoors in Boston

Hi all! First of all, this post is a combination of two planned posts for the Blog Every Day August challenge. Since yesterday I unfortunately couldn’t post, I decided to combine the two topics of Summer of STEM: Outdoors and Indoors, to provide you my recommendations on what to do indoors and outdoors in the… Continue reading 5 things to do indoors and outdoors in Boston

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Writer’s block

Featured photo: MIT Briggs Field, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Hi all! For today’s post in my Blog Every Day August, I want to do something very simple. And by this, I’d like to say: I don’t feel like writing anything. Period. It is not my purpose today to give advice on how to overcome this. I… Continue reading Writer’s block

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Holidays and parades in the USA – Spring/Summer edition

Hi all! Let’s keep going on getting to know a bit more about how it is living in the USA (namely in Massachusetts) as an international PhD student. This involves as well getting to know better the American culture and the purpose behind some national (and state) holidays and customs. This was one of the… Continue reading Holidays and parades in the USA – Spring/Summer edition