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StrengthQuest

I attended a virtual seminar this week that was about understanding my own strengths. Most of us like to focus on our weaknesses to become better, but this seminar was about understanding what our best features are so we can use them to our advantage.… Read More »StrengthQuest

Negotiation seminar

  • Learning

Last week I attended a three-hour seminar in the Scientific Management Series where we learned about negotiation and negotiation styles. The basic point was that when negotiating it is possible for both parties to leave the table satisfied. If you communicate well you can both… Read More »Negotiation seminar

What is my niche?

  • General

I was curious about what makes a great blog, and I learned that good blogs with ardent followers have a niche. And so I thought “What is my niche?”. Is it being a postdoc? Being a foreigner in the US? Being in the privileged Stanford… Read More »What is my niche?

Teaching workshop

  • Learning

Another week, another learning opportunity! I have the possibility of obtaining a Teaching certificate through the Postdoctoral Office at Stanford. To obtain the certificate I need to attend a journal club, teach at least 20 hours, and participate in a teaching workshop. The workshop is… Read More »Teaching workshop

Creativity in Research

  • Learning

I attended another postdoc workshop last Friday. It was called Creativity in Research and we learned to use our creativity to get unstuck, create collaborative projects, and design our research projects. The workshop started out with various games. One of them was to spontaneously draw… Read More »Creativity in Research

Two months in the USA

My family has been in the US for almost two months, and what have we learned so far? Everything is expensive Very early on, we learned how expensive things are in the Bay Area. Housing is ridiculously expensive, and we spend around half our income… Read More »Two months in the USA

Keck Stanford

Arriving at Stanford

  • Learning

After flying from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport early on Thursday morning via Munich we finally landed in San Fransisco International airport late at night, Pacific time. There, we had to queue for more than an hour to get through passport control before our youngest kids started screaming.… Read More »Arriving at Stanford

Learning JavaScript

  • Learning

I want to properly learn JavaScript to improve my front-end developer skills. I’ve been using HTML and CSS for over a decade with my themes and my websites, but I feel like JavaScript is the missing piece of the puzzle. Nowadays there is no need… Read More »Learning JavaScript

Writing Coach services

  • Learning

Do you write scientific papers and want personalized assistance? Or do you want to know what the best practices are in scientific article writing? We offer several options, including courses, workshops, and one-to-one coaching. Go to our website to read more and sign up for… Read More »Writing Coach services

Preparations for Hajj

  • Travel

Going for Hajj is a big thing, one of the biggest adventures in your life. For me, thinking back to where and when it began, it’s getting difficult to remember. Although the process started almost a year ago (when we first started talking about making the trip), it finished just over a week ago. In total one year from start to finish!

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