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Different ways of staying organised

Arguably one of the most important skills when completing a PhD (or any other degree for that matter) is organisation. There are always a million tasks to complete, and when you throw work, having a social life, and sleeping into the mix it can get overwhelming. Although, there is often no way of being less busy- there are a few […]

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10 Foods That Soothe Your Gut

** In collaboration**  Food is amazing. It doesn’t matter whether you are a sorcerer of steak, a lover of legumes or a fiend for fruit, food has something that brings people together. It’s not just a key to bring family and friends together around the dining table, but it’s what we need for survival. Thankfully, most of the population has come a long way from the diet of the caveman – though some do prefer the Paleo way of life today – and food is a source of nutrition, health and enjoyment all rolled into one. Food plays a very important role in health, because you are what you eat. If you prefer a diet filled with processed foods and refined sugars, you’re not going to necessarily be unhealthy, but you’re going to feel sluggish and lacking in energy much of the time. It’s not because any food is inherently ‘bad’ for you, but because all food plays a role in the way your body performs. For example, without regular water, your body will feel tired, dehydrated and you can develop headaches because your brain isn’t as hydrated as it should be. Similarly, the digestive tract has a vital role in your health, and because it’s responsible for absorbing the nutrients that you consume and eliminates waste, you have to ensure your digestive tract stays as healthy as possible. By not looking after your health, you can end up developing […]

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‘Operation GTFO’- Step 1.

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen one of my few references to ‘operation gtfo’. I have had a few questions asking what it is all about. Well, basically, I think that when you get to a particular stage in your PhD journey- just after ‘the rut’, the stage where you can kind of see the end, […]

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PhD update, November.

I am not sure if it is the fact that it is half-way through November, that I have a million and one things to do, that I had a whirlwind trip around the USA for a couple of weeks, or (my money is on this one) a combination of all the above. But, I am feeling slightly unmotivated and overwhelmed […]

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The Life Of A Business Owner

** In collaboration**  We bet that most of you would think that the life of a business owner would be something that would be desired. A life where you can do what you want, you have your own business, and you have more money than you know what to do with. Sound like that you would of imagined? Well, that’s […]

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Whirlwind USA trip

When the opportunity to attend the inaugural Conservation Marketing and Engagement Congress (CONSMARK) in Virginia USA came up- myself, along with three colleagues, jumped at the opportunity. We spent 6 nights in Arlington Virginia. The conference went for three days but we added on a few nights before. Three of us then flew to Vegas to start a week and […]

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Retirement Plans: Do You Need One?

** In Collaboration**  Retirement planning relates to the process of making financial plans for the period of your life when you will have stopped working. In general, this process involves depositing money into a retirement account. Yet, there are many types of retirement plans available, and so it is imperative to assess your options carefully. A lot of people will already have a retirement plan in place with their employer. In this instance, contributions are deducted from the employee’s paycheck before they receive it. However, not everyone is in traditional employment and many people want to look into the prospect of additional pension plans. This blog post will reveal the various reasons why you need a pension plan, as well as provide you with some excellent tips on saving for this period of your life. Continue reading to find out more… Why do you need a retirement plan?   It is quite simple; time is everything. This is the most important component in relation to saving for the future. In your early adult life, it may seem strange to consider aged care facilities and the cost of living once you have no income, but if you don’t address it now, it will be too late. It is clichéd, but every dollar really does help, and so even if you can only afford to contribute a small amount to your retirement plan in the beginning it is still worth it. Moreover, […]

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