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Academia

PhD done. And now?

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2022-01-20

So a couple of weeks ago, I handed in my dissertation. I am actually done writing and now have to wait until I hear back from the commission and meet with them to defend my thesis. Naturally, I am thinking what to do after the PhD and there are…

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Academia

Learning online

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2022-01-14

Learning online is common these days and over the last couple of years, I was participating in some courses as well. When I started online learning, there weren’t so many platforms out there, but today, they offer a wide range of topics, methods and experiences. I like to learn…

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Academia

Mental Health and Academia

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2022-01-07

Happy New Year everyone! The last two years were pretty stressful, not only in academia, but overall. While I was in my holidays, I was thinking how I want to proceed with this blog. I decided, that I want to add another focus to my website: mental health.

So first…

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Book Review Personal

My Top 5 books of 2021

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2021-12-31

What a year! Besides finishing my PhD and starting this blog, I read a lot. This last years post is dedicated to the top 5 books I read this year. They are not necessarily from 2021, but I read them in 2021. I did some reviews of them this…

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Personal Productivity

How to have the most productive Christmas

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2021-12-24

Holidays are upon us and in Germany, Christmas already starts today. In this post, I want to share how you can have the most productive Christmas and use the “time in between years” as much as possible to get things done!

Ok jokes aside, I definitely do not propose working…

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Personal

Reading as an academic

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2021-12-17

Recently I stumbled upon an article by Astrid Schmölzer (@AstridSchmolzer) about “Academic reading and the curse of staying on top of literature”. This article made me think about how much I should read and if what I already do is enough. Reading as an academic can be challenging, considering…

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, karateka and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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