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The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Living in Graduate School

Being healthy is hard enough without the stress of graduate school. A tight budget and long work hours can leave you eating whatever is available, usually junk food. You may think that this is okay because graduate school is temporary. But 5+ years of unhealthy habits and stress takes a serious toll on your physical … More The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Living in Graduate School

Top 5 Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, raising awareness and understanding of a disease that has received increased media attention in recent years. What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, encompassing around 60-80% of dementia cases. The National Institute on Aging defines dementia as “the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, … More Top 5 Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

Psychological Capital: The Primary Asset of the Eternal Optimist

Reflect for a moment on a challenging time in your life. Out-of-state move, divorce, job loss, whatever it may be. What pulled you through this time? Often you can rely on outside forces during hardships. Friends, family, and pets can provide some comfort. But it is not these external factors that provide you with the … More Psychological Capital: The Primary Asset of the Eternal Optimist

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About this blog:

Hi! I’m Caleigh, a PhD candidate studying Alzheimer’s disease at a university about 900 miles away from home and any actual hiking trails. This is my blog, Perspectives from the Benchtop. Here I talk about science, life in the lab, and graduate school.

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