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Setting the Bar and Dissertations

Posted on May 31, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 31, 1941 high jumpers finally got the credit they deserve for the height they jumped over the bar, rather than simply clearing the bar. But, don't expect to get the same treatment for your dissertation!...

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Creativity and Dissertations

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 30th is National Creativity Day, but if you want to finish your dissertation, don't get too creative. A cookie-cutter dissertation is just what you need!...

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POTUS 35 and Dissertations

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 29th marks the birthday of the 35th President of the United States. Here're some words of wisdom from John F. Kennedy that you can apply to your dissertation...

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Brisket and Dissertations

Posted on May 28, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 28th is National Brisket Day. Do you know how to make great brisket? The same way you get you dissertation done...

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Three Little Pigs and Dissertations

Posted on May 27, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

On May 27, 1933 Walt Disney's cartoon, Three Little Pigs, was released. Do you ever feel like your big, bad dissertation committee is trying to huff and puff and blow your dissertation down?...

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Paper Airplanes and Dissertations

Posted on May 26, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 26th is Paper Airplane Day. Do you remember the feeling of accomplishment the first time you got a paper airplane to fly? Wouldn’t you love to have that same feeling again? You can…by finishing your dissertation!...

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Wine and Dissertations

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 25th is National Wine Day. So, let's raise a glass to all the progress you've made in your dissertation, even if you think there isn't any!...

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Gamification and Dissertations

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 24th is National Scavenger Hunt Day. Games are fun. They get people excited about whatever they're doing. Do you think your dissertation is more than just fun and games? Well, let's talk about that...

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Turtles and Dissertations

Posted on May 23, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 23rd is World Turtle Day. Remember what Aesop said about the tortoise and the hare? Well, it applies to dissertations, too, just not in the way you're probably thinking...

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Sherlock Holmes and Dissertations

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 22nd is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday. In his honor, let's ruminate on the mysteries of the dissertation process as only the great Sherlock Holmes can...

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The Red Cross and Dissertations

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. Here are a few words of wisdom from the Red Cross’s famous founder for dissertation students everywhere...

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Millionaires and Dissertations

Posted on May 20, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 20th is National Be a Millionaire Day. And, it turns out that millionaires have a lot in common with doctoral students. Really!...

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Rubik's Cubes and Dissertations

Posted on May 19, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

On May 19, 1974, Erno Rubik invented the puzzle what would later become known as the Rubik's Cube. If you know how to solve one, finishing your dissertation is going to be a piece of cake!...

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Dirty Dishes and Dissertations

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 18th is National No Dirty Dishes Day! Chances are, your dissertation kitchen is full of dirty dishes. You wash, I'll dry!...

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Tassels and Dissertations

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 17th is National Graduation Tassel Day! The tassel is worth the hassle, so let's get your dissertation done!...

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Annie Get Your Gun and Dissertations

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

On May 16, 1946 the hit musical Annie Get Your Gun made its Broadway debut. I’m not really that into musical theater, but it turns out the show was nearly a complete flop because of a little thing that happens to dissertation students all the time...

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Chocolate Chip Cookies and Dissertations

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Day. So, grab a big glass of milk, and I'll show you how your dissertation can be just like a chocolate chip cookie... 

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Commitment and Dissertations

Posted on May 14, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 14th is National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Unfortunately, other some kind of ill-conceived commencement celebration, I just can't tie that back to you dissertation. So, I'm going to talk about something more relevant, and important. But, if you stick with me, I'll have a chicken-dancing treat before we're done... 

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Jumping Frogs and Dissertations

Posted on May 13, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 13th is National Jumping Frog Day. Is your dissertation basking in the sun? Or, do you feel like the whole thing is about to croak? Here's how to get your dissertation hopping!... 

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Odometers and Dissertations

Posted on May 12, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 12th is National Odometer Day. Not so long ago, odometers used to consist of five mechanical rollers, only capable of reading up to 100,000 miles. Then, someone added another roller, letting the meter go much farther! Are you adding zeros to your dissertation odometer?... 

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Chess and Dissertations

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

On May 11, 1997, IBM’s computer, Deep Blue, narrowly defeated chess grandmaster, Garry Kasparov, despite being the most powerful chess-playing computer of the day. In your dissertation game of chess should you play like a computer or a grandmaster?... 

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The Hulk and Dissertations

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

On May 10, 1962, the first issue of The Incredible Hulk was published. Chances are you’re familiar with the big green guy and his mild-mannered "host," Bruce Banner. So, when it comes to your dissertation are you more Bruce Banner or raging Hulk?... 

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Lost Socks and Dissertations

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 9th is National Lost Sock Memorial Day. It turns out that fixing your laundry is a lot like fixing your dissertation!... 

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POTUS 33 and Dissertations

Posted on May 8, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 8th marks the birthday of the 33rd President of the United States. Here're some words of wisdom from Harry S. Truman that you can apply to your dissertation...

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Packaging and Dissertations

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 7th is National Packaging Day. How you package your dissertation and when you package your dissertation are both important if you want to graduate quickly... 

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The Chunnel and Dissertations

Posted on May 6, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

On May 6, 1994 the Channel Tunnel, connecting England and France, first opened for business. It took 8 years to build and now takes 20 minutes to traverse. So, how do you make your dissertation less like build the Chunnel and more like using it?... 

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Cinco de Mayo and Dissertations

Posted on May 5, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Grab a taco. Kick back with a cerveza or margarita. We're gonna get you ready for your post-dissertation fiesta!... 

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The Force and Dissertations

Posted on May 4, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth Be With You! Want to learn how to use the force to get your dissertation done? Well, you can't, but you can apply the lessons that Star Wars teaches to make your dissertation journey a lot quicker!... 

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Lumpy Rugs and Dissertations

Posted on May 3, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 3rd is National Lumpy Rug Day! Why would we have a day for that!? And, how can lumpy rugs help me get my dissertation done? Read on, grasshopper!... 

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The Rock and Dissertations

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 2nd is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's birthday. Johnson is best known for being in... every action movie ever! How does he find the time? And, how can he help you get your dissertation done?...

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Catch 22 and Dissertations

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Dr. Russell Strickland

May 1st is Joseph Heller birthday. Heller is best know as the author of the famous satirical novel Catch-22. Ever feel like your dissertation is one big Catch 22?...

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