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I Earned My Phd

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    Do other phd students also think its fine to

    pay other people to do highly specific research that you need so that you can focus on your thesis?
    vmoneyphd vmoneyphd 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    I Did, And Sometimes Regret It

    I earned a PhD in Engineering. In some ways I don't think I am/was a good candidate for a PhD. I dislike writing intensely (yes, I recognize the irony here) and as a PhD you're supposed to perform research and publish your results. Fortunately I'm not in academia where you have...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 7 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    I want to get a PhD is psychology/psychiatry when I finally go to college next year. I'm a senior I'm high school now and I believe I'm set on this. I want to major in psychology...
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    Decency and respect are different~
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    Me and my partner have been together for 9 yeas now. He tested positive and tested negative . Luckily we haven't had intercourse for months after another test we both were negative...
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    Your story is pretty much the same as mine. Only we've been together for 9 yeas now. He tested positive and I tested negative . Luckily we haven't had intercourse for months after...
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    It looks like things have started going wrong in world. Everybody is just figuring and killing each other. Politicians are busy faking and earning money. I don't understand what...
    ProudToBeGirl ProudToBeGirl 26-30, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Setting was small rural central TX area. Me and a "buddy" decided we needed a third student's lunch money more than she did. Our lunches were taken care of. She did without that...
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    With the blessings of my Lord, I am not at all flawed in my creation, not at insufficient to have someone rule over me (Who is also considered flawed in his creation), or to have...
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    My brother. I think this is his 5th time to. When he was 13 he slit his wrists and then developped a nerve condition. When he was 15 he locked himself in his room with a gun but...
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    in 6 months. I will have no income and my savings will be gone. I have applied to all kinds of jobs. I will lose my apartment. I will have to give my 2 cat's up for adoption...
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    Everything turned from good to bad. It was 10:00 AM in the morning. The morning of my birthday. I was now officially 13 Years Old! My mum came in and woke me up, she said 'time...
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    I have two more years till I am done my phd, if I were to open a school for "gifted" children and adolescents, would you join? These students would be able to go to school, yet...
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    I have two more years till I am done my phd, if I were to open a school for "gifted" children and adolescents, would you join? These students would be able to go to school, yet...
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    I have two more years till I am done my phd, if I were to open a school for "gifted" children and adolescents, would you join? These students would be able to go to school, yet...
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    I have two more years till I am done my phd, if I were to open a school for "gifted" children and adolescents, would you join? These students would be able to go to school, yet...
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    I love school. Currently I am a Human Services major with a triple minor in spanish, psychology, and sociology. I often wish that I could switch to being a Psych major but...
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    I had this boyfriend for about 2,5 years, then when we decided to get serious, his mother got in our way and started trying to tear us apart, and he couldn't do anything about it...
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    Do you get stressed out at work, tired of the kids not listening, how about a pushy, arrogant coworker? Maybe it's time you try Fuckoffinal! If you have, or ever had.. high blood...
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    Thinking of applying to Midwestern state university for my MA and PhD in psychology and working with children. Hmmm..
    armstrong7984 armstrong7984 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    If only to right a few wrongs... #1: I'd do what I was always taught to do.. SAY NO TO DRUGS, lol. I wouldn't even try them, not worth it at all. Those times in my life I was going...
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    I am a 41 old woman and I did a PhD in humanities, I hate academia. I also come from a family of medical doctors and my father told me if I was not a doctor I am no one. I am so...
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    So the past few years, I've pretty much cleaned up my act. I've basically halted recreational drug use and do immense amounts of work. My goal is get into a PhD program and get...
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    I have a PHD but I hate everything about academia: fake people, pretentious, competition, lies, I am not sure what to do@ I like to teach, I HATE research, people brag about a...
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    1. my name is Kylie Laine Taylor 2. i have 2 sisters named Hannah and Emmie Lynne 3. I'm only 5 foot 2 inches tall 4. my favorite show is desperate housewives 5. i was a junior...
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    I am about a year from graduating a PhD in Biology. Thankfully I have only have to take out 8k for graduate school (most was paid by a stipend) but I have about 30k from...
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    Richard thinks he is smart. His idiots think he is smart. I mean look at how sophisticated his psychological machinations are. Richard isnt smart. Im smart. I know other people...
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