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I Earned My Phd

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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 5 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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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, 2014

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    Just got accepted into a PhD program! Soooo excited!
    skatinem13 skatinem13 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I agree and you have to be careful who you trust on here. and as you get to know some of the ones in your circle the more your on here it is like your circle keeps getting smaller...
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    Public Highschool Diploma...
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    Unless you are in the armed forces!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    You don't have to try to change a single thing if anyone wouldn't trust you.
    vitnesse vitnesse 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    As does respect. And love.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Some people just **** me off
    Montyxx Montyxx 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    After being stabbed in the back so many times in the past, I don't just go giving out my trust to everyone. You have to prove to me you're trustworthy.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    An article I wrote. Currently, pit bulls all over the world are being accused of violence against humans. There have been many documented incidents of pit bulls attacking humans...
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    You make it look like it's magic 'cause I see nobody, nobody but you, you, you I'm never confused Hey, hey I'm so used to being used So I love when you call unexpected 'cause I...
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    Tax Refunds To Illegals Under Obama Immigration Action Would Be Stopped By Bill Comment Now Following Comments Whatever one thinks of the President Obama’s aggressive executive...
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    I'm a psychology major - going for my PhD. There are about 15 different career options that I like, that I can take with my PhD. and they're all fascinating. But the one I am...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 8

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    I had very strict rules about school work, poor grades were not tolerated. Both my girls were blessed with good minds, but could be lazy at times. They knew that a b or c would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Mar 13

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    Education is the key to one's success. If every student would stay in school and complete your college degree then many more Americans and others would have a better chance in...
    britishfemaleinusa britishfemaleinusa 41-45, F Mar 1

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    I am a parent. I'm shocked at how most parents I know have no rules at the house or anyplace else. Their kids runaround and played 24/7 At my house playtime is earned, it's not...
    DoMyBest DoMyBest 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 3

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    I don't even know where to start with this . I just know my life is terrible and I wish life had a reset button I could press and start all over again. I'm a 26 year old female...
    26telly 26telly 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'ma care for you, you, you, you, yeah Cause girl you're perfect You're always worth it And you deserve it The way you work it Cause girl you earned it Girl you earned it...
    Feelinthebeat Feelinthebeat 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    I joined this group... yawn... so I have to write something. I don't mind if anybody is reading, or nobody is.. well yes nobody is, so what do I think of getting Rich? But as what...
    tytydf45 tytydf45 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Again and again I just stare. I look past the glare. I look pass the superficial beauty. deep into my heart, and my duty? I am just as ugly and rotten as my heart. I try to find...
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    I got accepted into the PhD program at USF for Volcanology!! Yayayayayay!
    TheDorkyOne TheDorkyOne 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    1. I'm a Psychology major - going for my PhD 2. I love Science 3. I'm a horror movie buff 4. I love writing - short stories, mostly. 5. I'm a bookworm. - Dark fantasy, fantasy...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Finally started applying for some scholarships after loads of time spent on researching on them, and university courses etc etc (read: getting overwhelmed by so much information...
    thequietexplosion thequietexplosion 18-21, F Mar 9

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    So, I had a visit with the attorney yesterday. Found out that the STBX cannot let go of his need for control! He wants joint conservatorship.. Which I'm fine with. But, if we can...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 13

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    I agree with this statement, but I think people take it too far. There are strengths and weaknesses to both "grades" and "life experience". Most of the smartest people I have met...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 13

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    I'm at a point in my life where I've reached crisis. I'm in my mid 30's and have begun to realise that for nearly all my life I've had very little love or support from my family...
    shegeek shegeek 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I am a scientist and work with many female PhD scientists and I have to say I am very attracted to them. The fact that they are very smart and educated and some of then have a wild...
    melbeacher melbeacher 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 19

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    Step 1: Legally change last name to "Who" Step 2: Acquire PhD in desired field Step 3: ???? Step 4: Profit
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    on my physics TA from the fall, she's a PhD candidate. she was really sweet and kind and always tried to answer everyone's questions even though she on occasion had difficulties...
    KissMeKimmi KissMeKimmi 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    First post. Hello. I am 22 and I'm a uni student with an over-zealous mother. And by over-zealous I mean 'constantly interfering with my life and making me feel worse about myself...
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    I Am In Love With Twodifferent Men At The Same Time I need advice. I am in love with two different men at the same time. I am almost married but have been carrying on an 'on again...
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