Life & General · PhD Progress & Thoughts

Why This Blog is not Purely Academic

This blog is titled 'Research and Beyond' for a reason. As my Twitter followers already know, @MIKendrick94 does not always post research-exclusive things. Sometimes I post things that are political, creative, feminist, or outside my field (STEM subjects, specifically). That is, in essence, because my journey as a PhD student and an academic-in-training is holistic.… Continue reading Why This Blog is not Purely Academic

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Sound of my Childhood

Go on, have a listen and imagine a much younger version of me hopping along to these songs. (As you can see, I was really into music as a child). Songs are in no particular order. Little Birdy - Beautiful to Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMcFmWZyV1U Madonna - Ray of Light: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3ov9USxVxY Sixpence None the Richer - There She Goes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68MKLkNSMN4… Continue reading Sound of my Childhood

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Faith in Humanity – Australians Oppose Coal Mining

I know I'm no news source, but today I feel the need to report on Australia's protests on the Adani mine. A national 'day of action' occurred on the 7th of October, 2017, to protest what would potentially become Australia's largest coal mine in the delicate region of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. It… Continue reading Faith in Humanity – Australians Oppose Coal Mining

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Ten Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Changes You Can Do Tomorrow!

Worried about global warming? Want to make a change? I've figured out 10 things you can do to lessen your carbon footprint and lower your impact! Okay, so I'm anticipating a really sticky summer ahead and I'm kind of freaking out. BUT, that doesn't mean you can't be proactive on your own. 1 - Public… Continue reading Ten Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Changes You Can Do Tomorrow!