Aiming for Apogee

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“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that is your own self.”

Aldous Huxley

How to Install MESA, the Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics

Note: The following guidebook was intended for Ubuntu 18.04 users. Although much of the procedure will still apply, please keep this in mind when installing it in your own operating system. 🙂 Step 0: Get a Glimpse of What MESA is About. My personal research in the past and present hasn’t really involved stellar astrophysics,Continue reading “How to Install MESA, the Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics”

The Best All-in-One Productivity Program

The Hyades is an open star cluster, currently torn apart by gravitational disruptions, nearing the end of its life. Don’t let your motivation get torn apart by diverse productivity efforts. Stay grounded and remain focused with Notion, an all-in-one productivity program.

How to Keep a Research Journal

Are you starting out your very first internship this summer? Are you beginning a lengthy project with faculty members at your home campus? Are you months or even years into a research project and would like to revamp your research notes? Then, this post might be for you!

How to Read Any* Scientific Paper

One’s first encounter with a scientific paper can be intimidating and even a bit scary. Although there is no perfect way to read a publication, here are some techniques that have worked best for me, featuring an example!

Identifying Academic Burnout

Do you feel emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted by the ever-increasing, excessive, and continual stress you’re experiencing in school? You may be suffering from academic burnout.

My Morning Routine

“A good morning routine sets the tone for the rest of the day.” Here’s what I typically do every morning as well as some ideas to help kick-start your day!


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