No matter where you are in your career, it can be helpful to hear from people going through similar experiences. That's why we're bringing you a round-up of articles from the Nature Careers site, where you can find advice, information about different career paths, and inspiration to achieve your goals.
In this week's round-up, we have articles that look into how researchers in different stages of their lives and careers manage to strike a balance between work and other aspects of their lives—such as friends, family, and mental health.
1. A PhD candidate explains how she meets her academic goals while still enjoying a social life.
2. Finding a community helped this grad student's mental health, and she wants to help others do the same.
4. Becoming a parent in grad school helped this researcher open up about the need for work-life balance in academia.
5. Here's how two scientists took their shared parental leave and made it work for their family.
6. Bringing kids along on your fieldwork may be tough, but some researchers find that it benefits everyone.
7. And lastly, this researcher brings some of the comforts of home into his lab by decorating with his own artwork and serving cookies.