doctoral program

Getting a doctorate could be one of your biggest life achievements—provided you can make it to the finish line. Drop out rates vary by discipline, but as many as 50 percent of students don’t complete their doctorate. In order to succeed, you must understand what’s at stake—and what’s expected of you—then develop a plan that […]

Making a choice between two similar but different things can be a challenge. Oh, sure, some things don’t fall under the “do-or-die” category of decision making. With some things, there simply is no wrong choice. Take a sports car versus an SUV, for example. Either is a great choice, depending on your budget, your lifestyle […]

There’s a really old (and often referenced) cough syrup commercial that opens with an actor saying in a rather serious voice, “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV.” Presumably, these pseudo-credentials are what lend credibility to the subsequent product recommendation. But life doesn’t always imitate art. And in the real world, credentials […]

Choice. We all love it. We all hate it. We love choice for the possibilities it opens. We adore the accompanying feelings of excitement, control and empowerment. On the other hand, we also hate choice. We hate it for the confusion it can bring, and we despise feeling taxed, overwhelmed or mired. Yet choice is […]