Switching Off – The new movement defining the right to disconnect from work

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance has been made harder than ever as the line between workplace and home has started to blur. When you hear a notification ping from your phone, can you guess who it’ll be from? Maybe it’s a friend sharing a meme or parents checking in? Maybe it’s your boss asking a...

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The Life, Death and Afterlife of Lab Hustle

As graduate students, we often hear the admonition, “This PhD can’t be just a 9-to-5!”—sometimes justified with “Science should be your passion!” This “hustle” attitude extends beyond the scientific sphere and is common in high-pressure fields such as finance, computer science, athletics, and music. In fact, many high achievers often credit their productivity and satisfaction...

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Letter from the Editors – Volume 10, Issue 1

With this issue of IMMpress Magazine, we examine the changes and challenges in the modern-day workplace. There have been several recent events—namely the Kellogg’s strike and a global rise in pessimism towards work due to companies putting profit over people—that inspired us to tackle the issues surrounding work, life, and the balance between them. As...

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