If you follow me on twitter, you probably know that I've been freaking out about grad school lately because I'm applying to get my PhD...somewhere. It's not so much change that scares me - I just really, really, really hate the unknown. It drives me insane not knowing where I'll be living or what I'll be studying in less than a year. Once I'm accepted and have made my decision, I know I'll be incredibly excited. I'm contacting professors now, but it's still driving me nuts. My current professor suggested I send snail mail, since emails either go to junk mail or get accidentally ignored most of the time. Hopefully I'll get some responses.
For those of you who are in grad school or successfully made it through, do you have any advice? How to pick a professor/lab group/school? Red flags to look out for? How to survive without going insane? Awesome people studying the genetics and evolution of human sexual behavior (such a broad topic, I know)?