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2012-08-12 23:00:46

Free audio sampler available from The Release Technique to show you how to take control of your life. (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 The Release Technique, owners and promoters of the world´s foremost self-improvement course of the same name, is pleased to offer through its website a free email audio sampler to customers. The sampler features a brief selection of the Release Technique self-help program. Persons signing up for the free sampler also qualify to receive a free informational...

2011-06-26 00:02:04

New Contest Asks Procrastinators to Show Just How Badly They Have Procrastinated for a Chance to Win a $500 Gift Certificate. Submission period ends July 13, 2011. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 25, 2011 As the Summer sun beats down, so do looming home repair and home decorating projects that just don't seem to get done. In an effort to help procrastinators get themselves off the couch, Blinds.com launched the Procrastination Salvation Contest. Entrants upload a photo of a project in their homes...

2011-02-15 19:39:56

You might think that a loving partner helps keep you on track"”say, when you want to stick to your jogging or concentrate on your studies. But a new study in Psychological Science, a publication of the Association of Psychological Science, reports the opposite: Thinking about the support a significant other offers in pursuing goals can undermine the motivation to work toward those goals"”and can increase procrastination before getting down to work. The study's authors,...

2010-11-03 00:00:39

Procrastination is painful. It's stressful and anxiety provoking. And it can lead to problems on the job and in relationships. So why do people do it? Therapist Aricia LaFrance provides a one hour teleclass to help procrastinators overcome this bad habit and get on with life. Broomfield, CO (PRWEB) November 2, 2010 Most people tend to think of procrastination as a mild annoyance but the truth is that it can cause big problems at work and on the relationship front. To the one doing the...

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2010-10-15 08:40:00

By Adam Gorlick, Stanford University The researchers' findings challenge the long-held theory that willpower is a limited resource that needs to be replenished. It could happen to students cramming for exams, people working long hours or just about anyone burning the candle at both ends: Something tells you to take a break. Watch some TV. Have a candy bar. Goof off, tune out for a bit and come back to the task at hand when you're feeling better. After all, you're physically exhausted. But a...

2009-01-15 18:21:43

How people consider a task -- abstractly or concretely -- influences whether they procrastinate, researchers in Germany found. Sean McCrea of the University of Konstanz in Germany and colleagues handed out questionnaires to a group of students and asked them to respond by e-mail within three weeks on opening a bank account and keeping a diary. Some students were told to think and write about what each activity implied about personal traits -- what kind of person has a bank account, for...

2009-01-12 12:35:00

It's a new year and many of us have started thinking about various resolutions: updating that resume, cleaning out the attic, starting that exercise routine. But the sad reality is that most of us will not follow through on these commitments, not because we're insincere, but because tomorrow is always a better time to get going.Procrastination is a curse, and a costly one. Putting things off leads not only to lost productivity but also to all sorts of hand wringing and regrets and damaged...

2008-12-18 08:01:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Haven't finished your holiday shopping? Don't worry: procrastinating holiday shoppers will find it's easy and cheap to meet their Christmas and Hanukah gift-giving deadlines by going to http://www.BradsDeals.com for the most up-to-date information on shipping deadlines at the nation's top online retailers. "Procrastination pays this holiday season, with hundreds of retailers offering free upgraded or overnight shipping through December 22nd or 23rd,"...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'