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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.

2008-09-26 00:00:23

By Robert Hanks John McCain's desire to suspend campaigning and postpone tonight's presidential debate in order to pay more attention to the crisis on Wall Street puzzled observers.

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2007-01-11 16:15:00

Procrastination in society is getting worse and scientists are finally getting around to figuring out how and why. Too many tempting diversions are to blame, but more on that later.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]