L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

The psychological origins of waiting (… and waiting, and waiting) to work Megan McArdle Like most writers, I am an inveterate procrastinator. In the course of writing this one article, I have checked my e-mail approximately 3,000 times, made and discarded multiple grocery lists, conducted a lengthy Twitter battle over whether the gold standard is …

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If writing makes you procrastinate like no other task, you’re not alone. By Art Markman For many people, the easiest thing to procrastinate about is working on a big report, or really anything that requires a substantial amount of writing. With each new assignment, you tell yourself, “This one will be different. I’ll get started …

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Roughly 5 percent of the population has such a problem with chronic procrastination that it seriously affects their lives. Vox | Susannah Locke Tax Day is a horror for many procrastinators. For many people, a little procrastination isn’t harmful — like 15 minutes lost in Facebook or putting off doing the laundry for a few days. …

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