Everybody procrastinates. Well, every sane person does. That’s because it’s nice to not think about what we have to do and it’s so much funner to just play video games and distract ourselves from reality. But then eventually we still have to do the thing we had to do and we now have less time to do the thing because…
In its continuing efforts to show how cool and down with the kids it is, Microsoft has just added a video game from 1972 to Bing. Yes, this will consume all your remaining spare time this evening.
Procrastination is a universal problem. Even the most irritatingly well-organized people know the agony of putting something off until the last ... possible ... minute. Why do we put ourselves through this misery, knowing the consequences? And how can we overcome the urge?
Do you produce your best work if you wait until the last minute to do it, and are under the stress of an impending deadline? If you don't, chances are you know someone who does. But why? What is it about the tension of putting things off that gets our creative juices flowing?
Gregory Ciotti at Lifehacker explains six scientifically proven ways to end one of everyone's most dreaded faults, the mother of all drags: procrastination. You can read about them here now. Or bookmark it and leave it for later today.
Ironically, here's a video about the science of procrastination that you can watch to avoid doing some other task. But it's not quite the singularity that it could be, because it also gives you some tips for keeping your time-wasting in check. [YouTube]
The Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last night! It's that fun time of year when we get to enjoy scientists' geektastic senses of humor.
Sure, the Sidetrack table turns your home into a near-police state, with monitors in every room. But how else are you going to get an exact chart of your ADD wanderings? It's also... woooooaaah SHINY!
Dealhack has compiled a list of major online retailers' ordering deadlines for shipments that need to arrive before Santa does. If you suffer from terminal-illness-grade procrastination like me, this is your list.
Clement Eloy, creator of the infamous Hotdoll sex doll for dogs, has a new project. Unfortunately it doesn't feature dogporn, but it's still pretty cool. It's called the SamePaperPlayAgain, and it's a wastebasket designed to help you waste time as well as paper by making throwing things away a game. Take turns kickin'…