The Secret To Overcoming Procrastination: It's Not About Willpower

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? » 2/11/15 5:49pm 2/11/15 5:49pm

Procrastinate By Watching This Video About the Science of…

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] » 9/20/12 6:23am 9/20/12 6:23am

And the Ig Nobel Prize Goes To: Crusher Tank Parking Enforcer, Wasabi…


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. » 9/30/11 2:40pm 9/30/11 2:40pm

How to Chart Your Every Procrastination

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! » 4/27/10 7:00pm 4/27/10 7:00pm

No, You Can't Blame Your Computer For Distracting You From Work

Click to viewHere's the reality of the situation: even when your job is to distract other people all day, you can still be distracted from that. It took me three hours to write this post. Damn you, internet! [CollegeHumor] » 2/01/10 1:40pm 2/01/10 1:40pm

A Master List of Holiday Online Ordering Deadlines For Last Minute…

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. » 12/05/08 10:09am 12/05/08 10:09am

Make the Office More Fun with SamePaperPlayAgain

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'… » 11/09/07 1:30pm 11/09/07 1:30pm