New research demonstrates that it is more difficult to learn something new if the information had been rewarded in the past. In fact, the higher the reward, the worse the future learning.
Time management and supportive learning environments are keys to avoiding procrastination.
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More than 70% of college students engage in some form of procrastination, research shows.
‘Just going to check instagram’.
Rehearse how you will respond to interruptions.
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Research on proactive behavior shows it can help people perform better at their jobs. A failure to do so can be even more consequential.
A quick distraction is at our fingertips – and app developers know it.
Thanks to a burgeoning procrastination economy, developers are creating content that can be consumed in short spurts. What does it mean for productivity?
Wasting time on the internet at work could be putting your company’s cyber-security at risk.
Cramming does’t help you retain information, so the effect of a long night on the books may not be for much.
An intense night of study won’t help you remember information in the long-term – and the stress of revising under pressure will likely impact on your sleep and thus your exam performance.
Now or later?
Don’t delay. Read about why we procrastinate, and some tricks to overcome it.
Most of us think we’re poorer than we actually are.
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Do you procrastinate about taking care of financial matters in your life? Recently a fascinating article about financial procrastination appeared online. The author publicly admitted that “after years…
Now then, where was I?
Our minds have always adapted to their environment but advertisers are exploiting opportunities for distraction like never before.
Tick tock, tick tock.
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The vast majority of us will get a refund from the federal government, while the odds of an audit or worse are akin to getting struck by lightning.
‘Pretend I’m not here’.
If you’ve ever applied for a job, you know how hard it is to write the perfect cover letter that will make you stand out above all the other applicants. It’s a competitive job market, and more often than…
Mundane tasks suddenly become more appealing when a deadline looms.
Everyone procrastinates. I became somewhat distracted by completely irrelevant websites, for instance, while preparing to write this article. Procrastination, as you may have figured out by now, is the…