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Cal Newport over at Study Hacks makes an interesting observation about which MIT professors are more likely to disappear from campus during breaks: Interestingly, the biggest predictor of a professor leaving was status: the more important a person’s work, the … Continue reading

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Why Procrastination Is Good

Very interesting thought from Cal Newport: The evolutionary perspective on procrastination, by contrast, says we delay because our frontal lobe doesn’t see a convincing plan behind our aspiration. The solution, therefore, is not to muster the courage to blindly charge … Continue reading

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Time Tracking, version 4

I love this new addition to my time tracking routine, courtesy of author and Study Hack maven Cal Newport: the tally system. It’s extremely simple.  Identify a core task.  Put a tally mark down for each uninterrupted hour you spend … Continue reading

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