Done Right, Procrastination Could Be Good for You

You know the feeling. You’ve got an email you need to write, a paper you need to turn in, a form you need to fill out, or an enormous pile of laundry that needs washing. But all you want to do is kick back on the couch, watch Netflix, and think about all the important work you’re not doing. It’s too bad feeling guilty about not working doesn’t do much to actually get your work done. Except, it turns out that some experts think putting off your work isn’t such a bad thing. Here’s how not working can work for you.

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Caffeine Causes Widespread “Brain Entropy” — and That’s Actually a Good Thing

It’s just common sense: the most orderly minds are the most brilliant ones. How else could a scientist memorize a complete taxonomy of the various types of quarks or weasels or planetary bodies? Their brains must be highly organized machines, with every piece of data carefully filed away and every method perfected exactly. Right? Wrong.

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