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How to stop procrastinating

Surprising insights from the social sciences

(Wesley Bedrosian for The Boston Globe)
By Kevin Lewis
March 21, 2010

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Recent research has suggested that forgiveness is good for your health. But it may also be good for your study habits. Students who procrastinated in studying for an exam — but forgave themselves for doing so — procrastinated less and got a higher grade on a subsequent exam. One might normally expect such a self-forgiving student to keep on procrastinating. ... (Full article: 825 words)

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