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The effectiveness of self-imposed deadlines on procrastination

The effectiveness of self-imposed deadlines on postponement December 26, 2006 at 2:42 am I often hear of PhD students who postpone their research to do other things: play Tetris, read comments on Slashdot, or write a blog. We blame it on doing something “more important” to do something different, while feeling guilty and content at …

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Firstborns have higher IQs than their siblings

Firstborn babies have a higher IQ than their siblings July 4, 2007 at 1:45 am This short article from Science reports tasty discoveries about the relationship between birth order and intelligence. While it is generally accepted in the scientific community that older siblings generally have higher IQs due to various environmental influences, numerous possible factors …

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