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The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It

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Source: theatlantic.com

By: Derek Thompson

When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m.

So, predictably, by the time it was 10 a.m., I had made and consumed two cups of coffee, taken out the trash, cleaned my room while taking a deliberately slow approach to folding my shirts, gone on a walk outside to clear my head, had a thing of yogurt and fruit to reward the physical exertion, sent an email to my aunt and sister, read about 100 Tweets (favorited three; written and deleted one), despaired at my lack of progress, comforted myself by eating a second breakfast, opened several tabs from ESPN.com on my browser … and written absolutely nothing.

What’s the matter with me?* Nothing, according to research that conveniently justifies this sort of behavior to my editors. Or, at least, nothing out of the ordinary for writers, as Megan McArdle has explained on this site. I’m just a terrible procrastinator.

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Phrases for Muslim Travellers – Spanish

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Source: http://muslimspeak.wordpress.com/

Spanish Pronunciation Guide
Most letters are similar or same as they are in English, the main exceptions are explained below.

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Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Marriage To Aisha Explained (Video)

Why does my stomach growl?

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Source: http://health.howstuffworks.com/

By: Jessika Toothman

The human body is an amazing machine, and every once in a while it will do something to remind you that it’s working hard to keep you alive and well. The stomach growl is one of these reminders. Loud, soft and sometimes for no good reason at all, your growling stomach has a lot to say.

Whether you call it grumbling, rumbling, gurgling or growling, from time to time everybody’s belly chimes in. These noises might sound like they should be coming from a noisy pot of bubbling stew rather than your stomach.

But the big question is, why does it growl in the first place? And why does your stomach seem to growl the moment a room grows quiet?

Your stomach doesn’t have such perfect timing or such a malicious sense of sabotage. But there is a perfectly logical explanation why your stomach sometimes feels the need to be heard.

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Violence In Myanmar Between Muslims And Buddhists Explained (Video)

info-pictogram1 Burma’s Buddhist monks have been involved in the violent persecution of the country’s Muslim groups. But until recently, the monks were leading the fight for democracy.

Hong Kong Protests Explained In Under A Minute (Video)

info-pictogram1 People in Hong Kong are protesting Beijing’s interference in the 2017 elections for Hong Kong’s main leader. But as much as Hong Kongers are calling for democracy, they’re also fighting for the economic future of Asia’s financial center.

Israeli Settlements Explained (Video)

info-pictogram1 In the Occupied West Bank, half a million Israelis live in over a hundred settlements built on Palestinian land. The government of Israel says it has a right to build these settlements; the rest of the world disagrees. Find out why Israelis choose to live on occupied land, how they affect Palestinians, and why, despite international condemnation, the settlements continue to grow.

ISIS aka ISIL Explained (Video)

info-pictogram1 ISIS (aka ISIL) has taken over major cities in Syria and Iraq, has hundreds of millions of dollars in cash and a growing military arsenal. What do they want? Will the US and Iran team up to fight the The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant? AJ+ breaks it down.

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Hamza Tzortzis: There are no women on planet earth! (Video)