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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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“Slap her!”: children’s reactions (Video)

info-pictogram1 What happens when you put a boy in front of a girl and ask him to slap her? Here is how children react to the subject of violence against women.

MOSQUITO IN THE QUR’AN

Source: turntoislam.com

Let us begin with the Quranic account of a mosquito which is so different from that of all other animals. It is the only animal which is mentioned with an emphatic denial that its creation could present any cause for embarrassment to its Creator. Thus declares the Quran:
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Allah does not feel shy (or embarrassed) at mentioning the example of a mosquito because of what is carried above it . . .

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Book of Deeds: Fill It With Whatsoever You Wish

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Source: http://blog.islamiconlineuniversity.com

By: Nasmira Firdous

Imagine this: You’ve just written one of the most amazing books, making it shoot into the best-selling list. You have your name plastered all across the world. You have just been given the most coveted literary award, after being generously appreciated by some of the world’s famous literary giants. The feeling of excitement and joy is palpable. (If you can’t imagine any of this, just think of yourself as J.K. Rowling :P)

But, stop. Just for a moment. What if I told you that one day you will indeed read a book which you and solely you were responsible for writing? What if I told you, on that Day, that book will have a record of ALL your words, thoughts, intentions, actions, every unspoken word and every wrong reaction? What if that book holds the keys to your eternal abode? Would you be eager to open it and gasp with happiness or would be perspiring and hoping you had righted the wrongs?

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Documentary: Risking it all – Congo (Video)

info-pictogram1 Things are hopping at the road terminus in Lubumbashi in the Congo. Traders throng around the only available transport; hoping to get a lift to sell their goods in the town of Bukama.

Eugene is one of the few truckers willing to risk the notorious road.

We follow Congolese lorry drivers who must navigate their trucks, laden with goods and passengers, through jungle floods where a journey of a few hundred miles takes a month.
More documentaries…

Is it hypocrisy to forbid something but then do it oneself?

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Source: http://islamqa.info

Question: If I am exhorting my brothers and I warn them against some sins, but I fall into these sins myself, am I to be considered a hypocrite? Please advise me, may Allaah reward you with good.

Emotional Story of a Blind Kid it will Make You Cry (Video)

Illustrated: Honour Given To Human Beings (Video)

info-pictogram1 Allah swt has Specially honoured the Children of Adam. Let us Live upto it! Speaker: Nouman Ali Khan.

When you love something, you bring it to life.

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