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The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It



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 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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US: Muslims sue government over being put on terrorist watchlist



A group of five Muslim American men included on the watchlist of suspected terrorists maintained by the United States government filed a federal complaint on Thursday this week contesting their placement.

The federal government has unjustly and disproportionately targeted American Muslims by routinely adding their names to the Terrorist Screening Database without affording them their rights to due process,”Lena Masri, a staff attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said in a statement announcing the legal action. ”The lawsuit will challenge the government’s broad and unchecked power to secretly label individuals as ‘known or suspected terrorists’ without concrete facts, but based on only a vague standard of ‘reasonable suspicion.’”

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A lust for vengeance blind the most reasonable people in the world.

gb copy A lust for vengeance blind the most reasonable people in the world.
es copy Una sed de venganza ciega a las personas más razonables en el mundo.
nl copy Een lust voor wraak blind de meest redelijke mensen in de wereld.
fr copy Un désir de vengeance aveugle les gens les plus raisonnables dans le monde.
de copy Ein Rachelust blenden die meisten vernünftigen Menschen in der Welt.
CN67867 Yīgè yùwàng fùchóu méngbì zuì hélǐ de rén zài shìjiè shàng.
Sweden En lust för hämnd blinda de mest förnuftiga människor i världen.
rus7897 Zhazhda mesti oslepit’ naiboleye razumnyye lyudi v mire.
4523turkey Intikam için bir şehvet dünyanın en makul insanları kör.
images Un desiderio di vendetta cieca le persone più ragionevoli del mondo.
indonesiaID Sebuah nafsu untuk membalas dendam buta orang-orang yang paling masuk akal di dunia.