BRAIN SCIENCE EXPLAINS THE MOST PRODUCTIVE WAYS TO PROCRASTINATE

first_imgFast Company:Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like eating ice cream in front of the television while exercise and writing were originally on the menu,” writes Piers Steel, psychologist and author of the book The Procrastination Equation in Psychology Today. “There are a couple of misfiring neural regions that are reliably responsible for your procrastination.”Read the whole story: Fast Company More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Riverhead Officer Saves Two Lives In One Day

first_imgRiverhead police officer Michael Lombardo with the choking victim May 18. Independent/Riverhead Police DepartmentA 25-year veteran of the Riverhead Police Department is being celebrated for saving two lives in separate incidents Sunday.At 3:15 PM May 17, Lombardo was first on the scene on Industrial Boulevard, responding to a call where a man reportedly had his hand trapped underneath his vehicle. Lombardo found the victim in distress with his hand crushed underneath the brake rotor. Police said it appeared the man had taken off his tire when the jack tipped over, causing the vehicle to drop and the brake rotor, which landed directly onto his hand.The Riverhead Fire Department was going to be contacted to assist in removing the vehicle, police said, but Lombardo acted quickly and utilized the same jack to lift the car high enough so the victim could free his hand. The victim was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps for his injury. Police said the man was released from the hospital with a broken finger and lacerations to his hand.But that wasn’t all. During the same shift, at 7:21 PM, Riverhead police were called to a report of a man choking inside a home on Hamilton Avenue.Again, police said Lombardo was first on the scene and found the man “actively choking and in distress” on the front porch. The officer ran to the porch and began performing the Heimlich maneuver, and police said the victim started to “become limp from the lack of oxygen.” Police said it took numerous attempts to dislodge what ended up being a piece of chicken.The man was able to eventually breath on his own, and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps for further evaluation. The man was released later that evening from the hospital and is doing fine.The Riverhead Police Department said it “would like to acknowledge the excellent work done” by officer Lombardo during the two [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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Weems, Players Address Motzko Departure [VIDEO]

first_img Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 “You know as a player someday you will leave the coach, but you don’t expect the coach to leave the player,” St. Cloud State junior forward Robby Jackson said Tuesday afternoon when discussing the departure of coach Bob Motzko.Motzko has left SCSU after 13 seasons to coach at the University of Minnesota.Athletic Director Heather Weems said that she was contacted by University of Minnesota AD Mark Coyle on Saturday and was told “there might be a conversation going on” before being told by Motzko himself Monday about the decision. About Connatix V56892center_img 360p 720p HD 1/1 Weems said she was told Monday “the decision had been made, and to prepare (herself).””This is an emotional decision for Bob,” Weems said. “He doesn’t just flip a switch on and off, this is a hard decision for him.”Motzko held a meeting with the team Monday afternoon to inform them of his decision.”Obviously, there had been a lot of speculation, so we had a feeling what the meeting was about,” freshman Blake Lizotte said.”We touched on the season at first,” Jackson said. “Then (Motzko) got into the meat of it, and it felt like a heart-to-heart.””It was an emotional day, especially for the (upperclassmen),” Lizotte said. “An emotional day for everybody, including Bob and his family.””There was a lot of silence, which was weird because usually we clap at the end of meetings,” Jackson said. “After Motzko and Weems left, no one knew what to do or how to handle it.””Coming fresh off the NCAA Tournament, which was emotional, and now adding this on top of it is emotionally draining as well,” Lizotte said.Weems says Motzko leaves a rich legacy behind at St. Cloud State.”He has truly cared about the student athletes, not only from a skill on ice perspective but from a human perspective,” Weems said. “As an alum, it’s been important that he came and served our university.””Certainly, his (on-ice) success as well,” Weems said.last_img read more

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Weight Watchers stock soars as Oprah ad begins to air

first_imgNEW YORK | Weight Watchers is getting another boost from Oprah Winfrey.The weight loss company’s shares soared Wednesday as a TV commercial starring Winfrey began to air.The commercial shows past videos of Winfrey working out and referencing her struggle with weight, a frequent topic of her former talk show. The ad ends with Winfrey asking viewers if they’re ready to join her. “Let’s do this together,” she says.FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 file photo, Oprah Winfrey attends the premiere of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) documentary series “Belief” at The TimesCenter in New York. Weight Watchers is getting another boost from Winfrey. The weight loss company’s shares are soaring as a TV commercial starring Winfrey begins to air. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)She tweeted the ad to her more than 30 million followers on Tuesday.Weight Watchers stock has more than tripled since October, when Winfrey bought a 10 percent stake in the New York company. Besides the new ads, Weight Watchers has also made changes to its plans to better fit in with Winfrey’s message of living a healthy and happier life, and not just focusing on weight loss.Shares of Weight Watchers International Inc. jumped $3.68, or 19 percent, to close Wednesday at $23.05.Weight Watchers brought in Winfrey at a precarious time for the company. It has been hurt by the popularity of fitness trackers and free food-tracking apps. Despite recent gains in the stock, it is still down about 8 percent from a year ago.Winfrey is on the new plan and she said in an October appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that she lost 15 pounds in a few months.While she slims down, her wallet is getting fatter. Back in October, Winfrey paid about $43.2 million for her 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers. That stake is now worth more than $148 million.last_img read more

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