Friday Links

I’ve recently been intellectually seduced (is that a thing?) by the website Wait But Why. The guy (Tim Urban) has got essays on everything from how much to tip in different situations, to how to pick a baby name, to Elon Musk, and lots more. He combines logic, good writing, compassion, and colorful stick-figure drawings in a way I find impossible to resist.

Last night I read the Wait But Why essay Why Procrastinators Procrastinate (which I strongly recommend). I’ve always been a procrastinator, and it’s always bothered me. This guy has the same problem, and he explains the mechanics of procrastination so thoroughly and so precisely that I feel like he has a webcam in my head. (The followup essay, How to Beat Procrastination, was also surprisingly insightful.)

Have a fabulous weekend!

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5 responses to “Friday Links

  1. He did a TED Talk on the topic and it is one of my favourites:

  2. Those sound awesome, Brian, I’ll have to check them out!

    I’ve been upset at myself that I haven’t been following your posts and I want to, so it’s my goal to be better about it this semester! 😀

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