Tim Ferriss: How to escape the procrastination quicksand

What would you really like to get done? Beat your procrastination once and for all, with Big Think Edge.

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Nobody knows how to beat procrastination better than lifehacker and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss. From breaking down a complex goal into bite-sized tasks to prioritizing effectively and setting motivational deadlines, Ferriss is a master of the science of getting what you want to get done, done — whether that's climbing Mount Everest or balancing your checkbook.

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What can 3D printing do for medicine? The "sky is the limit," says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein.

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  • Medical professionals are currently using 3D printers to create prosthetics and patient-specific organ models that doctors can use to prepare for surgery.
  • Eventually, scientists hope to print patient-specific organs that can be transplanted safely into the human body.
  • Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider, is pioneering 3D printing in medicine in three key ways.
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You wouldn't think even a 10-second break would help, but it does.

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  • A study finds that even short breaks help you solidify new learning.
  • In a way, learning really only happens during your breaks.
  • For the most effective learning sessions, build-in short rest periods.
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Some books had a profound influence on Einstein's thinking and theories.

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  • Einstein had a large library and was a voracious reader.
  • The famous physicist admitted that some books influenced his thinking.
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