Accidental MIT study shows everybody is bad at getting stuff done on time

When you say, "I'll get it done this week," you're just lying to yourself.

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  • A paper from MIT shows that few tasks are actually done in the time frame expected.
  • People of all ages and levels of expertise were rather poor at estimating how long tasks take to complete.
  • Writing and coding tasks took the longest to do.
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Nutrisystem review: The key to losing weight—and keeping it off

Nutrisystem is a smarter weight-loss program that users enjoy.

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  • The societal and economic consequences of obesity cannot be ignored.
  • The economic impact is up to $190 billion every year in America.
  • Americans spend up to $2.5 billion each year on popular weight-loss programs.
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Put on a happy face? “Deep acting” associated with improved work life

New research suggests you can't fake your emotional state to improve your work life — you have to feel it.

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  • Deep acting is the work strategy of regulating your emotions to match a desired state.
  • New research suggests that deep acting reduces fatigue, improves trust, and advances goal progress over other regulation strategies.
  • Further research suggests learning to attune our emotions for deep acting is a beneficial work-life strategy.
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    Does scent motivate your workouts? The answer could be yes

    Mice will even run on a wheel in nature. Pheromones help inspire that behavior.

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    • University of California, Riverside researchers discovered a link between scent and fitness motivation in mice.
    • The vomeronasal organ is activated by the smell of pheromones, influencing sexual behavior and cardiovascular activity.
    • While there's no proof the same connection exists in humans, at least one elite athlete believes a link exists.
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    'Mindful' people are better goal-setters according to new research

    Aligning your goals with deeply held values produces better results—in your career and life.

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    • Self-concordant individuals set goals in alignment with their beliefs and values, according to new research.
    • Internal motivations score higher than external influences, such as money or fear of shame.
    • Mindful individuals achieve more satisfaction, as their goals align with their authentic selves.
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