Posts Tagged ‘Procrastination’

Good advice

September 14, 2014

A simple exercise to improve your writing by Dan Wang of the University of Rochester.

Type out passages by your favorite writer.  You’ll gain an appreciation of their word choices, their structuring of sentences and paragraphs and all the other characteristics that make their writing good.  Or if you can’t do that, I myself lip-read the works of my favorite writers or read them aloud

A simple rule for making every restaurant meal better by Tyler Cowen for Marginal Revolution.

Have your restaurant dinner at 5 or 5:30 p.m., before the crowds, when the food is fresh off the stove and the wait staff can concentrate on serving you.

Draw up your task list the evening before, not in the morning by Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist.  (via Marginal Revolution)

If you plan your chores before (but not too long before) you have to do them, you’ll be less likely to put off what needs to be done.

Five Things Every Local Bookstore Should Do by Gracy Olmstead for The American Conservative.

A successful bookstore owner will embrace smallness, cultivate quirks and personality, join the localists, sell old and rare books and foster “browsability.”

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