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    Procrastination May Help Boost Creativity

    Why do today what could be better tomorrow? A new study suggests that we needn’t feel guilty about putting things off, which is great news for the 20 percent of us who self-identify as chronic procrastinators. Researchers had employees submit business ideas and found that those who did so after procrastinating by playing games like Minesweeper or Solitaire were 28 percent more creative than those who got straight to work. One academic notes that our first ideas are often our most conventional … giving us more incentive to have second thoughts.

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