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Procrastination: It's really just U=EV/IP

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Nicole Patterson practices a little U=EV/IP by doing a little Sudoku. The theater major says she has a play to study for class, but says "That's not due until Thursday." (Carmen Russell/CNS)

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Marc Minor practices a little U=EV/IP sometimes by browsing strange sites. The Internet content producer says he should be updating his resume or fixing his creative writing Web site. (Carmen Russell/CNS)

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Nicole Patterson and Marc Minor practice a little U=EV/IP. According to many experts, 95 percent of the population regularly procrastinate. (Carmen Russell/CNS)

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Nicole Patterson practices a little U=EV/IP by doing a little Sudoku. The theater major says she has a play to study for class, but says "That's not due until Thursday." (Carmen Russell/CNS)

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A Canadian psychologist says he has devised a formula that can measure, and thus help cure, procrastination. But is it really as simple as U=EV/ID?


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