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Prof finally gets around to new theory of procrastination

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To the untrained eye, this is pencil sharpening. For the structured procrastinator, it's time well spent. Not pictured: a more important task. (Photo by Amy B Wang/CNS)

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Can one be productive and a procrastinator? A Stanford University professor says yes, you can, with “structured procrastination,” an approach that promises to transform procrastinators into “effective human beings.”