Posts Tagged 'laziness'

How to Stop Wasting Time Online

I  love the Internet. I really, really love the Internet. If you promised me lightning-fast Internet and a souped-up PC in exchange for my cellphone, TV and all my video game consoles, I’d do it.  

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Because I love the Internet so much, I know from experience what it’s like to waste entire days online–days that should have been spent working on more important projects. I’ve learned a lot since those days of blissful unproductivity. And it looks like I did it just in time. According to a recent article by Mike Elgan:

The individual, the company, the nation that is best at avoiding distractions in the future will have an enormous advantage in the competitive marketplace.

That’s because the Internet is increasingly becoming an addicting distraction instead of a useful tool for most people. So what can you do to avoid all of those online temptations?  Here are the strategies that have worked for me.

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Imitation is the Best Form of Flattery… Not.

This is interesting. Someone liked our article on How to Stop Being So Lazy so much, she copy/pasted it into her own blog and passed it off as her own. The only thing she changed was the title and the last line. Everything else is Writista’s original text.

While this is really flattering, it is also illegal.

Plagiarism is dangerous to your (intellectual) health.

Warning: Plagiarism is dangerous to your (intellectual) health.

Perhaps the poster didn’t realize that she was plagiarizing our work. Perhaps I should write a series of articles about plagiarism… on how to spot it, how to avoid it, etc. Plagiarism is a widespread practice, and most people know it’s wrong, but many people still steal other people’s work, out of laziness or ignorance.

Dear readers, if you’re going to post our articles anywhere else, kindly link back to us. We don’t ask for any monetary compensation for our blog posts. Just give credit where credit is due. It’s basic Internet etiquette.

Thank you.

How to Stop Being So Lazy

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably already tried a lot of “how to beat procrastination” tips, with little success. No matter how many times you promise yourself that you won’t do it again, you always end up cramming that project and irritating other people. But then, you probably haven’t ever tried these tips. Continue reading ‘How to Stop Being So Lazy’