How To Maximize Your Procrastination Potential In 8 Easy Steps

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If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re currently putting something off. Good. You’re on the right track.

Procrastination is an art that need not be rushed by the burden of responsible time management. After reading this guide, you’ll be procrastinating more effectively than ever.

1. Passionately consider why procrastination is actually awesome.

Non-procrastinators will tell you that poor time-management is the plague of productivity and engaging in it will result in subpar performances, late work, and an overwhelming desire to half-ass it whenever humanly possible. This is a narrow-minded way of thinking, and to prove it, here are just a few of the reasons why procrastination is actually amazing:

Procrastination can highlight the things that don’t really need to be done. It allows you to see what really matters in a given situation.  Think bare minimum.

Instead of plunging right into your work, procrastination allows your ideas…

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Probiotics: The “Good” Bacteria

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Guest post by Tina

Meet Tina, namesake of The Tina Times. After years of obscure health scares and getting to know the doctor’s office a little too well, she’s decided to be healthy. That means healthy living and healthy eating. On the side, Tina is passionate about her job (health services research), juice bars, and soaking up the sun.

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The human body harbors over 100 trillion bacteria, outnumbering our own cells ten to one. These bacteria live on our skin, in our mouths, and most predominantly in our guts (not surprising, given that our intestines stretch 25 feet—over half the length of a school bus!).

So how can we ever be healthy, if we are essentially more bacterial than we are human? With an optimal balance of these microbes—the “good” and the “bad.”

The gastrointestinal tract is a delicately balanced ecosystem of gut microbiota, or gut flora…

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4 Ways Sex Boosts Your Brain Power

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Chances are when you were in your early 20’s you were convinced that the most important organ in your body was located between your legs. Not that you’re older, you have hopefully realized that in reality your brain is more important than the sexual organs. The pathways in your brain control your body’s movements and responses, along with releasing certain chemicals which influence both your personality and sexual performance. While it is common knowledge that your brain works with the other organs in your body, many people wonder if your sex life can boost brain power.

Why Regular Sex May Actually Boost Brain Power?

A recent study conducted by the University of Maryland found that regular sexual activity can increase a person cognitive thinking. Sex can help the brain to create new neurons which have the ability to help people think more clearly, especially when it came to problem…

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Talking Soul Food with Adrian Miller

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Adrian Miller. Photo by Bernard Grant. Adrian Miller. Photo by Bernard Grant.

Pop South is pleased to introduce readers to Adrian Miller, author of Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine (UNC Press, 2013), which won a prestigious James Beard Award.  Miller will be speaking at UNC Charlotte’s Center City location on  Thursday October 2, 2014 at 6pm. There is no charge, but reservations are required. RSVP to Dr. Jeffrey Leak,

Below, Miller talks about soul food and his book.

Q: You aim to explore “where Southern food ends and soul food begins.” What’s the difference between the two?

A: Inside the South, the distinctions between the two are so subtle that it almost seems meaningless. In my experience, black Southerners are just as quick to call soul food “home cooking” or “country cooking.” I found that the Southern diet, particularly after the Civil War, is demarcated more by class than race…

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