Procrastination pastimes

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Maya Kandell/Staff

Procrastination affects even the best and brightest of us here at UC Berkeley. So, why not have some fun while doing it? Thus, we at the Clog have supplied a list of our favorite procrastination pastimes. Enjoy. Take Buzzfeed quizzes There’s no greater waste of time nor any better way
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creativity

Creativity: the problem and 26 solutions

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” This is what author, speaker and educationalist Ken Robinson said in his 2006 TED talk on “How school kills creativity,” and it is a message that stuck with us. It seems like as we grow up, we grow
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TED Talk of the week: Anupam Mishra and ancient ingenuity

The wit and wisdom of Anupam Mishra’s TED Talk is not just a compelling watch – it’s also a pertinent discourse on water conservation, especially considering today’s shortages. In this talk, Mishra explores and expounds on the various ways that indigenous Indians harvest water with wells, filter ponds and catchment
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TED Talk of the Day: the wandering mind

You know all that daydreaming you do? It could be making you unhappy — at least, that’s what Matt Killingsworth’s findings suggest. His Harvard doctoral research, which tracked the day-to-day emotions of 15,000 participants, found that a wandering mind causes unhappiness. What’s more is that it doesn’t matter what you’re thinking
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TED Talk of the week: Benjamin Zander on ‘shining eyes’

Benjamin Zander’s TED Talk might be the best speech you’ve never heard of. Seriously, it’s amazing. In it, the American conductor uses classical music (that’s right) to humor, manipulate and inspire members of his audience to their feet — even bringing some to tears, and it’s not hard to see why.
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OverraTED

Discomfort Zone

I don’t like talking about TED. The conversations always start off the same. Someone asks if I’ve seen the TED Talk by Joshua Foer about memory or Wingham Rowan’s discussion of flexibility in the job market.  My answer is always the same: I avoid TED Talks. Sorry. Cue disappointment, frustration,
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