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Laziness Is More Complex Than You Think: How a More Nuanced Approach Can Help Us Overcome Laziness When Needed

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jon Jachimowicz

We also need to recognize that sometimes, being lazy is far from a sin. After all, isn't getting to take a deserved break why we expend effort in the first place?

This 5-Minute Trick Can Motivate You To Do Anything

Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl Sometimes, motivation doesn't come easy -- say, in the dead of winter, when it gets dark at 5 p.m. and all ...

The Virtues Of A Lazy Marriage

Ravishly | Posted 02.04.2015 | Weddings

A good relationship isn't necessarily one in which you're both constantly striving for the best relationship possible... while keeping the garbage cans empty too. Sometimes a good relationship can just be not doing much with someone you love.

The 8 Biggest Excuses That Keep You From Exercising

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Dishner | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Let’s face it: We all want to look good and be healthy, but none of us wants to exercise. “It’s too much work,...

3 Ways Being a Lazy Dad Can Work

Richard Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Being able to rely on our children, their judgment and the way they behave has made our job as parents a lot easier.

What A Headache Taught Me About Procrastination

Anne Josephson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Anne Josephson

If I ignore it, it maybe it will go away. Maybe if I just ignored it long enough, my headache would go away without me having to do anything about it. While in this case that is likely true, why wouldn't I do something to speed up the process?

Biting the Hand That Feeds: Entitlements and the Fundamental Attribution Error

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

How can otherwise uninsurable voters proudly support candidates opposing universal healthcare? Are such voters simply unintelligent? Even more puzzling, how can voters receiving food stamps or other governmental assistance proudly claim to be "anti-government"?

On George Will, Paul Ryan and Assumptions About Urban Poverty

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

Yesterday is yesterday, and progress is happening. Nevertheless, George Will's piece about Paul Ryan's comments still carries some assumptions -- assumptions of choice -- at least linked to the past, even while condemning people who hear them as such.

Intellectual Growth in College: Try Slugging

Uloop | Posted 03.31.2014 | College

Why did soberly wearing sweatpants to a bar make me feel so superior to everyone else?

Let's Give Millennials a Chance

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.15.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Maybe all the millennials need is time, guidance and, in some cases, a good talking-to. Maybe those who are criticizing the way millennials view things should consider taking some responsibility for creating these so-called monsters -- because chances are many of them have millennial children of their own.

Hammering Monkeys

Paul Ratner | Posted 09.18.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and flash fiction fairy tales for adults called "The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects" ...

The International Day Of Laziness

Paul Ratner | Posted 09.04.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and short fairy tales for adults called "The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects" The ...

Rat Study Points To Surprising Cause Of Laziness

Posted 04.09.2013 | Science

By: Live Science Staff Published: 04/09/2013 08:26 AM EDT on LiveScience New research might help explain why some people have trouble getting off ...

5 Excuses For Laziness That Just Don't Cut It

Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sam Ferrigno for We say we want to work hard. But sometimes, it seems like we just want to want to work, rather than actually work....


Posted 03.19.2013 | Comedy

Effort is overrated. Why actually finish a task thoroughly and creatively when you can get by with the bare minimum? From the most banal advertisem...

An Imagined Conversation With a 15th Century Farmer

Eliza Hurwitz | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy
Eliza Hurwitz

Sometimes I think people of the 15th century would be disappointed in me.

14 Absurd Inventions Never Recognized For Their True Genius (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Actually, necessity is the mother of good invention. Boredom and laziness are the parents of many ...

Decorated Couches On The Move

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business

First festival-goers sought to improve the comfort and leisure available at large music events by bringing their own couches to sit on. Now, one Austr...

There Is Great Power to Be Found in Doing the Thing You Don't Want to Do

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

What "duty" might you perform today that would make you, as Mark Twain says, agreeable with yourself?

Steve Jobs' Job Vs. Your Job

Jen Sincero | Posted 12.10.2011 | Style
Jen Sincero

Dear Jen, Is there such a thing as just being lazy? I want to change my life and know I could be doing so much better, but I'm really lazy about it. ...

Do You Miss Manners During An Etiquette-Challenged Winter?

Dave Astor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dave Astor

The second half of this winter has been less snowy than the first half, but it's hard to forget various breaches of etiquette during the flake-filled time prior to early February. Yes, it was a case of "Residents Gone Bad."

The World's Top Places To Do Nothing. Absolutely Nothing.

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Juggling things to do is such a humdrum part of life these days that no one gives their tasks or their stacks a second thought. On a trip when ther...

See Last Paragraph for the Evildoer Who Invented Leaf Blowers!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Astor

If you've ever raked leaves while your neighbor blasted his roaring leaf blowers, you know that ear muffs can dull the decibels. Of course, ear muffs don't prevent you from breathing in the fumes.

You don't want to help, you just want help: A rant

Richard Laermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Laermer

My PR agency, which creates and manages campaigns for technology firms and entrepreneurial ventures, has been around for 20 years. We've got 15 staff ...

It's October; Let's Work!

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

Here we are, in one of two months where we are actually supposed to work. Funny, right? No. Not really. This is the true month of our discontent. We ...