Weekly Links

More Science on Procrastination
http://youarenotsosmart.com/2010/10/27/procrastination/
Understanding Procrastination Through Netflix, Cheeseburgers, and Present Bias

How to Beat a Polygraph
http://lifehacker.com/5675884/how-to-beat-a-polygraph-test
Lie-detector tests are not admissible in court, and here are some reasons why.

When Breaking Up Means Living With Your Ex
http://jezebel.com/5675584/when-breaking-up-means-living-with-your-ex
Apparently, in California, courts cannot force one spouse to leave the residence. 

Burnout and How to Deal With It
http://lifehacker.com/5674007/burnout-and-how-to-deal-with-it
I know we all had busy Octobers, and now the holidays are coming up.  Make sure to stay well, mentally and physically.

Regular Exercise Halves Your Chance of Catching a Cold 
http://lifehacker.com/5679696/regular-exercise-halves-your-chance-of-catching-a-cold
Oh man, add something else to my to-do list!

Invasion of Privacy
http://www.attackvector.org/invasion-of-privacy/
This guy took a spam email and tracked down the sender’s social security number, phone number, a picture of his house, the school where his wife teaches and more.  Be aware of all the information that can be found about people these days!

Breakup Data
http://mathiasmikkelsen.com/2010/10/amazing-facts-about-facebook-and-breakups/
Someone scanned over 10,000 facebook status-updates and graphed when people broke up.  I think it somewhat syncs up with our peak busy times.

Our Brain’s Negative Bias:  Why our brains are more highly attuned to negative news
http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200306/our-brains-negative-bias
“a very specific ratio exists between the amount of positivity and negativity required to make married life satisfying to both partners. That magic ratio is five to one. As long as there was five times as much positive feeling and interaction between husband and wife as there was negative, researchers found, the marriage was likely to be stable over time. In contrast, those couples who were heading for divorce were doing far too little on the positive side to compensate for the growing negativity between them.”

 7 Principles for Dealing with Haters
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2010/05/18/tim-ferriss-scam-practical-tactics-for-dealing-with-haters/

Russia Goes After 1 Guy, Worldwide Spam Drops By 1/5
http://consumerist.com/2010/10/russia-goes-after-1-guy-worldwide-spam-drops-by-15.html
After Russian authorities started an investigation into alleged spammaster Igor A. Gusev, worldwide spam has dropped by a sustained one-fifth.

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Judge Emily Miskel was appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott as the first judge of the 470th family district court of Collin County, Texas. She graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School and she is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Find Emily on Google+, Facebook, and other social media.

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