Do your work or you automatically donate to George W. Bush

I love this hilarious technique from an article in the Chronicle for Higher Education on how academics avoid procrastination, using “stick” measures:

Ms. Brick gave the site her credit-card number and pledged to work at least 10 hours per week on her paper. When she fails to meet that weekly quota — as of mid-March, that had happened three times — the Web site sends 50 dollars from her account to the George W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation.

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About elainemeyer
I'm a writer and editor. I work in communications at the Columbia School of Public Health, where I write about epidemiologic research. In the past I've worked as a reporter and studied journalism and history in school.

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