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Kristine Keller Untangles the Procrastination Knot

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By Kristine Keller Next to love and the Olympics, procrastination is the most universally shared experience among humans, a common language practiced and understood in every pocket of the globe. Procrastination knows many dialects: Mastering War and Peace days before the final exam or the toothless man at the laundromat who confessed he waits until [&hellip
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Street Shrink: Kristine Keller explores why the grass always looks better on the other side

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800px-Gras_im_Juni It’s not uncommon for strangers to incite impetuous conversations at any given moment. After all, there are many inscrutable bullet points that warrant discussion from someone who may know more and the desire for conversation becomes ever the most apparent when you begin to unfurl your Sunday newspaper. Like, does anyone have the crossword puzzle [&hellip
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Street Shrink

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Q: Does volunteering really make you happier? Jeff, student A: This is a timely question as the holiday season is in full swing. Most likely in the next couple of weeks you’ll be reflecting on all of the people that have come in and out of your life and left indelible markers of impact. And [&hellip
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Q: I’m really interested in the things that impact decision-making processes in groups. What are some factors that contribute to how people make decisions? – Jeannette, NYC A: Though New York City is a haven for the independent-minded, we are often tasked with making decisions in group settings, whether it’s at home, work, school, or [&hellip
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Q: I meet so many different people everyday. But what is it about first impressions that are so hard to let go of—why does the first interaction always stick out the most? – Natalie, New York City A: Recently a friend of mine brought to my attention this same reoccurring phenomenon. She’d gone on a [&hellip
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Street Shrink

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Q: Coming off the heels of New York Fashion Week, I realized that when one person in New York does something or wears something, a flock of others mirror that behavior. Why in group settings do people give into conformity so easily? – Ivanna Majic, New York City, 27 years old A. Conformity is a [&hellip
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