Why We Procrastinate + Other Stories
Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: a radiologist’s adaptive approach to outsmarting cancer, the consequences of the world’s expanding appetite for energy, and an insightful look at why we delay important tasks.
A brilliant bit of intuition: One radiologist has been drawing inspiration from Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection to create an adaptive approach to targeting cancer.
The Washington Post
A grim new report highlights how global energy demand and CO2 emissions spiked this past year. (For more on climate change, check out “The Best Climate Change Solution We’ve Heard” and “A Climate Law Professor on What to Know—and Do—about Climate Change.”)
Since the early 1980s, psychiatrist and inventor David Nutt has been working on a healthy alternative to alcohol. And now he’s pretty close to having it bottled up.
The New York Times
We all do it. But why? Reporter Charlotte Lieberman questions the root of procrastination. And she finds that it actually “has to do with managing our emotions in a new way.”