Education, Pop Culture

Skip the Snow Day Dance, Use a Calculator Instead

UPDATE: As of Thursday afternoon, the calculator still predicts a 99% chance. Also, it’s been revealed that the brains behind this site is a high school senior.

Ladies and gentlemen, forget the ice cubes in the toilet, the spoons underneath the pillow, and the inside-out pajamas. Just use the Snow Day Calculator for your potential day off needs.

According to the calculator, I have a 99% chance of no school or an early release on Friday. We’ll see.

Pop Culture

Read This Later (It’s Okay to Procrastinate)

Good news (albeit late) for those of us who prefer to procrastinate.
It’s not a bad habit! John Tierney of the NY Times explains:

Researchers have independently identified the phenomenon of positive procrastination, although there’s some disagreement on what to call it. “Structured procrastination” is the preferred term of John Perry, a philosopher at Stanford who published a book about it last year. Admittedly, it’s not a long book (92 quite small pages), but give him credit: He got it done, and only 17 years after he identified the concept.

You can find out what kind of procrastinator you are at When you get around to it.