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.

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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 procrastinus.com. When you get around to it.