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(Psych Central)   Researchers find that watching a rerun of a favorite TV show may restore the drive to get things done in people who have used up their willpower or self-control. You submitted this with a better headline from the couch in your parents' basement   (psychcentral.com) divider line 17
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2012-09-08 12:39:27 AM
This is just the sort of encouragement that avid viewers of reprehensible tripe like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo have been waiting to hear. Shame,shame,shame on this woman for facilitating our ongoing societal decline!
 
2012-09-08 01:07:37 AM
Bronies: backed by science.
 
2012-09-08 01:36:57 AM
reruns of magnum pi do it for me.
 
2012-09-08 01:40:17 AM
Horseshart. And I know nothing of psychology. DNRTFA.
 
2012-09-08 01:42:33 AM
I think this research was sponsored by Netflix in furtherance of their diabolical plot to make me never leave the house.
 
2012-09-08 01:47:36 AM
after years of self-medicating to cope with undiagnosed mental illnesses and severe sleep problems while working in a high pressure environment and married to a real piece of work i finally snapped.

13 years later, lots of meds, lots of doctors, stays in mental wards and working very hard to overcome, i finally got back my will and my want just recently.

the biggest things to make a difference was the unexpected death of a much loved BIL, taken from us by cancer 2 Decembers ago. 54 years old. nicest damn guy you ever want to meet. broke my heart; woke me up to how precious the time is we have here on earth, and how it may be taken from us at any time. tomorrow is not guaranteed.

next was our 83 year old Mom having a close one, and her health being taken away from her as her entire world changed one afternoon some months ago. as much as i hate that batshiat crazy old biatch its part of the wake up call.

shiatty little pop-psych websites, magazines and TV shows should not be allowed to exist. they do more damage than good. they lie and mislead people. they are full of shiat.

there are well trained educated professionals all across the country waiting to help you. please don't hesitate to get the help you need. life is way too short my friends.
 
2012-09-08 02:28:33 AM
I'm gonna go watch some DS9 re-runs... later.
 
2012-09-08 02:37:45 AM
I believe that everyone is crazy
except for you and me.............
and i'm not so sure about you.
 
2012-09-08 02:47:06 AM
There's no couch down here, subby.
 
2012-09-08 03:42:41 AM
Honestly, I kinda knew this to begin with. I usually put on a tv show or something while I'm doing something. I have several series runs that I converted from dvd to digital that I run thru my PS3. I mostly use them when going to sleep. Its like having the radio on...its just something comforting to help you
 
2012-09-08 03:43:13 AM
Laugh all you want, but I'll put some stock in it. For example, during my amorous teenage years, I had this one boyfriend that was just as much of a dork as I was and we'd watch sci-fi together and fool around. All these years later, I still have particularly pleasant associations with Stargate (one of our favorites). It certainly gives me the drive to get things done.
 
2012-09-08 04:37:58 AM
I'd agree. When I need to get shiat done, I put on Netflix and watch old tv shows that I watched back in the day (Buffy, Angel, Drawn Together, Arrested Development, etc.) Just having it on as background encouraged me to do stuff, because I knew what was going to happen but also because it didn't distract me. Watching new stuff, you have to pay attention to it. :/
 
2012-09-08 08:40:06 AM

HumanSnatcher: Honestly, I kinda knew this to begin with. I usually put on a tv show or something while I'm doing something. I have several series runs that I converted from dvd to digital that I run thru my PS3. I mostly use them when going to sleep. Its like having the radio on...its just something comforting to help you


I used to do that when my husband travels for work. I'd fall asleep to old episodes of Good Eats or Penn and Teller's BS. I knew the episodes forward and backward, so it wasn't like I paid close attention, they just made noise.
 
2012-09-08 08:42:19 AM
This is pretty true. When I was a teenager, on the rare occasion I got into an argument with my parents, I'd go find a Simpsons rerun and watch one or two. Usually calmed me down. I knew everything about the episodes, but it was a good distraction.

I marathon random crappy reality TV when I have to do a project or work around the house. I can look up at most any time and know exactly what's going on, which is nice, but I don't feel the need to sit and stare like when it's something new. We used to keep a boatload of Good Eats episodes around, not just to go back to for recipes and stuff, but background noise while doing other things around the house.
 
2012-09-08 12:45:26 PM
Watching a rerun to restore willpower? These scientists have been playing Vampire the Masquerade (or playing Mage?) too long.
 
2012-09-08 12:57:24 PM
fark all that, just watch this.
Dan Dennett: Ants, terrorism, and the awesome power of memes

Oh and I'm enjoying the show in my cave.
criticalthinking-mc205.wikispaces.com
 
2012-09-08 11:08:39 PM

KrispyKritter: after years of self-medicating to cope with undiagnosed mental illnesses and severe sleep problems while working in a high pressure environment and married to a real piece of work i finally snapped.


Would have never guessed that. Nope. Not in a million Everybody Loves Raymond episodes.
 
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