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It's finally here: our first days off of school after a solid month of studying! Even if you're stuck at home all weekend, you're probably still excited about the precious days of relaxation. For me though, these days off just make me less eager to do my homework and more likely to be found gallivanting around the deep, dark, time-sucking parts of the Internet. (You know the part of YouTube I'm talking about.) However, this doesn't tend to go over well with my grades. If you're planning on hiding from your homework after break, there's plenty of interesting gadgets just for you that can make getting it all done a little easier.
Internet Blocking Add-ons: If you have a problem perusing FaceBook or YouTube when you should be doing homework, there's an app for that! (Or an add-on, more accurately) Add-ons or extensions are like apps that you can attach to your Internet browser, and can do many things such as hide advertisements or notify you of a new email. A great multitude of smart people have built add-ons to block non-work related sites or to warn you when you have spent too much time in time-wasting places. These apps usually require some honesty and self-motivation to work correctly, but for those with serious Internet addictions there are some that are built so robustly that even restarting your computer won't shake them. I personally use LeechBlock for FireFox, but there are options for every browser that you may find helpful, including many not listed below. (Try searching for your browser + "procrastination add-on", and you can find a whole network of helpful tools.)
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