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Laziness or Sloth is the disinclination to use energy and is seen as a negative trait in most cultures. Being lazy has also been associated with being a slacker, or a good-for-nothing person wasting time.
New scientific research tells a completely different story and lists out many advantages of being a couch potato. Being tactically lazy can actually be good for us.
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Efficacy is not always enough. Medication that improves a patient's symptoms under ideal conditions is technically getting things done, but not always the right things.
Effectiveness in clinical trials is about how well a treatment works in the real world, not just in perfectly controlled conditions.