The increasingly popular concept of mindfulness may become one of the most important features of our understanding of human effectiveness, in all its dimensions. It’s popping up all over the culture, including in the business world. And it's an important key in changing your relationship to food. Read More
Because so much of weight control is truly a case of mind over matter, hypnosis can be a very effective tool for weight loss. Let’s look at five steps you can take to self-hypnotize and start losing those few (or many) extra pounds. Read More
Do you have a bad habit that you have been desperately trying to change for quite some time? Maybe it is quitting smoking or ending your love affair with donuts. Or maybe you are trying to cultivate a good habit such as going for daily runs or calling your mom more?
Whatever the case, you know it isn't from a lack of trying. Read More
When Dear Abby, barking insults like a 1950s football coach, attacked a young woman for being overweight, she was doing more harm than she could imagine. Instead of being a great source of motivation, shame makes bad problems worse. Read More
A new study shows that just thinking about the treatment of animals in slaughterhouses causes women—but not men—to "strategically under-report" their meat consumption. Why are women more likely to lie about eating animals? Read More
We have an intuitive sense about how performance feedback influences our motivation—that learning we’re on track will be motivating and finding we’re not meeting expectations will be demotivating. But that’s not necessarily the case. It’s all in our interpretation of what the feedback means. Read More