Should You Change? (Warning: This is a Trick Question)

Should You Change? (Warning: This is a Trick Question)

What is the one word that could derail your habit change?

The Best Brain Food May Not Be a Food

This activity will improve your brain health.

The Amazing Power of "Small Wins"

Reaching small goals gives your brain dopamine spritzes! And those feel-good moments will encourage you to master the next small win.

Attention, Soda Junkies! Bloomberg's Ban on Over-Sized Sodas Could Increase Your Willpower

Super-sized soda ban is one small sip toward better self-control.
With Food Choices, Are You a "Maximizer" or a "Satisficer?"

With Food Choices, Are You a "Maximizer" or a "Satisficer?"

For more satisfying eating, decide to become a "satisficer."

Do You Need Self-Esteem to Change a Habit?

Self-esteem is wonderful, but not the key to habit change.

Succeed at Habit Change With This One-Page "Book!"

Most people don’t change a habit with a snap of their fingers. Oh, you’ve noticed that?

Can Willpower Alone Help You Stick to a Weight-Loss Plan?

What percentage of people can lose weight just using willpower?

These Foolish Things: 3 Health Habits That Seem "Pure" But Aren't

It's easy to fall for products with "health halos."
The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Complainers

The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Complainers

Only some squeaky wheels get the grease. Find out how.

What Is the One Key Factor in Successful Change?

Take charge of your life with this "golden key" to change.
Manage Emotional Pains with RAINS

Manage Emotional Pains with RAINS

RAIN on your parade of negative thinking habits.

It’s a Dangerous Week for New Year's Resolutions—How to Recover If You've Slipped

The third week of January is a crossroads for habit-changers.

What Can a Happy Brain Tell Us About Habit Change?

A happy brain could undermine your desired habit change.

An Easy Recipe for a Successful New Year's Resolution

All it takes is 5 ingredients for your habit change recipe.

The Great Willpower Debate: The Missing Piece

To activate your willpower, ask this simple question.

Beware the "What-the-Hell Effect," Especially on Holidays!

If you stay mindful, a slip won't become a binge.

U.S. Senator Tweets Her Way to Weight Loss Success

Senator McCaskill uses social pressure to reach her health goals.
The Tricks of Treats

The Tricks of Treats

Use the self-talk of "later" to help overcome "now" temptations.

Bad Habits of Fiction Writers--And the Rest of Us

People are confused about psychology--and understandably so.

The 2 Foods Most Strongly Linked to Successful Weight Loss

These two foods lead to health, weight loss...and satisfaction.
Painting: Georges Seurat, wikipedia

Combine Fun and Pleasure with Habit Change

Fun and pleasure can motivate a healthy habit change.

"1 Tip for a Tiny Belly" Ads Are the Tip of a Scam

Here are 4 realistic tips for a flatter-looking belly.

Celebrities Can Give Positive Health Behaviors a Shot in the Arm, Really!

For getting the shingles vaccination, fear is a strong motivator.

Are You Creating Your Own Food Desert?

You can be "food insecure" even if you have money.

Using Willpower: Work or Fun?

If you think "fun," you'll need less willpower.
When People Use Willpower to Harm Themselves

When People Use Willpower to Harm Themselves

How can you turn "wrong-way willpower" into "right-way willpower?"

Not Enough Willpower? Use Your "Extended Will!"

Getting help is a terrific technique for boosting your willpower.
What Is the One Essential Key to Long Life?

What Is the One Essential Key to Long Life?

"The Longevity Project" reveals the pathway to long life. Surprising, it's not the path of optimism.