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

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

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

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.

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

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?

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

Do Introverts Have More Willpower Than Extroverts?

Do introverts win bragging rights on willpower? Maybe...

Hollywood's Bad Sex and Love Habits

Which "Oscar nominee" will win for "Worst Romance Habits?"

Could Changing a Harmful Habit Make You Happier?

If you want to be happier, try a habit change.

You Didn't Make a New Year's Resolution? Advice from Ebenezer Scrooge

Scrooge says: "Don't scrooge up your life.  Make a resolution."

The Best Way To Make Your New Year's Resolution Successful

Hint: Just wanting to change is not enough.

Try a Self-Kindness Goal for Your Next New Year's Resolution

For your New Year's resolution, consider a self-kindness goal.