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.

Planning a Lapse for Thanksgiving Day

Splurge, but don't binge.  Here's how.

Healthy Eating, For All the Right Reasons

Are there healthy eating guidelines that could apply to everyone?

Why Diets Don't Work...And What Does

For lifelong weight loss, lose the diet.

THE SCALE: Friend or Foe for College Students?

To weigh or not to weigh?  It depends on this.

Routines: Comforting or Confining?

Routines--know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.

The Choice Motivator

Awareness that you have a choice can awaken your motivation.

The LOVE Motivator

For better or for worse, the "love motivator" can help you change a habit.