Why There's Pain in Happiness

Strangely, happiness requires pain—but not suffering.

What Is the Exact “Dose” of Exercise Needed for Longevity?

Want to live a long, healthy life? Amazingly, researchers have mined demographic data to unearth the exact “doses” of exercise needed to lengthen your life.

Awesome Children, Awesome Willpower

These children knew the secrets of willpower at an early age.

9 Essential Habits of Sexual Assertiveness

These 9 habits of healthy sex talk can keep you safer and happier.

When Your Driver is Speeding, What Can You Do?

When your driver is reckless, speak up and save your life!

How Is Doing a Crossword Puzzle Like Changing a Habit?

Want to change a habit? Here are 7 ways crossword puzzles can help.

The Willpower Books of 2012

Weak willpower muscles? The willpower books of 2012 will pump you up.

The Resolutions Solutions Project: 7 Days to Success

Got questions about resolutions? FInd the answers in these short blogs!

The 7 Most Popular Changepower Blogs

These 7 Changepower blogs were readers' all-time favorites.

Procrastinating? How to Defeat "Mr. Clown Box"

Overcome procrastination with these 4 simple tactics.

Marshmallows, Willpower, and Reliability

"Eat the marshmallow" is a rational strategy in unreliable situations.

Speak Up! 18 All-Purpose Assertive Phrases

Need a quick way to be assertive? Try these statements on for size.

The Assertiveness Habit

For habit change and self-respect, practice the assertiveness habit!

Can Feeling Fat Make You Fat?

"Fat thoughts" sow the seeds of self-defeating actions.

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!

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?"

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

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.