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5 Simple Strategies to Save More Money This Year
Here’s where to start.
science of us
How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution and Achieve Your Goals
To change your life, consider the easy route.
25 Famous Women on Their Guilty Pleasures
Gwyneth Paltrow, Martha Stewart, Taraji P. Henson, and more on indulgences they can’t turn down.
Wishing for More Self-Control Can Backfire
In a new study, it actually made people worse at tasks that required self-control.
When Pleasure Makes Us Hate Ourselves
From the viewpoint of classic conditioning theory, this kind of hedonic flip-flop doesn’t make much sense.
To Keep Your New Year’s Resolution, Use Your Own Laziness to Your Advantage
How to get the most self-improvement for the least effort.
how people change
To Change Your Life, Learn How to Trust Your Future Self
How to change for the better, for good.
The Mistake That Makes Healthy Eating So Much Harder
Why force yourself to have kale if you don’t even like it?
Here Is a Good Reason to Avoid Speaking to Humans When Ordering Food
Why You Keep Signing Your Future Self Up for Stuff You Don’t Actually Want to Do
If you don’t want to go to that thing today, you won’t want to go next week, either.
shes the boss
How to Boss Yourself Around
It’s time you started listening to you.
Willpower (or Lack of It) Is the Wrong Way to Think About Weight
Self-control is highly overrated when it comes to dieting.
Watch Stephen Colbert Fail the Marshmallow Test
Because of course he fails the marshmallow test.
An Indulgent Life Isn’t Necessarily a Happy Life
Self-control is hard. But it’s worth it (apparently).
Faced With Newly Homophobic Ex-Gay Friend, Reporter Shows Impressive Restraint
The two were sort of cordial.