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Commit 100 Percent to Something and These 5 Outcomes Will Happen

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Hardy

A natural consequence of success is an increased vision for what you can do. This is where abstainers often fail. Because we're are highly passionate about what we do, we often start at a sprint. But long-term commitments are marathons, and so abstainers often burn out.

An Exploration Of Willpower (And How To Revive It)

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Anyone who has tried to break a bad habit has experienced the trouble with willpower. You want to stick to your diet, but you find yourself standing at a buffet filled with tempting desserts. Psychologists have been quite interested in understanding why willpower works so poorly.

Life & Happiness With Laura Rowley: How To Boost Willpower

Laura Rowley | Posted 02.11.2012 | Fifty

The holidays are definitely a season of multiple decisions -- gifts and decorations, menus and invitations -- and choice overload can weaken our willp...

More Equality, More Sex?

Posted 11.19.2011 | Women

A recent study takes an utterly unromantic look at sex and love, theorizing that they can be explained by a simple economic model: that sex is a resou...