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Willpower

'Wasted And Forced'

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment

will.i.am, "willpower" (Interscope Records) Will.i.am's 2007 album, "Songs About Girls," barely made a splash on the charts, but it was a fine piece ...

How to Resist Temptation and Actually Stick to Your Health Goals

James Clear | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The ability to overcome temptation and effectively say no is critical not only to your physical health, but also to maintaining a sense of well-being and control in your mental health.

Willpower Won't Work, But This Will

Shayne Hughes | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Shayne Hughes

Contrary to conventional wisdom, willpower is largely a useless strategy to overcoming internal resistance. Fortunately, there is an easier way to get unstuck from any project, goal or to-do you have been blocked from taking action on.

6 Ways We Get Sidetracked or Swayed

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Frame a situation around a much-cherished goal and you are more likely to stick to that goal and/or sway others to seek it too. That's one of many stories with lessons for sticking to a plan that psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino offers in her new book Sidetracked.

Will Your Heart Go On?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

We cannot control what happens to us. Sometimes, difficult and tragic events overwhelm us. Yet no matter what has transpired, we do have the magnificent power to choose how to respond to life and how to move forward.

Winners Never Quit, and Quitters Never Win

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

The key is finding the joy in between the peaks -- paying attention to the moments, to the joy in the creating of your dreams, and to the pride you feel in yourself. Even if no one else ever acknowledges what you're doing, this is the true objective.

Miracle Pills and Muscle Drills: How to Train Your Brain to Think Healthy

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Could our national obsession with quick fixes, one-step cures and bullet-pointed tips be distracting us from making long-term commitments to health?

Power Meditation and Business: Redefining 'Success'

Vivian Norris | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Failure, competition, and ultimately business is all about human experience. Power meditation can be done daily in 15-20 minutes, and goes beyond mindfulness into actually boosting self-esteem and effectiveness.

The Power Of Lemonade

Jon Wortmann | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Why do we make bad decisions? Why do we eat that extra cookie or choose a cheeseburger instead of a salad with grilled chicken? It turns out there is nothing wrong with you when you give into fatigue or temptation. Your brain has simply run out of gas.

A Simple Success Tip: Say 'I Don't'

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

It's hard to motivate yourself to adopt new habits, but it's even harder to rid yourself of old ones. More often than not, it's the latter that keep us from becoming the person we really want to be.

2013: The Year Fatigue Set In

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Marian Salzman

"Fatigue" turned out to be the perfect word for what many people were beginning to feel after a few years of hyperconnectivity, information overload and always-on living.

WATCH: Pastor: 'DON'T Resist Temptation'

OWN | Posted 01.11.2013 | OWN

Every Sunday, thousands of people flock to Saddleback Church in Southern California to hear sermons by Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Drive...

Is Self-Control Overrated? (And Will It Help You Keep Those New Year's Resolutions?)

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

With a large volume of research showing that self-control is a limited resource -- one that can be depleted as quickly as the money in your bank account -- is it worth the effort it takes to achieve self-mastery?

5 Key Strategies For Successful Weight Loss And Beyond

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

If your New Year's resolution involves making a change in your diet with weight loss as a goal, you are facing a dizzying array of information out there. There is a great deal of evidence about what practices help weight loss, much of it contradictory.

This Is The Mistake That Derails Your Resolution Every Year

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Have you ever tried to lose weight by not thinking about food? How about trying to stop yourself from calling your love interest by blocking out all thoughts about that person? Ever try to quit smoking by trying not to think about smoking? Did it work? I'll bet it didn't.

Secrets of Effective New Year's Resolutions

Sean Meshorer | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Sean Meshorer

Let's face it: Too often, our New Year's resolutions are toothless fairytales that quickly fall by the wayside, abandoned long before February rolls around. The good news is that it needn't be this way.

3 Strategies For Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

Joy Weese Moll | Posted 03.03.2013 | Fifty
Joy Weese Moll

As anyone who has tried to keep a resolution knows, change is hard. Many of us over 50 have given up long ago on the idea that making a New Year's resolution is a path to anything but disappointment. It may be time to try again, however.

9 Tricks Successful People Use To Stress Less

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The difference between those who are successful and those who aren't is not whether or not you suffer from stress, but how you deal with it when you do. Here are nine scientifically-proven strategies for defeating stress whenever it strikes.

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.

What's Perfect for You?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

If you've begun to make a lifestyle change -- a new diet, exercise routine, stress reduction activity, or anything else -- consider that there will be times when you may need or want to get off your lifestyle wagon.

LISTEN: New Will.i.am Song Featuring Justin Bieber Hits Internet

Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment

Justin Bieber fans, get excited, but not too excited. A new song from Will.i.am's upcoming "#willpower" album featuring the teen pop sensation has lea...

Five Minutes on the River Thames

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

While getting the gold or winning the race matters, what carries even more weight is the willingness to dedicate every last drop of energy in pursuit of a goal.

When You Fight A Food Craving... It's Already Too Late!

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Hanaan Rosenthal

Fighting your subconscious on anything is always a losing battle. You may have temporary gains, but over the long term, the odds are against you. There is, however, one facet to your relationship with your subconscious that will flip the struggle for supremacy on its head.

Physics Explains NYC Man's Phenomenal Catch Of Falling Child

Posted 07.18.2012 | Science

By: Life's Little Mysteries Staff Published: 07/17/2012 06:03 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries A New York City bus driver has been hailed as a...

How To Really Achieve Your Goals

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

When it comes to reaching your goals and avoiding temptation, you need to plan how you will replace bad habits with good ones, rather than focusing only on the bad habits themselves.