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Breaking Bad Habits

Iyanla Vanzant: 5 Steps To Breaking A Negative Pattern

Posted 02.26.2014 | OWN

By Iyanla Vanzant Q: How do I break a negative pattern? 1. First, notice it. Maybe you always end up in drama-filled relationships, or yo...

WATCH: Is This The Secret To Breaking Bad Habits?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

What's the secret to breaking bad habits? First, it helps to know how habits form in our brains. They are actually cemented there by a "three-part ...

The 13 Bad Habits We Just Can't Give Up

Posted 11.21.2013 | Fifty

Earlier this month, a survey in Britain about bad habits found that people struggle most with trying to give up smoking, although many also are addict...

WATCH: Beat Your Addiction In Three Steps

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

An important part of beating addiction is to identify what is driving people to use the "poison" of choice in the first place. That was the case f...

Breaking Bad Habits

Marcia Wieder | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcia Wieder

When I coach people on the obstacles that may be slowing them down or even sabotaging their dreams, often it comes down to behaviors that can be easily corrected. But it begins with honestly assessing and recognizing what it is.

Breaking Bad... Habits

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Breaking a bad habit is never easy, but you can make it a lot easier by making negative mental associations and by replacing bad habits with good. Before you know it, you won't have that bad habit anymore, and you'll feel empty if you miss your workout or walk, instead!

What You Need To Know About Stress Shopping

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.24.2013 | Style

Forget meditation and yoga: For many stressed-out Americans, the best remedy for a stressful day at work or the sting of a painful breakup is the smel...

11 Ways To Break ANY Bad Habit

Jeremy Dean | Posted 03.26.2013 | Books
Jeremy Dean

Have you given up on your New Year's resolutions yet? One of the main reasons that New Year's resolutions are so often forgotten before January is out is that they usually require habit change.

The Tyranny Of Trying To Do It Perfectly: 6 Ways To Overcome Perfectionism

Helene Lerner | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

With holiday tasks to accomplish, work projects to be finished, and family obligations to be met, realize that something has got to give. Perhaps it's time for it to be your perfectionism.

Finally, A Site For Sharing How We All Stumble

Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.30.2012 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

Lift, a new app from the incubator backed by Twitter's co-founders, is designed to make you a better person through continuous positive reinforcement....

Ramadan Reflection Day 13: How To Break Bad Habits

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Be patient with yourself -- its ok to take time in overcoming a habit. If you slip up, just start again. Before you know it, a week without doing it will become a month and then a year and so on.

One Good Way To Kick A Bad Habit

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Bring this practice into the moments of your life at home and at work where you notice the habits occurring. Allow it to widen the space of awareness and choose a different response.

Quit Your Vices And Find Happiness

Lauren Zander | Posted 12.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

Can you stop overeating? Can you control your drinking? Can you put the cigarette down? The real answer is "of course you can." The issue is will you?

The Extraordinary Power of Habits

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

We like to think we have a tremendous amount of control over our own behavior. Yet, our habits have a huge influence on the way we act.

How to Talk to Your Child About Obesity

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2011 | Parents
Mark Goulston, M.D.

You have to care enough about your child giving up their overeating for you to give up a self-defeating or even self-destructive habit you have.

Our Bad Habits Get Wired Into Our Brains

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Uh-oh, the new year's just begun and already you're finding it hard to keep those resolutions to junk the junk food, get off the co...