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Decision Fatigue

Why You Should Let Your Friends Order Your Food

Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl When Paul Dolan sits down at a restaurant, he doesn't touch the menu. The behavioral scientist lets his fri...

Is 'Decision Fatigue' Clouding Your Judgment?

James Clear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

While it's impossible to maximize your willpower for every moment of every day, it is possible to make a few changes to your day and your routine so that you can get the most of your decisions and make consistent progress on the things that are important to you.

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.

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...

When Can Making Medical Decisions Be Hazardous To Your Health?

Matthew D. Erlich, M.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew D. Erlich, M.D.

A doctor's decision-making abilities may be related to the time of day. Making decisions seems highly affected by what social psychologists call "decision fatigue."

When 'Decision Fatigue' Frazzles Your Small Business Brain

Karen Leland | Posted 11.12.2011 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Faced with the daily task of deciding everything -- from what social media buttons should be above the fold on our home web page to who we should invite to the Friday meeting -- there are some ways we small business owners can maximize our power to choose while protecting our brain's much-needed mojo.

How 'Decision Fatigue' Depletes Willpower

healthland.time.com | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living

Are the endless decisions of modern life leading to "decision fatigue," depleting our willpower to the point that we end up making increasingly poor, ...