New Year's resolutions are always tough to maintain. But is there a neurological secret to staying on top of your new goals?
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Mischel found that children who could delay gratification for 15 minutes scored 210 points higher on their SATs than children who lasted one minute.
Stanford University professor Michael Mischel's marshmallow test fits well with weight loss. The solution to restraint is easy: be a 4-year old. Adopt the same strategy the self-disciplined children did and find ways to distract yourself.
According to a British study, kids who ate candy every day at age 10 were significantly more likely to be convicted of a crime at age 34. The Lesson: Should we ban candy? No.
In the late 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel performed a series of tests on preschoolers referred to as The Marshmallow Tests. Mischel would give a...
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