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7 Ways To Boost Your Willpower

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Did you know that willpower is like coal? We have a limited amount, and it can very well run out. I am determined to get some of my willpower back, so here I have assembled the tricks that have worked in the past.

How Willpower Works

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Your capacity for self-control is not unlike the muscles in your body. Just as well-developed biceps sometimes get tired and jelly-like after a strenuous workout, so, too, does your willpower "muscle."

9 Things Successful People Do Differently

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.

Exchanging Willpower For Willingness

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

We Americans love the idea of willpower. It's forceful, bold, intrepid. It reeks of individual determination, and it suggests just enough stalwart endurance to satisfy our stoic sensibilities.

Men and Asking for Help

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

What is it about men that makes them think that asking for help seems like a weakness, not a strength? Why do we place such a high value on "toughing it out," especially when it can cut us off from optimal solutions?

Want To Increase Your Willpower? Here's How

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Most people have at least one area in which they lack willpower. How can you increase your willpower? Here are some techniques, using exercise as an example, that should help.


Jim Randel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Randel

Instead of reminding myself every day that I had one of the shortest commutes of anyone in America, I started bemoaning the school bus traffic.

Bode Miller's Comeback

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jim Randel

No rational person would keep skiing if his motivation was to win an Olympic medal. Rather, Miller's gold medal was the offshoot of a talented guy doing what he was passionate about.

Is Binge Eating A Psychiatric Disorder? | Melissa Healy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Psychiatrists must decide whether "binge eating disorder" stands alongside anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa as a separate psychiatric condition --...

Women: Sleep Might Improve Your Willpower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Your head says it's time to lose a few pounds, but your hand reaches for another cookie. Why is it that even when we want to be good, we end up being ...

How To Avoid Holiday Overeating | Rosie Mestel and Ben Harder | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Fill up on the vegetables. Skip the pumpkin pie, or at least the whipped cream. Forgo the gravy; go really easy on the stuffing. And just say no to al...

Marshmallow Test VIDEO: A Reenactment Of Walter Mischel's Child Psychology Test

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In the late 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel performed a series of tests on preschoolers referred to as The Marshmallow Tests. Mischel would give a...

Public Libraries: Community-Based Health Clubs for the Brain

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Libraries are taking on a new mission to help promote cognitive health in their communities and using the concept of brain fitness.

Willpower Doesn't Exist: The New Way to Get Stuff Done

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

In a passage from Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus and his ship are about to pass through the Siren-infested waters. On the one hand, he knows that hearing ...

Success in the Shadows

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Those who are prepared to struggle in the shadows, when it is hard to see the light, are those most likely to find success in their chosen endeavor.


Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Today being the first real business day of the New Year, I am writing this e-letter about New Year's resolutions - those commitments of resolve we fin...

The Positive Effects of A Bad Economy

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

I always love to find good news in bad news. And so I was happy to hear that there's a positive perk in learning how to restrain one's spending -- how...