Willpower and habits involve different parts of the brain.
It's incredibly difficult to will away bad habits. But two simple strategies can make things easier.
Studies of how people dependent on drugs and alcohol quit their habit can help the rest of us quit our own bad habits.
Consumers want to embrace sustainability, but still need some guidance.
There's a buzz around sustainability, but consumers still struggle to develop new habits. Here's how to change that.
Consider running wild and free at this summer’s music festivals – without your phone.
The habit of using our phones while at a summer music festival can negatively impact our experiences.
Humans are the weak link in cyber security. But there may be a solution to making us safer, using the technology of exercise and lifestyle apps
There seems be an attractive quality to things that are ostensibly unhealthy or dangerous.
Edgar Allen Poe, Sigmund Freud and cognitive scientists have all wrestled with the human tendency to behave in ways that are irrational and self-defeating.
Suppressing thoughts about cigarettes, alcohol and chocolate are only going to make you crave them more.
Time to ditch those bad habits?
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