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By Thomas Rutledge Ph.D. on July 10, 2019 in The Healthy Journey
Despite headlines questioning the validity of the 10,000 steps-a-day recommendation, research demonstrates the benefits of this or even greater levels of regular physical activity.
By Glenn Livingston Ph.D. on July 10, 2019 in Never Binge Again
True or False?: A little emotional eating for comfort during times of stress is inevitable. Answer: False.
By Christopher Bergland on July 03, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
People who lose weight and keep it off tend to make moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at the same time of day a part of their daily routine.
By Joseph Reagle Ph.D. on June 19, 2019 in Hacking Life
What does all that self-tracked data mean to you?
By Christina Pierpaoli Parker on May 19, 2019 in Eng(aging)
How to get out of your own way and start moving toward a healthier life.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 15, 2019 in Cravings
Are your eating habits out of control? You can't always blame the food.
By Linda D. Anderson, Ph.D., Sonia R. Banks, Ph.D., and Michele L. Owens, Ph.D. on May 07, 2019 in Silent Agreements
Push back against "silent agreements," the unspoken rules of your relationship.
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on May 06, 2019 in The Science Behind Behavior
Prices can be difficult to make sense of compared with other product features.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 26, 2019 in All About Addiction
We often find it challenging to change habits related to eating, exercise, jobs, etc. Why are bad habits so hard to change?
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on January 21, 2019 in The Science Behind Behavior
We are naturally drawn to price points, and they simplify our buying decisions. But they can also encourage us to purchase thoughtlessly.
By Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S. on January 15, 2019 in The Red-Light District
Pew research shows that more people are distancing themselves from the social media platform.
By Tara Thiagarajan Ph.D., and Jennifer J. Newson Ph.D. on January 10, 2019 in 7 Billion Brains
How mentally flexible are you? The Einstellung effect can give you a glimpse.
By Meg Selig on January 06, 2019 in Changepower
Micro-exercises. The G-spot. Lottery winners. Music and eating. Recent research could improve your health, happiness, and habits.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in Tech Happy Life
Why do our screens seem irresistible? The "Vegas Effect" is one of the reasons. Through understanding, resistance is not futile.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on January 01, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Everyone feels the often overwhelming allure of temptation. Yet when we're trying to be healthy, we have to learn how to resist.
By Jennifer M Weiss M.D. on December 23, 2018 in Women in Medicine
Expectation management is a critical tool to leverage in the opioid epidemic.
By Nick Hobson, Ph.D., Leandra McIntosh, and Maryam Marashi on December 05, 2018 in Ritual and the Brain
Caught in the cycle of failure? Feeling stuck? Not to worry. According to the latest science, failure is the key to your success.
By Tara Well Ph.D. on November 12, 2018 in The Clarity
Want to get more done? Try this new approach and find the sweet spot between structure and freedom.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on October 31, 2018 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
By the time we’re adults, emotion regulation habits are almost completely habituated.
By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D. on October 20, 2018 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
Want more enjoyment, intimacy, and trust? Make this adjustment, and you might be surprised by the benefits.
By Tasha Eurich Ph.D. on October 14, 2018 in The Power of Insight
Is your daily stress getting in the way of your giving? How to reverse the trend.
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on October 12, 2018 in Think, Act, Be
Everyone wants to enjoy life as much as possible, yet we often get in our own way. Here are some practical strategies to make your life better.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on October 06, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The idea that your eating is controlled by external factors, such as plate size or brand names, is now challenged by retractions of the original published studies.
By Anne M. Cleary Ph.D. on September 10, 2018 in Quirks of Memory
Don't trust your instincts when it comes to learning. Trust this instead.
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. on August 31, 2018 in Emotional Nourishment
Many of us wander into worry as if we were on autopilot. We need to get out of our deeply grooved neurologic routes. Doing this can be a challenge, but not an insurmountable one.
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