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What to Do When Your Best Intentions Let You Down

What to Do When Your Best Intentions Let You Down

When I first started grad school I had to adjust to a pretty tight schedule. Classes started at 9am and continued all morning. Immediately after lunch I was expected to show up at my rotation lab and get to work on my experiments. (In the first year each student “rotates” through a new lab every quarter to find a good […]

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My Favorite Books on Habit and Behavior Change

My Favorite Books on Habit and Behavior Change

One of the greatest illusions I've had to overcome in my life is that I'm a rational human being.

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How Can Cailey Motivate Herself to Bring Her Lunch to Work?

How Can Cailey Motivate Herself to Bring Her Lunch to Work?

Although this is a straightforward problem, there are several subtle mental and logistical blocks Cailey identifies that have kept her from adopting this habit.

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Is One of These Limiting Beliefs Preventing You From Getting Healthy?

Is One of These Limiting Beliefs Preventing You From Getting Healthy?

When you assume that work and family take priority and ignore your health, it’s easy to believe there is no room for anything else.

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: A strong case for beans, how to fall asleep faster & the downside of 5K steps

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: A strong case for beans, how to fall asleep faster & the downside of 5K steps

This week a strong case for eating beans, how to fall asleep faster, and the downside of 5,000 steps.

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Why Trying to Make a “Lifestyle” Change Is a Recipe For Failure

Why Trying to Make a “Lifestyle” Change Is a Recipe For Failure

While the first step to success is having the right mindset, if you don't have a concrete plan of action nothing will ever change.

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5 Things I Always Do When I Want to Lose Weight

5 Things I Always Do When I Want to Lose Weight

Over the years I've noticed that there are certain habits I focus on more intently when I'm actively trying to lose weight.

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Nutrition science is corrupted, a huge mistake in habit hacking, and lack of sleep makes you eat like a stoner

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Nutrition science is corrupted, a huge mistake in habit hacking, and lack of sleep makes you eat like a stoner

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.  This week nutrition science is corrupted, a huge mistake in habit hacking, and lack of sleep makes you eat like a stoner. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! […]

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The “I Don’t Feel Like It” Fallacy

The “I Don’t Feel Like It” Fallacy

It is not a good sign when the reason is just, "I don't feel like it."

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FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Skinny people don’t diet, healthy eating is cheaper than junk food, and Starbucks is worse than 6 donuts

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Skinny people don’t diet, healthy eating is cheaper than junk food, and Starbucks is worse than 6 donuts

This week skinny people don't diet, healthy eating is cheaper than junk food, and Starbucks is worse than 6 donuts.

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