How to build a habit (with science, not willpower)

When I was a little kid, my parents signed me up for piano lessons. The very first day, my teacher told me: “if you want to get good at this, you have to practice for 30 minutes every single day.” Every day, I would sit down at the piano, and my mom would set one […]

What habits would you change?

We all have habits — good or bad — in many aspects of our lives: Productivity: strategically planning breaks (good), getting distracted by Twitter every five minutes (bad) Health: exercising regularly (good), eating family-size bags of Doritos regularly (bad) Happiness: active gratitude (good), active grouchiness (bad) Relationships: talking things out (good), giving your partner the […]