How to Make Good Habits

"It's easy to decide to change, but harder to make that change feel normal." Trent Hamm gives tips on how to turn good intentions into new good habits.

"First, a radical life change is easier if there is just one simple rule to follow. Don’t spend money this weekend. Eat plants. Play a game each evening. Read two books a week. A very simple rule is very simple to follow. Second, the simple rule is tied closely to something I truly want to change in my life. I want to be healthy over the long haul. I want to be in financially good shape. These are strong central desires for my life, and because they’re strong, they trump the other shorter-term desires I have. Third, the things I like or immediately desire are often influenced heavily by what I’ve been doing and thinking about recently."

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rally at the Anaheim Convention Center on September 8, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Barbara Davidson/Getty Images)
Personal Growth

The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity.

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Researchers discover a link between nonverbal synchronization and relationship success.

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Sex & Relationships
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  • Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship.
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What defines a dark horse? The all-important decision to pursue fulfillment and excellence.

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When we first set the Dark Horse Project in motion, fulfillment was the last thing on our minds. We were hoping to uncover specific and possibly idiosyncratic study methods, learning techniques, and rehearsal regimes that dark horses used to attain excellence. Our training made us resistant to ambiguous variables that were difficult to quantify, and personal fulfillment seemed downright foggy. But our training also taught us never to ignore the evidence, no matter how much it violated our expectations.

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