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Want to Cultivate Focus? Here's How to Train Your Brain

According to Pulitzer winner Charles Duhigg, the art of focus is training your mind to know what it can safely ignore.

The Science of To-Do Lists: Psychology Can Make You More Productive

Are to-do lists about feeling a sense of accomplishment or actually getting things done? The typical way of writing lists can result in feeling good about yourself at the expense of productivity.

What Makes a Winning Team? SNL and Google Have the Formula.

It's incredible to think that Saturday Night Live and Google, given their very different goals, create teams of people similarly. But as reporter Charles Duhigg discovered, they very much do.

Want More Motivation? Take This Counterintuitive Lesson from the Marines.

Probably few organizations value self-motivation like the US Marine Corps, so when their recruits began showing deficiencies, officers dug into the latest psychologist research. Here's what they found.

Understanding the Cues and Rewards of Habit

The cue and the reward become neurologically intertwined until a sense of craving emerges that drives your behavior.

The Neurology of Where Habits Come From

We are living through a huge evolution in our understanding of habits. 

My Best Advice on Quitting Smoking

You need to recognize the cues and the rewards that you usually associate with smoking. 

Alcoholics Anonymous and the Golden Rule of Habit Change

Scientists have now studied it in the last decade or 15 years, and the reason why AA works is that it adheres to the Golden Rule of Habit Change.  

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