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Make plans, not resolutions

This post originally appeared on the Pattern Health blog. By Aline Holzwarth Your new year’s resolution is very likely to fail. Most do. Resolutions are just not built to succeed. They rely on willpower, hoping…

Behavioral Economics & Psychology, Health, Motivation   /   DECEMBER 31 2018

Best-Laid Plans of Potential Donors: Bridging the Intention-Behavior Gap

If we were to reflect on how much we donated in the past, some of us would admit that we could have given more.  At the same time, we might claim that we intended…

Behavioral Economics & Psychology, World, Motivation   /   JUNE 29 2018

A New Year’s Resolution for You: Exercise for Pleasure and Enjoyment

Many people try improving their health, wealth, and happiness around the New Year. Fewer than 10%, however, feel successful in achieving their resolutions. More than 25% of people do not maintain their resolutions for…

Health, Health Management, Exercise, Motivation, Self-Control   /   DECEMBER 29 2017