Whether you want to quit smoking, stop procrastinating, or put an end to repetitive thoughts, there are things you can do to break the cycle. Best-selling author and life coach Martha Beck shares ways to stop self-destructive habits.
FORA.tv (Jan. 24, 2013) Wonderfest discusses the complexity of human overconfidence and the frailty of knowledge.
While self-confidence is a prized human attribute, too much confidence can be obnoxious, pernicious, and ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 6, 2015) Researchers say self-compassion can be taught using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, with their trials showing reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion in participants. The ... watch video
Howdini (Dec. 1, 2013) Thumbsucking? Nail biting? These are tough habits to break. How can you get a child to give up a bad habit? Answers on how to break a bad habit from Good Morning America Parenting Contributor Ann ... watch video
Newsy (July 30, 2014) Researchers say women who diet at a young age are at greater risk of developing harmful health habits, including eating disorders and alcohol abuse.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 23, 2015) A Boston start-up is developing a wristband they say will help users break bad habits by jolting them with an electric shock. Ben Gruber reports.
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Reuters - US Online Video (Aug. 3, 2015) A new study finds preschoolers with severely selective eating habits are much more likely to have depression or social anxiety than kids who consumed a wide variety of foods. Jennifer Davis ... watch video
Oct. 8, 2015 A new technique allows scientists to study diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's using cells from human patients. Historically, animal models -- from fruit flies to mice ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 The cognitive skills used to learn how to ride a bike may be the key to a more accurate understanding of developmental dyslexia. And, they may lead to improved interventions. ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 Viewers of 'Law and Order' have a better grasp of sexual consent than viewers of other crime dramas such as 'CSI' or 'NCIS,' suggesting that individuals who watch programs in which sexual predators ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 The more individuals perceive themselves as “citizens of the world,” the less likely they are to contribute to collective public goods and the more likely to hitch a “free ride” on the ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 Low-income students who change schools frequently are at risk for lower math scores and have a harder time managing their behavior and attention in the classroom than similar students who stay in the ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 Hormonal treatments administered as part of the procedures for sex reassignment have well-known and well-documented effects on the secondary sexual characteristics of the adult body, shifting a ... read more
Oct. 7, 2015 How many people read online privacy warnings? Few probably do. Long, detailed and technical privacy notices are the current answer to one of the greatest privacy issues of our time: websites collect ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 For nearly nine years, researchers at Lund University have been working on developing implantable electrodes that can capture signals from single neurons in the brain over a ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 A face with an emotionally charged expression, especially if the emotion is anger, can influence the course of our actions, according to a new study. The distracting effect is potentially dangerous ... read more
Jan. 19, 2015 People are more successful in taking up healthy habits if their partner makes positive changes too, according to research. Investigators found that people were more successful in swapping bad habits ... read more
Sep. 4, 2012 Addiction researchers have known for many years that smokers are less likely than non-smokers to look to the future in planning their lives. New research has now shown that among smokers, those who ... read more