How to Stop Hating a Food

You don’t have to like every food. But certain food aversions are very inconvenient when you’re out in the world. Writer Amanda Mull, for example, wishes she didn’t hate cucumbers. So she talked to dietician and therapist Ellyn Satter. The trick is to only partly eat the food:

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Add a ‘Stretch Goal’ to Your Day

Every weekend, my wife and I hope to get a lot done. We throw all our goals, from “wash hair” to “file taxes,” onto an informal little to-do list on the Reminders app or a scrap of paper. Managing the weekend’s to-do list becomes an errand itself. Push ourselves too hard and we’ll burn out; take it too easy and we’ll…

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Try Reddit’s Best Tips for Reading More Books

“How do I build a steady reading habit?” asks redditor 6hlooo on r/TrueAskReddit. “I was always the kind of person to read a book and stop reading after a few pages. I know what the benefits of reading are, but I just can’t seem to motivate myself to read consistently. What do I do?” Redditors answer with great tips…

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Ease Up on Your Morning Routine

Until about a few months ago, I was that person who rushes around in the morning, trying to get ready as quickly as possible to ensure I arrived to work early. Once there, I would get a jump on my day, before starting the actual full work day, too nervous about arriving or filing a piece late to stop for a cup of…

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Use the 10/10/10 Rule Before Making a Decision 

What’s your favorite mental hack? How do you trick your dumb human brain into doing its job right? Hacker News, a forum for people too nerdy for Reddit, traded their favorite tricks in a thread started by simonswords82. Here are the best.

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Why Procrastination Is Bad For Your Brain

Procrastination is a vice many of us indulge in, and there’s a reason it’s so hard to quit. However, the long term effects of putting things off are actually hurting your brain.

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How to Start a New Habit (and Why Setting Goals Doesn’t Work)

We all want to establish good habits, and break bad ones. But most of us approach the process all wrong. Luckily, James Clear, author of Atomic Habits has some tactics to make sure those new habits stick.

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How to Change Your Personality

We’ve all heard that people don’t really change. Your mom will always be close-minded; your ex will always be selfish; and you’ll always be a tiny bit neurotic.

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How I Use Rock Climbing to Practice Getting Over My Fear of Failure

Rock climbing is one hell of a strength-building workout. Not just for your upper body, but for everything. I recently joined a rock climbing gym in Los Angeles, paying $79 each month for something I actually love to hate. And yet I keep going because, in addition to training my body, I am really training to get over…

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Four Tips to Stop Snacking Endlessly When You Work From Home

When your daily commute is 20 steps between your bedroom and home office, the biggest threats to your weight and health are lack of movement and the temptations of a fully-stocked kitchen and fridge. Here are tips to nip those Pac-Man-like habits in the bud when you don’t even need to leave the house.

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