Behaviour

Improve Your Self-Control With A 10-Minute Delay

Improve Your Self-Control With A 10-Minute Delay

When it’s far too difficult to deny yourself that cigarette, that doughnut or that new coat, tell yourself to instead wait just 10 minutes before you give in. This “mini” delay in gratification will help you build more self-control over time.

Think About Your Alternate Reality When You Feel Like Giving Up On A Goal

Think About Your Alternate Reality When You Feel Like Giving Up On A Goal

Some days, the road to becoming healthier or more fit is fraught with bumps, obstacles, and confusing junctions. It might feel easier to just throw in the towel because dealing with these hazards can be such a hassle, but before you give up, try to imagine your alternate reality to…

People Prefer Snacks That Behave Like Poker Machines

People Prefer Snacks That Behave Like Poker Machines

In the above scene from the science-fiction movie Minority Report, Tom Cruise’s character is harassed by a musical cereal box that won’t shut up. It sounds stupidly implausible, but a new study has shown that people actually do prefer snacks that require them to press noise-making buttons. We’re no better…