These high-schoolers won $10,000 for a solar-powered tent for the homeless (story below...)
4 Research-Backed Tips on Resolutions that Work
From the Heath brothers, two of my favorite authors (Decisive, Made to Stick, and others)
Look for bright spots - instead of looking for deficiencies, the research suggests asking "what's working and how can I do more of it?"
Make one change at a time - self-control and willpower is a limited resource that you want to focus very carefully. You will run out! Don't try to fix a relationship, learn a new language and meet your neighbors all at once.
Turn that one change into a habit - make your new behavior a habit so you can be on automatic pilot and not have to will your way forward each day. That won't work. What will work is making it a routine. Habits are hard to break and you can use this to your advantage.
Set an "action-trigger" to start your habit ASAP - research suggests that what helps limit the use of willpower is a simple hack: use a regular daily or weekly occurrence as a trigger for a new behavior. For example, every day after dinner, I will take time to review the family finances and daily spend. Dinner is the trigger. In fact, cleaning up dinner (glad to miss that!) is the trigger.
New Book - 200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World
From the website: "200 Women is a book and exhibition founded on original interviews and accompanying photographic portraits. This landmark project is the realization of an epic global jo