Self Control

11 Long-Term Benefits of Discipline for Kids

Discipline is a foundation for understanding consequences, making behavioral decisions, and establishing lasting personality traits.<p>By<p>Jan 17 2018, …

Psychology

Australian Open 2018: Nick Kyrgios exhibits self-control to overcome off-court distractions in 2nd-round win - Firstpost

<b>Melbourne:</b> Nick Kyrgios had to deal with off-court distractions as he brushed aside Serbian Viktor Troicki in straight sets to reach the third round …

Tennis

The Emotional Maturity Test: Donald Trump v Banjo, Our Neighbour’s Dog

Is Donald Trump more or less emotionally mature than Banjo, the neighbour’s dog? Dr Stephen Scher, Senior Editor of the Harvard Review, might be onto …

Donald Trump

Don’t Let HCPs Ruin Your Life in 2018

Have you noticed that high-conflict people (HCPs) and high-conflict behavior are rapidly increasing in today’s interconnected world? They can pop up …

Arrogant

Why willpower is overrated

Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?<p>People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy.<p>But why? …

Psychology

James Johnson learns lesson in self-control after recent suspension

James Johnson said he still feels terrible about losing his cool.<p>But the punishment taught the Miami Heat’s captain a valuable lesson.<p>“I have to …

Sports

Trump to Friends After "Sh*thole" Comment: Wha? What Did I Say?

Because of course he’s defending this.<p>As our nation’s diplomats are in panic mode, rushing about to try and smooth over the ruffled feathers of those …

Conservative View

With headbands, sensor socks, wearable tech seeks medical inroads

Want to manage your stress? A "neurofeedback" headband could help. Need to be sure your elderly father is taking his medication? Attach a sensor to …

Medicine

Three Emotions That Can Help You Succeed at Your Goals

We’ve all wished for more willpower sometimes. If only we had more self-control, grit, or the ability to delay gratification, we would be more …

Psychology

The Important Difference Between Dieting and Eating Healthy

Malcolm Gladwell famously declared the key to mastering any skill is simply practicing it deliberately for 10,000 hours. If that is true, then based …

Weight Loss

Does Serena Williams Have The Willpower To Ace The 'Marshmallow Test'?

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>This story was originally published in 2017 and has been updated.</i><p>Tennis superstar Serena Williams clearly has conflicted feelings about marshmallows.<p>In a just-published interview in Vogue magazine, she and her husband talked about the so-called "marshmallow test." It's a well-known …

World News

Trump shows his ugly side. Again.

For a brief moment Thursday, President Donald Trump gave the world a glimpse of his capacity for reasoned calm.<p>The Wall Street Journal had posted an interview in which Trump came across as insightful and philosophical. Other news outlets were reporting progress on an immigration bill the president …

Donald Trump

Podcast 151: From Kansas City–Keep a Running list of Your Favorite Things, Visit an “Escape Room,” and Pick Your One-Word Theme for 2018.

Update: Coming to you from Kansas City! Elizabeth and I are joined in the studio by my twelve-year-old daughter Eleanor.<p>It's so fun to see what …

Kansas City

Brian Alexander: Find A Way To Grind Toward Potential

<b>Jan. 10, 2018</b><p>Working on the mental game requires additional work that a lot of athletes aren’t always willing to do outside the pool. Often when …

Water Polo

How to stop procrastinating

Everyone has a dream they are putting off. How do you stop the procrastination that keeps you pushing what matters most off into the future?<p>We make …

Procrastination

A New Way to Understand Procrastination

You’ve set yourself a goal for the week, and all you have to do is get started. However, just when you think you’re ready to dig into the task, …

Psychology

Self Control Is a Limited Resource. Here’s How to Use That Fact Effectively in Your Financial Life.

Once upon a time, I had a very cognitively intense “nine to five” job – in truth, I worked from about 7:45 AM to about 4 PM many days – and, when …

Behavior

Yoga Is Philosophy of Mind in Practice

Prakriti is composed out of three constituents (gunas) - good (sattva), energetic (rajas) and dull (tamas). Prakriti is in motion at all times and …

Philosophy

5 Changes To Your Morning Routine That Will Change Your Life

Energy and self-control are intricately linked; the more tired we are, the harder it is to have self-control and to get things done. This may make …

Productivity

Which of Your Strengths Are You Overusing?

Most leaders have strengths that make them distinctive. But those same characteristics, when overused, can have a downside. For example, a well-honed sense of self-control can turn into rigidity. Courage, taken to the extreme, might become recklessness. Honesty, if not tempered, can turn into …

Leadership

Teaching Children Self-Control

A toddler will bite a friend who takes his shovel. A ten year old will slam the door in your face when you tell him he cannot have a cell phone. This …

Parenting

New Year’s resolution not sticking? Here’s why

Have you vowed that this will be the year you will lose weight, eat healthier, make better financial decisions, quit smoking or simply delve into …

American Psychological Association

Mastering the Parenting Backpedal When You Lose Your Cool

People respond with anger when they feel hurt, upset, frustrated, afraid or threatened in some way. As one of the most powerful of emotions, anger …

Parenting

Is Sugar Good For Concentration?

Scientific studies have been inconclusive when it comes to the cognitive effects of sugar. Some suggest that sugar has positive effects on brain …

The Brain

Choice Without Preference

Reading Time: About 3 minutes<p>As marketers, we hold certain truths to be self-evident. We believe that lower prices lead to higher sales, satisfaction …

Behavior

Research on how self-control works could help you stick with New Year’s resolutions

Let your self-control gain momentum like a snowball rolling downhill<p>Many of us have already decided that things will be different in 2018. We’ll eat better, get more exercise, save more money or finally get around to decluttering those closets.<p>But by the time February rolls around, most of us — …

Self-awareness

Why Your Brain Is Holding You Back From Investing in Your Future

How to overcome your inertia, loss aversion, and lack of self control to invest more.<p>The key to saving more money for your future is putting off your investing until tomorrow. Yes, most financial advisers will tell you the best plan is to start saving today--as in right now, this second.<p>These …

Richard Thaler

#MatricResults2017: Balance work and play, say pupils

Durban - It is exciting times for two Maritzburg College pupils who were the only matric pupils from their school to obtain eight distinctions each …

Education

3 Strategies That Beat Willpower for Keeping Your Resolutions

The harder you struggle, the more likely you are to fail, according to research.<p>It’s not news to most people that the vast majority of New Year’s Resolutions fail. Many of us respond to this reality by vowing to try harder. ‘I’ll really buckle down this year’ we tell ourselves, or we swear that, …

Self-improvement

Agility Training Is Great for Anxious Dogs

If you have a fearful or anxious dog, you might think competitive dog sports are out of the question. After all, if unfamiliar people, dogs, and/or …

Dogs