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How to make New Year’s Resolutions that you will keep

As David Epstein @DavidEpstein recently pointed out in his newsletter, Range Widely, the first of January is a great time to make resolutions. Behavioural economist Katy Milkman @Katy_Milkman, with Hengchen Dai and Jason Riis, discovered evidence for a &#

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The books you need for your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions

The self-help genre gets a bad press, and not without reason, but there are a few self-help books that I’ve read, enjoyed, and felt wiser as a result. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. I found this wise, witty little book served as a touchstone throu

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Buy a coal mine, drive a gas guzzler, and other uses of reverse logic

Readers with long memories may recall the brief, inglorious UK fuel shortage of a few weeks ago, which was mostly caused by the rush to refuel for fear the pumps would run dry. Some petrol stations imposed a limit on how much you could buy — say, £25 of f

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