01/05/2015 by | 6 Comments
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Making a New Year’s resolution is easy. Keeping one is strangely difficult – so hard, in fact, that according to a recent study by the University of Scranton, the U.S. success rate for following through on resolutions is an abysmal 8 percent.
How can we do better? Useful Science is here to answer that question – and help you make more effective resolutions – with five of our favorite strategies from the often counterintuitive psychology of motivation and willpower.