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10 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice, From Me, About Fostering Healthier Eating Habits at Work

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Quiz Day, or Tip Day. This Wednesday: My 10 pieces of unsolicited advice for how to foster healthier eating habits in the workplace In law school, we took “issue-spotter” exams, which were actually kind of fun (as law-school exams go). An issue-spotter exam presents a long tale of legal woes, and students must spot …


“The More You’re Served, the More You’ll Eat. And You Won’t Even Think About It.”"

Habits interview: Lisa Young. I met nutrition expert Lisa Young years ago, sometime after I read her fascinating book The Portion Teller: Smartsize Your Way to Permanent Weight Loss. I can’t remember how I finally ended up meeting her in person, but now I get to run into her occasionally, because we go to the same gym. (Very appropriate, given …


“She Told Me What I Needed to Hear and I Was Ready to Listen.”

Happiness interview: Tory Johnson. I got to know Tory Johnson when I spoke at her conference for startups, Spark and Hustle. Tory has a crazy amount of energy, and in addition to running this series of conferences, she’s also an on-air contributor to Good Morning America, and a writer. In this last role, she has just published a fascinating memoir, …


Four Ways to Make Your Food Taste Better, Without Lifting a Finger.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day. This Wednesday: Four ways to make your food taste better, without lifting a finger. One of the secrets to a happier life is to extract as much happiness from ordinary circumstances as possible. As Samuel Johnson observed, ““It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as …


Do You Want the Tenth Bite of Ice Cream More than the First Bite, or Less?

I’ve been continuing to ponder the abstainers vs. moderators distinction. In case you haven’t been breathlessly following this line of argument: in a nutshell, when facing a temptation, abstainers do better if they abstain altogether, while moderators do better if they indulge a little bit, or from time to time. The other day, a friend who is a true moderator …