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What Brooke Shields Says about Habits: Soul Cycle, Sleep, and More

Interview: Brooke Shields. Last week, Brooke Shields and I did a breakfast event together, to benefit a terrific organization, Room To Grow, which enriches the lives of children born into poverty during the critical first three years of life. Brooke Shields is, of course, the super-famous actor, model — and also writer. I’d read her thought-provoking book about postpartum depression, …


When Changing Habits, “Be Careful Whom You Choose To Let in on Your Change Plan.”

Happiness and habits interview: Brian Little. I’d heard about the work of Dr. Brian Little from many pals of mine who are interested in the same kinds of subjects that interest me: human nature, habits, happiness, research, etc. So I was very pleased to get my hands on his new book, Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and …


“No One Wants to Admit They Were Tricked by the Size of a Scoop or the Shape of a Glass.”

Habits interview: Brian Wansink. I’ve been a big fan of behavioral scientist Brian Wansink for years. He does intensely interesting research on eating behavior and consumer habits, and his book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think was a resource for me as I was writing Better Than Before. For instance, he’s done a lot of research to …


“If You’re Always Future-Oriented, It Tends To Come At the Expense of the Present Moment.”

Habits interview with Chris Guillebeau. I’ve known Chris for years. I don’t remember how we met, originally, but I’m a big fan of all his bestselling books and last year, I spoke at his terrific World Domination Summit in Portland. I’m very excited for him, because his latest book is coming out tomorrow — I love the book, and I …


“We’d Be Better Served Watching the Carb Content of the Diet Rather than How Much We Eat and Exercise.”

Habits interview: Gary Taubes. I’m so pleased to be posting this interview with Gary Taubes, because it’s no exaggeration to say that his work has had more practical influence on my day-to-day habits than probably any other writer. In Better Than Before, I describe the multiple strategies we can use to change our habits. One of the most powerful, but …