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With Habits, “It Helps to Adopt Simple Rules.”

Habits interview: Cass Sunstein. I’m hard at work on Better Than Before, my book about habits, which focuses on how to change a habit – whatever you want your particular habit to be.  (To hear when the book goes on sale, sign up here.) As part of my research, I’ve read innumerable books and papers on various topics related to …


“I’ve Cultivated the Habit of Hard Work, Which Is Deeply Satisfying.”

Habits interview: Nina Teicholz. I’m hard at work on my book about habits, and it focuses on how to change a habit – whatever you want your habit to be. Whether you want to start flossing, stop procrastinating about writing your novel,  get more sleep, spend more time with friends, or however you might want to see change. (If you …


“I Have a Picket Fence of Habits to Keep Me on Track.”

Habits interview: Anna Quindlen. Last week, I had the chance to hear the well-known author and journalist Anna Quindlen speak — and as always, I found it so interesting to hear a writer speaking in person, after having read his or her books. I’ve read a lot of Anna Quindlen’s work, and lately, she’d been on my mind because I’ve …


“After Playing Guitar, I’m Filled with a Sense of Contentment…After Solitaire, with Self-Loathing.”

Habits interview: Ian Ayres. I’ve followed Ian Ayres’s career with interest for a long time. He’s a professor at Yale Law School, where I went, but he’s also from Kansas City and went to the same high school as I did. We Kansas Citians are always on the watch for our fellow K.C. natives. I assume it’s the same for …


“I Created a Different Relationship to the Voice in My Head.”

Habits interview: Dan Harris. I met Dan Harris–the ABC News, Nightline, and Good Morning America correspondent–when a mutual friend suggested that we’d enjoy having lunch, to talk about habits, happiness, and meditation. We had a great discussion, and in fact, Dan was one of several people who inspired me to try meditating. (I discuss this at some length in my …