Latest Habit Stories

2014-04-10 14:45:24

Report new studies in Biological Psychiatry Two new studies published this week in Biological Psychiatry shed light on the propensity for habit formation in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These studies suggest that a tendency to develop habits, i.e., the compulsive component of the disorder, may be a core feature of the disorder rather than a consequence of irrational beliefs. In other words, instead of washing one’s hands because of the belief that they are contaminated, some...

Procrastination An Evolutionary Byproduct Of Impulsivity
2014-04-08 05:51:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have identified a genetic link between procrastination and impulsivity, suggesting a similar evolutionary origin for these traits. “Everyone procrastinates at least sometimes, but we wanted to explore why some people procrastinate more than others and why procrastinators seem more likely to make rash actions and act without thinking,” said study author Daniel Gustavson, a...

2014-02-19 23:28:35

Rise N’ Shine LLC offers two major supplements that have helped turn around people’s sleeping habits and morning routines thus giving them a step up on combating obesity. Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Alarming new statistics are showing that more than just food and lack of exercise are contributing to the obesity epidemic that has swept the country. A new publication from the Sleep Foundation shows that sleep is a major factor in obesity rates. According to Richard Simon, MD, a...

2014-01-14 23:30:04

Stop Picking Secrets designed by Dan LeGrand is the latest program that teaches people how to end their excoriation disorder completely and naturally without drugs or bad side effects. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if Stop Picking Secrets is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Skin picking disorder (also known as dermatillomania, excoriation disorder, and compulsive skin picking) is defined as repetitive and compulsive picking of skin, which...

2013-08-07 10:27:53

"Pressing the button of the lift at your work place, or apartment building is an automatic action – a habit. You don't even really look at the different buttons; your hand is almost reaching out and pressing on its own. But what happens when you use the lift in a new place? In this case, your hand doesn't know the way, you have to locate the buttons, find the right one, and only then your hand can press a button. Here, pushing the button is a goal-directed action." It is...

People Maintain Healthy Habits Even When Tired And Stressed
2013-05-27 07:29:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bad habits are easy to fall into when we are stressed and tired, but a novel study has shown that a stressed mind and exhaustive body can also cause people to retain good habits. Researchers from University of Southern California (USC) have provided important evidence that we do not always fall into a negative routine where it becomes harder to “take control of our actions when we´re already stressed and tired.”...

2013-02-07 23:02:50

Studies have shown that breaking down goals into small, digestible habits can increase the likelihood of success. Top inspirational fitness personality, Ben Booker, has created a simple guide to help those still struggling to succeed - 21 Habits in 21 Days. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 According to "Statistic Brain", 36% of people have given up on their New Year resolutions once February hits. With weight loss being the number one resolution made, hundreds of thousands of people...

2013-02-02 23:01:19

In this week´s business news video update, SuperFastBusiness CEO James Schramko shares his proven system of setting triggers designed to help business leaders and professionals form habits that ensure productivity, efficiency and great results. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) February 03, 2013 James Schramko is one of the successful business leaders who often stress how harnessing the power of habits helps them find meaning and structure in today´s fast-moving and constantly changing...

Prefrontal Cortex Controls Habits
2012-10-30 19:33:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Neuroscientists have identified a region of the brain that is capable of switching between new and old habits. A new study by MIT neuroscientists has found a wall region of the brain's prefrontal cortex is responsible for moment-by-moment control of which habits are switched on at a given time. “We´ve always thought – and I still do – that the value of a habit is you don´t have to think about it. It...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'