Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
George Lois

Habits May Be Good for You

Habits May Be Good for You

Jan 11, 2011-- For years, Dr. Val Curtis has been persuading people in the developing world to wash their hands habitually with soap. Meanwhile, researchers at Duke and Cornell universities were examining how often smokers quit while vacationing and how much people eat when their plates are deceptively large or small. Those and other studies revealed that as much as 45 percent of what we do every day is habitual- that is, performed almost without thinking in the same location or at the same time each day, usually because of subtle cues. Today, public health campaigns are being revamped to employ habit-formation characteristics, according to people involved in those efforts. (3735 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionConsider your habits. What would you change?



Quote Bulletin


A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Walt Whitman

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 242,974 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods Nov 25: ThanksBeing with Rumi (4,664 reads) Oct 23: Old Growth: The Best Writing About Trees (3,448 reads) Nov 10: The Brain's Way of Healing (6,316 reads) Oct 31: Wendell Berry on Hope & Place (5,858 reads) Nov 5: What Almost Dying Taught Me About Living (6,004 reads)

More ...