New studies suggest that we’ve been thinking about willpower all wrong. Even worse, holding on to outdated ideas can actually be hurting you.
Many buttons and controls you use every day do absolutely nothing but make you feel better. Why is that a good thing?
Recently, I needed to book a lunch meeting. To help coordinate, I asked Amy to assist and cc’d her on the email. “Amy,” I wrote, “please help us find a time to meet. Let’s plan for sushi at Tokyo Express on Spear Street.” Amy looked at my calendar, found an open time suitable for everyone invited, and booked the meeting.
If you’ve started a tech company to make a lot of money, chances are you’re bad at math—or simply delusional. Statistically speaking, your odds of a big-time payday are somewhere between zero and almost zero.
A few months ago, I was hired to present at a gathering of 700 real estate agents. The master of ceremonies made a gracious introduction, saying, “Now we’ll hear from Nir Eyal, an expert on consumer habits. Nir is going to teach us how to make home buying and selling into a habit!”
Is the world more distracting? Sometimes it seems that way. With our digital devices buzzing, world events demanding our attention, and more things to entertain us than ever before, it certainly seems harder to focus on what’s really important. And yet, focus is exactly what it takes to get things done and get ahead.
There are three benefits conversational user interfaces have over traditional software and we believe these lessons can inform and inspire the redesign of countless online services.
You have just a few days to learn everything there is to know about a subject you know nothing about. Now what?
Studies show adult friendships have a significant impact on our happiness, health, and well-being. Here’s how a simple routine had the biggest impact on my happiness over the past year.
There are 4 people conspiring to keep you connected and they may not be whom you’d expect.
Changing habits is hard but in this essay Nir explains how the "burn or burn" technique can be very effective