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Do old habits really die hard?

We often focus on our bad habits, but there's actually a system of interlocking beneficial and detrimental ones that make up our everyday routines.

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  • 10 Hardest Habits to Break

    10 Hardest Habits to Break

    "I'm addicted to you baby. You're a hard habit to break." So wailed the lead singer of the group Chicago. But there are harder habits to break out there – like nail biting and procrastinating. Do you do any of the things on our list? See more »

  • 5 Ways to Overcome Embarrassment

    5 Ways to Overcome Embarrassment

    Nearly everyone looks in the mirror and wishes something were just a bit different. But what should you do when you're so ashamed of a physical trait or condition that it's making it hard for you to enjoy life? See more »

  • 5 Ways to Reveal a Life-changing Secret

    5 Ways to Reveal a Life-changing Secret

    Secrets are powerful. Revealing them can end years of guilt, destroy lives -- or both. If it's time to spill the beans, take some time to plan for the fallout. See more »

  • Are habits inherited?

    Are habits inherited?

    Could your ancestors be to blame for your overeating or excess spending? Unnecessary scapegoating is a lousy thing to do, but could there be some weight to this suggestion? See more »

  • Do old habits really die hard?

    Do old habits really die hard?

    We often focus on our bad habits, but there's actually a system of interlocking beneficial and detrimental ones that make up our everyday routines. See more »

  • Embarrassed about your body? Take this quiz.

    Embarrassed about your body? Take this quiz.

    Ask anyone and they'll tell you they'd like to change some perceived physical flaw. But some people are more than just a little bit embarrassed about their bodies. Learn more about embarrassment while you test your knowledge with this quiz. See more »

  • How can a secret hurt me?

    How can a secret hurt me?

    What you don't know can't hurt you, right? Maybe not. Studies show secrets may actually be harmful to both those keeping them -- and those they're keeping them from. See more »

  • Is a ‘curiosity gap’ controlling what we click on?

    Is a ‘curiosity gap’ controlling what we click on?

    Curiosity kills the cat, but it also fuels the Internet. Why do we sometimes go against our better judgment to click on a headline? See more »

  • Quiz: Are you too self-conscious?

    Quiz: Are you too self-conscious?

    Some people can laugh off a potential faux paus, while others dwell on it for days -- or even years. How self-conscious do you feel -- and what's normal? Test your knowledge and learn how to combat self-consciousness with this quiz. See more »

  • Why do we love cute things?

    Why do we love cute things?

    Social media is overflowing with cute content -- everything from babies to puppies to seriously adorable lunchboxes. Find out why cute things make you go "aww!" See more »

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