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Use “Bright-Line” Rules to Better Manage Your Willpower

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In the spring of 1966, a man named Ernesto Miranda was arrested in Phoenix. The police had very little to go on, but they suspected Miranda of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old woman ten days earlier. The officers interrogated Miranda for two hours and were rewarded for their effort: Miranda admitted to the rape charge and signed a confession paper. There was just one problem. During the interrogation, Miranda had been alone and at no point was he informed that he had the right to legal counsel.

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Use “Bright-Line” Rules to Better Manage Your Willpower

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In the spring of 1966, a man named Ernesto Miranda was arrested in Phoenix. The police had very little to go on, but they suspected Miranda of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old woman ten days earlier. The officers interrogated Miranda for two hours and were rewarded for their effort: Miranda admitted to the rape charge and signed a confession paper. There was just one problem. During the interrogation, Miranda had been alone and at no point was he informed that he had the right to legal counsel.

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Can Kitchen Clutter Influence Your Appetite?

It’s not just your mindset that can shape your eating habits. Your environment plays a role, too. And in the case of your kitchen, a pile of dirty dishes just might influence you in ways you don’t realize.

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Can Kitchen Clutter Influence Your Appetite?

It’s not just your mindset that can shape your eating habits. Your environment plays a role, too. And in the case of your kitchen, a pile of dirty dishes just might influence you in ways you don’t realize.

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Put Only the Apps That Are Good for You on Your Phone’s Home Screen

Our brains are lazy, easily lured away from productivity to timesinks like Facebook and Twitter. Make use of this mental laziness by carefully curating the icons on your phone’s home screen.

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Cultivate Mental Toughness With the Navy SEAL’s “40 Percent Rule”

Developing mental toughness isn’t just about being resilient. It’s also about learning to access your reserve tank when you think you just can’t go any further.

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Cultivate Mental Toughness With the Navy SEAL’s “40 Percent Rule”

Developing mental toughness isn’t just about being resilient. It’s also about learning to access your reserve tank when you think you just can’t go any further.

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Cultivate Mental Toughness With the Navy SEAL’s “40 Percent Rule”

Developing mental toughness isn’t just about being resilient. It’s also about learning to access your reserve tank when you think you just can’t go any further.

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Just Because an App Is Popular Doesn’t Mean It’s Good

Some apps are popular because they’re useful or solve a problem. Others are popular because they’re the Kardashians of apps: they’re famous for being famous. Everyone else is using them, or because they have a big budget and “growth hackers” on staff tasked with building mind share for their company. Before you sign up, pay money, or give your data away, let’s make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.

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Just Because an App Is Popular Doesn’t Mean It’s Good

Some apps are popular because they’re useful or solve a problem. Others are popular because they’re the Kardashians of apps: they’re famous for being famous. Everyone else is using them, or because they have a big budget and “growth hackers” on staff tasked with building mind share for their company. Before you sign up, pay money, or give your data away, let’s make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.

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