newyearsresolutionSticking with those New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s is a time for a fresh start, new goals...and lists of behavioral science-backed tips for keeping those personal contracts. Forbes offers 5 New Year's resolutions you can keep (with the help of behavioral science research) from HBS Working Knowledge. Quartz has seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick. NY Mag’s Science of Us shares 5 things to remember to change your life for the better. The Nudgespotting blog has three insights for getting active in D.C. (or really anywhere).

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Text Your Way to College

This New York Times op-ed features a low-cost nudge to improve college enrollment pioneered by Ben Castleman.

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Ideas42 Helping Government Engage New Yorkers

On their blog, ideas42 discusses bringing behavioral science to the City of New York with their newest Behavioral Design Team and some results from an intervention to redesign outreach on flood risk.

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The Mystery of Motivation

Psychology Today: “The most carefully crafted incentives, from cash rewards to social props, routinely backfire. What does it really take to get people to do the ‘right’ thing?”

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