Tag: habit forming

The psychology of ghosting: Why people do it and a better way to break up

Chances are you’ve been “ghosted” before. “Ghosting” is when someone you’re dating ends the relationship by cutting off all communication, without any explanation. And we’re not talking about not getting a text back after one awkward OKCupid date—but receiving the ultimate silent treatment after several dates, or when you’re in a committed relationship. And while […]


How to break your stressful commuting habits

You probably dread your frustrating nightmare of a commute. Whether you’re inching your car along in heavy traffic or packed into a train, it doesn’t take long for stress levels to rise. Research shows just how unpleasant and stressful people find commuting. In a 2004 study, over 900 employed women were asked how much they […]


How I taught myself and others ways to cope with stress: Q&A with Headstand Director Katherine Priore Ghannam

Katherine Priore Ghannam wasn’t prepared for the crippling stress she felt during her first year teaching. She developed anxiety around the upcoming school weeks and worried that she’d pass her stress to her students. Those first four months of teaching were pretty tough emotionally. Then Katherine discovered yoga and mindfulness. Yoga made her feel emotionally […]


Forming habits gradually in a society that loves to binge

Be honest–are you tempted by the idea of Amazon’s same-day delivery service? Do you get frustrated when Google Chrome takes more than a few seconds to load a webpage? Have you discovered a new TV show and gotten giddy because there were multiple episodes available to plow through? Considering 88 percent of Netflix users report […]