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How can analogies help us look at habit and behaviours from a new angle?

Remember that New Year’s Resolution you made back in January? Have you stuck with it? Why or why not? Let’s find analogous examples to help us learn more about creating new habits. Analogies can be especially helpful in highlighting innovative approaches from other sectors, issues or communities. How do habits and attitudes spread through communities or even go viral? Have you ever helped someone else or your family to make long-lasting changes in their behaviour? What might we learn from analogous examples of habit making and breaking?

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Peer group competition, fun & rewarding activities can make behavior change easy. And here is why facebook & other social website can help.

Peer group competition, fun & rewarding activities can make behavior change easy. And here is why facebook & other social website can help.

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Why not upgrade the modern day trash can and turn trash into treasured rubbish? We should turn the trash can into a new and improved product that captures the value in organic waste and where people could also make art or try to imagine who someone i

Why not upgrade the modern day trash can and turn trash into treasured rubbish? We should turn the trash can into a new and improved product that captures the value in organic waste and where people could also make art or try to imagine who someone i

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A study was led by a french institute on food waste and how to make people waste less. It appears that measuring the amount of food wasted is already a solution (even before trying other things !)

A study was led by a french institute on food waste and how to make people waste less. It appears that measuring the amount of food wasted is already a solution (even before trying other things !)

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What are habits? Habits are activities you perform consistently and typically on schedule. Habits don’t deplete the brain’s energy, therefore enabling the brain to focus its reserves on reviewing/solving other, more complicated aspects you confront d

What are habits? Habits are activities you perform consistently and typically on schedule. Habits don’t deplete the brain’s energy, therefore enabling the brain to focus its reserves on reviewing/solving other, more complicated aspects you confront d

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The concept of the "circular economy" is a useful way of addressing food waste. This implies thinking of food production as a closed loop, rather than a linear progression with unwanted products at the end of the line.

The concept of the "circular economy" is a useful way of addressing food waste. This implies thinking of food production as a closed loop, rather than a linear progression with unwanted products at the end of the line.

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I think the main reason why people don't recycle as much as they should is because there is no accountability placed on the individual when they take their trash out. If I want to place recyclable items in the normal trash I can do so, if I am feelin

I think the main reason why people don't recycle as much as they should is because there is no accountability placed on the individual when they take their trash out. If I want to place recyclable items in the normal trash I can do so, if I am feelin

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We are largely unconscious of our daily habits - they are automatic. Using a technique called Implementation Intentions we recently enabled people to change to more sustainable habits in the home - laundry, showering and wasting less food - throug

We are largely unconscious of our daily habits - they are automatic. Using a technique called Implementation Intentions we recently enabled people to change to more sustainable habits in the home - laundry, showering and wasting less food - throug

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Engaging in recycling seems a habit just as doing more sports or eating more healthy. We know a lot about habits. One guy, James Clear who I met a few years ago at the St. Symposium, developed quite deep expertise in habits and how to change them. He

Engaging in recycling seems a habit just as doing more sports or eating more healthy. We know a lot about habits. One guy, James Clear who I met a few years ago at the St. Symposium, developed quite deep expertise in habits and how to change them. He

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Wearable fitness devices have become a hit because they seamlessly track data and provide accountability to those seeking a widely desired wish: live a healthier life. The recycling world can learn from this example to create ways to quantify the rec

Wearable fitness devices have become a hit because they seamlessly track data and provide accountability to those seeking a widely desired wish: live a healthier life. The recycling world can learn from this example to create ways to quantify the rec

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