New Year's resolutions
Jan 7, 2013 — What can we learn from philosophers about keeping New Year's resolutions and becoming better people? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers some clever studies on the relationship between words and deeds.
Jan 2, 2012 — In the 1970s, a sizable number of U.S. servicemen in Vietnam self-identified as heroin addicts. But when they returned stateside, the number of these soldiers who continued their addiction was surprisingly low. Why? Turns out a massive disruption in their environment and routine played a big role in helping them change their behavior.
Jan 6, 2011 — Resolving the different types of New Year's resolutions — some are intensely practical, while others, are more inspirational. This year, Barrie Hardymon settles on something poetic.
Jan 3, 2011 — As ever, there are a number of takes floating about the web on how to approach your New Year's resolutions. Here, two fresh takes: Improve your overall health by taking better care of your relationships, or by embracing your solitude.
Jan 4, 2010 — James Parker calls himself an amateur psychologist and gives us the perfect excuse to break those New Year's resolutions.
Dec 31, 2012 — Members of NPR's audience share their resolutions for 2013.