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One major myth I busted was the importance of essential fats. Change your cooking oil as often as you can to derive different benefits from all of them, though olive oil is the healthiest.

Alkhas Joseph (Fitness Trainer)

Psychology has identified two main traits that seem to produce an immensely broad range of benefits: intelligence and self-control.

Roy Baumeister

The practical significance is enormous. Most of the problems that plague modern individuals in our society — addiction, overeating, crime, domestic violence, sexually transmitted diseases, prejudice, debt, unwanted pregnancy, educational failure, underperformance at school and work, lack of savings, failure to exercise — have some degree of selfcontrol failure as a central aspect.

Roy Baumeister

I remember thinking that if I could just answer the question differently, teachers would be more interested.

Roy Baumeister

The first computer search on research on self-esteem came up with 15,000 papers. We had manuscripts stacked waist high

Roy Baumeister

Everything about you, from height to extraversion to IQ to grit, is influenced by your genes. But no matter your genes, so much of your destiny is under your control.

Angela Duckworth

 Of course, innate talent does matter. In other words, the DNA you inherited from your mom and dad, influence the odds of success in any career. 

Angela Duckworth

My lab has found that this measure beats the pants off I.Q., SAT scores, physical fitness and a bazillion other measures to help us know in advance which individuals will be successful in some situations.

Angela Duckworth

I not only find psychology interesting — and it not only captures my attention — but I feel like my work is purposeful in a sense that it could benefit other people.

Angela Duckworth

You cannot will yourself to be interested in something you’re not interested in. But you can actively discover and deepen your interest.

Angela Duckworth

The word resilience is used differently by different people. And to add to the confusion, the ways people use it often have a lot of overlap.

Angela Duckworth

Nothing could be farther from the truth

Angela Duckworth

Probably the finding that most surprised me was that in the West Point data set, as well as other data sets, grit and talent either aren't related at all or are actually inversely related.

Angela Duckworth

When I’m working from home, I’m either sitting cross-legged in a lounge chair with a cat and laptop on my lap, or typing in bed or on my yoga mat. 

Kelly McGonigal

Most people feel like willpower failures—in control one moment but overwhelmed and out of control the next

Kelly McGonigal

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