Should habit change take on more than one habit at a time- research supports taking on more

The New York Times published “Out With the Old” on May 12, 2016. This article reports on interesting research published in March in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, “Pushing the Limits: Cognitive, Affective, and Neural Plasticity Revealed by an Intensive Multifaceted Intervention.” The entire original article is available online, but is fairly long and the NYT article provides an excellent summary.

Study finds psychological variables to be most important mortality predictors for most people

Psychological Science published “Think Fast, Feel Fine, Live Long A 29-Year Study of Cognition, Health, and Survival in Middle-Aged and Older Adults” online on 2-25-16.  This  article reports on a 29 year study of over 6,000 people which evaluated “the relative and combined influence of 65 mortality risk factors.”  The study found, “…two psychological variables—subjective health status and processing speed—were among the top predictors of survival.” Also, “relations between processing speed and mortality risk mainly hinge on pathologies that develop in mid- to late adulthood (i.e., rather than genetic precursors or early-life events)—although we cannot state this definitively because we