May 152014
 
Why Willpower is Overrated:  Learn the True Factor that Determines Success

Converse with any personal trainer or self-help guru and you will undoubtedly hear that willpower is an important factor in achieving success. Personal trainers are not alone in their beliefs; surveys have found that most Americans consider lack of willpower to be the number one cause of obesity (1). The reality is, however, that this […]

May 152014
 
Why is there so Much Misconception in the Fitness Industry?  Understanding the Cognitive Biases that Cause Smart People to Believe Silly Things

Not a day goes by without some fad diet or exercise protocol appearing in your local newspaper, favorite magazine, or late-night television programming. Amazingly, regardless of how ridiculous this new gimmick may seem, it is only a matter of time before you encounter a friend, family member, or colleague that swears it has changed his […]

Apr 162012
 
Is attending an elite school worth the effort?

For those who strive to achieve academic excellence, many feel bound by an unspoken law that suggests success will come only to those who attend renowned schools. In fact, this belief has become so prevalent that few have bothered to question the validity of this assumption. The reality, however, is that long-term happiness, potential employment […]