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You Can’t Deplete Your Willpower

Your self-control can fluctuate, but you probably can’t use it up

Illustration: Kieran Blakey

January is the month for resolutions, which also makes it the month for self-control. Whether you’re giving up your favorite latte or cutting back on Instagram, avoiding these and other temptations can feel draining. It’s as though you only have so much…

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