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What Does Willpower Look Like in the Brain?

The science of giving more rather than giving up

Photo: Robert Decelis Ltd/Getty Images

PPeople often talk about “recipes for success,” and one of the core ingredients has to be willpower. Evidence suggests that traits such as self-discipline — the ability to control impulsive tendencies — are strong predictors for positive life outcomes. But what principles actually influence willpower? And what…

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