retired Harford County teacher

retired Harford County teacher

Margaret H. Dougherty, a retired Harford County public schools educator, died Wednesday at her Pylesville dairy farm from congestive heart failure. She was 97.

Margaret Hale was the daughter of George B. Hale, a railroad man, and Alice Kidd Hale, a homemaker. She was born and raised in Annapolis, graduating from Annapolis High School in 1938.

Her first teaching job in 1942 was at a one room schoolhouse in Joppa, where her tasks included making soup for her students and stoking the classroom coal stove.

She was married in 1943 to Jerome Dougherty, and together the couple owned and operated their Pylesville dairy farm.

Mrs. Dougherty later taught at Jarrettsville Elementary School, and also taught language arts and reading at North Harford High School and North Harford Middle School.

She retired in 1985 and was named a Harford County Retired Teacher of the Year, family members said.

Family members said she enjoyed reading, poetry and researching her Hale and Dougherty genealogy. She also liked exercising with a swim group that met for more than 20 years.

Mrs. Dougherty maintained an extensive correspondence with family and friends who welcomed her letters written in perfect cursive handwriting.

She liked spending summers at a second home in Ocean City that her husband and sons built. She also cherished the clocks and furniture that Mr. Dougherty constructed over the years.

Family members said her favorite and often repeated quote was: “If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe,
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stronger than you seem and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is, even if we are apart, I’ll always be with you.”

Mrs. Dougherty’s husband died in 2001.

Mrs. Dougherty is survived by three sons, David Dougherty of Pylesville, Michael Dougherty of Drums, Pa., and Dennis Dougherty of Bethany Beach, Del.; two daughters, Joan Kozlovsky of Pylesville and Susyn Van Shura of Bel Air; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
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retired Baltimore ophthalmologist and bibliophile

retired Baltimore ophthalmologist and bibliophile

Dr. Henry B. “Harry” Wilson, a retired Baltimore ophthalmologist and bibliophile whose collecting instincts ranged from Golden Books for children to histories of Baltimore and Maryland, died Jan. 28 at Oak Crest Village from a heart attack.

The former longtime Roland Park resident was 94.

“Harry had an excellent reputation and was a very plain, nice person,” said Dr. Welch said.

The son of Dr. Harry Eugene Wilson, a physician, and Angela Kehoe Wilson, a registered nurse, Henry Beatty Wilson was born in Baltimore and raised on West Biddle Street and at Bembe Beach, a family summer cottage near Annapolis that overlooks the Chesapeake Bay.

“Harry was older than I was, and they way I met him was because he summered at Bembe Beach and his family knew my dad,” said Dr. Welch.

Dr. Wilson was a 1940 graduate of City College. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Virginia, from which he graduated in 1943 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

He was the third member of his family to pursue a medical career when he entered the Johns Hopkins University Medical School. He graduated there in 1947, then completed an internship and residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and practiced ophthalmology at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorgae, Alaska, and at the Fort Richardson Army Hospital, also in Anchorage.

He married the former Eleanor Gudrun Halla Sigurdson in 1951.

After being discharged from the Air Force in 1954, he and his wife returned to Baltimore and established his ophthalmological practice at 6 Eager Street.

Dr. Wilson joined the staff of the old Maryland General Hospital and Church Home and Hospital. Mencken, Gov. William Donald Schaefer and Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver.

“On a dark note, in the 1960s, he was the doctor who took care of the patient who poked his eyes out when he was under the influence of PCP,” a daughter, Jennifer Louise “Jenny” Nelson of New York City, wrote in an email about her father. “A story about the incident was featured in the book ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ by Hunter Thompson.'”

Hallmarks of Dr. Wilson’s career were his work to provide free and low cost services for patients, and visiting penitentiary inmates several days a week, family members said.

He retired in 1988.

Dr. Wilson had lived on Loch Raven Boulevard and Kenneth Square in Govans before moving to Club Road in Roland Park. He lived there for more than 50 years before moving to Oak Crest Village in 2011.

Dr. Wilson enjoyed taking one to two mile swims in the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay and spending summers at Bembe Beach. He also liked to sail Hamptons and Mobjacks and was a member of the Severn Sailing Association.

“Harry was interested in a lot of things. He enjoyed being on the water and sailing. He loved history,” Dr. Welch said.

He was an inveterate collector of books, art and vintage toys. His personal library held some 40,000 volumes, family members said, and represented his interest in Maryland and Baltimore history, as well as Alaska,
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Canada, Iceland, art, children’s literature and medical books. He was a member of the Baltimore Bibliophiles.

Interested in the performing arts, Dr. Wilson attended the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Center Stage and the Lyric. He was a world traveler.

He studied painting at the Renaissance Institute at Notre Dame of Maryland University and preferred watercolors.

He was also a fan of the Orioles, Ravens and Baltimore Colts, the old Baltimore Bullets and the Naval Academy football and basketball teams.

Some of the philanthropic interests pursued by Dr. Wilson and his wife included the Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, the Roland Park Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Baltimore Fire Department, Maryland Historical Society, Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Maryland Kidney Foundation, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Boys and Girl Scouts.

His wife of 69 years, a registered Hopkins Hospital OB/GYN head nurse, died in 2016.

Dr. Wilson donated his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board, and plans for a memorial service to be held this spring are incomplete.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by two sons, Henry B. Wilson Jr. of Pikesville and Robert D. Wilson of Washington; four other daughters, Kristin Friant and Hillary Cosby, both of Towson, Lindsey Minchella of West Lafayette, Ind., and Eleanor Derenge of Arlington, Va.; 13 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
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retired Baltimore County Circuit Court judge

retired Baltimore County Circuit Court judge

Judge Dana Mark Levitz, who served for 23 years on the Circuit Court for Baltimore County before retiring in 2008 and was considered an expert in death penalty cases, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla. The Stevenson resident was 69.

“Dana’s strong suit he had no weak suits was that he was a great lawyer, judge and person, and his contributions extended far beyond the courtroom,” said Joseph F. Murphy Jr., former chief judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

“He contributed enormously to the quality of justice in every courtroom in Maryland through his teaching,” Judge Murphy said. “He imparted useful information to his fellow judges that helped them improve their sentencing.”

John F. Fader II, a retired Baltimore County circuit judge, called his former colleague “a figure larger than life.”

“Dana was an individual who exuded a great personality and was very learned when it came to the law and very exacting in how he conducted his courtroom,” said Judge Fader. “It was a great pleasure to have served with him and to have known him.”

Born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park, Judge Levitz was the son of Abraham Levitz, a kosher butcher, and Sylvia Levitz, a manicurist.

His path to a career in the legal system began when he was 13. Over the summer he would travel to downtown Baltimore to observe trials at the courthouse.

“There were real detectives there. There were real prisoners in shackles. It was exciting,” Judge Levitz said in a 2008 Daily Record interview. “And then when the judge came out, wow, that was real impressive.”

He was a 1966 graduate of City College and was a member of the first graduating class of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, from which he obtained a bachelor’s degree in 1970 in theater.

“He majored in drama, which helped him get his angst up in the courtroom,” said his wife of 42 years, the former Dale Roth, a UMBC classmate.

“I think the vast majority of college students who think they want to be lawyers major in political science. Political science has nothing to do with law school or the practice of law,” Judge Levitz explained in a 2010 interview with UMBC Magazine.

“I’m not saying that it’s not worthwhile. It’s certainly as valuable as any other liberal arts major,” he said. In theater, he said, “you have to read, understand the motivations of characters, the emotions, and convey it to an audience. What better preparation could a trial lawyer have than that?”

Judge Levitz was a 1973 graduate of the University of Baltimore Law School, where he served as a member of the law review from 1972 to 1973.

He was a city prosecutor from 1973 to 1975, then was named an assistant state’s attorney for Baltimore County, serving in that role from 1975 to 1984. He was deputy state’s attorney for the county from 1984 to 1985.

While in the county’s state’s attorney’s office,
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Judge Levitz was chief of its sex offense unit.

“Rape is probably the most under reprted crime that exists,” he told The Baltimore Sun in 1979. “There is an inherent fear on the part of rape victims of the criminal justice system.”

When Sandra A. O’Connor, who had worked as a city prosecutor with Judge Levitz, was elected state’s attorney in 1975, it was his experience with sex abuse, rape and child abuse cases that motivated her to bring him to Baltimore County.

“I picked Dana because I was looking for people who were strong prosecutors. But more importantly, I wanted him because he showed an unusual interest in rape cases,” she told The Sun at the time.

“Dana was an excellent trial lawyer and had some of the biggest cases in Baltimore County. He was my deputy and good friend,” Ms. O’Connor recalled in a telephone interview.

“He cared about victims,” said Leonard H. Shapiro, a Baltimore criminal defense attorney, and longtime friend. “He was a brilliant prosecutor and judge. He took those jobs very seriously and was always fair.”

A man of Falstaffian stature, Judge Levitz earned the sobriquet “Big Man,” reported The Evening Sun in 1979.

“He looks like an unemployed Santa Claus who found part time work as a prosecutor,” observed the newspaper. “He has a laugh and an empathetic nature that doesn’t need a reason to come out.”

“Seeing him in action was something. He commanded a courtroom,” Ms. O’Connor said. “He loved being dramatic and it worked. That’s what a good lawyer is in addition to being prepared.”

“Dana could be dramatic, but never overly dramatic. He knew how to hit just the right note,” Judge Murphy said.

During his tenure, he prosecuted a number of high profile cases including the 1983 murders of two people at the Warren House motel in Pikesville that prosecutors said were organized by Anthony Grandison, a Baltimore drug lord. Scott Piechowicz, who was to testify against Mr. Grandison in a federal drug trial, and Susan Kennedy, his sister in law, were killed. Mr. Grandison was convicted of murder.

Another high profile case he successfully prosecuted was the 1979 killing of Marion C. Townsend, 27. Ms. Townsend was pregnant when she was shot and killed by Barbara Jean Langley as Ms. Townsend and her husband, Michael Townsend, were driving along Bellona Avenue in Ruxton. Doctors at Greater Baltimore Medical Center performed an emergency cesarean in an attempt to save Ms. Townsend’s unborn son, Joshua, who died 15 hours later. Mrs. Langley was convicted of two counts of manslaughter.

Judge Levitz was 36 when he was appointed to the Baltimore County Circuit Court by Gov. Harry R. Hughes in 1985. He was the youngest judge to have been appointed to that court.

In a 1989 article in The Sun, he wrote about the death penalty in Maryland, stating that unless a “system can be developed for speedily and efficiently dealing with the endless litigation surrounding the death penalty, it should be abolished.

“If there is anything cruel and unusual about the death penalty, it is the never ending litigation with its constant ups and downs” that makes life emotionally difficult for victims, defendants and their families, he wrote. He said unless appellate courts established standards for reviewing death penalty cases and shortening the appeal process,
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“I don’t believe it is in the public’s interest to continue to pretend that Maryland has a death penalty.”

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Retailers launch final holiday sales push

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Resume Tips for Heading Back to Work After Children

Resume Tips for Heading Back to Work After Children

By Jennifer Anthony, Resume Expert

Every year, numerous parents decide to return to the workforce after taking time off to raise children. Whether the time was for six weeks or 18 years, most parents who are going back to work find it difficult to overcome the gap in employment. The time between jobs can hurt your chances of re entering the job market and many employers will admit that these breaks in employment history tend to push a candidate out of the running.

Almost all parents who have spent time at home versus working an outside job have activities that can and should be included on a resume when the time comes to return to work. Just because you did not receive paid compensation for your work doesn make your experience less valuable. Treat volunteer activities the same as you would a paid position. Include things such as charity work, parent teacher associations, and fund raising efforts. Any leadership roles in such organizations will help to highlight skills and accomplishments related to the position you are applying for.

Did you work at home or were you self employed during this time? Whether you worked full or part time, be sure to include self employed or contract experience. This will show a potential employer that you are able to multitask and work with little or no supervision. Highlight important achievements in your resume.

Did you take any online courses? By listing any continuing education, you are demonstrating that your skills are fresh and not outdated.

Are you a member of a professional organization or did you attend any seminars or conferences regarding the field you are applying for? Display your dedication to the field by including this information as well.

In order to avoid an immediate disqualification caused by your employment gap, use a combination resume. Chronological resumes may be easier to put together, but they do not stress the areas that are key for parents returning to the workforce after having a break in employment.

Include only those skills that apply to the specific position you are applying for. For instance, if you are going into the childcare or teaching field,
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it would make sense that you include more of the actual parental duties you performed than if you were going to work in a corporate setting.

Above all, be honest about why you have the gap in your employment. You can explain your absence in the cover letter, but don go overboard. State why you were away and then accentuate how you have kept up to date with your skills. If you show a potential employer that you have taken the steps necessary to stay involved, you have a higher probability of landing the interview.

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Resume Magic to Hide Resume Flaws

Resume Magic to Hide Resume Flaws

By Jennifer Anthony, Resume Expert

If you job hunting, the last thing you need is weakness in your resume. Any bit of negative information can keep you from landing your dream job. Issues such as lack of a college degree or little or no job experience don have to hinder your efforts. All you need to do is work a little resume magic. What follows are some tips to help you create a winning resume.

So, you been unemployed for the past seven months. The last thing you want to do is draw attention to those dates. Instead, focus your resume to highlight your abilities. By listing your skills over your experience, you highlighting those areas that are most important.

There are basically three types of resume formats: chronological, functional, and combination. When trying to hide your flaws, avoid the traditionally used chronological format that is organized by your employment history. from most to least recent). Even though this is the most popular format, it will draw attention to negative aspects such as employment gaps or limited work history.

There are two formats that will conceal resume weaknesses well: functional and combination.

A functional resume lists skills categories and accomplishments over dates. Instead of listing past job experience, the resume would present categories relating to skills. For instance, if you are a medical transcriptionist, you could list as one of the categories and detail your words per minute and your accuracy record. You might also list your computer skills, and which programs you especially proficient in. While this style works well to hide weaknesses, employers typically get frustrated while reading them because they can figure out where or how you gained your experience and abilities.

The best alternative is the combination resume, which is a resume style I use quite often. It merges the chronological and functional resume styles by presenting your knowledge and abilities gained from work experience in reverse chronological order. The benefit to this style is that it still looks familiar to the chronological style that most employers are accustomed to reading while emphasizing your applicable skills.

How to Stand Out from the Crowd

What makes you unique? If you talented in unexpected areas,
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bring these to light on your resume. Whether you spent years as a file clerk, or flipped burgers, you still have skills. Highlight these. How did you contribute at past places of employment? Detail your achievements and honors.

Do you speak another language? Can you troubleshoot a faulty computer? Do you have the ability to soothe ruffled feathers? These are all assets and should be listed as such. If you love to spend hours surfing the internet, detail your research skills. If you enjoy a good conversation, talk up your people skills. Surely, there are plenty of ways to set you apart from the competition.

If you want to be called in for an interview, your resume has to stand out. Even if you don have as much experience as your peers, or a mottled work history, you can still make this happen!

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Restore Your Spirit

Restore Your Spirit

My husband has been working to restore a car for the past three years. The car was a mess. I remember looking at him like he had lost his mind. Sure, I could support him when it came to restoring a car, but this? This was unrestorable!

Over the years though, he has done just that. He has studied, watched, learned and practiced. If he is not in the shop, he is planning his next steps or watching car shows on television. Of course, he has never neglected his responsibilities as a husband or a father; he has just simply found a way to make this restoration a part of his priorities.

Our lives should function much the same way. Each of us can probably describe one element we would like to restore in our lives. Perhaps it is our weight, our health, our commitments, or our spiritual lives. Whatever that element is, the key to restoring it is to make it the focus. You cannot lose sight of other responsibilities in lieu of your restoration; but, you have to make it a priority. Study and research how you can change things. Learn new aspects and apply them to your life. Simply make the commitment to do something.

Two weeks ago, my husband turned over the engine for the first time in a few years (without a gas can sitting in the engine). It was a beautiful sound and we are that much closer to enjoying it on the road. It has been a long process, sometimes overwhelmingly slow,
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Responding to your comments

Responding to your comments

Hotline reader/responder bob plans to Jon’s picks to roughly see how they would have done in the ESPN tournament challenge. me save you the trouble, bob: My picks stink!

I picked a handful of upsets in the first weekend, always do.

This year, I went with Davidson to beat Maryland (love the Colonial), ODU to beat Butler (didn like hiw Butler played down the stretch, and love the Colonial), and a few others.

And there were no upsets at least no big ones.

No. 11 VCU over No. 6 Duke is a moderate upset, and No. 11 Winthrop over No. 6 Notre Dame isn an upset at all. Both teams should have been in the No. 8 10 seed range.

This is the first time in seven years that no 12 15 seeds won a game. Not a single game.

That means: 1) the committee did a good job seeding the teams, 2) that the first round was boring 3) that the second round and Sweet 16 will be exciting, and 4) that I will finish last in the office pool.

Onto your comments Hotline newcomers: I have included the name of the original blog and your name and comment (or a portion or it). And I’ve taken the liberty of cleaning up spelling and grammar when possible; we’re not out to embarrass anyone.

Stanford NCAA tournament hopes: Going Hopper: Every year at the Pac 10 Tournament, USC has this unfair advantage over all the other teams. This tournament used to move around to try to create more fairness. Now, it’s “Advantage USC” every year. Why? Who’s paying?

My thought: Fox is paying. A lot. And the schools need the money.

Cal, Santa Clara and the NIT:

Just Win: Why NC State (lower RPI) and Utah State (SCU beat them) over SCU?

My thought: In the end, the NIT is about ticket sales. State would be a decent draw understandable given its run through the ACC and that Utah State was more deserving. If USU had multiple advantages over SCU in the selection criteria, then the Broncos two point win at home three months ago wouldn change that. I would imagine USU vs. SCU was close.

The committee speaks: Quickie thoughts

jimmy: Last but not least how surprised were you that Santa Clara got snubbed by the NIT? The West Coast got absolutely no NIT love as Washington did not even make it. That’s just dumb.

My thought: Not surprised once all the upsets happened during Championship Week. I counted nine teams in the NIT that would not have been there if the conference tournaments had gone according to form. Then subtract eight spots from the old NIT format, and there are 17 fewer spots.

So you don like the No. 1s I was very close to making Oregon my Midwest regional champ. What do you think?

My thought: Tough to see anyone beating Florida, but it also not outlandish and you look brilliant if it happened. I not sure the Ducks are built for the NCAAs, given that they rely on three pointers and don have much up front. That leaves them with very little margin for error. One bad shooting game, ans they are toast.

Jimmy Hillman: Great info. Not to be a geek . . . but George Mason was the second double digit seed to advance to the Final 4. I cannot forget the 1986 LSU team coached by Dale Brown and that high energy defense. LSU was also a 11 seed that year.

My thought: Yes, of course. How could I have forgotten Ricky Blanton and Co.? Thanks for the catch.

Will Ryan Anderson and Brook Lopez turn pro I wonder Jon, do you make this stuff up, or do you just have never ending hope that all Cal sports will fall off the map. Funny as it is, college sports provide you and your collegues a good amount of your material, without which you wouldn’t have a job. Perhaps you should talk to the people involved, instead of your “dream up journalism”.

My thought: Actually, Richard, it neither. I don hope that Cal sports will fall of the map and I don make the stuff up. In fact, the item on Anderson and Lopez came from an NBA scout. The item was not presented as fact, merely informed speculation.

gobalers: Brook and Robin Lopez are nice kids. But, c’mon, after polishing their marching band shoes before a junior high band review, it’s hard to imagine either one of them in the NBA.

My thought: Brook a lock to be a top 10 pick if he coems out, in my opinion, and I think there a 60 40 chance he will. NBA teams love big guys with skills, because there are so few of them. Robin has more work to do but would still be a first rounder. to get something in a column), such as his article on the possibility of Cal winning a bunch of games at the end of the season and making the NCAA’s. This article falls into the latter category.

My thought: Sure, sometimes I write about things that interest me, even if there isn behind them. The key thing is the presentation, so I don mislead anyone. If I speculating/musing, I say it. If I writing news/fact, I say it.

Hoss: Can you tell us any more about Justin Graham and Chris Oakes at SJSU? It sounds sad, but 10 wins next year would be a step on the right direction.

My thought: Graham is a freshman who redshirted this past season. He from Ripon and is very fast and good with the ball a pass first point guard who can get into the lane. Oakes was recruited by Pac 10 schools before signing with Pepperdine. He give the Spartans an interior presence. He is not as long as Menelik Barbary, but he should be more consistent.

Mattman: I just don’t quite get how any of those guys have a better resume than Davey. Perhaps the Santa Clara provost can enlighten us since he seems to be the one making decisions in Broncoland.
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Resolution Back on Track

Resolution Back on Track

With each new year comes a newopportunity to better ourselves. We vow to kick our sugar addictions, call our parents more, and check Facebook less. Yet within weeks, most of us are back to snacking, screening parentalcalls, and mindlessly scrolling through our newsfeeds.

But before you become one more person observingDitch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day (yep, it’s a real thing; January 17 is the day most people throw in the towel), know this: There’s still time to revamp a resolution that’s losing steamand initiate the lasting change you aimed for back on January 1. “The most important thing is to first figure out the top reasons why resolutions fail, and then use that to get back on track,” says behavioral psychologist Art Markman, PhD.

Your resolution is framed in a negative way

We often make resolutions around what wewant to stop doing instead of what we want to start doing, says Markman.”When you have a behavior you’re trying to change, whether it’s eating lessor checking your email fewer times a day, you actually have to put another behavior in its place,” he explains. “The key is to focus on a positive action that you’re going to perform in the situation where you were doing the old behavior.”

So instead of vowing to give up a certain behavior or do without something, frame your resolution around thenew positive action you will do in place of it. Let’s say you want to quit mindlessly scrolling through your phoneat night. This way, you unplug digitally while rewarding yourself with more sleep a positive action that can motivate real change.

Resolving to exercise twice a week sounds like a solid plan, but it isn’t targeted enough, says Markman.”Your goal has to be so specific that the actions you’re going to take [to accomplish it] can make it onto your calendar,” he says. on Thursdays). Start accounting forall possible roadblocks, and add into your planner the steps you’re taking to get them out of the way so you can actually make it to the gym, rather than make excuses.

In order to carry out a resolution, you need to know the who, what, when, where, and why of the behavior you’re trying to change. For example, if want to stop biting your nails, pay attention to the circumstances under which you engage in the habit.

“I encourage people failing at their resolution to keep a habit diary for a week or two,” says Markman. “Not so they can change their behavior, but just to watch it and see what they’re doing.” Once you realize thatyou always bite your nails while anxiously finishing a work project, you’ll be better equipped to take actions to stop it like buying desk toys to busy your hands throughout the day or just being more mindful about keeping your fingerson your keyboard as the deadline ticks away.

Willpower is overrated. According to Markman, people often believe their commitment is enough to prevent them from falling back into their bad habits. Sadly, a pantry full of cheese popcorn isn’t going to magically become less tempting just because you’ve told yourself you’ll stop gobbling it down while you watch Netflix.

“At this point you’re riding the brakes,” says Markman. “Your motivational system is reminding you of the snack in the kitchen and you have to rely on your willpower to keep you from eating it. But just like in a car, if you ride the brakes long enough, they’re going to fail.”

The solution? Rather than relying on willpower, structure your environment so the thing you want or habit you’re trying to break is so difficult to get or do that won’t bother attempting it. Because you can’t eat a pint of ice cream you never bought, right?

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