How To!

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Previous guests of How To! tell us how they created lasting change.

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About the Show

What if Dear Abby were an investigative reporter? Each week, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charles Duhigg (The Power of Habit) takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask but couldn’t. Until now.

Do you have a problem that needs solving? Have you found the advice on our podcast helpful? Send us a note at howto@slate.com or leave us a voicemail at 646-495-4001 and we might play it on the air.

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How To! gave dozens of people advice this year about solving their problems. Now, we track a few of them down to see how our experts’ suggestions transformed their lives. We follow up with an actor trying to get buff like a superhero, a bachelor hoping to cook one perfect meal, a therapist who can’t fall asleep, an American expat who can’t decide where to live, and a former cop who suffers anxiety attacks. We discover a bunch of useful tips for achieving change that sticks—just in time for 2020.


Do you have a burning question or a problem that needs solving? Send us a note at howto@slate.com.

Podcast production by Derek John and Rachael Allen.