Our habits—good and bad—shape our lives, and understanding how habits work is key to losing weight, being more productive, exercising regularly, and achieving success.
After a comprehensive inspection by the Fair Labor Association, Chinese factory Foxconn has agreed to cut worker's hours and increase their wages. Apple, whose products are manufactured at Foxconn, cheer the promises of reform. If implemented, these changes could prompt an overhaul of Chinese labor laws. Charles Duhigg is a New York Times business reporter.
Charles Duhigg, New York Times staff writer and author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, joins us to talk about the importance of habitual behavior and the role it plays in our lives both on and offline.
It's a situation reminiscent of the old line: "Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink." A new report from our partner, The New York Times, says that might be a fair description of some U.S. water supplies. Since 2004, the water provided to more than 49 million Americans has contained illegal concentrations of chemicals like arsenic or uranium, as well as dangerous bacteria often found in sewage.
Charles Duhigg is a New York Times business reporter, and tells us what to be worried about, and why violations weren't caught sooner.