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New Year’s resolutions? Brain can sabotage success

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WASHINGTON — Uh-oh, the new year’s just begun and already you’re finding it hard to keep those resolutions to junk the junk food, get off the couch or kick smoking. There’s a biological reason a lot of our bad habits are so hard to break — they get wired into our brains. Understanding how unhealthy behaviors become ingrained has scientists learning some tricks that may help good habits replace the bad.

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