The Checkup: How to Motivate Yourself to Do Anything

And more reads to get you up and at 'em this Monday morning.

• As I type this, I am sitting in my bed, staring at a hamper full of clean clothes — clean clothes that have been clean for one full week but have remained unfolded. Why? Because folding laundry sucks and I don’t enjoy doing it, so, being the stubborn (and, clearly, very adult) human I am, I refuse. But a study, led by an associate professor at Wharton, found that if I routinely paired my weekly laundry folding with, say, catching up on the latest episode of Homeland — something I love, for reasons unknown — I might be more inclined to actually do it. It’s called temptation bundling, so pairing something you need to do with something you actually enjoy doing, and it works for everything from waking up for your early morning workouts to calling your Great Aunt Sally. [Men’s Health]

Pay-it-forward coffee: A trend, currently picking up in the US, that’s sure to warm even the coldest of caffeine-addicted hearts. [NPR]

• Turns out going Paleo doesn’t just affect your kitchen pantry, it changes your shower staples, too. [Yahoo Health]

• Here, the best way to wash your face, whether you have dry, oily or acne-prone skin — and why you aren’t missing out if you don’t own a Clarisonic. [Greatist]

• Are you eating chia seeds all wrong? (Because, yes, apparently you can eat them the wrong way.) [POPSUGAR Fitness]

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