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If a lack of motivation is what keeps you from exercising, websites such as stickK ( can help hold you accountable. Founded by a group of Yale University economists, stickK allows you to create “commitment contracts” that bind you to achieving your personal goals. Whether you’re pledging to lose ten pounds or run a marathon by January, the website requires you to set a time frame for your goal, designate a referee to monitor your progress, and select supporters to cheer you on. You can also put a monetary donation on the line as added incentive to succeed; if you fail to reach your goal in time, stickK will donate the funds to a person or charity of your choice. Read more…

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