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Habit

A normal custom of an individual or group. Habits greatly influence economic behavior at both the micro- and macro- levels. For example, one may develop the habit of only shopping at certain stores, whether or not they have the best products or prices. Likewise, the majority of farmers in a country may only grow certain crops, whether or not those are the best for the land or the market. Habits may be positive or negative, and are often both, depending on one's perspective.
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UK Independence Party, which campaigns for tighter border controls and Britain's exit from the EU, has dismissed stronger and stricter habitual residence test for migrants as agesture politicsa.
NIGELLA Lawson has told a court that she had taken cocaine in the past but said the idea that she is a "drug addict or habitual user of cocaine is absolutely ridiculous".
17, the names of habitual offenders will be made public.
Lancaster, entered not-guilty pleas to two counts of unarmed robbery as a habitual criminal arising from a robbery at Bay State Savings Bank at 123 Auburn St.
Washington, Aug 7 ( ANI ): Researchers have tried to unravel what makes our brain switch between habitual and goal-directed actions.
The Japan Federation of Bar Associations said in a paper submitted to the foreign and justice ministries and the Cabinet Secretariat that Tokyo should guarantee in its domestic law that children should not be returned to their habitual country of residence if they are found to have been abused or subject to violence.
Calculative use significantly decreased the odds of condoms being used at both occasions, whereas habitual use increased the odds.
She reported on 1,221 women in their third trimester who completed questionnaires about habitual snoring, which was defined as snoring three or more nights per week.
1) Of the 1,145 sexually active individuals aged 18-65 who answered survey questions between April and May 2009 about their condom use history and their reasons for using condoms (measured by three motivation scales: calculative, habitual and norm-oriented), 27% had used condoms at both first and last sex; having used a condom at first sex was positively associated with condom use at last sex (odds ratio, 2.
A paper I recently wrote with Dr Piers Thompson of the Management School at UWIC has not only examined those novice entrepreneurs starting a business for the very first time, but also those habitual entrepreneurs involved in establishing multiple businesses.
Summary: Mayssoun Azzam, respected Arab political journalist and news presenter for Al Arabiya, has become the new face of Nescafe's latest campaign to highlight the health benefits of coffee and to address the myths surrounding habitual coffee drinking.
Drinking coffee can increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL-) cholesterol levels and could mediate reduced risk of type-2 diabetes among long-term habitual coffee drinkers, according to researchers.