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  • Pavlok shocks you into good habits
  • Pavlok shocks you into good habits
    David Pierce ©

Pavlok shocks you into good habits

Brushing teeth, nail-biting, and a biscuit with your cuppa; 40% of our day is occupied by habitual behaviour. There has been a rise in the number of productivity apps tech helping people form better habits. Can electric-shock wristband Pavlok jolt you into action?



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