I caught a most interesting segment today on NPR called Put Your Money Where Your Girth Is, on how two Yale professors discovered a way to help people lose weight – by taking away their money. Imagine signing a contract with a website that takes away your money if you do not meet your weight goals. Sound far-fetched?

Check Stickk out.

Apparently, a similar program was implemented in the Philippines to help smokers quit.

“Through a local bank, the smokers signed agreements to put their cigarette money into savings accounts and agreed to urine tests. At the end of six months, if the tests showed they had nicotine in their system, their savings were lost — given to charity.”

Intrigued? I am. Let’s Stickk it out :). At the very least, the poor/needy will benefit from my lack of willpower.