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What are the most popular New Year's resolutions?

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According to USA.gov, the most popular New Year's resolutions include: losing weight, volunteering time, quitting smoking, furthering one's education, getting a better job, saving money, getting fitter, eating more healthy food, managing stress, managing debt, taking a trip, recycling and becoming more environmentally friendly and reducing alcohol intake."Time" magazine observes that many of these popular resolutions are also ones that are most commonly broken.

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Research published in the University of Scranton's "Journal of Clinical Psychology" turned up some interesting figures on New Year's resolutions. Almost half of the people in the US usually make resolutions, but less than 10 percent are generally successful and able to fulfill the resolutions they have made. There is hope, however, as the study found that those who at least make New Year resolutions are up to 10 times more likely to actually achieve their goals than those who don't make specific resolutions.

Almost half of the resolutions made pertain to self-improvement or education, while more than 35 percent have something to do with money or weight. Close to one-third have to do with a personal relationship. Younger people are more prone to achieving succes in their resolutions, while slightly less than half of resolutions made actually maintain success past 6 months.

Research published in the University of Scranton's "Journal of Clinical Psychology" turned up some interesting figures on New Year's resolutions. Almost half of the people in the US usually make resolutions, but less than 10 percent are generally successful and able to fulfill the resolutions they have made. There is hope, however, as the study found that those who at least make New Year resolutions are up to 10 times more likely to actually achieve their goals than those who don't make specific resolutions.

Almost half of the resolutions made pertain to self-improvement or education, while more than 35 percent have something to do with money or weight. Close to one-third have to do with a personal relationship. Younger people are more prone to achieving succes in their resolutions, while slightly less than half of resolutions made actually maintain success past 6 months.

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