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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 healt... More »

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The oldest known New Year's resolutions date back to the Babylonian festival of Akitu, which occurred around 2000 B.C. Since then, individuals and groups from various cultures have resolved to renew allegiances or set ne... More »

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One good New Year's resolution from Forbes is "smile more," because the act of smiling makes you happier. Another good resolution is "don't commit to things you can't do," since kept promises reinforce self-worth and a p... More »

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The lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, is synced with the cycles of the moon, so it occurs on a different date each year. In 2013, the lunar New Year began on February 10. It was observed on January 21 i... More »

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According to Newsday.com, some of the most common New Years Resolutions include losing weight, exercising more often, quitting smoking or drinking, saving money and learning something new. Other common resolutions includ... More »

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The new year is celebrated in many different ways around the world, but one tradition that is generally accepted almost everywhere is to stay up the night before until midnight to welcome the New Year. In the US, it is c... More »

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In Western culture, some symbols of the new year are Father Time, who represents the year coming to the close and Baby New Year, who represents the coming year. The yule log, when decorated and burned, represents light o... More »

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