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 »

According to, 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 »

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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Some good quotes to celebrate the New Year are "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right," by Oprah Winfrey, "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year," by Ralph Waldo Emers... More »

The Chinese New Year begins at the end of the last month of the Chinese calendar, a date that varies every year according to the lunar calendar. The date is typically between mid-January and mid-February on the Gregorian... More »