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 » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays

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 » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays New Year

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 » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays New Year
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According to, 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 » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays New Year

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