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Why Your Financial Resolutions Are Doomed to Fail - and How to Save Them

Kali Hawlk | Posted 03.03.2014 | Money
Kali Hawlk

Why do so many of us fail to keep our monetary goals, even when we know determining to save more, or earn a raise, or to stop racking up debt on the credit card are all actions that will enormously benefit our financial lives?

Bring It On, 2014

Morgan Levy | Posted 03.03.2014 | Teen
Morgan Levy

This year, I focused on managing my stress levels. It's amazing how much of a difference a conscious effort to calm down can make.

Why Do We Make New Year Resolutions?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 03.03.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


5 Unique Ways to Ensure a Positive 2014

Joseph Parker | Posted 03.03.2014 | Comedy
Joseph Parker

The temptation you may have to rob others may come to you suddenly this year given the state of things, but I urge you to avoid it. Working provides you with a cerebral sense of satisfaction that goes beyond the simple collection of a paycheck. Also, robbery is a felony.

14 Happiness Resolutions For The Coming Year

Alia Al-Ali | Posted 03.03.2014 | Teen
Alia Al-Ali

Now that I'm nearly 16 (eeek!), I need to start becoming more independent and responsible. I have to stop relying on my mom to talk to the doctor or the salesperson.

Why Do We Sing 'Auld Lang Syne' For The New Year?

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

“Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?” We sing these words every Jan. 1, but how often do we stop to think about what they...

PHOTOS: Stunning New Year Celebrations Around The World

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Happy New Year! From New York's Times Square to Amritsar's Golden Temple, revelers around the world welcomed 2014 with parties, prayers and warm wish...

I'm Making The Most Of My 'Free Time' This Year

Ben Clarke | Posted 03.02.2014 | Teen
Ben Clarke

I often find myself humiliated when I'm asked, "What did you get up to over the holidays?," and I reply with an explanation of my varying sleeping patterns and a story about getting leg cramp from my desk chair.

My ONLY Resolution for the New Year

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

If you had to choose one and ONLY one resolution that would change the trajectory of your life, what would that be?

Hope in the New Year

Sue Shanahan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

2014 is going to be a good year. It's the year for reaping what we've so patiently sown. It's the year when our long-held dreams will be brought to fruition.

15 Reasons to Stay Home on New Year's Eve

Oren Mendez | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

You're just not excited about fireworks anymore if they're not coming out of Katy Perry's breasts.

A New You in the New Year

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Have you written a New Year's resolution for yourself? If you haven't written it yet, it's about time to write it now.

Brighter View... Bigger World... Better Year

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Unfortunately, many people today choose to view God as distant, observable and manageable. To them, he is close enough to consider, yet distant enough never to impose nor interfere.

Sidebar: Dear 2013...

Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux | Posted 03.02.2014 | Black Voices
Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux

Dear 2013, you were a real bitch.

The Only Resolution

Nayia Moysidis | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nayia Moysidis

This year, I don't want memories. I don't want wishes or goals or resolutions. I don't want the fantasy, the promise of tomorrow. I don't want plans or agenda or deadlines. I don't want excuses. I don't want distractions. I don't want more time. I don't want yesterday. I don't want tomorrow.

New Year, New Jobs

Marki Flannery | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Thanks to several key trends in aging and health care, one of the fastest-growing jobs in 2014 is expected to be that of the home health aide. Each ye...

Beautiful New Year's Celebrations You've Never Heard Of

Posted 12.31.2013 | Religion

As we get ready to ring in 2014, we at HuffPost Religion would like to highlight celebrations from some of the world's religious traditions. While th...

Why You Should Never Make New Year's Resolutions

Lorie Eber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

I've never made a New Year's resolution in my life. The magic of changing my behavior starting with a new calendar year has always eluded me. Maybe my refusal to join in this annual ritual is grounded in my attitude of not running with the herd.

New Years Eve Party Planning Ideas

Lauren Nelson | Posted 03.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Nelson

If you are opting out of the over-the-top party this year and entertaining friends and family at home, I've rounded up a few New Years Eve party-planning musts.

Why We Form New Year's Resolutions

Matthew Hutson | Posted 03.02.2014 | Science
Matthew Hutson

The running joke about New Year's resolutions is that they don't outlast the hangover. But if you're going to make a resolution to improve yourself, New Year's Eve is a good time to do it. Recent research helps explains why we pick this date for personal renovation.

My Most Important New Year's Resolution

Devon Corneal | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Fifteen resolutions may be a stretch for someone who has been unable to keep even one in the past 40-odd years, but no sense in starting small. I should probably also throw this one in for good measure: I will remember that resolutions are commitments, not vows of perfection.

A Do-Gooder's Dilemma

Diana Mao | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Diana Mao

As we enter the New Year, it is important to take a step back and ask the question of why as opposed to what. So many times we get asked what do you do, who do you work for?

New Year Traditions Around the World

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

In America, most of us celebrate a new year on January 1, according to the Gregorian calendar. But some parts of the world have different traditions.

The New Year's Resolution Every Parent On The Planet Should Make

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

The jury is in: Diets and body shaming don't work. Think of all the energy and heartache that goes into losing and gaining those same 10 to 15 pounds. Can't we spare our children this fate?

A Year-End Open Letter To My Daughters

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

As you get older, your universe (not the universe, mind you) may become even more ordered, stripped in a million small places of its magic, as if the petals of an infinitely inconceivable flower wilt away to reveal the still-beautiful-but-perhaps-less-mysterious bloom below. And so, here are my year-end wishes for you, my girls, while you still inhabit this tender space.