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New Years Resolutions

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.

Time to Get BYOB -- Get Back Your Own Body

Penny Love | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

This is the time of year to Get BYOB, which stands for Get Back Your Own Body. It's time to stop moaning and start transforming. This will require you...

2013 Was the Best Yet to Get Older

Michael Hodin | Posted 03.02.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

It's the most wonderful time of the year, apparently. Unless you're a Washington Redskins fan, a healthcare.org advocate, or an employee in the PR department of the NSA. But as the snow falls and the yule-tides rise, it's worth looking back over 2013 to note -- to celebrate -- what a great year it's been to get a year older.

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?

Will Run For Food: Confessions of a Chubster

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Anthony Romeo

I won't win these races. I will finish behind thousands of other men and women. And that's okay. If I can finish an entire thin-crust pizza, I can finish a race. I am a chubby runner, and I get to keep running for as long as I hate doing it.

These Animals Will Make You Love Your Imperfections In 2014

Posted 12.31.2013 | Good News

It's almost 2014, and you're feeling seriously motivated to make some major life improvements. You've imagined a year full of weight loss, wisdom,...

No More New Years' Resolutions

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Chrissy Kelly

I'm not about to let a fresh, brand new year be the reason for more self-hatred and loathing. I say this year we stay unresolved, exactly the way we are. Instead of resolutions, I choose intentions, and this year they consist of the following.

52 Tips to Get Unstuck in 2014

Bob Miglani | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

Sometimes I dread the new year for this uneasy feeling of making resolutions that may not stick. The problem with resolutions is the follow through. ...

Resolutions From Congress

Mike Smith | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

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Making New Year's Resolutions: Tap Into the Power of Intention

Randy Taran | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

Have you ever set your New Year's resolutions only to find a few months after that you lost interest, moved onto something more urgent or just ditched...

The Daily Szep -- Happy New Year

Paul Szep | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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What Really Matters

Robin Hardman | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

How we treat people matters. No one should be paid too little to live on. No one should risk losing everything, living in misery or dying unnecessarily because of a lack of affordable medical treatment.

How to Set an Intention That Sticks for 2014

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

Why does it sometimes feel like it's effortless to let negative habits creep up, but when we want to change them -- or add a new healthy habit -- it feels nearly impossible?

Jumping With Both Feet into the New Year

Pia de Jong | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Pia de Jong

I can see her in front of me, her two braids dancing on her winter coat, her flushed cheeks, jumping faster and faster, her eyes on the far shore, which now seemed farther and farther away.

WATCH: The Trick To Making Your Resolutions Stick

Posted 12.31.2013 | Healthy Living

We all have goals we want to accomplish in the new year, but how do we make them last beyond the first day of 2014? According to some experts, the sec...

What Will You Worship In 2014?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Today we can ask ourselves the ultimate question: To what will we devote our life in this very short span of time that we have in this world? What will captivate us, be the focus of our life's energy, be what we care most about in the world. In short -- what will we worship?

If You Don't Design Your Career, Someone Else Will

Greg McKeown | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Greg McKeown

A client once responded to one of my questions by saying, "Oh, Greg, I am too busy living to think about life!" His off-the-cuff comment named a trap all of us fall into sometimes. In just one example, it is easy to become so consumed in our careers we fail to really think about our careers.

Writing In 2014

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
Gina Barreca

Try this: write, honestly, what you're thinking about today. Then look at it next year. Maybe you'll see what you'll hold onto, and maybe see what you'll need to let go.

Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Long-Term Renters

realtor.com | Posted 03.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

When landlords have great tenants, they are more likely to renew leases and limit rent increases. Stacy Brown, operations manager for Real Property Management, has four golden rules for building a great relationship with your landlord.

Turn the Other Tweet: Social Media Resolutions for 2014

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

I will treat everyone with charity and give everyone the benefit of the doubt. No matter how rude they are. And no matter how many times they post annoying comments that make me want to stop typing, put on my coat, drive to their town, knock on their door and sock them. Because Jesus never did that when he posted stuff online. Jesus told us always to turn the other tweet.

Forget About Resolutions! 5 Things to Remove Instead of Resolve

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Rayanne Thorn

Everyone talks about resolutions this time of year. Making changes, setting goals, remembering dreams we once had, and wanting to live better. But the only thing I see happening with resolutions is "adding" to the already secret mess that is my life.

4 New Year's Resolutions That Will Change Your Child's Life

Katie Hurley | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

I propose that this year we resolve to teach our children to focus on things that really matter. This year, let's help our children make choices that will lead to improved emotional functioning, greater happiness, and lower stress. This year, let's do it right.

The Most Important Thing You Need for Love in 2014

Kira Sabin | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kira Sabin

Creating a long-term relationship will rock every fiber of your being and make you question yourself. It is truly one of the most challenging things we can do in our life.