Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a dim view of New Year's resolutions.
"I generally don't have resolutions," he told The Huffington Post in an email. "For me, they are a state of mind, not a state of annual declaration."
But the celebrated astrophysicist owned up to have a couple of "ongoing" resolutions:
•"Learn something about the world and the universe today that I did not know yesterday."
•"Lessen the suffering of others, especially when it involves only a trivial investment of my time or energy."