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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_resolution

A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found ... Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return ... At the start of the 21st century, about 40% did. In fact ...

www.history.com/news/the-history-of-new-years-resolutions

Dec 30, 2015 ... The custom of making New Year's resolutions has been around for thousands of years, but it hasn't always looked the way it does today.

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Jan 9, 2017 ... Discover when we started making New Year's resolutions, and why so few of us stick to them. ... So, how did we get here? ... Starting with the top resolutions for 2017, we worked backwards to see how these resolutions have ...

wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-people-make-new-year-s-resolutions

How did the tradition of New Year's resolutions get started? ... Other people make a promise to develop a positive habit, such as starting an exercise program, ...

people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-other/why-make-new-years-resolutions1.htm

When did ringing in the New Year become such a big deal? Turns out, it isn't just a construct of modern Americans. Some 4,000 years ago, Babylonians rang in ...

billpetro.com/history-of-new-years-resolutions

Jan 1, 2017 ... HISTORY OF NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS. As we mentioned earlier, New Year's Day celebrations began in pre-Christian times, beginning ...

www.livescience.com/42255-history-of-new-years-resolutions.html

Dec 31, 2013 ... There is no direct line from ancient Roman tradition to modern New Year's resolutions, but the desire to start anew pops up repeatedly in ...

www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/when-did-new-years-resolutions-start

It would appear that New Year's resolutions have existed for quite a long time. A 1671 entry from the diaries of Anne Halkett, a writer and member of the Scottish ...

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/why-do-we-make-new-years-resolutions/2012/12/21/08b56a2a-381e-11e2-b01f-5f55b193f58f_story.html

Dec 21, 2012 ... A New Year's resolution is a decision to do or not do something in order to ... Although the Babylonians did not have a written calendar, historians determined that they observed the start of the new year in late March with the ...