A new year means a new start, right? According to data collected by the University of Scranton, the answer is: Not really.
Sure it's possible that you'll stick to that diet or learn a second language in 2013, it's just not probable.
A report in the university's Journal of Clinical Psychology reveals that most Americans make the same resolutions, with commitments to health, self-improvement and family ranking heavily in the top 10. And most Americans fail miserably at keeping them. How miserably? The data indicates Americans have a success rate of 8 percent when it comes to being our best selves in the new year.
But don't feel too bad: 75 percent of us keep our resolutions for at least two weeks! And two weeks on the elliptical is better than nothing.
There's always next year, right?