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These Tweets About People’s 2017 New Year’s Resolutions Are Too Real

Personally, I don't make New Year's resolutions because I always end up being one of the 80 percent of people who abandon them by February. It's hard to change habits, and these New Year's resolution tweets that are real AF prove I'm not the only…
By Brandi Neal

This Is Proof That You're Not The Only One Staying In This NYE

Based on its hard-partying reputation, if New Year's Eve were a person, it would be perpetually loud and drunk, with a penchant for anything and everything glittery. Given the number of people who plan on staying in on New Year's Eve this year,…
By Claire Warner

If You're Bad At Keeping Resolutions, Try These 3 Super Easy Hacks

2017 is quickly drawing to a close, meaning the "New year, new me" posts online are starting to ramp up with everyone's resolutions they'll probably totally abandon by mid-February. Why is keeping resolutions so hard? There are a few specific…
By Megan Grant

17 Quotes That Will Inspire You As You Make Your New Year's Resolutions

"For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice." That's a quote from my boy T.S. Eliot, who in his poem "Little Gidding" made plans and had dreams of new beginnings and a brighter future. It sounds…
By Michelle Gross

The New Year's Resolution You Should Make, Based On Your Fave Literary Character

It's that time of the year again! Late December is when we all sit down to list our worst qualities, and vow that next year we shall all be more productive, svelte, and generally excellent people. Sure, there's no actual reason to make your…
By Charlotte Ahlin

12 New Years Resolutions You And Your Bestie Can Make Together

If making your New Year's resolutions all about yourself seems boring and too self-indulgent, consider roping your bestie into it with you. Making New Year's resolutions with your bestie will not only make things more interesting, but it will likely…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

19 Totally Doable Money Resolutions To Make In 2018, According To Financial Experts

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even…
By Natalia Lusinski

The Top 9 New Year’s Resolutions — And The Reasons You Shouldn’t Feel Obligated To Keep Them

Once the 2017 holidays start winding down, you might feel pressured to partake in the dreaded New Year's resolution-making process. Online-discussion community Forum Mantra compiled a list of the top nine New Year's resolutions for 2018 that are…
By Brandi Neal

How Weight Loss Journey Posts Affect Us

I don't even know what a holiday season looks like anymore without the talk of weight loss that inevitably follows the gift-giving, wine-guzzling festivities. Just as Christmas is sure to come every year, so are the subsequent advertisements…
By Gina M. Florio

11 Things You Don't Owe Anyone

No matter who you are or where you grew up, almost all of us are conditioned from childhood to believe that it’s impolite to refuse to give what is expected of us. Whether it’s our time, our bodies, our smiles, our stories, our forgiveness, or our…
By Elizabeth Enochs

I Drank 75 Ounces Of Water Every Day For A Week

Even though I'm a yoga teacher and all that, drinking enough water throughout the day is not something I'm proficient in. I have a glass when I first wake up, but the only reason I reach for another one later in the day is because I feel like I'm…
By Gina M. Florio

I Made It My Resolution To Stop Saying Sorry

The last time I ordered a chai latte it came out all wrong. I asked for almond milk instead of regular (I'm lactose intolerant), and I requested the barista use just a touch of honey rather than the normal amount of sugar (processed sweets spike my…
By Gina M. Florio

Why I Always Make New Year's Resolutions

If you walked into my bedroom unannounced, you'd see several stacks of library books scattered all over my nightstand and bed. There would probably also be a few novels hiding underneath a pillow somewhere (hey, at least I never get lonely at…
By Gina M. Florio

30 Resolutions Worth Making Before You Turn 30

The concept of making resolutions and setting goals for personal growth tends to get a bad rap among some of us feminists — and for good reason. Too often, they are driven by the societal pressure to be thin and perfect: I will lose weight, I will…
By Rachel Krantz

15 New Year's Resolutions Sisters Are Making

When I was growing up, there was never a New Year’s Eve when my sister and I didn’t write long lists of New Year’s resolutions for the coming year. Around 11:30 p.m. on December 31, we’d take a short break from whatever high-stakes game of cards we…
By Elizabeth Enochs

2016 Will Last One Second Longer Than Usual

Somewhere between the death of Leonard Cohen and that time I stubbed my toe and banged my shin on my bedframe in one fell swoop, I decided I was done with 2016. Unfortunately, hibernating in a nest of blankets and watching '90s sitcoms on Netflix…
By Claire Warner

7 New Year's Resolutions That Are Total Bullsh*t

The whole point of making New Year's resolutions for yourself is to improve your life and make you happier. We're only human, so we get excited about the prospect for a fresh start, because it makes us believe there's something better waiting on the…
By Gina M. Florio

7 Resolutions You Can Complete In One Minute A Day

The New Year is almost here, so it's time to start thinking about New Year's Resolutions. But a huge portion of us abandon our resolutions quickly. According to University of Scranton research, only 8 percent of Americans actually achieve their…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Realistic Relationship Goals For 2017

New Year's is coming, which means New Year's Resolutions are coming too. While they have a tendency to be forgotten as soon as they're made, don't feel bad— most of mine don't either. So instead of thinking in terms of resolutions, it's a great time…
By Lea Rose Emery

NY Resolutions From Older Women To Younger Women

I don’t know about you, but personally, I really enjoy being friends with women who are older than me. In fact, almost half of my lady friends are closer to my mom’s age than my own. (My mom and I actually share several friends. My mom is also super…
By Elizabeth Enochs