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SURPRISE BECAUSE SCIENCE CHANNEL! Subscribe now and click the shiny notifications bell so you don’t miss out on all things science and pop culture. http://bit.ly/BecSciSubOpens in new tab Subscribe for more Because Science: http://nerdi.st/subscribeOpens in new tab Watch the last episode: http://nerdi.st/1w4OJeaOpens in new tab 77% of people manage to keep their New Years Resolutions after a week, yet only 19% made it to two years. But don’t despair, as science has ways to help us commit to our resolution as best we can! Find out how on Because Science with Kyle Hill. More science: http://www.nerdist20.wpengine.com/section/scienceOpens in new tab Watch more Because Science: http://nerdi.st/scienceOpens in new tab Follow Kyle Hill: https://twitter.com/Sci_PhileOpens in new tab Follow Us: https://twitter.com/nerdistdotcomOpens in new tab Because Science every Thursday. Theme music courtesy of Dr. Wylie http://www.urbanhomecompanion.org/drwylie/Opens in new tab Sources: (1972) SELF-INITIATED ATTEMPTS TO CHANGE BEHAVIOR: A STUDY OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS http://www.amsciepub.com/doi/pdf/10.2466/pr0.1972.30.1.123Opens in new tab (1989) THE RESOLUTION SOLUTION: LONGITUDINAL EXAMINATION OF NEW YEAR’S CHANGE ATTEMPTS http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0899328988800166Opens in new tab (2002) AULD LANG SYNE: SUCCESS PREDICTORS, CHANGE PROCESSES, AND SELF-REPORTED OUTCOMES OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLVERS AND NONRESOLVERS http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jclp.1151/abstractOpens in new tab (2007) RICHARD WISEMAN’S NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS EXPERIMENT http://www.quirkology.com/UK/Experiment_resolution.shtmlOpens in new tab NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION POLLS http://maristpoll.marist.edu/tag/new-years-resolutions/Opens in new tab

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