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  • Why do people make and break New Year’s resolutions?
  • Why do people make and break New Year’s resolutions?
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...3, 2, 1! The science of New Year’s resolutions

After the clock strikes midnight and the champagne bottle’s emptied, January 1st welcomes the most hopeful of traditions – New Year’s resolutions. But why do they rarely last beyond January? Lizzy Pope, who studies health behaviours, explains why people find it hard to stick to their goals.