Posts tagged "new years resolutions"

Dater X: My Relationship Goal For The New Year Is To Be Secure With Me

In my last post, I shared with you a comprehensive list of guys I’ve dated, slept with, or come in contact with over the last year, and the lessons I learned from each. Some of them were men I’d met only once or twice, and others were guys who I actually had feelings for, but…

Dater X 2.0 / January 2, 2015

In 2015, I Will Be More Emotionally Honest

I don’t like the concept of New Year’s resolutions for the obvious reasons: they make us feel terrible about ourselves, they’re unrealistic, they allow fitness/diet/beauty companies to encroach on our insecurity and suck the life out of us, and they imply that the only time you can change your life is when a new year…

Claire Hannum / January 2, 2015

Instead Of New Year’s Resolutions, Make New Year’s Challenges That Encourage You To Compete With Yourself

If you’re like me and failing at New Year’s resolutions makes you feel guilty and at least a little bit like a failure, here’s an alternative: Gamify your resolutions and make them into New Year’s Challenges, instead.
Gamification can be a huge help for your motivation — it’s the application of game thinking to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014

Make It Work: 5 Career Resolutions For 2015

Generally speaking, New Year’s resolutions are bullshit. They’re entertaining cocktail party fodder at best, a way to talk to people you’ve just met over the cheese plate about how you’re definitely going to quit smoking/go to the gym/take up tantric meditation this year. They are a self-soothing practice, stated with the intent to make you feel like you’re actually going…

Megan Reynolds / December 29, 2014

Here’s A Resolution: Stop Complaining About People Taking Over Your Gym, And Encourage Them Instead

It’s safe to say that if you’re a human between the ages of 18 to 65 with a Facebook account, your friends’ New Years Resolutions have been popping up on your news feed from the moment the ball dropped.

Some hope to cut back on their vino intake, others are trying to become…

Katie Oldenburg / January 3, 2014

11 Books For All The Issues You’re Tackling In 2014

The new year has officially begun, which means that self-improvement starts today, right now! That’s where it gets tricky — putting all your lofty ambitions in action. Endeavoring to eliminate kettle cooked potato chips from your diet is hard, especially when your office manager keeps them fully stocked at all times. But at least you…

Let Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Resolutions For 1942 Inspire You To Change Your Socks, Beat Fascism, And “Wash Teeth If Any”

If you already sprained your ankle on the treadmill and treated yourself to a fresh pack of cigarettes to numb the pain, you might want to consider taking a page, literally, from Woody Guthrie. His illustrated list of “New Year’s Rulin’s” for 1942 includes goals both delightfully mundane (“take bath”; “dance better”) and potentially world-changing…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 2, 2014

Anne Lamott Is Not Starting A Diet On January 1st — Would You Like To Join Her?

“I do not currently have a scale, because as I’ve said before, getting on a scale is like asking Dick Cheney to give you a sense of your own self-worth… I can still get my jeans on, for one reason: I wear forgiving pants. The world is too hard as it is, without letting your…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 27, 2013

101 New Year’s Resolutions That Have Nothing To Do With Smoking, Weight Loss, Or Becoming BFFs With Your Mother-In-Law

New Year’s resolutions are always painfully predictable. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Learn French. Stop making snarky remarks behind your mother-in-law’s back. These kinds of resolutions are not only cliche, they’re difficult — if not impossible — to follow through on. They’re probably going to make you feel crappy when you give up on them i…

Astrology 101: The New Year Zodiac Challenge

New year’s resolutions are so passé. Why waste money on an expensive gym membership or bog yourself down with a long list of lofty goals at the start of a fresh new year? We’d like to propose a much simpler–but still quite difficult–way to push your boundaries in 2013: the Zodiac Challenge. We’ve chosen one…

5 Tips To Be A Better You This Year

A new year is upon us and with that, a time to turn over a new leaf and make some tweaks to ensure this year is better than the last.
New Year’s Resolutions are great and all, but they are usually superficial (lose weight, quit smoking, stop procrastinating, etc.) and don’t lead to lasting changes since…

A New Mode / January 6, 2013

The Key To Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! I’ve stopped making resolutions all together in attempt to lessen my feelings of shame. And stress. Now, I just spend the end of the year assessing and setting new goals. Kind of the same thing, I guess. But should you be wanting to make some hardcore resolutions this year, some research done…

Ami Angelowicz / January 1, 2013

15 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions (That You Can Actually Keep)

It’s that time of year. New Year’s Day is just a few days away, and that implies that it’s time to start planning for 2013. What do we want in the new year? What are our goals? What will it take to finally reach true happiness? Well, all of those things can include a healthier…

BlissTree / December 30, 2012

Sandra Bernhard Doesn’t Do Resolutions

“I don’t do resolutions. I am a firm believer in constant evolution, day to day; it’s not pretty, but it’s the only way to truly change.”
– Sandra Bernhard has a healthy take on New Year’s resolutions. One I share, actually! (Amelia does not entirely agree.) You know you’re going to end up paying for…

Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2012

5 Completely Basic Things I’m Resolving To Do In 2013

The end of 2012 is here and 2013 is just around the corner, so you know what that means! It’s time to make New Year’s resolutions! For the last few years, my New Year’s resolutions have basically been the same and I’ve accomplished very few of them. I still can’t do a headstand in yoga…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 27, 2012

10 New Year’s Resolutions Every Man Should Make

I’m tired of making New Year’s resolutions for myself. It’s time to play God and suggest some resolutions for guys. I have your best interests at heart, fellas.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 25, 2012

Style Resolution: Dress More Adventurously!

You can’t tell just by looking at me, but I live and breathe fashion. I follow all the right blogs, know all the right names, and stalk Style.com like a savant. I whittle away days on the internet amassing perfunctory “wishlists” of items I will never be able to afford, and I have forgone meal…

Rachel Krause / January 10, 2012

Hot Links: Kim Kardashian’s Bangin’ New Look, Plus Relationship Resolutions For Everyone!

Kim Kardashian totally stole Jessica’s new look and debuted her own bangs this weekend. Do we like? [TooFab]
And now for your first horrifying weird headline of 2012: “Man Dies After Penis Allegedly Bitten Off By Rats.” [Huffington Post]
Is calling a parent “Mommy” or “Daddy” a dating red flag that should…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 3, 2012

Girl Talk: A New Way Of Seeing In 2012

2011 had scarcely started before my life turned into a heaping pile of dog shit.

The Frisky was being sold to new owners and our jobs (and paychecks) were held in balance. My boyfriend started diddling around with some girl on the Internet, got caught, and dumped me. He asked me to move…

Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2012

30 Sex Resolutions For 2012

In 2012, we want to go to yoga more often, spend more time relaxing on the weekends and take a trip to somewhere tropical. Oh, and we have a few sex resolutions too — 2012 is here and we’re ready to have some fun. After the jump are 30 sex resolutions — a few of…

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