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The economics of New Year's resolutions in the time of omicron

Dec 29, 2021
“Fresh starts” are planned annually, but this year, COVID-19 is helping to shape the resolutions people make.
As the pandemic stretches into its third year, New Year's resolutions may have to be more flexible.
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Omicron poses a heavy lift for gym owners

Dec 29, 2021
The usual New Year's resolution bump in the workout business may fizzle with the quick spread of the variant.
 The omicron surge is forcing gyms to adapt yet again.
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What the U.S. economy could do better in 2020

Jan 1, 2020
Economic experts weigh in on their New Year's resolutions for the U.S. economy.
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How much would it cost to learn to stand on your head?

Jan 5, 2018
We investigated the cost of a surprisingly popular New Year's resolution — learning to do a headstand.
A woman makes a headstand in the Lustgarten park on Museum Island in central Berlin.
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Successful New Year's resolutions...seriously

Jan 1, 2016
Some of our listeners share their successful New Year's resolutions.

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Gym plans in the New Year? Economists think otherwise

Jan 2, 2015
Why almost half of people with gym memberships are no-shows.

Apps to help keep your New Year's resolutions

Jan 2, 2014
We talk to Whitson Gordon, editor in chief of Lifehacker, about which apps will keep you on track.

How do I make sure I stick to my resolution?

Jan 1, 2014
If you have to make one financial New Year’s resolution, what should it be?
Fireworks light up Sydney Harbour with an early warm up session in preparation for its New Year's Eve celebration.
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