Simplifying Science


Happy new year, from the third week of January. How are those resolutions going?

Statistically speaking, if you have stuck with your resolve, you are doing pretty darned well. By the end of the month, one third will have been broken; by summer it’s well over half. But take heed! Resolutions may be meant to be broken, but goals are meant to be reset. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. It’s a saying for a reason.

New year’s resolutions boil down to a time-driven excuse to make a life change. And topping that list, in some way, shape or form, is health. (Okay, in 2018 the #1 slot was occupied by “saving money,” but “losing weight” or “getting in shape” came in a close second). By the way, there’s nothing magical about changing on Jan 1st. There’s just momentum around it, ritual, and this enhances the resolve. But if you’re reading this on any other day of the year, you can still resolve to make a change. READ MORE