The Surprising Reason We Make New Year's Resolutions

December 30, 2014 12:58 PM

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The Surprising Reason We Make New Year's Resolutions

While many ancient traditions celebrate the beginning of a new year or season with an emphasis on renewal or re-birth, the New Year’s resolution as a means of self-improvement may be a uniquely American tradition.

And we may have one of the country's earliest religious traditions, Protestantism -- along with our colonial British legacy -- to thank.

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