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What's your New Year's Resolution?

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Do you make New Year's Resolutions? If so, you are among the 45 percent of Americans who resolve to make a change at the beginning of each year.

According to the University of Scranton's Journal of Clinical Psychology, 38 percent of Americans never make those resolutions, while 17 percent infrequently make them.

Only eight percent succeed in the resolutions they make. According to the Journal, here are the top 10 resolutions Americans are making for 2014:

  1. Lose Weight
  2. Getting Organized
  3. Spend Less, Save More
  4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  5. Staying Fit and Healthy
  6. Learn Something Exciting
  7. Quit Smoking
  8. Help Others in Their Dreams
  9. Fall in Love
  10. Spend More Time with Family

According to their research, it's easier for someone in their twenties to achieve a goal, at 39 percent, as opposed to people over the ago of 50. Only 14 percent of those over 50 succeed at the resolutions they set.

So what are you resolving to do in 2014? Join us on the WMBF News Facebook fan page and let us know.

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  • What is your New Year's resolution?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Lose weight / better health
    67%
    2 votes
    Stop smoking
    0%
    0 votes
    Financial security / Pay down debt
    0%
    0 votes
    Other
    33%
    1 vote
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