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New Year's Resolutions Via E Cards: Popular & Stupid & Why You Won't Keep Them Through 2012

Here we sit just a few days away from January 1, 2012 -- at the dawn of a new year, which could very well be the last year of Earth ever if you believe the Internet. For most people, a new year means just more hassles, like learning to write 2012 instead of 2011 still -- that is, if in this day and age of constant texting and typing you can still scrawl legible words with a pen.

But for a big part of the population, a new year is a time to reflect on the past 12 months of mistakes and resolve to rectify them. Be it through exercise, positive thinking or just putting down the fork, most of you will be making grand promises to yourselves and to social media about how much different 2012 will be.

For the most part, and we mean "most" in the grandest sense of the word, nothing will change in your daily routine. No matter what you say or do. It's human nature to fall back into old habits unless something drastic instead happens. The world will not collapse if you stop going to the gym. You have to build yourself an unhealthy mental complex like I did to cheat myself into thinking that it in fact will.

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With the help of technology borrowed from someecards.com, we made helpful cards, illustrating the most common New Year's resolutions, and the reasons why you won't or shouldn't make good on them. Because you won't make it to February.

Art Designed By Monica Fuentes

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