Wednesday, December 26, 2012 4:00 am
For hundreds if not thousands of years New Year’s has been celebrated. A more recent phenomenon is the New Year’s resolution. According to a 2011 Forbes article by Gretchen Rubin, only 44 percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution. Further, according to a 2007 study by Richard Wisemen from the University of Bristol, 88 percent of people that made a New Year’s resolution failed.
Sunday, January 5, 2003 12:00 am
Traditionally, the first day of the New Year is set aside for
football, food and family. Sometime during the course of that day's
festivities, the brave among us make resolutions. Last week, the
Northwest EXPLORER asked public officials in the Northwest to share
their resolutions for 2003. While multiple phone calls were made to
all members of the cities' councils, school district boards, fire
districts and police chiefs, not all officials returned the calls,
so their resolutions could not be included. Below are the responses
the EXPLORER received, some edited for space and clarity.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4:00 am
As many of you recall, I stopped making New Year’s resolutions
years ago because, 1) I had a propensity for breaking most of them
within hours after entering the newly arrived annum, and 2) by the
end of the first week of the fresh year I realized I really didn’t
give a rip about whether or not any of them came to fruition, so
the list was tossed into the trash can and forgotten. This ideology
seemed to be a valid stress reducer.
Thursday, January 2, 2014 5:00 pm
Each year, getting fit is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions that people make and break, according to Time Magazine. Although people start out with good intentions, finding the will power to stick with a fitness routine is more difficult than many anticipate. In fact, research shows that 60 percent of gym memberships purchased during the January rush go unused.
Sunday, January 5, 2014 5:00 pm
(BPT) - New Year’s resolutions are good things – unless you set yourself up for failure with grand, ultimately unachievable goals. Rather than frustrate yourself with overwhelming changes, try making smaller ones that will positively impact your life and encourage other healthier decisions throughout the year.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:00 am
As most of you know, I haven't made any New Year's resolutions
for the past few years because 1) I had a knack for breaking
several of them within a few hours after entering the newly arrived
annum; and 2) by sundown on the first day of the fresh year I
realized I really didn't give a rip about whether or not most of
them came to fruition, so the list was tossed into the trash
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:00 pm
(BPT) - Making a New Year’s resolution is common, and many people set goals for ways to improve themselves. If you have set a goal to lose weight, learn a new skill or get promoted, congratulations. But while you are striving to attain your personal goal, have you ever thought of setting a goal to refresh your home in a way that will have your friends talking?
Sunday, January 12, 2014 10:43 am
Last January, I made a list of goals that I wanted to accomplish before the clock struck twelve on Dec. 31. I haven’t actually done the math, but I’m guessing that my success rate hovers somewhere between 70 and 80 percent. Not bad, but for a perfectionist like me, when I see those numbers all I really see is the 20 or 30 percent failure rate. I can’t help but want to do it differently this year so that I have a better chance of success.
Wednesday, April 3, 2002 12:00 am
SHIRLEY LARSEN AND PAT TEAGER
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 11:00 pm
(StatePoint) For small businesses, adapting to the changing times is crucial. Periodically, it’s important to review what’s working and where there’s room to transform.
Tuesday, October 28, 2003 12:00 am
The Oro Valley Town Council on Oct. 15 unanimously approved a
measure to increase roadway development impact fees from $2,008 to
$2,920. The increased fees on new residential construction can only
be used to increase the capacity of
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:00 am
It’s Leap Year Day, the event that only happens every four years on Feb. 29. And, for The Explorer, this year is extra special because it falls on a Wednesday.
Monday, February 17, 2014 5:00 pm
(BPT) - While many resolutions are based on eating healthier and exercising more, homes rarely receive the same promise of improvement. This year, resolve to give your home some attention by committing to a new coat of paint. Painting can be a quick and cost-effective way to refresh your home, so consider updating several spaces for a clean start.
Tuesday, June 29, 2004 11:00 pm
Concerned about the fast-approaching deadline when students will
have to pass a standardized test to graduate from high school, the
governing board of Amphitheater Public Schools approved a
resolution June 22 that asks the state to cut the district some
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:00 pm
As evidenced by a trio of resolutions approved by the Oro Valley
Town Council, election season approaches.
Friday, October 18, 2013 11:47 am
Kevin Hummel is one of just 21 medical students nationwide to receive the American Medical Association award for academic excellence.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 12:00 am
The holidays are fast approaching. That means trimming the tree,
putting up lights, giving gifts, sharing warm wishes and creating
fond memories with family and friends, alike.
Monday, June 27, 2005 11:00 pm
June 15, 2005 - The Marana Unified School District is getting a
few new faces starting July 1, including a new superintendent, a
new principal at Mountain View High School and a new principal at
DeGrazia Elementary School.
Tuesday, July 22, 2003 11:00 pm
In 1979, the tiny farming crossroads of Marana proposed spending
$1,200 to buy a radar gun for its police department. Such a foray
into technology was considered a big step then, and the town
marshal was ordered to get the OK from at least four councilmembers
before making the purchase, according to minutes of the council
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 11:00 pm
Municipal governments in Tucson and Marana are close to ending
an impasse over water service, allowing Tucson Water to extend new
connections to commercial and residential properties within some
portions of Marana's town limits.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 11:00 pm
Sept. 22, 2004 - During the hottest moments of the afternoon,
when many Oro Valley residents are tucked away in air-conditioned
living rooms or offices or are retreating poolside to escape
100-plus degree temperatures, the men and women of the Oro Valley
street departments are out working somewhere between the blazing
sun and stifling asphalt, upkeeping the quality roadways of their
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 4:00 am
Here we are, entering a brand new year. Will 2014 be a good year? Given it’s the first day, it’s hard to say, but its likely many are already focused on their resolutions and hoping for success.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 12:00 am
Last year, Oro Valley dentists Drs. Bob and
Debbie Oro spoke to educators at Canyon Del Oro High School about
healthy living, and the Healthiest Town in America initiative.
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 11:00 pm
There are several reasons why the voters of Oro Valley should
vote for me.