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How to make a New Year’s resolution that will actually work

The most common mistakes people make are a mix of the following: 1. Their goals are extreme and lead to an unsustainable plan. 2. They set a lofty resolution without making a plan to create the new behaviors they will need to carry it out. 3. They act because someone is nagging at them, or they feel they ought to make a resolution but don’t really want to.

Idaho, Washington score well on kids’ health, not so well on education

Washington ranks fifth in the nation for indicators of children’s health in the latest “KidsCount” annual survey of child well-being, while Idaho’s back in the middle of the pack at 24th. Meanwhile, both states’ rankings suffered on education indicators, with Washington ranked 28th among states and Idaho a lowly 43rd. In both states, the report...

Washington, Idaho score well on child health, not so well on education

Washington ranks fifth in the nation for indicators of children’s health in the latest KidsCount annual survey of child well-being, while Idaho’s back in the middle of the pack at 24th. Meanwhile, both states’ rankings suffered on education indicators, with Washington ranked 28th among states and Idaho a lowly 43rd. In both states, the report found above-average rates of young children not in preschool and high school students not graduating on time.

Fed survey shows one-quarter of American households ‘just getting by’

WASHINGTON – A quarter of U.S. households say they’re “just getting by” financially, a survey by the Federal Reserve shows. The Fed issued the first-time report Thursday, describing it as a snapshot of how Americans perceive their financial and economic well-being. The survey of about 4,100 households was conducted Sept. 17 through Oct. 4.

Breathe, people

Take a deep breath. Hold it for a few seconds. Let it out. Raise your arms to the sky as high as you can. Now bring them down like a fan opening, reaching as if they were the rays of the sun.