These Four Letters Could Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

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If you’re anything like me, in the past 24 hours you’ve made declarative statements like, “I’m never eating white flour again!” or “Today will be the day I stop watching so many Law & Order: SVU marathons!” Then you’ve promptly broken said vows with a bowl of cheese-stuffed ravioli in one hand and a remote control in the other—rinse, repeat.

The phrase “talk is cheap” comes to mind here, but next time I set my lofty goals, I might just be able to keep my word, thanks to this nifty trick: The folks over on Science of Us have clued us in to a four-step technique that research has shown helps people to actually achieve what they set out to do. Like, for instance, it helped people who wanted to eat more fruits and vegetables actually eat more fruits and vegetables—instead of, you know, just saying, “I’m going to eat more vegetables!” and eating pasta instead. Impressive.

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Warm Weather Returns to Philadelphia — But What’s Looming?

The temperature is going to hit 60 — at least! — today. Finally, some nice weather.

Sixty! Phillywx informs us it’s the warmest it’s been since we had a few springlike days in late December. Even better, the temperature will stay warm well into tomorrow, with temperatures forecast to be in the 60s for tomorrow as well.

But then, well — it doesn’t stay this warm for much longer.

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