The Memory Jar

Now that the holidays have passed, New Year’s resolutions are here! It’s time to drop those pounds, quit drinking soda or coffee, and start flossing regularly. Most people look at the beginning of a new year as a chance to “quit” something bad as opposed to “start” something good. How did resolutions begin anyway? It is believed that the tradition of resolutions dates back to 46 B.C., in which a mythical god of Rome named Janus (i.e., January) influenced the ritual. Janus is called the god of beginnings and transitions. Also believed to be the god of gates, doors,...

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