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Everyone made the same 2014 New Year’s resolutions

Some 2014 goals: getting better at Candy Crush, taking better selfies, twerking more.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Jan 1, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 10:31 pm CDT

What do New Year’s resolutions mean in the digital age? Well, there are now apps to help you make and keep those yearly declarations of resolve — like losing weight or quitting a vice — which usually are forgotten by Feb. 1. But on Twitter, people have been making more specific promises to themselves. founder Hilary Sargent compiled them, and really, what better way to declare your good intentions than to engrave them on our virtual wishing wall? Some themes: Beyoncé made a lot of people want to be better in 2014, or rather, to be more like her. And people still want to keep up with the Kardashians. Or rather, be adopted by them. Smdh.

Other lofty, more specific goals included having New Year’s sex, “trying hot wings more often,” getting better at/becoming less addicted to Candy Crush, taking better selfies, twerking more, and deleting Snapchat. Then there was this poetic declaration:

“resolution: I will stop using Emojis as a crutch to sustain the rapid decline in my ability to express sincere emotion.”

We truly are living in a Golden Age of self-improvement. Here’s the whole Storify for inspiration:

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*First Published: Jan 1, 2014, 3:52 pm CST