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Scientifically speaking, your New Year’s Eve is going to suck

Disappointment coming in 10, 9, 8…


Monica Riese

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 27, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 7:52 am CDT

You’ve picked out a fancy outfit, you have a promising lead on a partner for that midnight kiss, and you’re anxiously awaiting the opportunity to send the horrific year that was 2016 straight to the curb. Everything’s shaping up for a spectacular New Year’s Eve. Right? Wrong.

Turns out, if you’re one of the 83 percent of people who says you’re generally disappointed by New Year’s, it’s kinda your own fault. Setting unrealistically high expectations, trying too hard to have a good time, and drinking too much (or paying too much for those drinks) is a recipe for guaranteed let-down on the big night.

The folks at AsapSCIENCE break it all down in their latest video:

So if you want to have a great start to 2017, start getting real about how likely that actually is.

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*First Published: Dec 27, 2016, 6:18 pm CST