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January is a great time to get a fresh start on your fitness. Even if you don't buy into the conceit of resolutions, for many of us the new year is the first time in months we haven't been buried under holiday and end-of-year stresses. Time to work on a new goal! What's it going to be?

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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I know that it's a bit silly. I understand it's probably not the most productive and valuable time to be making big changes in your life.

I'm also aware that I have a snowball's chance in hell of actually following through with that.

All that being said, I still make New Year's resolutions. I can't help myself.

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Most new year's resolutions are doomed to failure, either because they're vague and difficult to accomplish, aren't real goals or are lacking a plan to get from here to there. iDoneThis is a new web app that takes your goals and habits you want to build, reminds you to work towards them daily or weekly (you can choose), and puts you on a virtual team of people with similar goals so you can work together and support each other.

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New Year's Eve might be the best party night of the year, but it can also be the most stressful, from losing your phone to the far more perilous trip home. Here are a few things you can do now to stay safe and sane this New Year's.

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Blogger Kirby is trying something new for 2010. Actually, it's not entirely new — it's what he used to do, before blog feeds, Twitter, home video streaming and other ever-present distractions ate up his time. It's a Slow Media Diet.

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We do our best to encourage positive change and goal-setting all year around Lifehacker HQ, but that doesn't change the fact that a new year — hell, a new decade —i sn't a great time for a fresh start.