How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2013

Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year?

According to, about 45% of Americans usually make a resolution.

The percentage that keep their resolutions is, however, much smaller. Only about 8% are ultimately successful keeping their resolution, but 49% report “infrequent success.”

But if you have goals in mind for the year, you’re better off making a resolution. People who make explicit resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t.

So, what can you do to make it more likely that you’re part of that lucky 8%?

Turns out, there’s an app for that. The New York Times website has a round-up of top Android and iOS apps to help remind you of your resolutions. also lists 10 ways to lose weight using an iPhone and 10 ways to save money with your smartphone.

And if your resolution is related to health or fitness, has a nice round-up of gadgets and apps that can help you achieve your goals.

In addition to apps and gadgets, there’s also plenty of helpful advice about keeping your resolutions on the Internet. lists 5 of the top resolutions that typically don’t work (dieting, quitting smoking, etc.) and offers related strategies that do work. The site also has an insightful article on why New Year’s resolutions don’t stick and how you can overcome those obstacles. offers this helpful list of 9 ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions, which includes proper motivation, specific goals, a concrete plan with steps to follow, goal visualization, and more. offers tips and links to additional resources and apps for 11 of the most common New Year’s resolutions.

If you haven’t made a resolution yet, don’t worry. You can still make and keep one for the year. The most important factor in determining your success isn’t the exact date you start, but how prepared you are to make a change.

And just in case your resolution was to find a faster Internet connection 😉 here’s where you can search for all the EarthLink high-speed Internet services available in your area.

Good luck. And Happy New Year!

Best of 2011 – Our List of the Best Lists

Top Google Searches of 2011With the year drawing to a close, many Top 10, Top 50, Top 100, and various Best of 2011 lists have recently been released (expect more in the coming weeks). We’ve rounded up a bunch of them in popular categories so you can check out all the great stuff you may have missed this past year (or see if you agree with the ratings).

Internet & Tech



Let us know what you think of the choices. Any websites or apps you would have selected? Any of your favorite songs or books missing? And let us know if you want us to find lists in other categories.