New Year’s resolutions are a longstanding tradition around the world, dating back to ancient Babylonian and Roman customs. In modern times, New Year’s resolutions have become popular in western culture, typically revolving around self-improvement goals, such as better eating, exercising more, and spending less. Unfortunately, the tradition is typically unsuccessful. There’s no firm data, but a 2007 study reported on the site Quirkology revealed that 88% of 3,000 adults who set New Year’s resolutions failed, despite the fact that 52%…