Did you know the US Government had a list of Popular New Year's Resolutions? Well, they do and the list even includes advice and links to help individuals successfully keep their resolutions.
From weight loss to managing debt, every resolution on the list is a link to various sources and information.
So, what are you waiting for? Do you want to make a New Year's resolution this year? That's the easy part, the hard part is keeping it. But, with help from the U.S. Government's List of Popular New Year's Resolutions, you can make this year the year that you finally keep your resolutions!
1. Drink Less Alcohol:
If you are interested in learning about ways to reduce your intake of alcohol, you can click-on the Drink Less Alcohol link and it will lead you to the Government's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. There you will find links to a number of pamphlets, brochures, fact sheets and a poster that you can request.
Underage Drinking Prevention
2. Get a Better Education
This link will lead you to the Government's Education and Training page, listing the official information and services from the U.S. Government. You can go on to any of the following links for additional information:
Primary and Secondary Education: Bullying and your child, early childhood education, education reform, family involvement, financial aid...
Higher Education: Colleges, fellowships, financial aid, libraries, overseas studies, work-study programs...
Student Educational Resources: Find schools, colleges, libraries, and museums; student loans and financial aid; websites for kids, homework help; information on special needs...
Parents' Educational Resources: Student grants and financial aid, school, college, and library locator, homework help, special needs...
Teachers' Educational Resources: Investigate useful government websites; get lesson plan help; explore searchable databases; find school performance data...
Foreign Students' Educational Resources: Apply for a student visa; find colleges and universities in the U.S; apply for financial aid...
3. Get a Better Job
Are you looking for a better job? Or maybe you're just looking for a job. If this is your situation, the Get a Better Job link will take you to the Finding a Job page which will provide you with official information and services from the U.S. government. There you will find the following links:
4. Get Fit
The Get Fit link will take you to The President's Council on Fitness Sports and Nutrition page. Here you will find information and videos on sports and nutrition. Their mission is to "Engage, educate and empower all Americans across the lifespan to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition."
5. Lose Weight
The Lose Weight link will take you to the WIN page (Weight-Control Information Network). On this page you will find information on the following:
6. Manage Debt
The Manage Debt link will take you to the Federal Trade Commission Facts for Consumers page. There you can read about:
7. Manage Stress
The Manage Stress link will take you to the Health Finder page. Here you can find information on the following:
8. Quit Smoking Now
The Quit Smoking Now link will take you to the smokefree.gov webpage. The page starts out with this quote; "Quit Smoking Today! We Can Help." This page will provide you with links where you can talk to an expert, find tools to help you quit smoking, tell them about your smoking, and learn about topics related to quitting.
9. Save Money
The Save Money link takes you to a page which provides you with "66 Ways to Save Money." Here you can learn about saving money in several areas including transportation, insurance, banking and credit, housing, utilities, and others.
10. Take a Trip
The Take a Trip link will lead you to the Travel, Transportation, and Recreation page. This is the official information and services from the U.S. government and here you will find links to the following:
Air Travel: Travel warnings, air travel security tips, real-time airport status, preparing to fly...
Historic Places and Preservation: Historic preservation, National Register of Historic Places, White House, historic landmarks...
International Travel: Currency exchange rates, foreign per diem rates, entry requirements, international driver's licenses, travel warnings, international travel tips...
Recreation and Tourism: National parks, National Atlas, outdoor maps, the National Zoo, museums, hobbies, leisure activities...
Road and Train Travel: Gas prices, National Scenic Byways, road closure and traffic information, Amtrak, rail travel information...
Travel Safely: Airline status, airport screening, foreign travel advisories, citizens abroad...
Visiting the United States: Travel, Study, Work, and Learn about the United States of America
11. Volunteer to Help Others
The Volunteer to Help Others link will lead you to the United We Serve webpage. There you can find organizations that are looking for volunteers just like you! You can also type-in your interests and the 'Find a Volunteer Opportunity' link will lead you to organizations with similar goals. You will also find a tool kit to help you create your own service project or event, and with the Register Your Project tool you will learn how you can invite others to join and help with your group or project.
To see the U.S. Government's List of Popular New Year's Resolutions go to http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/New_Years_Resolutions.shtml
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