I just read a Yahoo Shine article written by a sixteen-year-old eighth grader from Kansas that said nearly 90% of people who make New Year's resolutions completely give up on them after about sixty days. Although the same author once wrote that regular consumption of bananas would give people cat-like night vision, I do agree with her here. I think sixty days is even pushing it. I gave up on my resolutions (to not lie to children or set anything that wasn't mine on fire) in less than 24 hours. Actually knocked them both out simultaneously. Anyway, let's check and see how others have managed with their own self-improvement goals.