We asked over 1,000 Americans how long is reasonable to keep a New Year’s resolution, and expectations are low

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INSIDER polled more than 1,000 people living in the US about New Year’s resolutions, specifically how long they should last.
Most Americans agree that, if you’re going to resolve to try something new in 2019, you should try to stick to it for at least a few months.
That advice squares well with what scientists know about behavior change, but they also say it’s best to start small and be specific.

On New Year’s Eve, when spirits are bright, it can feel like a hopeful moment to pin one’s ambitions on being a far better person in 2019. The truth, however, is a bit bleaker. We often aim too high with our new year’s goals, with 80% of people failing New Year’s resolutions by February.

But still, year after year, we continue to make (and break) these goals. Perhaps because we think we can make it last a little longer.

To get a sense for how long people think resolutions should last, INSIDER, a sister publication of Business Insider, asked more than 1,000 Americans “how many months is it reasonable to expect someone to keep a New Year’s resolution?”

Here’s a month-by-month breakdown of their expectations, and some tips to help you stick to your goals for longer than what others might expect.

SEE ALSO: How to actually make and keep New Year’s resolutions, according to a behavioral scientist

94% of respondents said people should keep their resolutions for at least one month.

The type of resolution you make could play a part in the success rate. Yale psychology Professor John Bargh previously told Business Insider that the most successful resolutions are small, reasonable changes that we can seamlessly incorporate into existing daily routines.

He says you shouldn’t even try to bust …read more

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More than 11,000 pounds of sausage are being recalled after people complained about finding metal in their meat

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More than 11,000 pounds of sausage are being recalled due to concerns regarding metal in the meat.
R. L. Zeigler Co. announced it would be recalling 11,664 pounds of poultry and meat sausage products on Sunday.
Earlier in December, more than 29,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage links were recalled due to metal contamination.

A meat producer is recalling more than 11,000 pounds of sausage due to concerns regarding metal in the meat.

On Sunday, R. L. Zeigler Co. announced it would be recalling 11,664 pounds of poultry and meat sausage products due to concerns that they may contain pieces of metal.

The company is recalling RTE Red Hot chicken and pork sausage items produced on November 29. The 24-ounce packages of Red Hot sausages have the use-by date of January 24, 2019.

R. L. Zeigler was alerted to the potential problems after two customers complained after receiving contaminated products in December. So far, there have not been any confirmed reports of illnesses or adverse reactions to the sausages.

Earlier in December, CTI Foods LLC recalled roughly 29,028 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage links due to concerns they may contain pieces of metal. The US Department of Agriculture discovered the problem with the Jimmy Dean sausages when it was notified that CTI Foods had received five complaints from people regarding metal pieces in the sausage links.

Read more: More than 29,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage are being recalled after shoppers say they discovered metal in the meat

If you have purchased either of the recalled sausages, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service encourages throwing the product away immediately or returning it to the store where it was purchased.

SEE ALSO: 10 trends will decide how we eat in 2019, according to Whole Foods

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