Debbie Downer or what, right? Mark Twain, celebrated novelist and writer, seems to think all of our best intentions for a better New Year will go to the dogs in, say, 30 days. Well, Mr. Twain, we're here to say, "No way!" Let's prove Twain wrong and make the year the healthiest, happiest, funnest one yet... or at least make it to March? (Need some motivation to get into gear? Check out Greatist's HealthYear motivator and personalized action plan.)

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"Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever."

Mark Twain, cherished American novelist and total grump
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