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A student writes down her upcoming goals for the year. According to Nuvance Health, research shows that as many as 50% of adults in the United States make New Year’s resolutions, but fewer than 10% keep them for more than a few months.

OPINION: New Year’s resolutions are more important than ever after 2020

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer February 8, 2021
Between layoffs, quarantine and a grim death toll, none of the normal resolutions seem appropriate right now. If you only make one resolution this year, it should be to cut yourself some slack.
You can show off your new artistic skills by creating wearable items like this crocheted sweater.

Coronavirus crafting: Artistic hobbies to pick up with the new year

Sarah Moore, Contributing Writer January 31, 2021
Whether you’ve been knitting since you were a kid or you don’t know the difference between macramé and macaroni, artistic hobbies are a great outlet for stress. With the popularity of video platforms like YouTube and TikTok, it’s never been easier to start crafting. After a trip to Michaels and a quick YouTube search, you’ll be ready to start any of these fun, easy and inexpensive artistic hobbies from the comfort of your dorm.
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