The history of New Year’s resolutions

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Studies show most New Year’s resolutions are bound to fail, yet we keep still making them – and have been doing so since the time of the ancient Babylonians. Correspondent Mo Rocca examines the history of New Year’s Resolutions going back millennia. He also joins correspondent Nancy Giles in looking back at their own attempts at resolutions from years past – and how did those work out?

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