What's Your New Year's Resolution?

Don't say Uncle Sam never did you any favors. If you're wondering where your tax dollars have been going, check this out: a helpful list of suggested New Year's resolutions you probably won't keep, care of the U.S. government. Given the sorry state of the economy, though, the number of ongoing wars, and the fact that the planet is burning, we think "Lose weight" and "Drink less" maybe isn't going to cut it. So we're opening up the floor to you.What's your resolution? Here are a few to get the ball rolling...1) Get around to composting, even though I don't have a backyard.2) Make potluck dinners cool again.3) Get a real live penpal who maybe lives somewhere I don't know much about.4) Go to the gym every day! (Just kidding about the last one.)Let us know what you have in mind.

A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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