Google just released the "how to" questions that got the biggest jump in searches over the past few weeks. They say it shows the most popular New Year's resolutions.

That's not QUITE accurate.. it's more like the questions that are connected to the more common New Year's resolutions we all know and love, like losing weight or getting a new job. Anyway, here goes.

1. How to get rid of stress.

2. How to make kale chips. (WHY. Just... WHY.  Don't do this to yourself.)

3. How much water should I drink to lose weight?

4. How to write a resignation letter.

5. How to cook lentils.

6. How to cook cabbage.

7. How to write a letter of recommendation.

8. How to cook collard greens.

9. How to steam broccoli.

10. How to crochet a beanie. (???)

Why so many greens, guys?  Do we already know how to do the rest of the meal, we're just not sure about the sides? I mean, I get a few of em.  Stress, weight loss, new jobs, I get it.  But... how is crocheting a beanie that popular? And lentils? Have I ever had a lentil in my life? I don't even know! I couldn't point out a lentil in a lineup to save my life!

Maybe the takeaway from this is that we all know we need a little help to get our goals accomplished.  Or maybe the takeaway is that we like to torture ourselves by eating kale chips, and we want to make the process worse by making them at home and stinking up the kitchen.

Have you ever Googled a New Year's Resolution? What was it? Did it help?

Resolutioningly yours,

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