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SEATTLE, WA (PRWEB) January 28, 2013
Speaking Results, a Seattle based consulting firm, announced new content has been added to their content library. Making Resolutions Work white paper was released this week and added to the content found within the growing Speaking Results library on Scribd. The Making Resolutions Work white paper checklist will become another free resource for business professionals around the world as the CEO and founder of Speaking Results continues to move helpful tips and information online. The growing online library includes previous articles and white papers Jean Hamilton has written for magazines such as the Alaska Airlines Magazine .
The practice of forming New Year resolutions dates back to the Babylonian times. The is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible crescent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring). 1907 was the year Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of The New York Times commissioned the construction of a five-foot iron globe studded with 216 electric lamps. The one-of-a-kind ball fell from a 70-foot flagpole at midnight in Times Square on the last day of the year. An ancient ritual was transformed into a spectacular show.
Along with the spectacular annual shows, it is estimated that 45% of American adults formed New Years resolutions.