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A wise person once noted that as humans, we're only as good as the promises we make to ourselves and keep. Poetic and poignant words to kick off the New Year, no? But, even if you have an Anna Wintour-like iron will, the devil on your shoulder can scream many decibels louder than the angel on the other. Sometimes scribbling down those vows isn't enough — you have to prep yourself mentally for the challenge.
That's why we're presenting a spread of supplies to give you some backbone when temptation strikes, and for overall moral support to keep you in check. Need to save your money? How about a pretty piggy bank with a slot big enough to slip your entire credit card inside, Confessions of a Shopaholic-style? Yeah, we gave this one some thought. Click through for more fun and thoughtful ways to show 2013 who's boss!
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