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Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares His (Non) New Year's Resolutions

Neil deGrasse Tyson and wife Alice Young arrive at the 2014 TIME 100 Gala held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Cen
Neil deGrasse Tyson and wife Alice Young arrive at the 2014 TIME 100 Gala held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a dim view of New Year's resolutions.

"I generally don't have resolutions," he told The Huffington Post in an email. "For me, they are a state of mind, not a state of annual declaration."

But the celebrated astrophysicist owned up to have a couple of "ongoing" resolutions:

•"Learn something about the world and the universe today that I did not know yesterday."

•"Lessen the suffering of others, especially when it involves only a trivial investment of my time or energy."

Nice, Neil!

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