Super Practical, But Necessary, New Year's Resolutions

Year after year, I've made a New Year's resolution to exercise more and eat healthier. And every year... I've failed. I finally figured out that I will never give up Taco Bell or the freedom to be a lazy sofa lounger. This year, I've turned to much more practical, general-life-skill matters. Thanks to technology, they're much easier to achieve! Here are three apps I totally endorse. 

Saving Money. Even if you don't have much of it, saving money is a good habit to form. Digit is an app that makes socking away your cash a piece of cake. It works by connecting your checking account to the app, which studies how you spend money. Once it figures out your habits (coffee, makeup, concert tickets), it will decide how much money it can afford to withdraw every few days into a savings account. It might be $1, it might be $5, but you probably won't even notice. I've been using Digit and am planning on putting my savings towards a future vacation! 

Learning to Cook. I've been working on this one for the last few years, but I'm hoping to up my culinary prowess even more in 2016. While just getting in the kitchen and experimenting is my favorite way of burning learning things, it doesn't hurt to get some tips from the pros. Panna gives you lessons from celebrity chefs, who teach you everything from how to pick a good cauliflower to how to make fancy mac and cheese. 

Keeping Track of Aunt Flo. If you've ever mysteriously cried at a Friends re-run or wondered why your comfy jeans turned into your too-tight jeans overnight, well, you probably haven't been keeping track of your period. There are several apps that make journaling your symptoms and moods into something kind of fun and habit forming. I'm partial to Glow because of its fun interface and usability, but it's best to try to few to see what suits your tastes.