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Welcome to Forever 39, New Jersey 101.5’s new podcast about living life as Gen Xers in New Jersey, hosted by Annette Petriccione, Megan Barsel and lots of our friends from the NJ 101.5 universe.

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New Year’s resolutions — Do you make them? 

Tick tick tick … the new year is this close! Are you celebrating in Jersey? Making resolutions? Do you use the new year as a “reset” like Annette or find the whole idea of resolutions ridiculous like Megan?

Megan and Annette (Louis Hochman/Townsquare Media)
Megan and Annette (Louis Hochman/Townsquare Media)

If you make them, you certainly aren’t alone. According to figures from, 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8 percent of us actually achieve them. Some of the top resolutions made include weight loss, saving more money and overall self improvement.

So how can you achieve your goals? U.S. News & World Report lists five tips to help you be successful!

Will you make a resolution to ring in the new year? Take our poll and let us know your thoughts:

Biggest life regrets — What is yours?

Keeping with the theme of the holiday season and a bit of nostalgia, Annette and Megan wonder … what is your biggest life regret?  Annette really opens up to what she feels has held her back in life, while Megan has been California dreamin’. We have all had that “what if” thought, even if only fleeting.

Ninety percent of us have at least one regret, and a report in The Huffington Post lists the top 10. Did your biggest regret make the list? What is your “What if?”

Dating horror stories — Boy do you have to hear this one!

Swipe left? What is your dating horror story? Louis Hochman,’s digital managing editor joins us to tell a dating horror story you must hear!

We share a few of our more memorable dates, and we want to hear yours. Tell us in the comments below.

Join us for next week’s podcast when we chat about weight loss, social media’s impact  on relationships and New Jersey’s misinformed reputation.

Share your thoughts on all of them below, on Twitter, on Facebook or at

— Annette and Megan, Forever 39

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