The world didn't end Friday, alas, and those of us with imperfect lives and characters will now return to the list of self-improvement resolutions for the new year. Lose a few pounds. Gain a few pounds. Be nicer to strangers. Quit smoking/drinking/thumbsucking/ nailbiting/roadraging. Learn to juggle. Look up old friends. Volunteer more often. Shuck off all the trappings of materialism and live an enlightened life. If your life is perfect, though, maybe you could suggest a few resolutions for others. Here's one we suggest: that everyone please stop predicting the end of the world. We're pretty sure that when the apocalypse finally shows up, it will be unannounced.