1 of 10 A survey of 25,000 Australian high school secondary students has found that alcoholic drinking among younger teens has dropped. However, those considered older teens continued to consume alcohol in much riskier levels. Reuters A survey of 25,000 Australian high school secondary students has found that alcoholic drinking among younger teens has dropped. However, those considered older teens continued to consume alcohol in much riskier levels. Reuters Giving up sweets and chocolate is another really hard sacrifice for lent and also needs a great deal of willpower to see through. However, cliche it may be, giving it up can prove very rewarding. http://naaturalhealth.blogspot Along with other altered features, the Facebook Timeline allows users to upload a large vertically elongated photograph at the top of their profile, known as the "cover photo." If this seems inconvenient for some users, they might be in luck. Today design website Aviary launched a service that allows Facebook-surfers to custom crop photos to fit perfectly in Timeline's constraints. Facebook Giving up sex is another common practice during Lent. Just make sure to get the go ahead from your partner beforehand or your sacrifice might cause some problems. YouTube Some people will say goodbye to civilisation and revert back to the stone age when they give up their mobile phones this Lent. Guess it will have to be peguin post. IBTimes Women who smoke cigarettes are more likely to develop heart disease than men, researchers said on Wednesday. REUTERS Giving up gossiping in a bid to be a better person is another challenge that many Christians and non-Christians embark on. http://nadeco.org Many will say goodbye to Starbucks and Costa this Lent when they scarifice coffee. Warning to those that work with coffee addicts: Going cold turkey just might make them irritable. flickr School children in deprived areas may be consuming fast food and drinks at least twice a week Reuters Abstaining from cursing for Lent is a noble sacrifice to help curb the bad habit. thenews.pl
As Lent kicks off many Christians and non-Christians alike prepare to have their willpower tested ahead of Easter by giving up something they enjoy for 40 days and 40 nights.
By sacrificing a luxury or vice, followers are encouraged to take stoke of their lives, embark on a journey of repentance and strengthen their relationship with God.
Whether it is giving up FaceBook or chocolate or even gossiping, millions of people will try their hardest to avoid giving into their temptations, all with the belief that, as Jesus showed, it can be done.
Here we have a look at the top 10 thing people will give up this Lent.