All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘New Year’

Chinese New Year Traditions Still Going Strong

The Chinese New Year starts today and we say goodbye to the year of the snake and hello to the year of the horse. Each of the animals that are used to represent one of the 12 cycles of the new year have come to have their own meaning. The horse represents wood, one of the 5 Chinese natural elements. …

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Woman Ate Only Starbucks for All of 2013

Her name is Beautiful Existence. That is her real name. And for the entirety of 2013, she ate nothing that did not come from Starbucks. Yahoo News reports that she lost weight, and that she feels great. In what appears to be a Bizarro-World version of Supersize Me, the Seattle woman resolved at this time last year to spend her …

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Dubai Fireworks 2014 Breaks Guinness World Record

On Wednesday, Guinness World Records announced that Dubai’s firework show on New Year’s Eve broke the record set by Kuwait in 2011. The main attraction, which covered 58.4 miles of the Dubai coast, took place at the world’s tallest building in Palm Jumeirah. United States’ Pyrotechnic Company, Fireworks by Grucci, designed, organized and operated the display. Better known as “America’s First …

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Mummers Parade 2014: Philly’s New Year’s Day Celebration

The world renowned Philadelphia Mummers Parade kicks off today,  New Year’s Day.  The procession will start at 10 a.m from Broad Street to Washington Avenue and lasts a whole day. Just what makes this day such a special day? There are more than 10,000 fans from both near and far that come to witness the colorful parade.  Women  with mustaches and beards …

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Top New Years Resolutions People Make But Never Keep

Time to toss out the old calendar. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of hanging a fresh cat calendar with new digits staring back at you, empty blocks of excitement and possibility waiting for penciled in appointments and events. Unless, of course, your smartphone calendar just advances on its own. In which case, one month rolls seamlessly on into the …

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Courteney Cox & Jennifer Aniston Vacation In Cabo

The hit television show Friends ended in 2004, after a ten-year run. However, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, who played best friends on the show, have remained BFFs throughout the years. They were most recently seen together, showing off their bikini bodies, in Cabo this weekend. Aniston, 44, and her fiance Justin Theroux, 42, first arrived in Cabo on Friday, …

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Weight Loss: Changes You Need To Make Now

Most Americans decide to jump into a weight loss plan right after the new year. It’s a good calatylst, the thought of a fresh start and a new you. But there’s no need to wait until the 1st to prepare yourself. Start being aware now so you can see more success out of your weight loss plan. First, use this …

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Predictions for 2014: What Can We Expect?

A new year typically brings one or both of two things: Resolutions and predictions. As for predictions, it’s fun to look at what’s ahead and try and guess how we think things will turn out. Here are a few predictions that or may not take place next year. A Fresh New Diet Craze: Nothing brings out the measuring tape and …

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Town’s Giant Mushroom to be Dropped for New Year

Times Square in New York City has been home to the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop since 1907, 104 years total. (The ball did not drop in 1942-43 due to WWII blackouts.) Thousands of people from all over the world meet in Times Square every year to ring in the New Year in a seemingly odd celebration. Well, it’s …

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Rosh Hashanah The Beginning of The Year

A new year begins when the sun sets today. Rosh Hashanah is the famous Jewish holiday that literally marks the “head/first of the year” and symbolizes a period of reflection and hope for achieving personal improvements to live a renewed life. The schedule for a Jewish holiday as well as the typical Jewish calendar centers on sunset being the pivotal …

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Google Celebrates Chinese New Year

A number of outsiders have visited without mentioning this detail, but I’m convinced that War’s "Why Can’t We Be Friends?" song is on a permanent loop within Google’s Chinese headquarters.  The latest evidence: a special Google doodle and fireworks graphics celebrating the Chinese New Year.

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