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Chinese New Year Traditions Still Going Strong 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 …

Woman Ate Only Starbucks for All of 2013 Woman Ate Only Starbucks for All of 2013
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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 …

Dubai Fireworks 2014 Breaks Guinness World Record Dubai Fireworks 2014 Breaks Guinness World Record
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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 …

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

Top New Years Resolutions People Make But Never Keep 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, …

Courteney Cox & Jennifer Aniston Vacation In Cabo 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 …

Weight Loss: Changes You Need To Make Now Weight Loss: Changes You Need To Make Now
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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 …

Predictions for 2014: What Can We Expect? 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 …

Town’s Giant Mushroom to be Dropped for New Year 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 …

Rosh Hashanah The Beginning of The Year 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 …

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.