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Missing Flowers and Bitter Politics Put a Damper on Afghan Nowruz Party

Nothing ever completely stops the sprawling Persian New Year party in Mazar-i-Sharif. But fears of factional violence cast a chill on the revelry this year.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, New Year, Noor, Ashraf, Mazar, Ghani, Politics And Government, Afghanistan War (2001-, Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan, Atta Mohammed, Nowruz Party

Creating My 2019 Goals and Plans

February is almost over so it’s a good time to create my goals and plans for 2019. My first goal is stop procrastinating. I guess I already failed on that one ;-). I admire all the bloggers out there who have their act together and get these things out in late December or even the first week or two of January. Before I jump into 2019, I have to very briefly review 2018. There’s a saying that you can’t get to where you want to go if you don’t know where you are. Like every year, I had a lot ...
Tags: Amazon, California, Goals, New York City, Marketing, Disney, Planning, Pennsylvania, Ikea, New Year, Aruba, New England, Disney World, Hershey, YMCA, Block Island

Top Read Muslimmatters Posts Of 2018

5 Things to Know About The Movie Before Watching It | Review of Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero Why I Walked Out Of The Film, Bilal Why I Left The Muslim Leadership Initiative A Powerful Dua for Happiness Reclaiming Malcolm X’s Legacy In The Age of Islamophobia, Why Reverts Are Leaving Islam 14 Topics All Islamic Schools Should Address During High School | Dr Shadee Elmasry Girls and Sexuality: Understanding What Parents and Muslim Communities Can Do For Their Daughters This i...
Tags: Media, Religion, Culture, Announcements, New Year, Top Posts, Featured Home, Featured Culture, Omar Suleiman, Zaid Shakir, Muslimmatters, Best of 2018, Prophet Mūsā, BlogNews, You May Have Missed

You Don’t Need a Time Machine to Move Forward

Well, it’s February. January has come and gone. Nobody has asked about your one word in weeks, it’s possible to find a parking spot at the gym, and on the rare occasion you are required to write the date, your hand automatically draws a nine. We are fully into the new year now, and yet some of us are still living in the past. We’re not even surprised when we break our resolutions, again. Or we didn’t bother making resolutions or setting goals in the first place because why bother? We look at the...
Tags: Future, Inspiration, Past, Jesus, New Year, Christ, Time Machine, Jeremiah, Encouragement, Forward, Move Forward, Redeemed

Blast From the Past: In with the new; out with the old

Are you pooh-poohing herbal infusions? Yes, most of us have worked very hard to educate our customers as to what tea is and isn’t. However, we cannot discount our herbal cousins to tea — especially when it comes to this very big trend in “detoxing.” As a new year approaches, we know and have been conditioned to think about making healthier food, beverage and lifestyle choices. Why would anyone in the tea business want to miss out on this ever-growing market? People seem to readily share with alm...
Tags: Health, Google, Tea, Detox, Archives, New Year, Herbal Tea, Tisanes, Creative Commons Attribution Generic License, Keri Glassman, Dharlene Fahl, Lars P, Calvert Cafe Catering

5 Q’s for a LUMINOUS new year in business

Fire Starter, On Team D we think of September as the new January, so a few months ago we dove into business-related retrospection and visioning to get free & clear for 2019. Whenever you’re ready to start fresh, here are a few laser-focused questions. A SHORT HOW-TO FOR DOING A YEARLY RETROSPECTIVE Step 1: Write a list of the highlights of the last year or season. You only have five minutes. Write anything. It’s fascinating to see what surfaces when you don’t filter it, hence the time ...
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, New Year, Fire Starters, Steph, Danielle LaPorte, Delete, Hiro, Desire Map, Free And Clear, Hiro Boga, General (no home listing, Luminous, Focus Determine

Find Peace in Conversation with God

I’ve never had much luck with keeping New Year’s resolutions. Actually, I stink at it. So, for the past few years I haven’t really made any. That is until last year, when I decided to turn my resolutions towards the more spiritual. I mean, we all know I am never going to participate in a marathon, or make vegetable smoothies with any kind of regularity, so it seemed pretty common sense to go a bit deeper with them. Last year’s resolution was simply to consider God more in my day-to-day actions. ...
Tags: Featured, Religion, God, Alan, New Year, Christ, Prayer, Niagara Falls, Faith & Spirituality, Conversations With God, Geesh Alan Can

When a Powerful Message Is Hidden in a Tangled Mess

If I’m honest, it may have been a simple case of avoidance. “Deconstructing Christmas decorations is my favorite thing to do,” said no one ever. So, it made perfect sense that that moment was the ideal time to kick off a new year’s initiative, right? Organizing and decluttering closets and drawers suddenly became just as important as putting away the circus of ornaments, snarl of lights, and crates of holiday decor. I was in an all too rare mood to get rid of things I hoped would serve and delig...
Tags: Inspiration, Purpose, New Year, Corinthians, Marie Kondo, CSB, Encouragement, Ordinary, Chore, Mundane, Task, Holy

In Case You’re on Day One and Already Feel Like Quitting

Every January 1st, I become an idealist. Rarely do I want to be like the rest of the world, so last year I signed up for the gym on December 30th. This will be the year! I told myself as I paid for a gym membership at the front counter. This will be the year I suddenly transform into one of those shiny, athletic women with the high bouncy ponytails. I felt like a fraud walking into the gym. My hair was not high or bouncy but was falling further and further out of the messy bun I had half-haphaza...
Tags: Inspiration, Canada, Jesus, New Year, Jesus Christ, New Year's Resolutions, Encouragement

The Resolution that Really Matters

“New year, new you!” “Out with the old, in with the new!” “We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” “What is the one word that will change your life this year?” Both our social media feeds and our brains brim with thoughts this January about new beginnings and deep introspection. Nothing makes us want to examine ourselves, our habits, and our resolutions like the start of a new year. Mentally, it’s not just the first month on a clean calendar; it represen...
Tags: Inspiration, Jesus, New Year, New Year's Resolutions, CSB, Encouragement

What Professional Organizers Really Do, and How They Can Help You

When you hear “professional organizer” you may think “reality TV,” but you shouldn’t. Professional organizers can help with projects large and small, and with the psychology of clutter, to boot.
Tags: News, New Year, Careers and Professions, Orderliness and Clutter

On Weighing the Risks and Plans that Fail

If you see a small creature scampering in the woods or along a path during winter, you can bet the little guy has weighed the pros and cons of being seen. In my own corner of the Colorado pines, I don’t often see chipmunks this time of year. Painted black stripe across his back, the chipmunk leans towards sleeping more to conserve energy so his tiny self outlasts winter. In his underground home, his heartbeat can go from 350 beats a minute to a barely-there fifteen beats. On a warmer day he migh...
Tags: Family, Colorado, Trust, Inspiration, Risk, Disappointment, Faith, Jesus, Pain, New Year, Doubt, Dreams, Seasons, Surrender, New Beginnings, Encouragement

Meet Living Coral, the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year (& How to Rock It)

Introducing the 2019 "Color of the Year" and sharing some ideas how you can add it to your style. Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has announced an annual "Color of the Year." Now that we are in a new year, we are officially saying goodbye to 2018's "Ultra Violet" and hello to the color of 2019, "Living Coral", a coral pink with golden undertones.So why "Living Coral"?? This color was chosen by Pantone because it "energizes and enlivens with a softer edge." According to Panton...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, College, Trends, Paris, Coral, Lulu, Colors, New Year, Pantone, Bella Hadid, Pantone Color Institute, Becky G, Fashion Trends, Fashion News, Living Coral, Ultra Violet

Taming a Strength That’s Become a Weakness

Darryl has a hard time seeing the new year as a blank slate opportunity for tackling issues at work. His employer went through substantial changes during the year—new ownership, new management team, new way of leading—and now wants leaders who are multi-dimensional. Because Darryl’s performance isn’t in line with their expectations, his boss told him future promotions were unlikely as long as he remained too competitive, too logical, too judgmental, too focused on results and tradition. To Darry...
Tags: Leadership, Professional Development, New Year, Growth, Strengths, William Hazlitt, Darryl, Leadership Development, Weaknesses

What to Buy: The Gear You Need for a New Year (and a New You)

You need resolve more than equipment to make your resolutions real, but a few special things can keep you inspired and use those gift cards you got for the holidays.
Tags: News, Sleep, New Year, Beds and Bedding, Pens and Pencils, Your-feed-wirecutter

Plan Your Goals Rooted In His Truth

We are just barely into this brand new year, and I am sure you have been hearing all kinds of things about resolutions. I know I have. So, it has me wondering how all the resolution-makers and goal-setters are doing? Maybe they are still on track. Maybe they are already wondering what they were thinking when they made their resolutions. Maybe they are negotiating with themselves about adjusting their plans so they will work out. Maybe I know this because I have been there. I have been the resolu...
Tags: Trust, Inspiration, New Year, Resolutions, Encouragement

You Should Meditate Every Day

Sure, it’s become a wellness fad. But it’s the best way I’ve found to keep digital monsters at bay.
Tags: News, Meditation, New Year, Computers and the Internet

Reaction GIFs, New Bosses and Professional Bios: 6 Tips From ‘The Explainer’ in 2018

In 2018, we debuted “The Explainer,” a Strategies & Tactics column featuring advice for communicators on topics ranging from office party etiquette and GIF-making to working from home and interacting with new bosses. Here are six things to keep in mind as you start the new year, pulled from last year’s tips in “The Explainer”: 1. To get more Instagram followers, tag brands and related accounts in your photos to encourage reposting. Having a big-name Instagram account notice you or repost somethi...
Tags: Productivity, Instagram, Pr, New Year, HubSpot, Thought Leadership, Jon Rush, Emily Dreyfuss, Lindsay Kolowich, Mae Karwowski, Ethics and Social Media, Strategiesandtactics

Comparing the Hottest Fashion Trends of 2018 & 2019 (& What They Mean for Your Wardrobe)

What was big in 2018 and what is going to be trendy in 2019, and how do the trends compare? We have all the answers! Products: Blazer - Zara, Top - Zara Just a few days ago, we waved goodbye to 2018, a year that – in terms of fashion – surely set itself apart from the previous years. 2018 showed us that “something borrowed” can really make the difference in your marriage to style. From bright, eccentric colors to roaring prints, 2018's throwback-oriented trends made a statement to be remembere...
Tags: College, Trends, Kylie Jenner, Cher, New Year, Flares, Neon, Fringe, 1980s, 1970s, Animal Print, Spring 2019, Zara Top Zara

How to Start a Running Routine

Resolved to run in the new year? How to build a running routine that lasts so you can crush a 5K or 10K next New Year’s Day.
Tags: News, Running, Exercise, New Year, Sneakers

Spring Is Coming

Amid gray days and long nights, the season is hidden in plain sight.
Tags: News, Birds, New Year, Flowers and Plants, Gardens and Gardening, Seasons and Months

Wealth Matters: Their Approach to Career Changes? Find a Niche, and Fill It

People change gears for all sorts of reasons — they have no other option or they find something they love more. The successful ones are comfortable with the risk.
Tags: News, Bliss, New Year, Books and Literature, Personal Finances, Labor and Jobs, Careers and Professions, Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life (Book, Sara (Author

Love letters to Europe light up Edinburgh – in pictures

Love letters to Europe, an installation by Message from the Skies, is part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival. The words of six writers – Billy Letford, Chitra Ramaswamy, Kapka Kassabova, Louise Welsh, Stef Smith and William Dalrymple – appear with accompanying tracks nightly until 25 January Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Edinburgh, New Year, Brexit, William Dalrymple

2019 New Year's Pilgrimage to Hozanji (Ikoma, Nara, Japan)

One of my favorite places in Japan... for the journey on the the winding mountain roads, for the natural setting, for the unlimited photo ops, for the spirituality, for the tako yaki and amazake, for the visual anthropology of Japan. Once again the New Year gives me the opportunity to visit Hozanji. Check out this year's pilgrimage photos and scroll down to the links to see previous VAOJ coverage. See more of Hozanji through th...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Anthropology, Photo Essay, New Year, Hozanji, VAOJ, Hozanji Ikoma Nara Japan, Hozanji Check

Welcome Winter for All Its Worth

When it comes to winter, are you a “love it” or “loathe it” kind of leader? Do you typically warm up to this season like a crackling fire, or weather it like an annual head cold? Does this time of year energize or deflate you and those you lead? I guess what I’m asking is this: based on your demeanor in December, would your colleagues and clients change your nameplate to “Saint Nick” or “Scrooge”? Love it or loathe it, every leader faces winter personally and professionally every year. This annu...
Tags: Leadership, Winter, Goals, Purpose, New Year, NICK, Personal Development, Reflection, Self-leadership

5 Classic Berlin New Year’s Resolutions (and How to Not Fail at them Completely)

photo: Katja Stuckrath.  Everyday life in Berlin is often compared to a very forgiving journey into the uncharted depths of your own identity and Berliners aren’t exactly known for keeping their promises. That might be one reason why New Year’s resolutions tend to fall into the same category as the signs prohibiting alcohol consumption on the U-Bahn – we are aware of them. To a varying extent. But New Year’s resolutions don’t actually have to be these dreamed-up, unrealistic visions. We ca...
Tags: Fashion, Berlin, Love, Dating, Stories, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, New Year, Resolutions, Claudio, U Bahn, Katja Stuckrath, Riccardo Fissore Strike, Whisky Words, Nick Karvounis Stop, Alex Alvisi

An Ultra-Detailed List of Tips for Creating & Keeping Your Skincare Resolutions

Skincare resolutions and speedy tips to help you keep them. New year new you! Right? Whether you're completely reinventing yourself or working towards continuing on your current path, taking great care of your skin is always important. Creating or improving your skincare routine will help your skin now and preserve it for the future.Now I'm not saying that you have to go from zero to 100 in 2019 -- instead, remember that something is better than nothing. Creating a manageable routine is going t...
Tags: College, Resolution, Skin Care, New Year, Skincare, Resolutions, Sephora, Beauty & Hair, Beauty Routines, Custom Skincare Routine When, Sephora Collection Brands

Why exercise alone won’t save us

Sedentary lifestyles are killing us – we need to build activity into our everyday lives, not just leave it for the gym. By Vybarr Cregan-ReidThis is the time of year when trainers are mined from under beds and gym kits are disinterred from the bottom drawer. Google searches relating to physical fitness peak in January. Many people even trawl the web to find out about “desk exercises” and “workouts on the go” in case they are too busy to use their new gym memberships.Our relationship with exercis...
Tags: Health, Google, UK, Fitness, US, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, New Year, Vybarr Cregan ReidThis

My Fashion, Lifestyle, and College-Related Resolutions for 2019

I have fifteen resolutions and I'm tackling them all. Happy New Year ladies! Can you believe that it's already 2019? I'm shocked by how fast 2018 went by. Now that we're in a new year, it's time to reflect upon all the things we learned last year and how we can improve moving forward. So for this very special post, I will be sharing with you my 15 new years resolutions for 2019. Yes, I made 15 resolutions and I'm excited about all of them. Read on to check them out and maybe get some inspiratio...
Tags: Travel, Cooking, Facebook, Europe, London, College, Lifestyle, Brazil, Philadelphia, Kate Spade, New Year, New Year's Resolutions, Philly, College Life, Explore My College Town