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Chinese New Years Aftermath

The celebration of the Chinese New Year has proven to be quite wild as the Chinese city of Yibin was unfortunately littered with a significant amount of trash following the event, a rather sad sight that many would label as a predictable aftermath. A local park in Yibin after citizens came to celebrate the New […]
Tags: China, International, Events, Anime, New Year's, Image Gallery, Yibin

Large group? Plan well ahead for a home swap vacation

We may still be in January, with memories of the holiday season barely faded (and still trying to shift weight gained from too many treats!), but smart, experienced home exchangers know it’s not too soon to start planning their next Christmas or New Year’s home swap. It’s always wise to start contacting members to suggest a home swap well ahead of dates wanted, even if many won’t be able to confirm acceptance of an offer for a few weeks. This is especially true if you need a home that will acco...
Tags: General Home Exchange Information, Home Exchange Offers, Christmas, England, Home Exchange, Home Swap, Isle of Wight, New Year's, Home Base Holidays

Old year, new year

The new year has begun. I admit to wondering what this new year is going to bring. Last year was bad enough, could this year be worse? Could it be better? Could it be just a repeat of the old year? We expect New Year’s to give us a new start. We hope that it will be a good start, but many times it isn’t. Loved ones who have celebrated Christmas with us suddenly die soon after New Year’s is over. Crises that we have experienced in life don’t stop at 11:59 PM on December 31 and at 12:00 AM everyth...
Tags: England, Religion, Jerusalem, Rome, Jesus, Norwich, New Year's, Jericho, Marjorie, Julian, Rolle, Speaking to the Soul, Douglas Fir, Linda Ryan, Education for Ministry, Richard Rolle

5 Questions for Self-Growth for a New Year

The adrenaline that pushed you through December has worn off and you’re feeling the January blahs. That’s not uncommon. In fact, January 24 is on record as being the most depressing day of the year, due to a combination a factors: Christmas bills, broken resolutions, and dark and dreary weather. However, if you are brave enough to sit with the uncomfortable feelings of this depressing time of year, January can be a period of important personal growth. With a new year, we get a blank page of pap...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Creativity, Adam Sandler, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, New Year's Resolution, Overwhelm, Carlile, Schwartz

5 Questions for Self-Growth in the New Year

The adrenaline that pushed you through December has worn off and you’re feeling the January blahs. That’s not uncommon. In fact, January 24 is on record as being the most depressing day of the year, due to a combination a factors: Christmas bills, broken resolutions, and dark and dreary weather. However, if you are brave enough to sit with the uncomfortable feelings of this depressing time of year, January can be a period of important personal growth. With a new year, we get a blank page of pap...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Creativity, Adam Sandler, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, New Year's Resolution, Overwhelm, Carlile, Schwartz

Needed Self Care for the New Year

As adults the holidays can be a blur and cause us to lose sight of good habits and healthy behavior. We rush here and rush there trying to make sure we find the right gift, visit with all the friends and family, squeeze in holiday parties and cookie exchanges, and all while trying to keep up the “holiday spirit.” It’s no wonder that by the time the new year arrives we feel exhausted, cranky and just done with everything. This time of year is supposed to be fun and full of joy and camaraderie...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Stress, New Year's, Self-compassion, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping, Self Care, New Year's Resolution, Linda

Intention, Action and Accountability to Accomplish Your Goals

I don’t create New Year’s Resolutions  because, for myself and most others I know, they don’t last. As we have just crossed the threshold from 2018 to 2019, this topic is fresh on people’s radar. Diets, gym membership and smoking cessation programs take upticks at this time of year. At my gym where I work out 3-4 times a week, I notice that the machines are more occupied right before and right after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve/Day. Does motivation run higher at those times...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Navy Seals, Friends, Habits, Accountability, Action, Personal, Exercise, Intention, Perfectionism, New Year's, Motivation And Inspiration, New Year's Resolution, Naval, Adm William H McRaven

These Kardashian-Inspired Workout Outfits Will Motivate You to Crush Your Fitness Resolutions

Gym style inspiration from Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney that will motivate you to meet your fitness goals."This year, I'm going to go to the gym!" - Everyone We've all been there. At the start of each year, we all set our New Year's resolutions and more often than not, they include fitness goals. However, in true New Year's form, after about a week we start to tire of daily gym sessions and the motivation begins to fizzle out. Losing that motivation is so disappointing!! You didn't set a goal for no...
Tags: Fitness, College, America, Kardashians, Kardashian, Kim, Kourtney Kardashian, New Year's, Koko, Khloe, Kourtney, Kim Khloe, CAMI, Fashion Tips, Khloé Khloé, Kourtney Kourtney

6 Life Lessons I Learned Last Year

Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard once wrote, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” The beginning of a new year is an appropriate time to look back over the lessons learned from the mistakes and experiences of previous months. In 2018, I wrote two letters of resignation, grieved the ending of two significant relationships, and spent several weeks on a hospital waiting list for severe depression and weight loss. I fumbled, got lost, and confront...
Tags: Psychology, Suicide, Work Life Balance, Communication, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Self-esteem, Psychotherapy, Perfectionism, New Year's, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Marriage And Divorce

Virtual YouTuber Concert Canceled 20 Minutes Before Debut

Due to an unfortunate amount of technical problems and lack of foresight, a Virtual YouTuber New Year’s concert had to be canceled just 20 minutes before it started. While the Count 0 Super Live 2018-2019 (advertised to feature such virtual personalities as YuNi, Kashiko Mari, AZKi and Virtual Gorilla) was planning to kick off at 8 […]
Tags: Japan, Events, Anime, Cancellations, New Year's, Virtual YouTubers, YuNi Kashiko Mari AZKi

15 Simple Ways to Simplify Your Life

Simplifying one’s life can seem complicated. It can feel overwhelming, especially if you own a lot of stuff and your calendar is crammed with commitments. Where do you start? What the heck do you exactly do? What does simplifying even really look like? At its core, simplifying is making more time for the things that truly matter to us, said Rachel Jonat, who writes about simplicity and minimalism on her website The Minimalist Mom. “That means realigning how you spend your time, money, energy an...
Tags: Psychology, General, Organization, Relationships, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, New Year's, Mental Health And Wellness, Murphy, Carver, Landis, Astor, Minimalism, Megan Murphy

Podcast: Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

 Every year, millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions. And one of the most common resolutions is to lose weight and get in shape. It’s also one of the most commonly failed resolutions. In this episode, you’ll meet a man who lost over 130 pounds and went on to become a transformational coach helping others to achieve the same goals. His success was not because of a New Year’s Resolution, and shows just why such January promises don’t work. Subscribe to Our Show! ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Instagram, Wales, America, Weight Loss, Jeremy, Resolutions, New Year's, Vincent, Success & Achievement, Gabe Howard, Vince, Gabe, Vin, John Grohol

Year Of The Pig Celebrated with Gorgeous Art

The Pig (豬) (the twelfth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac) has naturally featured in the celebratory images posted by Japanese artists on social media, with all manner of boars and pigs being seen alongside cute anime girls. A few samples of the festive artwork:
Tags: Japan, Illustration, Artists, Anime, New Year's, Image Gallery

RAD Tips for a Mindful Year

At the beginning of a new year, many of us start thinking about or have already planned several new year resolutions. These resolutions can be anything from exercising more, eating healthier, working less, more social time, or more time with loved ones. How have these resolutions worked out for you? What resolutions did you make at the beginning of 2018? Were you able to follow through with them? What did you learn about yourself while working toward accomplishing these resolutions? When we...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Self-esteem, New Year's, Personal Growth, Health-related, Success & Achievement, Life Change

Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda Wants Aggressive Expansion

Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda has shared a New Year’s message with all his fans detailing the corporation’s plans for 2019, including the adaptation of new technologies, adapting to new platforms and rapid overseas expansion. His full statement can be read below: I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. The spread and adaptation […]
Tags: Business, Games, Anime, Announcements, Square Enix, New Year's, Yosuke Matsuda

My Top 10 Tips to Start the New Year Right

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘It will be happier’…” – Alfred Lord Tennyson Welcome to 2019. It’s time to start the New Year right. All the procrastination , stuffing yourself, indulging to excess, staying up too late — that’s got to go. Replace those bad habits and pure laziness with healthier behaviors. Trust me. It’s not that difficult. I’ve done each of these tips myself and can attest to their effectiveness. So, if you want to jumpstart a patt...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Self-help, New Year's, Personal Growth, Motivation And Inspiration, New Year's Resolution, Life Changes, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Habit Change

7 Motivating & Inspiring Self Help Books to Kick the New Year Off Right

Whether you need motivation, money-saving tips, or social guidance, we have the perfect self help book for you. As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 arrives, it is important to find time to reflect on the past 365 days and set new goals for the next 365. One way to motivate yourself to have the best year ever is to read a good self help book. The right book can provide motivation, inspiration, and plenty of actionable tips to help you hit the ground running in the new year.With this in mind, we've...
Tags: Motivation, Books, Shonda Rhimes, College, Nasty Gal, New Year's, Grey, New Year's Resolutions, Dale Carnegie, Sophia, Rhimes, College Life, Meg Jay, Sophia Amoruso, Vanessa Van Edwards, Thomas J Stanley

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is here and you know what’s coming. Family members, friends and coworkers will ask, “What are your resolutions this year?” Usually it’s just an idle conversation starter. But sometimes they are seriously interested, which may mean to you that you need to get serious about making one. Or not. The very idea may make you annoyed, anxious or even depressed. Whatever your reaction, the questions do raise awareness of the yearly ritual. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to do something to ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Habits, Self-help, New Year's, Personal Growth, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping, Success & Achievement, Life Change, Rumination, New Year's Resolution, Janus, Roman god Janus, Overthinking


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE HATERS AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA! 2019 WILL BE A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THOSE NOT SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME. JUST CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE, GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING FOR OUR COUNTRY! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2019 ADDED: Did the all caps bother you? It bothered Chris Cillizza: "Typing in all caps is a very good and very presidential way to calm people down!" [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, New Year's, Donald J Trump, Chris Cillizza, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump derangement syndrome


A great number! I love it. What have you done so far, making the new year great?What's the first song you listened to? We listened to "Nowhere Man." Why? Because the Google Doodle today...... reminded us of Jeremy Hillary Boob...... the character in "Yellow Submarine" who is presented as "Nowhere Man." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Cartoons, Google Doodle, Beatles, New Year's, Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ann Althouse, Yellow Submarine

Te Deum Laudamus: Praising God for Our Year

On the last day of the year, in many religious houses, the community gathers for a solemn chanting of the famous sixth-century hymn Te Deum Laudamus (“We Praise Thee, God”). This hymn is recited in the Sunday and Feast Day Office of the Breviary after the Morning Readings. The hymn is in the common form of a thanksgiving prayer, but it is more than that, as it is primarily an act of pure praise. No doubt, at the end of a year, it is more than appropriate to reflect on what has occurred to us and...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Italy, Christ, Arles, New Year's, Poitiers, Te Deum, Faith & Spirituality, Seraphim, Sophia Institute Press, Sophia Excerpts, Schall, Catholic Encyclopedia, St Caesarius, Te Deum Laudamus

Game & Anime Studios Wish You A Happy New Year

Famed illustrators, anime studios and even game developers have been posting celebratory illustrations on social media wishing fans happy New Years, with the conclusion of 2018 bound to have people greatly anticipating what the new year has in store for the aforementioned studios. Atlus: Barakamon: Feel: Takuya Fujima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid): Studio Ghibli: […]
Tags: Illustration, Artists, Anime, Atlus, New Year's, Image Gallery, Anime Studios Wish, Takuya Fujima

Thrive in the New Year: How to Set Intentions Not Resolutions

Each new year we are encouraged by society to set New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a time that’s supposed to be filled with new hope of making things different in the coming year. However, if you’re like most people you aren’t a fan of setting New Year’s resolutions. In theory, it’s a good idea, but it leaves many people feeling like they’ve failed by the time February 1st rolls around. That’s why I’m going to encourage you to set intentions for 2019 instead of resolutions. What are New Year’s res...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Failure, Habits, Happiness, New Year's, Personal Growth, Holiday Coping, Health-related, Success & Achievement, New Year's Resolution, Life Changes

Five Ways to Have the Best Year

This New Year can be the best of years and this all depends on us and God’s amazing grace! Hope, trust, joy, confidence, peace and happiness should be sentiments that simply overflow in the heart of a true follower of Jesus. Jesus’ Birthday must be a source of the greatest joy and happiness. The reason for this most joyful of Seasons is the Person of Jesus the Lord. He came to save us from sin, sadness, the slavery of the devil, the fiery pit of hell and to bring us life and life in abundance. J...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Jesus, John, Christ, Prayer, Resolutions, Jesus Christ, New Year's, Peter, PAUL, Andrew, Savior Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary, Gospels, Nathanael

25 Powerful Prompts to Help You Pick Your New Year’s Resolution

Often we pick resolutions that we think we should do. We should put ourselves on a diet and start going to the gym. We should do anything we can to lose weight. We should stop eating ______. We should get organized. We should have a capsule wardrobe. We should make more money. We should go for the promotion. We should read a book a week. We should be ________ or ________. And, not surprisingly, we don’t stick to these resolutions. Because who wants to follow some arbitrary goal? Who wants to fo...
Tags: Psychology, General, Writing, Habits, Happiness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Creativity, Creative writing, Journaling, Gillette, New Year's, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping

Writing for Bliss in the New Year

One of the many beautiful aspects about the beginning of a new year is that it can serve as an inspiration for change, and a new way of doing and thinking about things. It can also be an excellent time to kick-start a daily writing practice. I say practice , because like meditation, when you’re starting to write, it’s best to do so every day so that you get in the rhythm of writing. Why Write? Many people write for themselves as a means of self-discovery and transformation. Others may wr...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Bliss, Creativity, New Year's, Ann Arbor, Motivation And Inspiration, Pennebaker, Shakti Gawain, André Breton, Shaefer, Elizabeth Maynard Shaefer, Guilford Press Raab, Darkness Berkeley

Top 10 Tips on How to Beat the After-Christmas Blues

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens After all the wrapping paper, bows and decorations are put away, all the big holiday meals a thing of the past, and the thought of all the credit card bills coming due to pay for everything, if you’re feeling a bit low, you’re not alone. The after-Christmas blues affect everyone in different ways, but it does seem to be hard to escape. It doesn’t have to linger, though, and here are my top 10 tips on ho...
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Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Vital to Our Psyche

I know, I know, you might be coming across this post and you might be thinking to yourself, ‘Oh boy, here is yet another article about new year’s resolutions.” But instead of writing about various resolutions and how we can try to keep them as the new year progresses (I immediately think of the classic ones — eating well and upping the exercise and endorphins for the body-mind connection), I’m more interested in discussing why resolutions became such a streamlined thought in the the first ...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, New Years Resolutions, New Year's, Personal Growth, Holiday Coping, Coping, Life Changes

The 5 Hottest New Years Eve Outfit Trends for 2018

Here are the hottest trends to enter 2019 with style!New Year's Eve is one of the best times of year to show off your personal style. You'll probably be dressing up to celebrate, meaning you can go a little crazier than normal with your look. And of course, you can take part in the fabulous trends of the year as you count down the seconds to 2019. Here are some New Year's Eve fashion trends that you'll be seeing at every party, all available for ultra low prices at your friendly neighborhood For...
Tags: College, New Years Eve, New Year, New Year's, Night Out, Fashion Tips, Winter Trends, Trendy, Outifts, What To Wear On New Years, Faux Fur Coats Oversized Faux Fur Coat Faux

The #1 Reason We’re Still So Stressed Out

Americans are drowning in financial troubles. Credit card debt hit a record high this year at more than $1 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve. Student loan debt has jumped 150 percent over the span of just a decade. And not only are we drowning in debt, we’re also not saving, which further compounds the problem. About 1 in 4 Americans don’t even have a single dollar saved for an emergency. All of this takes a big toll on us, emotionally and physically. A survey by the Ameri...
Tags: Psychology, Money, Debt, Financial Planning, Financial, Jones, New Year's, Money And Financial, American Psychological Association, American Institute of CPAs, Careless spending, Federal Reserve Student, Social Science Medicine Overtime, Dickler