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Hope in the New Year

Sue Shanahan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

2014 is going to be a good year. It's the year for reaping what we've so patiently sown. It's the year when our long-held dreams will be brought to fruition.

15 Reasons to Stay Home on New Year's Eve

Oren Mendez | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

You're just not excited about fireworks anymore if they're not coming out of Katy Perry's breasts.

A New You in the New Year

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Have you written a New Year's resolution for yourself? If you haven't written it yet, it's about time to write it now.

Brighter View... Bigger World... Better Year

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Unfortunately, many people today choose to view God as distant, observable and manageable. To them, he is close enough to consider, yet distant enough never to impose nor interfere.

Sidebar: Dear 2013...

Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux | Posted 03.02.2014 | Black Voices
Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux

Dear 2013, you were a real bitch.

The Only Resolution

Nayia Moysidis | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nayia Moysidis

This year, I don't want memories. I don't want wishes or goals or resolutions. I don't want the fantasy, the promise of tomorrow. I don't want plans or agenda or deadlines. I don't want excuses. I don't want distractions. I don't want more time. I don't want yesterday. I don't want tomorrow.

New Year, New Jobs

Marki Flannery | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Thanks to several key trends in aging and health care, one of the fastest-growing jobs in 2014 is expected to be that of the home health aide. Each ye...

Beautiful New Year's Celebrations You've Never Heard Of

Posted 12.31.2013 | Religion

As we get ready to ring in 2014, we at HuffPost Religion would like to highlight celebrations from some of the world's religious traditions. While th...

Why You Should Never Make New Year's Resolutions

Lorie Eber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

I've never made a New Year's resolution in my life. The magic of changing my behavior starting with a new calendar year has always eluded me. Maybe my refusal to join in this annual ritual is grounded in my attitude of not running with the herd.

New Years Eve Party Planning Ideas

Lauren Nelson | Posted 03.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Nelson

If you are opting out of the over-the-top party this year and entertaining friends and family at home, I've rounded up a few New Years Eve party-planning musts.

Why We Form New Year's Resolutions

Matthew Hutson | Posted 03.02.2014 | Science
Matthew Hutson

The running joke about New Year's resolutions is that they don't outlast the hangover. But if you're going to make a resolution to improve yourself, New Year's Eve is a good time to do it. Recent research helps explains why we pick this date for personal renovation.

My Most Important New Year's Resolution

Devon Corneal | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Fifteen resolutions may be a stretch for someone who has been unable to keep even one in the past 40-odd years, but no sense in starting small. I should probably also throw this one in for good measure: I will remember that resolutions are commitments, not vows of perfection.

A Do-Gooder's Dilemma

Diana Mao | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Diana Mao

As we enter the New Year, it is important to take a step back and ask the question of why as opposed to what. So many times we get asked what do you do, who do you work for?

New Year Traditions Around the World

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

In America, most of us celebrate a new year on January 1, according to the Gregorian calendar. But some parts of the world have different traditions.

The New Year's Resolution Every Parent On The Planet Should Make

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

The jury is in: Diets and body shaming don't work. Think of all the energy and heartache that goes into losing and gaining those same 10 to 15 pounds. Can't we spare our children this fate?

A Year-End Open Letter To My Daughters

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

As you get older, your universe (not the universe, mind you) may become even more ordered, stripped in a million small places of its magic, as if the petals of an infinitely inconceivable flower wilt away to reveal the still-beautiful-but-perhaps-less-mysterious bloom below. And so, here are my year-end wishes for you, my girls, while you still inhabit this tender space.

No More New Years' Resolutions

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Chrissy Kelly

I'm not about to let a fresh, brand new year be the reason for more self-hatred and loathing. I say this year we stay unresolved, exactly the way we are. Instead of resolutions, I choose intentions, and this year they consist of the following.

Resolutions From Congress

Mike Smith | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

See more cartoons by Mike Smith at Las Vegas Sun. @smithtoons...

Jumping With Both Feet into the New Year

Pia de Jong | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Pia de Jong

I can see her in front of me, her two braids dancing on her winter coat, her flushed cheeks, jumping faster and faster, her eyes on the far shore, which now seemed farther and farther away.

Writing In 2014

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
Gina Barreca

Try this: write, honestly, what you're thinking about today. Then look at it next year. Maybe you'll see what you'll hold onto, and maybe see what you'll need to let go.

Welcome Happiness This New Year

Bhanu Narasimhan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Bhanu Narasimhan

When we say "new year," a sense of newness, of renewal, is created in us. The new year is an opportunity to refresh our mind, reflect on our choices. We take vows to improve, to achieve, and we set goals during this time.

Resolutions of What I Will NOT Do in 2014

Sukey Forbes | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Sukey Forbes

Eve of 2014. Are you as tired as I am of committing to some new form of to-do list that within 45 days will just fly out the window leaving behind mo...

7 Steps to a Happy New You in the New Year

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

If we don't want to drag the past year into the new year, we don't have to. However, we have work to do because no one can alter the content of our minds -- it is an inside job.

2013: What's Behind the Headlines?

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Amy Dardashtian

A look back at the sand slipping through the hourglass that was 2013 and very few of the headlines circulating reflect on a positive year. We remember...

WATCH: Happy New Year!

Brad Yates | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

From my family to yours, here's wishing you a magnificent New Year! I hope this video will help you make it so. If you are new to tapping, it will b...