The problem with resolutions is that they propose a future state that will bring us the feelings we would wish to have. And what are those feelings? Well, if we achieved the intention of those resolutions, we would feel really good about who we are and where we are in our lives.
Stolen Moment of the Week is a series featuring the work of photographer Mindy Tucker, who has been documenting the comedy scene in New York for the last seven years.
Australia may be the first country to ring in a New Year but New York will always be the epicenter of New Year's Eve festivities. If you want to struggle in Times Square and wait like cattle going to slaughter and pack in the cold to watch the ball drop or go to an expensive club or bar.
It is worth remembering that despite what popular culture tells us, you don't need to wait until the New Year to make drastic life changes.
I've asked many small business people the seemingly unwelcome question, "Do you have a marketing plan?" Most, about 90 percent, don't want me to ask.
This year has zoomed by, and it's tough to sit with the fact that 2015 feels and sounds like it's way in the future, rather than moments away. Time, which becomes such a precious commodity with each passing year, has a way of surprising me with its swiftness. Wasn't it just July? Didn't I just turn 50?
Most of us look forward to a new year. It's a clean slate and the perfect time to set new goals for ourselves. But before you start thinking about resolutions for the new year, your immediate plans might include ending 2014 with a bang.
Recently I caught up with Snoop Dogg to find out how he likes to celebrate New Years Eve. I fully expected his reply to be "Gin and Juice" and perhaps with a twist. He completely surprised me.
Thinking of hosting a party this season? The most important rule of thumb when entertaining is to make your guests feel welcome in your home. But homes like these show us that a well-designed bar can make the party more interesting.
May we burn the bridges that lead to our destruction and toast marshmallows and glasses of champagne. May we say the thing we are afraid to say, and, in doing so, set ourselves free.
So this is the day, the last of days. Three hundred and sixty-five days of protests, lay-ins, new laws, broken laws, innocent jailing, pride, nationalism, fear and hope. This day, without failure, wipes the windshield of mud and dirt, eternally with the promise of change.
Raise you hands if you're single on New Year's Eve. Us too. Let's all cry together. Here's some helpful advice from some ladies who know some things about some things.
Now don't get apathetic and cancel your New Year's Eve plans. There's plenty to celebrate. You've survived 365 days of life! Some moments have been hell, others pure bliss.
Kiss someone at midnight. I'm not necessarily talking about a wet sloppy kiss here, I'm just sayin'... whether it's your boyfriend, your best friend or your baby, make sure you're feeling the love at midnight. It will start your 2015 off right!
I found, among many other things long forgotten, an answering machine in a box that held memorabelias from my college years at UC Berkeley. I tinkered with it, and after few false starts, it worked. So I listened. Muffled voices of long ago came echoing through.
In the hopes of achieving success and getting things on the right track, let's all agree to say goodbye to the following 10 things. Like American Idol, Grey's Anatomy and Glee, they had their time in the sun, but let's face it, it's over.