That's when I realized we were about to give my mother-in-law her birthday present: a cashmere sweater. And that is when I made my first New Year's resolution: I resolve to shut the heck up.
What's New Year's Eve without popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly?
Friendships end, but more often they ebb and flow, even those that last a lifetime. And not without some heartache along the way.
Throughout the years, there have been hundreds of variations on the classic New Year's Eve ball drop. Georgia drops a peach, Pennsylvania drops a Liberty Bell, and MTV even once dropped Mark Wahlberg's pants. But in Brasstown, N.C., they drop a live possum... for real.
There are some days when you're celebrating a big promotion, or a victory, or a recent tax rebate, and you decide to splurge and pop open an expensive bottle of Champagne to celebrate. New Year's Eve is not one of those days.
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What it all comes down to is liquid punctuation. The drinking isn't the occasion itself, just a handy excuse. It doesn't form the backbone, but can cap it off beautifully like a drinkable full stop. It can add a moment of drama in the form of a raised glass, help us pause for a moment and take stock.
Setting New Year's resolutions doesn't have to be a daunting experience. It's the perfect opportunity to sit down with your children (both young and old) and have a conversation about how to set short- and long-term goals
Every smoker can quit. At the American Lung Association, we firmly believe that every smoker can quit. Each person needs to find the right combination of techniques for them and above all, they need to keep trying.
If you don't have plans for the most festive night of the year yet, don't fret. We've put together this list of the hottest New Year's Eve events in San Francisco.
Music fans all over the country will be toasting to 2014 with some live music this year -- and whether you're looking to rave or prefer something a little mellower, there are plenty of great shows to choose from.
It has to do with avoiding five types of people who suck joy out of a room the way air gets sucked out of a pressurized cabin in "Snakes on a Plane." You need to protect yourself when you're near these people; they are seasonal vampires.
Most people cringe at the thought of standing up in front of a group of people and speaking in public. It's no surprise that an eloquent "Cheers!" seldom happens without prior thought and planning.
Perhaps, our New York pride prevents some of us from admitting much of what de Blasio shone his harsh light upon during his campaign.
We know what you're thinking: huge crowds, less-than-inviting weather, why go out and risk having a bad time?
It's that time of year -- holiday decorations abound, shopping takes on a whole new meaning, and what should be a peaceful, happy time usually turns into a chaotic, stressful mess. When stress levels skyrocket, it's important that we dive head first into self-care.