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New Years

A Drag Queen's New Year's Wish List: From Serious to Sassy

Jeza Belle | Posted 12.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeza Belle

As a drag queen, I play with gender roles and this has led me to develop a great respect for my transgender brothers and sisters who are not playing at anything, but are simply being who they were born to be.

6 New Year's Resolutions That Don't Take All Damn Year To Accomplish

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.26.2014 | Teen

The new year is fast approaching, so it's time to cook up some New Year's resolutions (that, let's be real, you'll probably end up breaking.) The trad...

Why New Year's Resolutions Are Pointless

Jen Glantz | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

You don't need to wait until December 31 to make changes to your life. You really can get up from your desk or bed or Ikea suede couch and do something right now.

2014 Was a Bad Year... Except When It Wasn't

Meredith Hale | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

When I look back on 2014, it will be hard not to view it as a year of loss. But my family found some positive things, too.

Hiraeth Part I: Holiday Homesickness

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
A.J. Condeelis

hiraeth (n.) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost...

Tips for Staying Om for the Holidays

Melanie Young | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I find a lot of people have holiday anxiety. We all need to calm it down. There's no better present you can give yourself than a rest from all the flurry and a break from feeling you need to plugged in, lit up or in sync with anyone. Just let it go.

3 Champagne Cocktail Recipes For The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Liquor.com | Posted 12.23.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

You're in good company if you're planning on pouring magnums of Champagne at your New Year's party.

How to Say Happy Holidays in ASL

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

There are an estimated half million people in the United States who use American Sign Language as their primary form of communication. This year, let's work together to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds!

7 Sparkling New Year's Cocktails

Liquor.com | Posted 12.22.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

Keep the party flowing by offering your New Year's guests something beyond straight bubbles.

A Teenager's Guide To Having An Awful New Year

Levi Krum | Posted 12.22.2014 | Teen
Levi Krum

It's probably too late to ruin this year for you, as Christmas is unfortunately, the jolliest time of the year. But if you read these easy-to-follow instructions, you could find yourself immersed in misery by the time you go back to school!

The One Thing You Must Stop Doing This December: A Poem for Holiday Overwhelm

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Grayson Riegel

In December we do a little work And anticipate a lot of pleasure And December is the one month of the year Where I always change what I measure From ...

The Best Time To Start Your New Year's Resolution Is Not In January

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

"My New Year's resolution is to get in shape." Sound familiar? Well, instead of putting so much weight (pun intended) on starting your fitness program...

6 Ways to Stress Less at Christmas

Susan Pearse | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

While it's supposed to be a time of celebration and joy, many people also experience pressure and stress. So here are six tips to help you stress less this holiday season, and slide into the season with a clear mind.

5 Ways to Fight Loneliness Over the Holidays

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It's a universally meaningful time for millions of people, and I would argue that this sense of connectedness is a large part of what makes the season seem sort of magical. Yet for many people, the winter months don't always live up to their heartwarming reputation.

The 12 Microresolutions of Christmas

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

We stand on the brink of the holiday season, a time when we generally eat, drink, and spend to excess. By New Year's Day we are so fed up (literally!) that we fervently resolve to change our ways. Why wait for the new year?

Rediscovering Kindness

Jason Guberman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Guberman

As a dad, there are moments I'm filled with doubt because my hope is that I'm doing everything I can to give my daughter the best life possible. To me at least, part of giving her the best life means giving her space to grow and be independent, even as a toddler.

A Reason for Every Traveler to Be Thankful

Jill Kozak | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel
Jill Kozak

For those travelers feeling the pangs of loneliness during a holiday away from family - whether you're across the state or across the world -- remember something to truly be thankful for: How lucky you are to travel.

Need to Know This: "Surprize" Your Guests Over The Holidays!

Melissa Meyers | Posted 11.24.2014 | Style
Melissa Meyers

Hosting a gathering with family or friends for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or New Years?

Holiday Happiness Starts Now

Cathy Cash Spellman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Cathy Cash Spellman

I love the holidays with all my heart. I wait all year, anticipatory as a child, to be able to play Christmas carols without apologies. Truth is, fr...

Who Needs January 1? Fall's the Time for New Beginnings

Dianne Harman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

Fall -- it's filled with endless possibilities. Losing the weight to fit into that great dress for Christmas, cleaning out computer files, planting fall flowers, not to mention vegetables -- everything's a possibility.

Two Kinds of Time: 2014 War Anniversaries in China and the West*

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

The continuing significance of 60-year cycles as well as centuries in Chinese timekeeping has relevance for how geopolitical tensions of the present moment are being put into long-term perspective.

Keeping New Years Resolutions?

Susie Sampson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

New Years Resolutions. Have you started on them? Have you already quit? What's so great about them anyway? I mean, you're just going to fail, right? I hate resolutions! Well, that's not true.

Did You Make a New Year's Resolution? Did You Break It Yet?

John Seager | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
John Seager

But whoever said positive change has to happen on January 1? After all, every day begins a new year if you count 365 days forward. It's never too late to do something good in 2014.

New Year's Tar Pits

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

The writing exercise taught me what I can do when I feel stuck in the metaphorical tar pits. When the quicksand threatens, I need to embrace those writing dreams -- to mold my experience into words that can rise above the muck.

Lucky Underwear Colors for 2014

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 03.16.2014 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

In some Latin American countries, people believe that the color of your undies worn on New Year's Eve will influence your luck in the coming year. Pla...