Posts tagged "new year"

To All The New Year’s Fitness Newbies: Find Your Joy

When I went to the gym early-early on Monday morning, I was shocked: Three of the four squat racks were occupied, two personal trainers were working with clients, and people were already on the Stairmaster (I don’t know why the Stairmaster is the first machine to get used at my gym every morning, but there…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 7, 2015

2014 Happened In Slow Motion

Apparently slo-mo was the video effect of choice in 2014, because as this video demonstrates, everyone used it. Beyoncé, “Gone Girl,” “True Detective,” “The Lego Movie,” “The Fault In Our Stars,” Taylor Swift, even the “Turn Down for What” video.
I could go ahead and give you some armchair philosophy about how fast the world…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 2, 2015

Instead Of New Year’s Resolutions, Make New Year’s Challenges That Encourage You To Compete With Yourself

If you’re like me and failing at New Year’s resolutions makes you feel guilty and at least a little bit like a failure, here’s an alternative: Gamify your resolutions and make them into New Year’s Challenges, instead.
Gamification can be a huge help for your motivation — it’s the application of game thinking to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014

24 People We Wish We Could Leave Behind With 2014

2014 has been a year of many highs, many lows, and many assholes. And in our hopes to start the New Year with a fresh slate, we’re most excited about leaving behind the legendary douchebagginess of this year’s biggest offenders. So without further ado, here are 24 people (and groups) who need to never retur…

Katie Oldenburg / December 16, 2014

Here’s A Resolution: Stop Complaining About People Taking Over Your Gym, And Encourage Them Instead

It’s safe to say that if you’re a human between the ages of 18 to 65 with a Facebook account, your friends’ New Years Resolutions have been popping up on your news feed from the moment the ball dropped.

Some hope to cut back on their vino intake, others are trying to become…

Katie Oldenburg / January 3, 2014

Let Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Resolutions For 1942 Inspire You To Change Your Socks, Beat Fascism, And “Wash Teeth If Any”

If you already sprained your ankle on the treadmill and treated yourself to a fresh pack of cigarettes to numb the pain, you might want to consider taking a page, literally, from Woody Guthrie. His illustrated list of “New Year’s Rulin’s” for 1942 includes goals both delightfully mundane (“take bath”; “dance better”) and potentially world-changing…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 2, 2014

Your Eargasm Awaits: Our Ultimate New Year’s Eve Playlist Is Here!

A new year is upon us, but not before we party hard during the last few minutes of 2013!

We asked you, our Frisky fans, which tunes have reigned supreme on your iTunes this year and deserve to be on the Ultimate New Year’s Eve playlist, and now your fantasy soundtrack has become…

Katie Oldenburg / December 31, 2013

Must Haves: 12 Paper Day Planners For 2013

It’s the new year, so that means it’s time to get your life in order. Really! And we think you can do it with the help of a planner. Whether you write things down in an online calendar, or go more old school, having a daily planner will ensure you never miss another important date…

Julie Gerstein / January 9, 2013

Amelia, This Is Your Ryan Gosling Intervention

Surely you have noticed that our fearless leader Amelia has a little bit of a thing for Ryan Gosling. We feel that it might have gotten out of control in recent weeks (months/years) and it might finally be time to act. Inspired by our favorite television show, “Intervention,” and our favorite recovering addicts/interventionists Candy Finnigan

The Frisky / January 11, 2012

Dater X: I Had Sex With 5 Guys In 2010. In 2011, I’d Like To Only Sleep With 1.

You know how, once in a while, someone asks you your age and your mind goes blank, leaving you sounding like a total idiot tripping over the word, “Uhhhhh…” That’s how I feel about my magic number. Confession: I have no idea how many men I’ve had sex with over the years. I cashed i…

Dater X / January 4, 2011

A Panda Bear That Moos

As we enter 2011, I wonder: What will be the anthemic animal of the year? The meerkat? The mini-pony? No, no, no: It’s the panda cow–a frigging cow that’s bred to look like a frigging panda bear. Cute and special, just like we hope 2011 will be. [Wtop]…

Julie Gerstein / January 3, 2011

What To Expect From Love In 2011

Let’s face it: The world is still a scary, unstable and uncertain place. What’s here today may very well be gone tomorrow, whether it be our 401ks, our jobs or our relationships. Last Thanksgiving, the world stood rapt in wonder at the trials and tribulations of Tiger Woods. As 2010 unfolded, our interest turned to…

YourTango.com / January 2, 2011

Girl Talk: I’m Skipping New Year’s

Have a great time partying it up this New Year’s Eve. You won’t see me there.

Instead of getting wildly drunk and making out with a random stranger, I’m going to do what I’ve done for the last four years: I’m skipping New Year’s.

There will be no wild parties with…

Julie Gerstein / December 21, 2010

Crystal Renn Rings In The New Year

We love this glamorous fashion story from Elle Canada starring America’s Next Top plus-sized model Crystal Renn ringing in the New Year. Shot by Leda & St. Jacque, the series flaunts Renn’s full figure, rather than trying to hide it, as the party girl flits from dressing room to dance floor to boudoir. Check out…

Susannah Breslin / December 9, 2009

Making A Fresh Start In The New Year

No matter how charmed (or challenging) life can be, the new year always seems to startle us into finding ways to make it better. Remember that trying to make too many changes at once may be so overwhelming that we quit before even getting started. But choosing one really important goal is doable, right? What…

DivineCaroline.com / January 21, 2009

Dating Drama: My New Year’s Sex And Dating Resolutions

Generally, I don’t like making New Year’s resolutions. All too often, I feel like I’m jinxing myself. The minute I say I want X, I find myself doing Y. At the same time, I’m not crazy about the idea that dating is a random act over which I have no control. In hopes of better…

Rachel Kramer Bussel / January 5, 2009

Happy 2009: Get A Divorce!

New Years can inspire many things. Like a fresh start and sticking to your resolutions. But for some, one of those resolutions is ditching your spouse. According to lawyers in the UK,
January is the most popular month for couples to split up. Divorce attorneys say January is the busiest month for divorce filings. Thi…

Persia Ali / January 1, 2009

Your Personal Year In Review

It’s that time of year that everyone is making lists, talking about who’s who and sizing up everything that happened in 2008. At the end of a year, your mind can also feed you some pretty tough questions about yourself. Why didn’t you lose the weight? Why did you not sell those stocks and get…

First30Days.com / December 24, 2008