Posts tagged "new years"

The Grand Canyon Became A Winter Wonderland This New Year’s

On the morning of New Year's Day, the Grand Canyon received a perfect dusting of crisp snow, transforming the already-gorgeous park into a wintry paradise. National Park Service staff members captured stunning photos of the snowstorm's aftermath including panorama shots, which you can see more of here. What a magical start to the year! [Neatorama] [Images

By: Claire Hannum / January 5, 2015

21 Tiny Ways To Have A Happier Year

I was surrounded by wonderful people and lots of champagne this New Year's Eve, but I wasn't really in the New Year's spirit as the clock struck midnight. This year included some not-so-great stuff that I should've been thrilled to say goodbye to (and so many wonderful moments too), but something about 2014 didn't feel…

By: Claire Hannum / January 5, 2015

Here’s The Happiest Country In The World

Gallup's annual worldwide End Of Year survey interviewed over 64,000 people from 65 countries and asked them, among other things, whether they were happy with their lives. Despite how terribly world events played out in 2014, the world was 10 percent happier than in 2013, with 70 percent of participants reporting that they're pleased with their…

By: Claire Hannum / January 2, 2015

In 2015, I Will Be More Emotionally Honest

I don't like the concept of New Year's resolutions for the obvious reasons: they make us feel terrible about ourselves, they're unrealistic, they allow fitness/diet/beauty companies to encroach on our insecurity and suck the life out of us, and they imply that the only time you can change your life is when a new year…

By: Claire Hannum / January 2, 2015

A Resource List For Your Home Organization Resolution

So, you want to get your stuff organized in 2015 but you have no idea where to start? I feel you. I’m the kind of person who has a tendency to look at a mess, start panicking, and then ignore it so that I can just stop panicking. It takes every iota of strength I…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014

John Oliver Offers Hot Tips On Getting Out Of Celebrating New Year’s Eve

Like John Oliver, and many of you out there, I assume, New Year's Eve is basically my worst nightmare. It's an exhausting holiday for which one is expected to buy a new dress, go out to a place packed with other humans, feel weird if they don't have a date -- or have an awkward…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / December 29, 2014

Awesomely Affordable: 12 New Year’s Dresses Under $100

Whether you're being dragged out on the town this New Year's when you'd rather be on the couch or are hosting a big bash, it's good fashion karma (that's a thing right?) to ring in 2015 in an outfit you love. Click through for 12 budget-friendly New Year's dresses...

By: Claire Hannum / December 26, 2014

What Surprising Thing Did You Learn About Yourself In 2014?

Did this year's experiences teach you anything about yourself that you didn't expect? I learned that I'm more resilient than I thought, that I can actually make a good pie crust, that I'm more productive in the morning than at night, that I will never willingly wear harem pants, and that I can find the…

By: Claire Hannum / December 22, 2014

Here’s A Video Recap Of Just How Awful 2014 Was

Let's be honest: despite whatever good times we've experienced in our individual lives this year, 2014 was really shitty for the world as a whole. Terrorism, war, Ebola, plane crashes, abuse, and American police brutality -- overall, a widespread loss of innocent lives -- has left us feeling pessimistic at best. Vox put together thi…

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2014

“The Pinterest 100″ Predicts 2015 Trends

Looking for a little inspiration to bring with you into the new year? The Pinterest 100 collection is full of ideas on what to do, wear, eat, make and try in 2015. The board was compiled using trending pins on the site, pins from influential users, and a few selected by Pinterest employees. I'm seeing some…

By: Claire Hannum / December 16, 2014

How The World Kicked Off 2014

Around the world, people celebrated the new year with fireworks, fortunes, and midnight kisses. Times Square brought out thousands of people who watched the ball drop in the Big Apple, and fireworks shows lit up the skies in London, Berlin, Sydney, and more. New Year's Day carried its fair share of festivities too, with fortune…

By: Tres Sugar / January 2, 2014

10 Domestic Resolutions For 2014

Let me divulge a well-known secret; I am a type A homebody. By definition, I love to spend time at home, but can’t sit still long enough to make a dent in the couch.  Don’t be fooled: if you find me cuddling with a blanket, I'm still budy making a mental checklist of all the task…

By: Sophie Leon / January 2, 2014

The ‘Possum Drop’ Is The North Carolina Answer To New Year’s Celebrations

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. Read more on Huffington Post ...

By: Huffington Post Weird News / December 31, 2013

I Cannot Handle How Much An Applebee’s New Year’s Eve Cost

An ultra-planned New Year’s Eve is rarely a perfectly smooth experience,* to say the least, what with wayward dates, freezing temps, and wildly crowded bars. But one restaurant franchise thinks you will be willing to spend an exorbitant amount of attending its NYE party because obviously, it is probably your best–if not only–bet. Ladies and gentlemen, I…

By: The Gloss / December 31, 2013

The Key To Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! I've stopped making resolutions all together in attempt to lessen my feelings of shame. And stress. Now, I just spend the end of the year assessing and setting new goals. Kind of the same thing, I guess. But should you be wanting to make some hardcore resolutions this year, some research done…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 1, 2013

Someone Please Make Me These Cookies, Thanks

I'm not crafty, or good in the kitchen. So I'm calling on you, dear Frisky readers, to kindly make me a batch of these New Year's Eve cookies. They're made of three layers, the middle of which is hollow and contains confetti sprinkles. You break 'em open when the clock strikes midnight, of course. Pretty…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 30, 2012

Sandra Bernhard Doesn’t Do Resolutions

"I don’t do resolutions. I am a firm believer in constant evolution, day to day; it’s not pretty, but it’s the only way to truly change." -- Sandra Bernhard has a healthy take on New Year's resolutions. One I share, actually! (Amelia does not entirely agree.) You know you're going to end up paying for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2012

50 Things We’re Ridding Our Lives Of In 2013

New Year's resolutions imply  a commitment to follow through. We don't want to put that much pressure on ourselves, but let the record stand: there are things we're done with in the coming year. After the jump, what Frisky staffers intend to 86 from our lives in 2013. Share yours in the comments!

By: The Frisky / December 28, 2012

New Year’s Eve Date Inspiration: Romantic Night In

If you're planning to get all dolled up and go out on the town for New Year's Eve, we've got your sparkly dress needs covered, but what if you're opting for a romantic night in? Many of the most memorable midnights happen in the comfort of your own home, kissing somebody you've kissed a millio…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 28, 2012

10 New Year’s Resolutions Every Man Should Make

I'm tired of making New Year's resolutions for myself. It's time to play God and suggest some resolutions for guys. I have your best interests at heart, fellas.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 25, 2012
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