Statistics show that only 8% of New Year's resolutions on January 1st actually get fulfilled. While you can certainly take advantage of some mind hacks to increase the probability of succeeding at your January resolutions for the rest of the year, setting killjoy goals and sig ...more
New Year's Resolutions
If you want to succeed at your New Year's resolution, stop thinking of it as a resolution. Instead, frame your resolution as a daily, manageable habit you want to develop into you day-to-day life. Don't think in vague terms like "I want to lose weight" or "I want to become fl ...more
New Year's Resolutions are just that for a reason - they're promises we make to ourselves when the clock strikes twelve and we're a little too looped up on celebratory martinis to know any better. I personally don't make New Year's resolutions. I don't think you need a holida ...more
Going out on New Year's Eve is not for the faint of heart, especially if you live in a big city. Follow the New Year's Eve survival guide below to make sure you are prepared for worst-case scenarios that can range from losing your phone to figuring out how to quickly remove a ...more
Ayurvedic medicine is a 5,000-year-old system of Hindu traditional medicine of Vedic tradition and is now a widespread form of alternative medicine and natural holistic healing. Ayurveda helps identify a person's ideal state of balance and suggests remedies for out-of-balance ...more
If you want to avoid the hassle of going out on New Year's Eve, you can always host your own New Year's Eve celebration at home—and it doesn't have to cost a lot, either. A few basic tips: Host your party after dinnertime so guests don't expect full entrees. Limit your guest ...more
Unfortunately, many of us will be celebrating New Year's morning with a post-New Year's Eve party hangover. Avoid this common misfortune by taking some basic hangover-prevention precautions: eat a full meal before drinking, stay hydrated, and limit yourself to 1 to 2 drinks fo ...more
It's almost time for the new year and whether or not you believe that the world is coming to an end in 2012, you'll probably still want to document the momentous occasions that are to come. Here are five different types of photography apps that are available for both the iPhon ...more
New Year's Eve. It will be one hell of a chaotic night. Trust me. The overcrowded streets. Long lines for the urinal. Maxing out your credit card on that shot of Cuervo. You'll be lucky to make it out alive. If you do manage to stave off alcohol poisoning and survive the asc ...more
The holiday season is almost over, bringing the year to an end, and what better way to end it than with some tonsil hockey from the dime across the room on New Year's Eve? If you missed the opportunity to snag a kiss using the awesome mistletoe trick, then this is your last c ...more
Want to celebrate New Year's Eve, but haven't a clue how to do so? Maybe some of these New Year's Eve pa rty ideas will help you bring in 2011. These New Year's Eve ideas include things like cheap DIY decorations, cool 2011 party glasses, exotic jellyfish shooters, and even k ...more
Traditional makeup is too boring for special occasions, so why not try something a little more fun to ring in the new year? This how-to video goes through the intensive process of applying a vibrantly colorful and ornate harlequin mask, using just makeup. The cosmetic products ...more
For most people, New Year's Eve means watching the ball drop in Times Square. It means celebrating the New Year with friends and family. Countdown parties, clocks, confetti... passing out before the clock strikes midnight because you drank too much. But there's one more thing, ...more
If you've been wondering why you're so unlucky, maybe it's because you haven't been following the New Year's Day tradition like everyone else in the world. So, if you want your luck to change in 2011, you better grab the black-eyed peas and make some Hoppin' John! Now, Hoppin ...more
This makeup tip is perfect for a glittery eyeshadow for New Year's as inspired by the cover of Sephora's magazine. First, apply a semi-dark gray eyeshadow along your eyelid and on the outside corners of your eyes. Using a fluffier brush, apply a lighter white-silver eyeshadow ...more
In this video, we learn how to create a 2010 New Year nail look. First, apply a dark purple nail color to the top half of the nails. Now use a clear nail polish to push the purple color down to the middle of the nail. Next, apply a black color to the very top of the nail and t ...more
In this video, we learn how to create a hot new year look for an older woman. Start off by applying primer to the eyelids, then brush on a light gold eyeshadow to the crease of the inner eyes and below the eyebrows. Next, brush on a aqua blue eyeshadow to the entire eyelid, fo ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to create a realistic looking cut using cinema makeup. This is a great look for a new year or holiday look that you want to make yourself look more unique and stand out! First, take a brow pencil and redefine your brows so they are darker and mor ...more
Back in the '40s through the '60s, it took very little effort for gorgeous starlet Audrey Hepburn to start new trends. Whether she was sporting a short pixie cute (as in "Roman Holiday") or wearing buggy sunglasses (vide "Breakfast at Tiffany's"), Hepburn was always on the cut ...more
Want to play "New Year's Day" by U2? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete (and we mean complete) breakdown of the song and its constituent parts. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar ...more
Add a party favor to your next hosted New Year's Eve bash. Ring in the New Year wearing personalized party glasses! It's a fun project for kids and adults. You Will Need: • A pair of sunglasses • Drawing paper • A pencil • Scissors • Cardboard or poster paper • Decorations S ...more
Happy New Years! Learn how to make this New Year's Eve countdown kit. New Year's goody bags filled with fun party favors are a great way for kids to count down to the new year. You will need: a large box colorful paper small bags scissors tape a marker party favors
Learn how you can say "Happy New Year" in Mandarin Chinese with this language lesson. This is a great phrase to know how to say when celebrating the Chinese New Year. Listen and repeat this phrase to greet them in Mandarin Chinese during the New Year.
This video demonstrates how to make Wiccan New Year's spell bags or wish bags. Wiccans celebrate the New Year on the Winter Solstice. They like to stay up all night, playing drums round a bonfire. Wiccans also make a wish bag and at the New Year they whisper a wish into this b ...more
We know that December 31st may seem like old news now, but for the Chinese the New Year is just getting started. Chinese New Year begins on February 3rd and ushers in the Year of the Rabbit. Bring good luck to your abode on a budget by crafting these beatiful red soda can lan ...more
This makeup look is inspired by the celebrities of "old Hollywood" and is perfect for any New Year's Eve celebration. If you're going on for New Year's, this is a great festive look. Sure, you can wear this makeup look whenever you want, but it may be a bit too much for everyd ...more
One of my favorite sites to go to for inspiration is The Party Dress, featuring the Well-Heeled Hostess. She is so talented and creative I always look forward to perusing her latest project postings. In one of her recent party features, she shared this fabulous Chinese New Yea ...more
Your New Year's party guests will swear these are the real thing and perhaps even pick one up to pour some Chardonnay in if you're not careful! This origami tutorial shows you how to fold realistic - and damn cute - martini glasses. Take a look to get the how-to. You can fold ...more
What would a New Year's Eve party be without alcohol? Well, it certainly wouldn't be a party. Get your party juices flowing by juicing up with this perfect gin martini. Your cocktail party will thrive with this mixture of gin, dry vermouth, and sweet vermouth.
I found a new app: Percolator. Pretty cool! Happy New Year's to everyone!
Three simple ingredients make this champagne cocktail ideal for a New Years celebration. All you need is chilled champagne, vodka, a champagne flute, and a strawberry for garnish. This is a simple, delicious, classy New Year's cocktail. Enjoy your Elite Midnight Millionare.
If you celebrate the Lunar New Year, how are you celebrating it? Here's some awesome photos of the way people around the world celebrate.
The tickets were for an awesome dubstep show on New Year's Day. The photo was taken through Instagram.
In this free video language lesson from Sunny Park of Mahalo, we learn how to say, pronounce and write the Korean words for "Happy New Year." For details, and to get started using this handy Korean phrase yourself, watch this guide for Korean language learners.
The clock 'til countdown is ticking, but there's still some time left before the new year arrives. Try this last-minute recipe for New Year's Eve ball drop cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. They look pretty pro, but are actually quite simple to make. You Will Need ...more
Snapseed, the photo-editing app that many have deemed "App of the Year" is now available for free in the App Store for New Year's. Normally priced at $4.99, this is the best deal you can possibly get. So if you don't already have it, hurry on up and snag it at no cost while yo ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to wish someone a happy new year in Vietnamese. To say this phrase in Vietnamese, you will say "Chœc M_ng N_m M_i". You can add on phrases, such as 'prosperity' by saying "An khang th_nh v__ng". You can also add on "good health" by saying "S_c kh ...more
The Flower god gets us all ready for the Chinese New year with a quick and very simple flower arrangement for a table centerpiece. You'll need some good luck bamboo, some ivy, little pieces of ginger and some passion flowers to accent the green. Take some of the ivy leaves and ...more
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These are pictures of our garden, as of New Year's Day. Everything looks different now. The grapevines are coming back, and the oranges have finished their season. Our artichoke, sadly, got trampled and didn't really survive the pollution of the large Station fire. Our baby ar ...more
There are two pictures mixed into a double exposure : a long exposure light painting picture of 2012 and a picture taken exactly at 12:00 of someone pouring champagne.
Got a slew of party invitations this holiday season? Then prepare to stun - even on a time limit - by creating this dazzling neutral eye and red lip party look. Nothing in our minds is more festive than bright red lips. Add some shimmer powder to your cheekbones and collar bon ...more
Growing up is difficult task. Do you suffering from hopeless? or still don't know what happen in last few years. The reason is you think that you have done all the things you should do. May be you have planed you last year (2010). May be you have achieved some targets. But sti ...more
Want a great look for New Year's Eve? Then follow these steps to get a dramatic, holiday look to bring on the start of a new year. Clean your face Always start with a clean face, then moisturize and use a primer to prepare you skin for makeup. Add blush Blush can be used to ...more
Christmas is only a few days away with New Year's right around the corner. If you're like me, you count down the days until Christmas for family and presents like a little kid, and then count down the days until New Year's like an adult that can't wait to have their first cock ...more
While there are countless ways to welcome in the new year, many of them involve imbibing copious amounts of delightfully spirited libations. If you're anything like me, I know you're fearing the monster hangover on New Year's Day. The good news is, you don't have to. If you w ...more
The new year is just around the corner so it is the perfet time to make an easy DIY calendar that will keep you organized on 2014! It's simple, erasable and really easy to personalize! Video: . You will need: -A frame (I'm using DinA4 (20cmx30cm) size) A notebook page of th ...more
infosecinstitute posted a handy article about what to expect in the new year for cyber security, along with highlighting major game changers from 2015; 2016 Cyber Security Predictions: From Extortion to Nation-state Attacks - InfoSec Resources. Introduction Here we are, once a ...more
Snap is turning to some light bribery to boost adoption of its new Lens Studio software. The January Jumpstart Challenge encourages artists to create and share a Lens that celebrates the New Year. One selected winner will take home a Lens Studio Swag Bag that includes an iPad ...more
A "reliable source" divulged specs of Google's new Nexus phones made by HTC, the Sailfish and Marlin, to Android Police, who used the information to create what they believe is an accurate render of the new phones. Render of the new Nexus phones.. There are certain aspects of ...more
If you've got big plans to lose weight and get healthier in 2017, know up front that it will be an ongoing challenge. It's not easy to break bad habits, and it's even harder to form new and better ones. But it's not all doom and gloom, because with a decent amount of sticktoi ...more
Happy New Year! You're probably wondering, "Wha? The New Year passed two months ago." But Chinese New Year, or the Lunar New Year, occured this year on February 3rd and lasts for fifteen days. Celebrating the purging of the old and the coming of prosperity and luck, Chinese Ne ...more
For some, the end of the year is an opportunity to turn over a new leaf and create a new beginning. For this week's Phone Snap Challenge, take plenty of photos on your cell phone this New Year's because we want to see how you're going to ring in 2012. Or show us what the start ...more
Congratulations to Cerek Tunca for his double exposure New Year's Eve cell phone photo, 12 O'clock, the winning shot of our Phone Snap New Year's Challenge! We've made it to the year 2012! Hope all of you had a great time celebrating the New Year. Thanks to all who shared pho ...more
Now that the holiday weekend is over, there's only one more celebration this year, and that's saying goodbye to 2011 and welcoming 2012 with open arms! For this week's Phone Snap challenge, we'd like to ring in the new year with you and see your best cell phone photo from your ...more
If you missed our tips on taking top-notch photos New Year's Eve, you may want to tune in for Lifehacker's tutorial on making your smartphone pictures look like they were taken with a quality camera. Below, learn how to: Create a more shallow depth of field to make the subjec ...more
How To : Get a Free Tow Home This New Year's Instead of Leaving Your Car at the Bar (Or Driving, You Drunk Fool)
Assuming that you're not going to knit a sweater and celebrate New Year's Eve with Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy on ABC's “New Year's Rockin' Eve," it's a pretty safe bet to say that you're probably going to consume alcohol—a considerable amount of alcohol. Similar to the ...more
Isn't it everyone's dream to be a sticker? No? Just me? Well, if you've ever felt like emojis just aren't conveying the exact emotion you want and you feel like your face would do a better job, have no fear. Prisma has released a new app called "Sticky AI" that allows you to ...more