When Celebrity Fortunetellers Talk, the Lebanese Listen

In a region where many governments criminalize divination, Lebanon stands apart for featuring its star soothsayers on New Year’s Eve, when they make predictions in TV specials. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/03/world/middleeast/when-celebrity-fortunetellers-talk-the-lebanese-listen.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss 1420328033 Original Source: NY Times >>

Resolving to Create a New You

Don’t just do what you should be doing. Reflect on the person you can be. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/opinion/sunday/resolving-to-create-a-new-you.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss 1420328028 Original Source: NY Times >>

Sarah Palin blasts PETA over animal abuse accusations in epic rant

Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin responded Saturday to PETA’s accusations of animal cruelty by going on offense against the animal rights group. The accusations followed her Facebook post on New Year’s Day that featured a photo of her son, Trig, standing on top of the family dog (named Jill […]

France: Hundreds of Cars Set on Fire

The Interior Ministry said Thursday that 940 cars were set on fire by vandals on New Year’s Eve, fewer than the 1,067 set aflame the previous year. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/02/world/europe/france-hundreds-of-cars-set-on-fire.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss 1420240853 Original Source: NY Times >>

Stampede survivor: I failed to protect you

Shanghai authorities released details about 32 of the three dozen New Year’s revelers killed in a stampede on the city’s waterfront. The victims were young, with an average age of just 22. ______________________________________ CNN World http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_world/~3/GpbKtmsjw_w/index.html 1420240851 Original Source: CNN World >>

Fisher-Price brings the tears in ad starring 2015's first babies

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai2jv9bU-VY?enablejsapi=1&] Created in just 24 hours, Fisher-Price’s “Wishes for Baby” short film captures the hopes and dreams of new parents around the world. The film was directed by documentarian Patrick Creadon, who is himself a father of three, and features some of the first children born in 2015 “Parents are universally connected by the […]

Dozens Are Killed in Stampede in Shanghai

At least 36 people died in the incident in the city’s famous Bund riverside area, where tens of thousands had gathered for New Year’s Eve celebrations. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/01/world/asia/stampede-in-shanghai-china.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss 1420152832 Original Source: NY Times >>