Monitoring of Terrorism Threats Has Risen, Official Says

As the new year approached on Thursday, the police in Munich evacuated two train stations and warned residents to avoid large groups, citing “concrete hints” about a possible attack. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve 1451663868 Original Source: NY Times >>

New Year’s Day Offers Plenty of Free Chances at a Clean Slate

Whether you’re hoping to improve your body or your mind — or just add to your cocktail conversation repertory — this weekend is full of events for self-improvement. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve 1451663867 Original Source: NY Times >>

Pope Francis Urges Overcoming ‘Indifference’ to Attain Peace

In his first message of 2016, he said that apathy “creates barriers, suspicions, fears and closure,” and he called on people to open their hearts to the needs of others. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve 1451663866 Original Source: NY Times >>

Try a smoky eye to ring in the new year with flair

Spice up your look with a dramatic smoky eye to celebrate the biggest night of the year.Read more about how to get this look: Read more…More about Fashion, How To, New Years Eve, Cosmetics, and Makeup ______________________________________ Mashable 1451576500 Taylor Jones Original Source: Mashable >>

London to deploy all armed police on New Year's Eve amid European terror threat

Every armed police officer in London will be deployed to help patrol New Year’s Eve celebrations, amid a warning that European capitals were at risk of a terror attack. There was no specific information that London was being targeted. “Our plans are purely precautionary and not as a result of any specific intelligence,” a Metropolitan […]

New Year’s Eve Security Bolstered After Terrorist Attacks and Threats

New York, Paris, Brussels and other cities have increased police presences or scaled back festivities as the holiday unfolds in an atmosphere of heightened surveillance. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve 1451576488 Original Source: NY Times >>

50 Comics Walk Into a Club. No, You Haven’t Heard This One.

“50 First Jokes NYC” celebrates its 10th anniversary with a show at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Saturday, with 50 comedians trying for new laughs in the new year. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve 1451576484 Original Source: NY Times >>