Shanghai Blames Local Officials and Police in Deadly New Year’s Stampede

The city dismissed two officials Wednesday after concluding that poor preparations and lax policing led to the panic that left 36 people dead. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve 1421837358 Original Source: NY Times >>

Shanghai stampede 'preventable'

A New Year’s Eve stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 people and injured 49 others was “totally preventable,” local officials said Wednesday. ______________________________________ CNN World 1421837357 Original Source: CNN World >>

Turning a New Year’s Resolution Into Action With the Facts

Much of what we know — or think we know — about keeping self-improvement promises is wrong, experts say. Here are seven common myths about habits. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve 1421123479 Original Source: NY Times >>

The Strip

A weekly comic strip featured in the Sunday Review. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve 1420855852 Original Source: NY Times >>

A Memorial in Shanghai for Victims of Stampede

Friends and relatives of the victims were among those who came to bow, mourn and place flowers in Chen Yi Square, where scores of people were injured or crushed to death on New Year’s Eve. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve 1420855851 Original Source: NY Times >>

A Race to the Front Row

Like fashion shows, gyms have their status-symbol front rows, too, and the scramble is on for those coveted spots. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve 1420678396 Original Source: NY Times >>

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 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 1420328028 Original Source: NY Times >>