From electronic dance music to smooth jazz to rough comedy, New York is readying a cityscape of parties for New Year’s Eve.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/26/arts/music/new-years-eve-entertainment-in-new-york.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss 1419624793
For many, consuming this frugal dish on the first day of the year is said to augur prosperity.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/dining/a-black-eyed-peas-recipe-for-luck-in-the-new-year.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss 1419624792
Apps offer ways to track the arrival of the new year, as well as methods for making and sticking to new year’s resolutions.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/technology/personaltech/apps-to-ring-in-the-new-year-and-for-the-resolutions-after.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss 1419537464
Over the last few years, intravenous vitamin therapy has been become increasingly common in spas, specialty clinics, doctor’s offices and, now, house-call services.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/style/iv-drips-touted-as-hangover-relief.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss 1419448588
LONDON — Christmas in the capital: you either love it or hate it
Whether you can’t get enough of the festive markets, ice rinks and last minute shopping, or run to the hills as soon as December rolls around, it’s hard to deny London gets a bit more epic at this time of year.
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Getty photographer Peter Macdiarmid has trawled the archives to find iconic pictures of the city at Christmas, and digitally merged them together to show how much the place has — or hasn’t — changed as each new year rolls around.
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New year, new music
In 2015, a slew of artists will bless fans with brand new albums. From the surprise return of Modest Mouse to the embattled swan song of Lil Wayne, audiophiles are eagerly awaiting a bunch of new releases
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While we can speculate about the potential return of stars like Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna, here are 13 albums listeners can definitely spin in 2015. Read more…
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The magazine and cosmetics company are paying more than $2 million to sponsor of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/08/business/media/cosmo-and-covergirl-unite-to-ring-in-2015.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss 1418006325
When Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch in September, he teased an “early 2015” launch date. But a new statement uncovered on Sunday indicates that we may have to wait a little longer — try spring
The new time window comes via a report from 9to5Mac, which obtained a transcript of an internal Apple video statement from Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, addressing the company’s employees.
See also: The Apple Watch Is Poised to Wipe Out Fitness Trackers
“We’re going into the holiday, we’ll go into Chinese New Year, and then we’ve got a new watch launch coming in the spring,” reads the transcript of Ahrendts’ video message obtained by a source in contact with the site Read more…More about Apple, Wearables, Wearable Tech, Tech, and Apps Software
Brittany Maynard, the woman behind a heartbreaking video campaign in which she told the world she had chosen to die, ended her life on Saturday with lethal prescription drugs.
The 29-year-old was diagnosed on New Year’s Day with terminal brain cancer and given six months to live. Maynard and her husband, Dan Diaz, decided to move from California to Oregon, as the state has assisted-suicide laws which give terminally ill patients the option to end their lives
It was there that Maynard decided she would end her life on Nov. 1, two days after her husband’s birthday and less than three weeks before her 30th birthday Read more…More about Us World, Us, Videos, Health Fitness, and Brittany Maynard
As the Chinese get ready for Lunar New Year feasts, several areas in China have banned the sale of live chickens, as fears grew over the spread of avian influenza.______________________________________ NYTimes New Year's Eve http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/world/asia/china-chicken-sales-suspended-over-concerns-about-avian-flu.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss 1405578335