2015

Social Media Memories

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2015 was a year of love and gratitude, and it was all expressed in 140 characters or less.

Twitter says the members of the boy band One Direction were responsible for half of the ten most circulated tweets, including the three most popular. One of those came from Harry Styles who tweeted quote "all the love always" when another member announced he was leaving the group. That message was seen, liked and shared by Styles' 26.3 million Twitter followers.

Coming in at number four was President Obama. On June 26th he marked the Supreme Court's decision on same sex marriage with a tweet reading quote "a big step in our march towards equality."  read more »

New Years Resolutions

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It's that time of year again, making all those well intentioned New Year's resolutions. So how did this tradition get started?

Making a New Years resolution is a secular tradition that goes back centuries. The ancient Babylonians made promised at the start of each year to return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the God Janus for whom the month of January is named. In the Middle Ages knights took a vow at the end of Christmas season reaffirming their commitment to chivalry.  read more »

An Expensive New Year

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2015 is right around the corner and the year isn't the only thing going up.

New Year’s Eve usually brings a lot of change. Or at least a few resolutions for a lot of change. And while you may have control over whether you actually save more money or drop a few pounds there are some things the New Year is bringing you're just going to have to live with.

For example it's going to cost a little bit more to indulge your sweet tooth. The cost of chocolate is expected to rise in 2015 thanks to an African drought affecting crops and a worldwide increase in demand. And unfortunately that's not the only thing that's going to take a bit more out of your bank account in the New Year.  read more »