new year's eve

New Year's Resolutions

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It's the first weekend of 2017, so what are your resolutions for a better year?

Every year you make yourself a couple promises and if you're like most people, every year you break them. So how about putting in some real effort for the next twelve months? To help you along the way the blog “Care 2 Healthy Living” has a list of the worst resolutions people make and how you can actually try sticking to them.

For example, getting your finances in order. This will take a little work because you need to figure out your long and short term goals, track your debt, spending and income and stick to a budget. If you're truly serious about it experts say you should bring in an accountant, or financial planner to keep you on pace.  read more »

Holiday Lights

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If you feel like your world is looking a little brighter; you're probably right.

According to NASA nighttime lights around U.S. cities shine 25 to 50% brighter during Christmas and New Year’s when compared to the less festive months. And of course the reason for this is the holiday light displays that in some cases can actually be seen from space.

NASA scientists say that typically lights start getting brighter on black Friday and continue the high power illumination through New Year’s Day. But this year the grid got an early boost. Because the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas was a week shorter people started decorating before the turkey had its big day.  read more »

New Year, New Jobs

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It's the final weekend of 2011 and if you're looking for a new start in the New Year here are some places to begin.

According to a recent study the jobless rate should continue to drop to eight point eight percent by the end of next year. And it might finally be a good time to finish that college degree. The National Association of College and Employer’s Job Outlook survey says employers plan to hire nine point five percent more graduates from the class of 2012 than they did from the class of 2011.  read more »