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The Big Smooch: Start the New Year With a Movie Kiss

It happens every New Year's Eve as people all over the world, across cultures and continents, countdown to a midnight kiss. It's the chance to kiss on a turning point as the magical minute marks both happy endings and new beginnings with a brush of the lips. Show More Summary

Thieves steal over 1,000 baby turtles from Dongguan man's home

18 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

It was a dark, dark Spring Festival for one pet lover in Dongguan, Guangdong province who woke up on the eve of the lunar new year to find that thieves had made off with nearly 1,000 of his baby turtles. [ more › ]

Pictures of young boy sweeping fireworks debris for ill mother break netizens' hearts

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

On the fifth day of the lunar new year, one of the highlighted traditions includes lighting firecrackers to welcome a prosperous year. As we saw after New Year's Eve, the aftermath is messy. After the celebrations had died down yesterday, a nine year old boy was spotted sweeping away the debris from used firecrackers in Nantong, Jiangsu province. [ more › ]

To the Moon's free mini-sequel is out now

Interactive sci-fi drama To the Moon has received a second "minisode" fleshing out its cast in preparation for its true sequel, Finding Paradise. This brief episode follows a Holiday Special chapter that came out on New Year's Eve and...Show More Summary

WeChat users exchanged over 1 billion virtual hongbao on New Year's Eve

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A total of 1.01 billion red envelopes were exchanged through Tencent's WeChat on New Year's Eve, the social media company said yesterday. [ more › ]

How to Make Chinese Steamed Whole Fish for Your Lunar New Year Feast

Steamed whole fish may be one of the simplest of the Chinese New Year's Eve feast, but it's loaded not just with plenty of flavor, but also lots of symbolic significance. Here's how to make it, and just what it means.

The World Gets Ready To Celebrate The Chinese New Year

Primary Media (Credit: jackoroberto) The Year of the Goat is almost here. Wednesday was Chinese New Year's Eve, and millions of people across the world were preparing to kick off 40 days of celebration for the annual Spring Festival....Show More Summary

Viral Photos of Little Girl Handcuffed to Dad Capture Why China is a Ticking Time Bomb

On the eve of Chinese New Year, photos of a father and daughter traveling to see her grandparents have gone viral – picked up by dozens of blogs and media outlets worldwide. Seen waiting together in Beijing Capital International Airport, Chen Yen has handcuffed himself to his little girl to ensure she is not kidnapped for […]

Classic Video From a Huge 1994 Strictly Underground London New Year’s Eve Rave

YouTubber Steve Bailey has posted a classic video from a huge 1994 New Year’s Eve rave hosted by Strictly Underground Records & Ravealation at the Wembley Exhibition Centre in London, featuring behind the scenes interviews with attendees and DJs and plenty of pyrotechnics and glow sticks. via reddit, Boing Boing

Uptown Underground Is Open For Business

When Uptown Underground, at 4713 North Broadway, opened on New Year's Eve in the subterranean level of the historic Uptown Broadway Building, the City of Chicago put a stop to the proceedings. Seems it's illegal for a "strip club" to...Show More Summary

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)’s Employees Shunned By Jack Ma: No Performance, No Reward

On the eve of the Big Lunar New Year holiday, which begins Wednesday, Chinese companies usually give red envelopes to their employees, called “hongbao”, which is filled with money. But, not from Jack Ma this year; the founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), a family of highly successful internet-based businesses. A WSJ […]

Hogmanay: Edinburgh’s Amazing New Year’s Celebration

I hate New Year’s Eve. To me, it’s the non-holiday holiday. A night out where bars have an excuse to overcharge you, people get excited for a twenty second countdown, and you realize after the clock turns over that life is still the same. Show More Summary

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Don't Forget to Be Nice to Your Server Too

last weekLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

If this post seems a little bit shouty, it?s because it is. PSA: If you plan on going out on Valentine?s Day--or Christmas, New Year?s Eve, Thanksgiving, or any other major holiday--please know that your server/flight attendant/grocery checker/concierge is most likely spending time away from their family and loved ones. Show More Summary

Activists call for justice for Kevin Davis, camp in Decatur Square

Nearly 70 people gathered at the DeKalb County courthouse steps last night to rally around the death of Kevin Davis, who died on New Year’s Eve, and to demand call for greater accountability from law enforcement officials across the state. Davis was shot by Officer J.R. Show More Summary

The Surprising Restaurant Economics of Valentine’s Day

Caviar and truffles aren't as profitable as you'd think. Common wisdom among seasoned diners is that there are two times each year when you really don't want to find yourself in a restaurant: New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day. Amateur...Show More Summary

Whatever You Like by Maureen Smith – a Guest Review by Maria Rose

When Sarah posted about the Harlequin Kindle daily deals on the eve of the New Year, the part about Maureen Smith’s books drew me in immediately – well, okay, truthfully the tag line about them having some really hot sex caught my eye,...Show More Summary

Jeremy Enigk announces solo tour; Lieutenant share new song

photo: Jeremy Enigk w/ SDRE at T5 in 2009 (more by Kurt Christensen) Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk played his first solo show in a while on New Year's Eve, and now he's finally announced a full solo...

Gwen Stefani Performs New Single "Start a War"

Gwen Stefani hasn't performed a full solo concert in nearly eight years. But last night, on the eve of the Grammys, Stefani performed a full show at the Orpheum Theater. Read more...

“Singing through the Liturgical Year” Session 3: Lent

The Church’s hymns are a priceless source of catechesis and inspiration. If you live in or near New York City, you may want to take part in “Singing through the Liturgical Year,” a series to learn about sacred music and to sing (even if you don’t think you have a good singing voice). Show More Summary

College Football Playoff won’t move 2015 semifinal date

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

I think most people would agree that New Year’s Eve is the worst of the holidays. Really, it’s just utter garbage. I mean, it ruins everything it touches. Even, apparently, the College Football Playoff. Here’s the situation: This coming season, the college football semifinals are scheduled to be played in the Cotton Bowl and the […]

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