Celebrating the New YearHappy New Year, everyone! Enjoy these sources of interest:

“Top 10 Stories of 2011” from Futurity.org (university research news website).

“New Year’s History: Festive Facts” from the History Channel.

“New Year’s Resolution Week: Fun Facts and Figures” from GoalsGuy.com. Learn about the holiday’s history, how to say “Happy New Year” in a variety of languages, and more. Linked from the Internet Public Library (ipl2) website.

In addition, a quick web search will turn up articles about new words added to the dictionary (e.g., Merriam-Webster, Oxford English Dictionary) in 2011 . . . always an interesting read and sign of the times.

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