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

http://www.futurity.org/top-stories/top-10-stories-of-2011/
“Top 10 Stories of 2011” from Futurity.org (university research news website).

http://www.history.com/news/2011/12/27/new-years-history-festive-facts/
“New Year’s History: Festive Facts” from the History Channel.

http://www.goalsguy.com/Events/n_facts.html
“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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