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New Year’s Disillusions?

Cigarette Butt Vivek Chugh

Out with the biscuit tins and in with the Lycra; throw away the Marlboro and slap on the nicotine patches. It must be the first of January, the first day of the rest of your new and pointedly improved life.

How To Get Your Mojo Back

Will Walk On My Hands Sxc Hu Mattox

It’s the start of a new year! This is going to be the year you kick ass now and take names later, right? This is going to be the year that beats all other years. With a blindfold on and one hand tied behind your back, yes?

The Futile January Cleanse

Wine Glasses CELAL TEBER

Few things are as British as giving up booze for January. The rest of the world doesn't seem to do this, but then again, they might bot be drinking quite as much, either.

The Annual Resolve

No Smoking - Trish Parisy

Made a New Year's Resolution to keep your New Year's Resolution? We look at the most popular ones, and offer easy ways to help you keep them.

Sleeping Beauties For This Former Banker

Stefan Boehm From Goose

Once upon a time in a land far away (Germany), a woman who knew how to make pillows and duvets moved to the UK. Many years later (35) in a much closer place (London), her grandson quit his job in the City, rediscovered the family art, and called it Goose.

What Happy People Do

Maneki Neko Sxc Hu ScooterZen

We don't know Marc or Angel, but we like their site, Marc and Angel Hack Life (Practical Tips for Productive Living). And we especially like the list of 12 Things Happy People Do Differently. As our mother always said, "Just put a smile on your face and see what happens" (also known as: fake it 'till you make it).

Gifts From Scratch

Cutting Board From Bitboard Ch

This is the year to (more or less) design Christmas gifts yourself (and then have someone else make them). And with a great site in the US (Etsy.com) and a great site in the UK (Not On The High Street.com), it's easy, reasonable and gratifying (for everyone).

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