New Year’s Quiz


Read the history of New Year celebrations to find the answers to these questions about the holiday. Place your name or nickname in the box below, then click on the Start Quiz button to begin.

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year, Feliz Año, Nuevo Gott Nytt År,glückliches neues Jahr, سنة جديدة سعيدة,Buon anno,Честита Нова Година,Šťastný Nový Rok,年快樂,Onnellista uutta vuotta,Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος,שנה טובה,नया साल मुबारक हो, Gelukkig Nieuwjaar,Boldog Új Évet, Hamingjusamur Nýtt Ár,明けましておめでとうございます,Szczęśliweg­o Nowego Roku,Feliz Ano Novo, La mulţi ani, С Новым годом, Furaha ya Mwaka Mpya,Yeni Yılınız Kutlu Olsun!!! 2012

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Year-End Innovations


RussiaToday le 25 déc. 2011
RT presents Technology Update.

Carbon-based fibers look to be the future of construction and high-tech manufacturing: the Composite Holding Company bids to bring production of the super-strong, ultra-lightweight carbon material to Russia. A research institute in Dimitrovgrad retools to stave off a coming shortage in the world’s most important diagnostic radioactive isotope. A new waste-to-energy plant is up and running, hopefully making toxic landfills a thing of the past. And the country’s brightest tech entrepreneurs show off their latest wares at the Fourth Russian Innovation Convention.

Happy Christmas 2011


Karmin VEVO

TENS of thousands of Christians have flocked to Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas, with the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem calling for reconciliation in the Arab world after a year of upheaval.

In Rome, thousands of the faithful gathered in the Vatican’s St Peter’s Square as night fell for the blessing of a giant Nativity scene to the sound of accordions, hurdy gurdies and Christmas carols.

Pope Benedict XVI appeared at his window to light an oil lamp for peace and make the sign of the cross as a blessing to the crowd in the square below.

Peace was also a central theme in Patriarch of Jerusalem Fuad Twal’s Christmas homily to be delivered in Bethlehem.

“We ask for peace, stability and security for the entire Middle East,” the homily reads.

Twal, the most senior Roman Catholic in the Middle East, urges “the return of calm and reconciliation in Syria, in Egypt, in Iraq and in North Africa” in the text of a speech published ahead of delivery at midnight mass in the place of Christ’s birth.

Random Act of Kindness


How fun to be kind
Give yourself the gift of kindness – volunteer in your community or join a local cause. Helping others can help us feel better about ourselves (and it’s contagious!).

 

My friend just walked through the snowy streets to bring me a freshly brewed cup of tea as she knows I am not feeling well today. A lovely Random Act of Kindness! I hope everyone is enjoying their day.

Words For Love And Self Confidence


Listen to Talin’s First Video Blog

I like to write, I like to make a difference in the world with my writings. I try to be positive in life and spread that positivity around the world. I care a lot about people and I enjoy seeing smiles all over the world.

talin, that was amazing.  what you said felt right close to my heart. encouraging and positive, big thanks and stay awesome!
ABONESR

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How Much Good your Memory Is?


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Click  here if you would like to Test your memory 

Skills like memory are the first to go when we’re tired.

This test assesses your ability to remember how long ago something happened – your ‘temporal’ memory. If you’re tired you won’t be as good at remembering when you saw or did something.

The test is in three parts and we suggest you take a five minute break in between each part.

The Rovi Challenge!


iPad miniLady Gaga was born Stephani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. And before Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s last film was The New World. Entertainment consumers are passionate about knowing the details and their search for facts very often leads them to Rovi Data—a premiere source for content about music, movies, books, TV and games.

Now, it’s your turn to see data as the customers of some of the world’s leading media providers see it—and see how savvy you are as an entertainment consumer. Just fill out the registration form for access to your Rovi Challenge question. Answer that question, and you’re entered for a chance to win an iPad 2 worth $499!

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Joan Baez – Joe Hill


Baez has a distinctive vocal style, with a strong vibrato.[1] Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with social issues.

Baez began her career performing in coffeehouses in Boston and Cambridge, and rose to fame as an unbilled performer at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. She began her recording career in 1960, and achieved immediate success. Her first three albums, Joan BaezJoan Baez, Vol. 2, and Joan Baez in Concert all achieved gold record status, and stayed on the charts for two years.[2]

  • ‘The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti’: Extraordinary Joan Baez performance (dangerousminds.net)
  • Joan Baez “House Of The Rising Sun” (lezgetreal.com)
  • Live from Foley Square NYC, Joan Baez and Others to Appear (dissenter.firedoglake.com)
  • Blowing in the wind  Lyrics:
    How many roads must a man walk down
    Before you call him a man
    How many seas must a white dove sail
    Before she sleeps in the sand
    How many times must the cannonballs fly
    Before they are forever banned
    The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
    The answer is blowing in the windHow many years can a mountain exist
    Before it is washed to the sea
    How many years can some people exist
    Before they’re allowed to be free
    How many times can a man turn his head
    And pretend that he just doesn’t see
    The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
    The answer is blowing in the windHow many times can a man look up
    Before he sees the skyHow many ears must one woman have
    Before she can hear people cry
    How many deaths will it take till he knows
    That too many people have died
    The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
    The answer is blowing in the wind