Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The New Year begins
on a New Moon

New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions are basically a way to review your life and seek positive change.
They will work if you're programmed for change - not before. All you can do is try.

Be the Best You: 5 Steps to Better New Year's Resolutions   Yahoo - December 31, 2013
The New Year is all about making resolutions. But while 45 percent of Americans say they usually make them, just 8 percent of Americans manage to keep them, according to recent data from University of Scranton researchers and the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Losing weight, getting organized, spending less and saving more are the top promises we make (and break) at the end of each year. Here are five tips for making New Year's Resolutions that you're more likely to keep.

10 New Year's Resolutions for Young Workers   Live Science - December 31, 2013
The first of January is quickly approaching, and many individuals have already drawn up their list of New Year's resolutions. Losing weight, exercising more, and even being nicer to people are popular pledges to begin the new year, but what about improving your career?

Why We Make New Year's Resolutions   Live Science - December 31, 2013
Planning to exercise more or eat fewer sweets in the New Year? If so, you're taking part in a tradition that stretches back thousands of years. Ancient people practiced the fine art of New Year's resolutions, though their oaths were external, rather than internally focused. More than 4,000 years ago, the ancient Babylonians celebrated the New Year not in January, but in March, when the spring harvest came in. The festival, called Akitu, lasted 12 days. An important facet of Akitu was the crowning of a new king, or reaffirmation of loyalty to the old king, should he still sit on the throne. Special rituals also affirmed humanity's covenant with the gods; as far as Babylonians were concerned, their continued worship was what kept creation humming.

December 2013 Snow Formations

Photos: Snowshoes and Math Create Frozen Art   Discovery - December 30, 2013

To most people, apres-ski means a warm chalet, hot drink, spa or dinner. To Simon Beck of Great Britain, it means creating intricate pictures in the snow. And not just snow angels: Beck's snow art involves mathematical patterns and often stretches the length of several soccer fields. "There's a frozen lake outside where I stay, and one day after skiing I thought, wouldn't it be fun to make a pattern?" he said. "I didn't have any snow shoes, just walking boots, but the snow wasn't too deep and it worked perfectly well." He's been doing it ever since, creating snow art so unique that he says Disney has asked him to create an image for its winter movie, "Frozen."

Crop Circle on a farm in Chualar, California

This is strange. Monday December 30, just as a blogged about the fascinating snow formations, what should appear in California, but a mysterious crop circle carved into a barley field just east of Salinas. The Monterey Herald reported the creation spanned nearly an acre of the field. The report also mentioned the owners of the farm hired security guards to monitor the property, but reporters were escorted to see the masterpiece up-close. Some people reported seeing unexplained overhead lights before the formation was discovered. No one took credit for creating the formation. Whether created by human or extraterrestrial, weather conditions for the circle-carving were nearly ideal, with clear skies and cool temperatures, according to senior meteorologist Jon Erdman. Sadly the formation was destroyed the next day before crop circle researchers could investigate.

Though most crop circles are manmade, some researchers still maintain humans could not have created the more intricate designs. I believe the consciousness hologram of our reality created them as inserts or planted the seed for their creation in the minds of the circle makers.

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