January 1, 2016
Why do we celebrate the beginning of the New Year on the first of January? Julius Caesar, mostly.
December 25, 2018
We use champagne to celebrate New Year's Eve and other major events. But how did the sparkling wine get such cultural cachet? (Hint: marketing helped.)
January 1, 2018
The colonial Dutch tradition of making social calls on New Year's Day in New York was no match for 19th-century-style partying.
December 27, 2016
We have migrated the New Year’s resolution onto the Internet, without stopping to ask how the digital context changes its power or impact.
January 15, 2016
How financial incentives help--and don't help--people stick to their resolutions.
December 29, 2017
With New Year’s Day on the horizon, many people will write their resolutions. Rudyard Kipling's poem explores the trials and tribulations of resolutions.
December 23, 2015
The rise of champagne as a distinctly French invention helped sow class differences in the region.
January 25, 2016
From ancient Egypt to modern times, the various cures suggested to relieve the hangover.