New Years Eve 1910

The Lost Tradition of New Year’s Day Calling

The colonial Dutch tradition of making social calls on New Year's Day in New York was no match for 19th-century-style partying.
Kipling in study

Rudyard Kipling’s Little-Known Poem on New Year’s Resolutions

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.
New Year / Felt tip pen

Freeing Your New Year’s Resolutions from “False Hope Syndrome”

We have migrated the New Year’s resolution onto the Internet, without stopping to ask how the digital context changes its power or impact.
A women riding an exercise bikes at the gym.

Do Incentives Modify Behavior?

How financial incentives help--and don't help--people stick to their resolutions.
Julius Caesar

Why New Years Falls on January 1st

Why do we celebrate the beginning of the New Year on the first of January? Julius Caesar, mostly.