Happy New Year!
Why do we celebrate on the 1st of January? Do financial incentives help you stick to resolutions? And other burning questions.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Do Incentives Modify Behavior?
How financial incentives help--and don't help--people stick to their resolutions.
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.