MakeUseOf: 5 Effective Habit Tracker Apps and Tools to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

MakeUseOf: 5 Effective Habit Tracker Apps and Tools to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions. “Some say a habit takes 21 days, others say it takes 66 days, and some studies even say it requires 36 weeks. The one thing everyone agrees upon is that consistency is key to building a new habit. Habit trackers have shown to be useful for that, especially when they show you the amount of effort you’ve put in so far, compelling you to put that effort again when you’re feeling demotivated.”

Associated Press: New Year’s Rose Parade proceeds despite COVID-19 surge

Associated Press: New Year’s Rose Parade proceeds despite COVID-19 surge. ” A year after New Year’s Day passed without a Rose Parade due to the coronavirus pandemic, the floral spectacle celebrating the arrival of 2022 proceeded Saturday despite a new surge of infections due to the omicron variant. The 133rd edition of the Pasadena, California, tradition featured actor LeVar Burton as grand marshal, 20 marching bands, 18 equestrian units and dozens of floats reflecting the theme of ‘Dream. Believe. Achieve.’”

Mashable: How to host a virtual New Year’s Eve party

Mashable: How to host a virtual New Year’s Eve party. “Yeah, we know, we know. This year is unlike any other; unprecedented; blah blah blah. By now, we’ve more than resigned ourselves to the fact that New Year’s Eve won’t be rung in with a night in Times Square and a giant ball drop. (Did anyone ever really enjoy that anyway?) Like everything else, we’re moving our New Year’s Eve celebrations online. If that sounds impossible to you, we’ve got all the tips on how to pull it off below.”

BetaNews: New Year’s resolutions go digital as people vow to cut screen time

BetaNews: New Year’s resolutions go digital as people vow to cut screen time. “If you haven’t made or broken any New Year’s resolutions yet, here are some you might like to try. Research from Kaspersky indicates that 40 percent of people plan to change their digital lifestyle in 2020 with most aiming to reduce the time they spend with their gadgets.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Apps to Figure Out New Year’s Resolutions and Long-Term Goals

MakeUseOf: 5 Apps to Figure Out New Year’s Resolutions and Long-Term Goals. “Research on why goals fail shows it’s mainly because of two common errors. People tend to set a popular goal that others are choosing, rather than an objective that you want intrinsically. Once the goal is set, people don’t make a plan or actionable steps to achieve it, nor do they track their progress. These apps will help you set a goal that is meaningful for you, and break it down into achievable and measurable steps.”

Tubefilter: Ninja To Stream ‘Fortnite’ For 12 Hours On New Year’s Eve In Times Square

Tubefilter: Ninja To Stream ‘Fortnite’ For 12 Hours On New Year’s Eve In Times Square. “Ninja is capping off his busy year with an overnight New Year’s Eve stream. He’ll be playing Fortnite — the massively popular battle royale game that’s netted him a following of nearly 13 million people on Twitch — live in Times Square starting at 4 p.m. EST on Dec. 31 and running through 4 a.m. EST New Year’s Day.”

Productivity Bytes: How to Watch 6 New Years’ Eve Live Streams 2019

Productivity Bytes: How to Watch 6 New Years’ Eve Live Streams 2019. “It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in a new year. Whether you’ll miss this year, or you’re happy it’s finally over, you’re probably planning some sort of celebration. For many people, that means watching the New Years’ Eve live streams of concerts, parades and fireworks going on in cities around the world. You don’t have to physically be there to enjoy the festivities, though.”

Search Engine Roundtable: New Year’s Day 2018 From Google, Bing, Dogpile & More

Search Engine Roundtable: New Year’s Day 2018 From Google, Bing, Dogpile & More. “Happy New Years Day 2018 everyone! Wishing all my readers and the expanded search community a happy, healthy, and successful 2018. It will be the year of not just mobile, but a huge jump in voice search – so be ready. Of course, machine learning by that time will take over the world and we will get stuck in the matrix. But until then, focus on those featured snippets!”

Business Wire: Watch Live as 200,000 Icelanders Set off Fireworks to Ring in 2018 (PRESS RELEASE)

Business Wire: Watch Live as 200,000 Icelanders Set off Fireworks to Ring in 2018 (PRESS RELEASE). “Iceland Naturally invites you to take a virtual trip to Reykjavík with a Facebook Live video stream of the city’s dazzling fireworks show on New Year’s Eve. Simply head to http://www.facebook.com/icelandnaturally at 6:50 p.m. EST / 3:50 p.m. PST on December 31 to watch more than 200,000 Icelanders ring in the new year with their famous fireworks display. Since Iceland is several hours ahead of North America, you can watch the celebrations before yours even begin!”

AM NY: How to stream New Year’s Eve celebrations from home

AM NY: How to stream New Year’s Eve celebrations from home. “If you’re celebrating the end of 2017 from home but you don’t have cable, you can still join in on the festivities from your computer or phone. There are plenty of shows this year, including ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,’ ‘New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey’ and special New Year’s Eve-themed talk shows from Carson Daly and Seth Meyers.”