Word of the Day
Yips YIPS (noun) A state of nervous tension affecting an athlete (as a golfer) in the performance of a crucial action — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Popular New Year’s Resolutions
This helpful site lists the most common New Year’s resolutions, and provides links to resources that can help you accomplish your goal. Whether it’s getting fit or quitting smoking, Jan. 1 is a great time for a fresh start.
Number to Know
Five ... four ... three ... two ... one ... happy new year!
This Day in History
Dec. 31, 1999: Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigns as president of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting president.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Rock musician Paul Westerberg (53)
“Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.” — Henry Ward Beecher