Anita Trafford

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  • 14 years ago | Holidays

    The new year symbolizes a time of renewal, rebirth -- and all of those pesky resolutions that will be broken before the month is out. Every year we vow to exercise, save money, lose weight, get a better job. Every year, we abandon all of our good ...

  • 14 years ago | Holidays

    It's 8 a.m., your alarm has just gone off, and you feel as though you've been hit by a truck. Happy new year! Now if you can only remember what you did last night that caused a fog the size of Canada to descend on your brain. Clearly, drinking was...

  • 14 years ago | Holidays

    The new year has not always started on January 1 -- or with a hangover. In the Middle Ages, most European countries used the Julian calendar and marked the beginning of the new year on March 25. Called Annunciation Day, it was celebrated as the da...

  • 14 years ago | Holidays

    "Auld Lang Syne" may be the most famous song that no one knows the words to -- especially after four or five glasses of champagne. Not many people know where the song came from, either. The words "Should auld acquaintance be forgot" can be traced ...