New Year's Eve http://blog.wlrn.org en Dear Miami, Take The 'Chinese' Out Of 'Chinese New Year' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dear-miami-take-chinese-out-chinese-new-year <p></p><p></p><p> <title></title> </p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Editor's Note: This is a community contributor post. &nbsp;The views expressed here are those of the author and not WLRN or WLRN-Miami Herald News.</em></p><p>Happy New Year!</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 01:15:27 +0000 Ly Nguyen 27444 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dear Miami, Take The 'Chinese' Out Of 'Chinese New Year' New Year, New Laws: Here's What's Changing In Florida's Rules http://blog.wlrn.org/post/new-year-new-laws-heres-whats-changing-floridas-rules <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;">Bills that crack down on human sex trafficking, address problems from the 2012 election, allow foster care children to remain in the program until 21, and provide an incentive for companies to expand their fleet of natural gas vehicles become law Wednesday.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;" /><span style= Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:59:41 +0000 News Service of Florida 25860 at http://blog.wlrn.org New Year, New Laws: Here's What's Changing In Florida's Rules WLRN Staff Offer 2014 Resolutions. But Will We Keep Them? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrn-staff-offer-2014-resolutions-will-we-keep-them <p>The first moments of every New Year are accompanied by a number of reliable staples: the cacophony of explosives, the smooching of lovers (or strangers), and a proliferation of New Year’s resolutions.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every year we see headlines in the news about keeping your resolutions, but these always appear early in the year then seem to simply fade away. (Resolution-keeping strategies in July, maybe?)</span></p><p>Whether resolution plans persist or materialize, conjuring up ideas for self-improvement is a holiday tradition.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:38:05 +0000 Chloe Herring 25854 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN Staff Offer 2014 Resolutions. But Will We Keep Them? Does Champagne Actually Get You Drunk Faster? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/does-champagne-actually-get-you-drunk-faster <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6dzUOYTQtQ</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:23:45 +0000 editor 25853 at http://blog.wlrn.org Does Champagne Actually Get You Drunk Faster? Pitbull And The City Of Miami Don't Want You To Fire Your Gun On New Year's Eve http://blog.wlrn.org/post/pitbull-and-city-miami-dont-want-you-fire-your-gun-new-years-eve <p>On the last day of the year people all over South Florida will be looking to bring in 2014’s first moments with a bang. But Miami officials are asking that guns be excluded from those New Year’s Eve celebrations.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday, county commissioner Audrey </span>Edmonson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took a swing at tackling celebratory gunfire again this year with the “One Bullet Kills the Party” campaign.</span></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:42:03 +0000 Chloe Herring 25817 at http://blog.wlrn.org Pitbull And The City Of Miami Don't Want You To Fire Your Gun On New Year's Eve Green Grapes And Red Underwear: A Spanish New Year's Eve http://blog.wlrn.org/post/green-grapes-and-red-underwear-spanish-new-years-eve If the thought of watching the ball drop in Times Square again is already making you yawn, consider perking your New Year's Eve celebration with this tradition from Spain: As midnight nears on <em>Nochevieja</em>, or "old night," the last day of the year, the entire country gathers in front of television screens or in town squares, clutching a small bowl of green grapes and wearing red underwear. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:14:00 +0000 editor 7059 at http://blog.wlrn.org Green Grapes And Red Underwear: A Spanish New Year's Eve