Happy New Year! A happy and healthy 2019 to all.
How (Not) to Celebrate the New Year: advice from 700 AD (hint — if you dress up as a stag or a calf you’ll spend 3 years doing penance).
Strange New Year traditions around the world.
Smithsonian’s Top 11 Stories of 2018
The surprising origins of the New Year’s Eve ball-drop tradition.
Lifehacker’s most popular posts of 2018
The 16 best gadgets of 2018
The Top 10 websites for science in 2018
Advice from 1862: How to Tell Your Fortune for the New Year
Some links to avoid becoming philogrobolized
Infographic on the anatomy of a hangover
Hangover cures from famous heavy drinkers
Scientists Find a Way to Cut Wine Hangovers
5 Really Strange Ways to Cure a Hangover
Dark Liquor Makes for Worse Hangovers
How to Cure a Hangover in 10 Simple Steps
According to a study in the Journal of Food Science, the amino acids and minerals found in asparagus extract may alleviate alcohol hangover and protect liver cells against toxins.
My favorite New Year’s resolution story
Eat your heart out, New York: Boise, Idaho drops a giant potato downtown on New Year’s Eve.
ICYMI, Most recent (all Christmas-related) links are here.