Friday, December 28, 2012
AAA Mid-Atlantic offers tips for safe traveling during the holidays.
According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, New Year's Day consistently ranks among the deadliest days to be on the road due to alcohol-related traffic incidents. Statistics from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) back up that contention. To help reduce the number of drunk-driving and alcohol-related traffic deaths, AAA Mid-Atlantic offers the following safety tips for New Year's Eve and Day: NIAAA also debunks a few common myths about "sobering up". Myth: You can drive as long as you are not slurring your words or acting erratically. Fact: The coordination needed for driving is compromised long before the signs of intoxication …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Your guide to movies premiering between now and New Year’s Day.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Ben Gross
Sunday, December 23, 2012
With many offices closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day and the kids out of school, going to the movies tends to be one of the more popular holiday-season events, and Hollywood is unleashing some serious star power to end 2012 and welcome 2013. Patch has put together this handy guide to all of the great year-end movie releases: Friday, December 21, 2012 Movie: The Impossible Stars: Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor What it’s about: The main stars play a couple vacationing in Thailand with their three sons who get caught in the 2004 tsunami. Rating: PG-13 -- Movie: Jack Reacher Stars: Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall What it’s about: Cruise plays the role of Jack Reacher (the hero of many Lee Child books) as a former military investigator …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Are any brave Chevy Chase souls up for sharing their resolutions online...?
According to usa.gov, the most popular resolutions for a new year are: drink less alcohol, eat healthy food, get a better education, get a better job, get fit, lose weight, manage debt, manage stress, quit smoking, save money, take a trip, volunteer to help others and reduce, reuse and recycle. Similarly, the top ten resolutions for 2012 listed on Squidoo, a community website, include most of these, plus: enjoy life more, get organized, learn something new and spend more time with family. Sadly, Time's list of the top resolutions most commonly broken is basically identical to usa.gov's and Squidoo's lists. The (New York) Daily News reports that about 80 percent of us, "despite our good intentions, fail miserably" at sticking to our …
Seven-day holiday honors African-American history and culture.
To those that celebrate, the seven-day festival of Kwanzaa means taking time to spend with family, honoring African-American culture, and focusing on the “seven principles” that are central to the holiday. What Kwanzaa isn’t, according to Germantown resident Michael Friend, is an alternative to Christmas. “I think the fear for a lot of Christians is, ‘Don’t take my Christmas away,’” said Friend, who founded the Rockville-based African performing arts group Soul in Motion Players, Inc. and has celebrated the holiday for decades. “It’s not about religion at all – it’s about a value system. It gives us seven days to kind of reevaluate and realign and think about how we want to go into the next year.” Launched by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, …