Scores of people are making New Year’s resolutions to get in shape.

Survey: “Have you ever been injured by a piece of workout equipment? If so, what funny thing happened?

Trending …
– Tonight’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot is worth $343 million with a cash option of $215 million
– The NY Post claims some Times Square New Year’s Eve revelers wore adult diapers so they wouldn’t lose their place in line to see the ball drop.
– The South China Morning Post claims tickets to Donald Trump’s New Year’s Eve party at his Mar-A-Lago resort cost $750 a piece. The gala included cocktails, appetizers, a four-course meal and Baked Alaska for dessert.
– A survey by reveals that dating website traffic is expected to jump by 350% this week
– A new survey by MagnifyMoney reveals that the average person now has $1,054 worth of debt due to holiday shopping. 49% of people expect to pay off their holiday debt in three months or less
– Business Insider claims Citi analysts say there is a 40% chance that Apple will acquire Netflix for around $70 billion.
– Law and Crime, citing, claims the American public spent $43 million supporting Donald Trump’s golf games in 2017. Most of the money was used on security and transportation
– The Lowell Sun claims several male Hollywood stars, including The Rock, plan to wear black to the Golden Globes to show their support for female stars, who are protesting Hollywood’s sexual harassment epidemic.



New Year Trending …
– A survey by reveals that 56% of gym members dread having to share their gym with people who make fitness-related New Year’s resolutions.
– A study by the Trades Union Congress reveals that it will take the average family until June to pay off their Christmas shopping bills.
– sees a 40% increase in new members from now until Valentine’s Day

– Gold’s Gym
says memberships rise by 30% around the first of the year.
– A survey by Co-Operative Insurance reveals that 10% of pet owners will place their dogs on a diet this week because they fed them too much human food last week


Cold Weather Update:

Some Americans are using leaf blowers to remove snow from their sidewalks and driveways.
People magazine claims parts of Niagara Falls are frozen due to the cold temperatures
Sora News claims people in Japan are beating the Winter blues and cold weather by eating hotpots filled with crickets, worms and giant water bugs. The special soup reportedly provides warmth, nutrition and much-needed protein. claims the city of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania canceled their New Year’s Eve pickle drop because of frigid temperatures.
Rogers Media claims the Calgary Zoo brought their penguins indoors after temps dipped to -25.

Polar Bear Plunge Postponed Due To … Ice: The Berks Mont News claims the Pottstown, Pennsylvania Polar Bear Plunge was recently postponed due to ice. The Pottstown Park District released a statement saying; ”The most recent survey of conditions at Riverfront Park, which indicate a dual layer of ice completely covering the wading area, we must cancel the New Year’s Day Events, including the bonfire and Polar Bear Swim. Our apologies for the letdown, but the safety of participants must come first.”

Survey: ‘ outrageously funny stories about doing a Polar Plunge. Where did they do it? What happened? How cold was it?”



Waffle House Workers Receive MASSIVE $3,500 Tip: NBC claims members of the Grand Lake United Methodist Church, in Celina, Ohio, recently left a $3,500 tip for Waffle House servers. At the beginning of 2017, Reverend Mick Whistler asked parishioners to set aside a dollar a week. He tells the network; “I chose $1 per person per week for the month because it was such a low amount it wouldn’t hurt anyone financially But it was more than enough to make people curious and ‘anticipate’ what was going to happen and how God was going to show up.”

Some Waffle House workers cried after receiving the generous tip.

Banished Words and Phrases

Michigan’s Lake Superior State University has released its annual list of banished words and phrases.

“let me ask you this”






“drill down”

“let that sink in”

“fake news.”



“gig economy”

“hot water heater”


Top New Year’s Resolutions according to a new survey by Delta Dental

saving more money 53%

losing weight 46%

improving overall health 42%

improving oral health 20%

going to the gym more 18%

going to the dentist more 15%

joining a gym 12%

going to the doctor more 11%
– 23% of people didn’t make a New Year’s resolution

New Year’s Resolution Survey

A new survey by National Today reveals that 55% of people made a New Year’s resolution. Other findings:

– 33% of people who made a New Year’s resolution won’t keep it
– top New Year’s resolutions

lose weight 51%

exercise more 47%

eat healthier 46%

personal growth 31%

get a new job 25%

stop smoking 18

Unwanted Holiday Gift Survey

A new survey by the online auction marketplace Tori reveals that 33% of people are considering selling unwanted holiday gifts. Other findings:

– 50% of men would never sell an unwanted holiday gift because they feel it is inappropriate to do so

– 23% of people plan to return unwanted holiday gifts

Dear Fonseca:

My wife and I were at a New Year’s Eve party on Sunday night when she and our neighbor kissed at midnight. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. When we got home we got into a huge argument about the kiss. My wife says she didn’t cheat because she didn’t initiate the kiss and didn’t kiss back. She also claims our neighbor was drunk. I’m upset because my wife didn’t push him away. She says it was an innocent kiss and that I have nothing to be mad about. Do I have a right to be mad? Do you think the kiss was innocent?

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