Polar bear dip 2024: Hundreds of Canadians brave cold for new year ‘reboot’

Hundreds across Canada are set to celebrate 2024 with a polar bear plunge Monday, maintaining a long-held tradition of braving the January cold for a swim to mark the new year. Joanie McNally, from Sackville N.S., lost no time in kicking off this year’s polar dips when she ran into the frigid ocean water at … Read more

New Year’s revellers ring in 2024, but war casts shadow over celebrations – National

New Year’s Day arrived to cheers from thousands in New York’s Times Square where a sparkling crystal ball descended to start 2024 with hope for some, even as the world’s ongoing conflicts subdued celebrations and raised security concerns across the globe. “It’s beautiful,” Corin Christian of Charlotte, North Carolina, said of the scene seconds past … Read more

47% of parents want to be more consistent with discipline in 2024

About half of moms and one-third of dads are making New Year’s resolutions related to their parenting, according to a new University of Michigan survey of 2,044 parents who have kids under the age of 18. One goal 47% of parents said they are setting is to be more consistent with discipline. And 78% of … Read more

The first step to setting an annual budget is simple

This year, 40% of Americans said they do not make financial resolutions for the new year and 68% said they do not have written financial plans at any point in the year, according to research from BMO Financial Group. However, setting a budget goes a long way in managing your personal finances. “Many people spend … Read more