New Year Resolutions 2014

People allege that most New Year Resolutions do not last more than a day. At the most, they extend to a few weeks. For the resolute hearts, they stay on for a couple of months.

But they are never adhered to for long. Most resolutions are light hearted and fun. But as times, New Year Resolution is the best chance to incorporate the changes you have been pining for in your life. So how serious or hilarious is your New Year Resolution for 2014? Read on for a dozen crisp and basic ideas about New Year Resolutions 2014 that are easy to hold on to and are applicable en mass!

  • Get Back to Shape – Amazingly, most New Year Resolutions revolve around fitness, eating habits, addictions or losing weight. So it seems getting fab(ulous) from flab is the most chanted new age mantra.

  • Reuse and Recycle – We are getting more and more conscious about our surroundings and ecology. So in 2014 it would be best if we took a step towards a greener planet Earth. This also includes conservation of Natural Resources.

  • Connect with friends and family – In this world of technological advances, inter-personal communication seems to have suffered the most. The warmth of the personal touch. It would be great to revive that.

  • Limit Online Activities – This is kind of connected to the previous one. For the lesser time you spend online, the more time you would have for yourself and your dear ones so that you can ‘go out and play’. This would also help you regain fitness (Resolution #1) for you would cease to be a couch potato!

  • Kind and Caring to the World at large – Charity, they say, should begin at home, or let us say, by loving thy neighbors. You never have to donate a chunk of your income or be very vocal about a cause. Just try to do something for those who are less fortunate. Every small measure counts.

  • Management Mantra – This is for those who are always a little short of breath. You need to learn to manage your time, organize your habitat, and also learn to tame the urge to splurge by mastering money management.

  • Take Calculated Risks – You should never regret not having tried something you have always wanted to do. But learn how to play it safe!

  • Shop Local – This is the best way to help out local farmers and artisans – an indirect way of promoting small scale and cottage industry.

  • Make more time for the finer things in life – The best way to enrich one’s soul is by connecting to art, books, music, theatre and of course Nature!

  • Think Before You Speak – Many regrets are caused because we let a harsh word slip out before giving it a proper thought!

  • Thought To Precede Action – It is an old saying but always appropriate for a thoughtless action is only for mindless fools.
  • Not to Stagnate – There should always be a zeal for change and something new. Travelling and learning new things are the easiest ways of keeping open the window to your mind. 


King Crab Appetizers


Original recipe makes 12 servings

  • 2 (12 ounce) packagesrefrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1 (8 ounce) packagecream cheese, softened
  • 1 (6 ounce) can crab meat, drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 tartlet pans.
  2. Divide rolls in half and press into the prepared tartlet pans. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, crab, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese, green onions and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon 1 teaspoon of mixture into tarts and garnish with paprika.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes, or until light brown. These freeze wonderfully. Just reheat before serving.