TECH
The Nike Fuel Band SE

Is it already a struggle to keep your New Year’s Fitness resolution? Make your work-outs more tech-savvy! The Nike Fuel Band SE is an awesome addition to the fitness world, linking you and your work out plan to both your iPhone and your friends. For $149, you can track your workout, not just at the gym, but in a variety of contexts—the club, the grocery store, or even just when you take the stairs. The Fuel Band calculates the intensity of your workouts, number of steps taken, calories burned in all of your movements, and also how you rank against your friends in the Nike Community.

TV TALK
Who Did Miley Share Her New Year's Kiss With?

The burden of finding someone to lock lips with once the ball drops becomes a real struggle for most singles this time of the year. With that being said, who did Miley Cyrus choose to share her New Year's kiss with? Was it Twilight star, Kellan Lutz, her rumored to-be boyfriend? Or was it supermodel Cara Delevingne who she locked lips with before on camera? Could it quite possibly be ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth who she chose to shock the world with again?

Well, unless you're living under a rock, you'll know that the third choice isn't even much of an option.

Miley shared her New Year's smooch with none other than E! host, Ryan Seacrest at midnight. Yep, it's true. Seacrest hosted the 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest' special where Miley performed her hit singles for the New Year's crowd in Times Square.

LIQUID COURAGE
Cheers to the New Year!

Midori Spotlight: This refreshing, light and colorful drink is the perfect way to make your guests smile and evoke a festive party atmosphere!

Midori Stop Light

¾ oz Midori

¾ oz Orange Juice

¾ oz Cranberry Juice

Layer in order of recipe

Old Cuban: Closely related to the mojito, this drink adds a touch of Champagne and a dash of bitters to liven up an old favorite.

1 handful fresh mint leaves (about 1 large sprig) plus more for garnish
1 1/2 ounces aged rum
1/2 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice (1 lime)
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar or 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
2 dashes bitters, (recommended: Angostura)
Ice cubes
1 1/2 to 2 ounces dry Champagne, Prosecco or other sparkling wine

Dry Gin Martini with blue-cheese stuffed olives:

Ice
2 ounces gin
Splash of vermouth
Splash of the olive juice from the jar
2 blue cheese stuffed olives - you buy them already stuffed or simply cram crumbled blue cheese into a couple olives
Bamboo skewers






Pomegranate Martini: Always a crowd pleaser and always delicious! Add an orange slice (optional) to give the drink a citrus kick.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Joonbug New Year's Eve: Party by Personality Type

When looking for the hottest New Year's Eve parties to end 2013 we at Joonbug know you're looking for tickets that can give you biggest bang for your buck, as well as provide for the best memories. With so many parties to chose from, it can seem a bit overwhelming--but not to worry, we have curated a list of parties as fitted to the four most pivotal personality types.

Whether you're a hipster, cool kid, bro or a rich kid we've got you covered on which scene is best for you!

The Hipster:

Any hipster can be easily spotted by their distinguishable outfit choices consisting mainly of threads from American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, or their local thrift store. Known for going against the scene and popular culture, many hipsters can be spotted flocking together in Williamsburg, Brooklyn snapping off-centered Instagram pictures and picking up new vinyls from bands we’ve never heard of. If this description seems to fit you best you’re going to want to check out the following hipster-friendly Joonbug NYE parties!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Chicago: New Year's Eve Neighborhood Party Guide

Riverside neighborhood Streeterville has been becoming more and more upscale since the early 2000's, and the party scene there reflects that development. Come play among the skyscrapers this NYE at a Streeterville venue.

The Navy Pier is one of Chicago's most-loved destinations, which makes it a perfect spot for a New Years Eve party. Crystal Gardens at the Pier is hosting their seventh annual NYE event this year, which will feature a full, premium open bar from 9PM to 2AM (served from 20 individual bars, which means no long waits for drinks, as well as Stefani Signature Food Stations & Hors d'oeuvres, Get your picture taken on the red carpet and countdown to the New Year on the famous Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, after which you can ring in the big moment with a Champage toast. Tickets start at $125.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
NYC: New Year's Eve Neighborhood Party Guide

The Upper East Side is one of the most affluent parts of NYC, and the parties in the area reflect that. The venues are some of the nicest in the city, and the crowds are full of youthful energy. People in high-culture and high-fashion reside in the area, which makes surrounding venues very exclusive hotspots.

For people who enjoy the sports bar scene, but also enjoy luxury, head over to Bounce Uptown this NYE. Settled in one of NYC's nicest neighborhoods, Bounce plays host to one of NYC's most sophisticated lounge experiences. With a 5-hour open bar (9PM-2AM), a good time is guaranteed this NYE. Tickets start at $85. Don't miss out on this upscale NYE lounge experience.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
SantaCon is upon us!

SantaCon is more than just dressing up in Christmas attire and getting wasted (even though that's the best part of it). In most cities, like New York, SantaCon is affiliated with charitable good works and donations. In 2011, Santacon New York raised $10,000 for Toys for Tots and donated over 6,000 pounds of food to Manhattan and Brooklyn food banks. SantaCon reminds us to have a good time and celebrate the season, but also to spread cheer and goodwill.

NEW YEARS PARTIES
Miami's Hottest NYE 2014 Parties
LIQUID COURAGE
Drink Up: New Year's Eve Cocktails

French 75 (Courtesy of Spice Market)
1 oz. St. Germain
½ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ oz. Plymouth Gin
1 ½ oz. Cava Dibon

Chill St. Germain, Lemon Juice and Plymouth Gin, strain into Champagne Flute, top with Cava Dibon, garnish with lemon twist. Enjoy!

¾ oz. Cognac

½ oz. Cointreau

¼ oz. Maraschino

¼ oz. Lemon juice

4 oz. champagne
Zeppole Sparkler

4 oz. MARTINI Moscato d’Asti
½ oz. of BACARDI Gold Rum
Dash of lemon juice
Rim the glass with cinnamon sugar. In a prepared champagne glass, place all ingredients. Stir once and serve.


Port of Mischief Punch 3 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1 oz. port
2 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. fresh lime juice
2 dashes (per serving) anise bitters 2 dashes (per serving) house bitters
Combine chilled ingredients in a punch bowl over one large block of ice. Garnish with lime wheels and freshly grated nutmeg. Serve with a ladle and small glass tea cups.

NEW YEARS EVE CENTRAL
Resolve Yourself to the New Year

"I love New Year’s resolutions!" said no one ever. Admit it: The only thing worse than ruminating over the past year, determining what needs to change in the coming months, and pretending you're going to stick to your guns is answering fellow NYE party-goers when asked what you will do differently in the coming year. Only a masochist likes to admit they were out of line before and torture themselves for the next 365 days in a traditionally punitive response to said actions. And yet many of us lay claims for future endeavors, whether or not we see it through (past January 2).

But did you know that some people actually (gasp) like New Year's resolutions and look forward to enacting them? You can be that person, too. Promise. It comes down to content and commitment, and it's not as painful as it seems. First, you need to pick a realistic goal. You are a busy human! You work, you relationship, you take care of your home and loved ones and hopefully your self, maybe even a hobby or two-- there's not much time for anything else in your life. There are only so many hours in a day! So start small.