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While waving good bye to the year 2013 3 and d ssaying ayin ay i gh he hello elllo to to a n new ew yyear, ew earr, do yyou fee ea feel there are some habits or events you want to take along with you to the next year? And leave some of them behind? Well, you should start off by making New Year resolutions. A New Year's resolution is a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year. With that heading close you can start off by writing down your resolutions from now:

Make Mak ake su ake ssure u that you brush your teeth after meals, wash your after going to the bathroom, cover your nose and hands han ds a mouth when you sneeze and cough, and keep your m nails clipped and filed. Proper hygiene is important for good health and a healthy lifestyle.

Try to be kind to everyone. Thiss will spread happiness and when you spread read happiness you receive it too. Help anyone yone who requires it and you will find help coming your way when you need ed it!

hough it is scienThis is a tough one isn’t it? Although tifically proven that video games mes can help you with your coordination, but sometimes ometimes staring at the screen for a long time can an harm your eyes, you will not be able to see ee things clearly and some parts of your brain become slow.

Always try to do your best in school. Submit your assignments on time and try to do your best in studies. However, make sure you do not let your studies rule your life but always do your best in them. Take part in school activities so that you learn things from your experience. Volunteering to do a task may help you realise the fun part of it.

This is one of the toughest thingss to do but if you keep your room clean you willll feel organised yourself. Do this before your mom m tells you to so that she can see a change in you when you start following these resolutions. Avoid junk food such as chips, ips, soft drinks, candies and a lot ot more. You don’t want to be e physically incapable of playing ying your favourite sports when n you grow up, do you?

Do not be couch potatoes. Take part in outdoor activities and try to be active in your life. This will lead to you being healthier and develope a positive energy will develop in you.

Been making mistakes and getting into trouble lately? That is fine we make mistakes, but if we give in to our negative images, we will never improve. Identify your mistakes and make sure you don’t make the same mistake again. Positive things happen to you when you think positive.

Improve grades, get a better education, learn something new (such as a foreign language or music), study often, read more books and improve talents by taking classes in what interests you.


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3 The hardest part about New Year resolutions is sticking to them. So, if you do want to change and keep your resolutions then you should take the following steps:

Be clear about what you want. For example, if you want to change your habit of not doing your homework on time then you should decide a timing to dedicate to your homework every day.

Be specific. Cover the two points; what do you want and how you will achieve it.

Understand why you want it. Why do you want your room to be clean? Maybe you want to impress your parents or your teachers or don’t want to stay up till late struggling to finish your work and hand in bad work the next day.

Be committed. A lot of us just give up on our resolutions after just a week, but remember it is the committed strong ones that do not.

Write it down. Maybe finding your resolution from under your bed after half a year could help you get back on the road to improve so write your resolutions down and may be stick them in a place in your room that you see them every day and are reminded to stay committed to them.

Get a partner. Find a friend who has the same goals as you so that you can back each other up when you feel like giving up.

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Cookies Decoration Chef Juhi teaches you how to decorate some yummy cookies!

Ingredients: • Cookies

by Laila Dharamsey Dha hara ams msey ey

• Edible glue • Fondant dough • Edible colour

Step 1

Step 2

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Step 5 Brush edible glue onto the cookies.

Brush the edible colour for character detailing.

Place the base fondant, (a white circle) on to the cookie.

Apply more fondant onto the cookie with the edible glue brush.

Step 4 Glue all the fondant cuttings onto the cookie.

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Step 6 Your cookies are now ready to eat!


Get your weekly dose of the unusual and funny news from across the globe!

Sandwich delay A pilot who wasn’t happy with the onboard food menu reportedly delayed his commercial New York-bound flight for two and a half hours because he wanted sandwiches. Captain Noushad apparently asked the catering department at Pakistan’s Allama Iqbal airport for his own tailored foodstuffs to take onboard. When they said they could only provide items that had been pre-approved, they directed him towards a five-star hotel in the city which would have to courier his order over. Having demanded the sandwiches for his Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight Pk-711, the 6.45am departure had to be revised to 9.15am instead. The delay to the New York via Manchester flight is likely to have resulted in inconvenience for any passengers needing to change for connecting flights. As reported by a local newspaper, PIA management changed the menu on international and longhaul flights from November 25 onwards. It downgraded lunchtime sandwiches to peanuts, crisps and biscuits in a cost-cutting exercise that instead resulted in delays. METRO.CO.UK

Santa Jaws Santa Claus has shown he’s willing to brave the ‘depths of the ocean’ as well as the colds of the North Pole to deliver his presents. Someone dressed as Father Christmas got snapped getting close to a shark. The picture was taken at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary in Sydney, Australia, and showed the festive diver feeding the shark with small fish. The brave man wore a traditional red hat and costume as well as the scuba diving gear. He didn’t get too close to the ferocious animal and is safe to complete his deliveries. METRO.CO.UK

World wide weird


Oldest Turkey

For many of her friends, Christmas is the end of the line. But Patchwork, the turkey is still going strong after avoiding the roasting tin for a decade, a feat believed to be a British record. To celebrate the elderly bird’s tenth birthday, owner Linda Turvey decided to throw her a party – complete with cake, cards and an announcement in the local paper. Turvey, of Hen Heaven bird sanctuary in West Sussex, said Patchwork’s longevity was down to being spoiled with a diet of grapes, bananas and turkey eggs. The 54-year-old added: “It is like being a 100-year-old person who still does a marathon. She is getting a bit senile, she is like an old lady who wants her tea although she has already had it. Patchwork is my favourite turkey as she’s very beautiful and loving.” Male turkeys usually live for two years, and females three. Those bred for food live for about a year and Patchwork has definitely beaten all records. METRO.CO.UK

Downsized Abbey Model-maker spends 26 years building a stately home for dolls. Dripping in gold leaf, with marble floors and chandeliers of Swarovski crystal, it’s the dream home that anyone would be jealous of. After more than quarter of a century of painstaking construction work, it’s all ready to move into, but there’s just one problem. In order to take up residence, you’ll have to be no bigger than a doll. The house built to a scale of 1:12 was conceived by Leonard Martin in 1987, when he was bored at work in his military memorabilia shop and doodled it on a piece of paper. The product of an idle whim, it became a passion that he worked on for more than a third of his life for up to 12 hours a day. He’s spent more than £6,000 (Rs1,035,000) on the Georgian-style fixtures and fittings and now hopes to sell it for £9,000 (Rs1,552,364), bringing him a £3,000 (Rs5,17,500) return for his 26 years of hard work. “I drew a picture of what type of house I would build if I had the money and decided to make it into a dolls’ house,” said Martin, of Charlton Marshall, Dorset. “When it was quiet in the shop, I’d work on it and some people would joke that if anyone was to visit my shop they would end up being gold-leafed themselves.” The 68-yearold admitted he would be sad to part with his 1.9m (6ft 2in) by 1m (3ft 6in) creation which even has its own suitably grand name, Langdon House. He’s already planning to start work on another but vowed: “This time it won’t be nearly as big.” METRO.CO.UK


Did you know?


Word Origins Festival You must have heard the word festival when talking about seasons or events. Have you ever wondered where this word that defines an event or a celebration originates from? Well, the word ‘fest’ derives from the Middle French word ‘festivus’, from the Latin word festivus or festus meaning happy. It was first recorded as a noun in 1589, before it had been used as an adjective from the fourteenth century, meaning to celebrate a church holiday. Feast first came into usage as a noun and feast was used as a verb to define the activities held in a fest. Also, certain institutions celebrate their own festival (often called ‘fests’) to mark some significant occasions in their history. These occasions could be the day these institutions were founded or any other event which they decide to celebrate periodically, usually annually. Hence, from the word fest came festival, which we now widely use to define celebrations or events.

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Cool facts The dots on dice and dominoes are called ‘pips’. Goats have rectangular pupils. Horse shoe crabs have eyes on their tails. A banana is actually a berry, a strawberry isn’t. A mosquito has 47 teeth. Daniel Radcliffe broke over 80 wands while filming the Harry Potter films because he used them as drumsticks. Salmon sushi was originally introduced to Japan by Norway. Four is the only number that has the same amount of letters as its actual value. Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere in the world there is a duck watching you. Cashews are actually a fleshy fruit. The nut that we eat is the seed that grows on the outside of the fruit.



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How carefully did you read this week’s issue of HiFive? If you think you are upto the task, try to solve our special crossword. The answers are all over HiFive! Put on your thinking caps, it is time to put the old noggin to work!

Across 2. The -------- on dice and dominoes are called ‘pips’. 3. A New Year's resolution is a -------------- that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year. 7. Proper ------------ is important for good health and a healthy lifestyle. 9. The hardest part about New Year resolutions is ------------- to them. 11. Cashews are actually a --------- fruit. 12. A banana is actually a ------------, a strawberry isn’t.

Down 1. --------- is the only number that has the same amount of letters as its actual value. 4. Salmon ------------ was originally introduced to Japan by Norway. 5. Horse shoe crabs have --------- on their tails. 6. Goats have --------- pupils. 8. -Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere in the world there is a ----------- watching you. 10. A mosquito has 47 ------------.


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