What a year 2016 has been. Most people are happy to put this one behind them and with that, we look to some of the things that are going to make 2017 better.

It Can't Be as Rough as 2016

Don't get us wrong, there were still a lot of good moments in 2016, but it seems like they were overshadowed with all the bad things that happened. We dealt with huge celebrity deaths (like Prince, David Bowie, Alan Thicke, Natalie Cole, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman and a handful of other celebrities). Our country was so divided when it came to the Presidential Election (no matter who you were voting for, this election caused such an uproar on social media, between friends and family, and all across the board). And with all those issues, everyone still had their own things to deal with in their own lives. Even if you had an okay year, it seems like a lot of people had a pretty rough one, and are ready for 2016 to end.

The United States Will Get to See a Total Solar Eclipse

Mark your calendars for this one, you'll want to do some planning. On August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse for a lot of the United States. Here's the bad news, though... You won't get to see it as intense in New York as it will be for a lot of the country. Now this event is supposed to be really, REALLY cool because this the first time it will be visible since 1991 (and only a little piece of Hawaii got to see it then). It's going to be an amazing sight, but you may want to schedule your vacation days around that time so you can travel and see it better. You can see where it's going to hit best by visiting the "Future Timeline" here.

Lady Gaga will be Headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show

This may not really be that big of a deal, but it is something nice to look forward to. Lady Gaga has been the latest generation's "girl-power leader." She stands for being yourself, loving who you are, and she appreciates her fans more than most celebrities do. As a leader young women look up to, it's definitely going to be great to see her perform. The 2017 Super Bowl takes place in Houston on February 5th.

Because We Want it to be a Better Year

We've learned a lot in 2016 and with most people being hopeful for the New Year, it's going to be a good year. We want it to be great, we want to put 2016 in the past where it belongs, so subconsciously we'll be striving for a better year. And like we said before, it can't be as rough as 2016, so here's to 2017!

We hope you have a fantastic New Year!



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