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Celebrations

Alvin Ailey at the Auditorium Theater - The Celebration Continues

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The 125 Anniversary celebration of Chicago's illustrious Auditorium Theater continued last month with a two-week residency of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And boy was I ready.

Boomer Season's Greetings and Fond Memories!

David Kanegis | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As we all enjoy the holiday season, let's keep in mind what's most important in life. While I can't speak for other Baby Boomers, it's my guess that for the vast majority of us, family and friends are what count most.

Over The Hill And Loving It

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

Yes, I am looking forward to the other side of the hill, to being over it and seeing just what is waiting for me on the other side

5 Ways to Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month

Debra Carpenter | Posted 12.27.2014 | Small Business
Debra Carpenter

November is designated as National Entrepreneurship Month (NEM), a time to celebrate the men and women who have the courage to take smart risks in business, enriching and innovating our lives with the results of their efforts.

Celebrate 5000

John Willey | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
John Willey

Let's face it, we all want a reason to party, and not something stupid like announcing the gender of your child.  That is NOT a thing.  What...

Trending: 7 Key Traits Found in Millennial Generation Weddings

Anne Naylor | Posted 12.13.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

If you were born between 1980 and 2000, you are one of the Millennial Generation. It is likely that you will not want the traditional white wedding, but you will want to create your own special marriage celebration.

How to Appreciate Everyday Moments by Creating a Personal Ritual

Sharon Glassman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Lisa Hunter creates custom ceremonies in Boulder, Colorado. Her goal: help folks acknowledge life's Big Milestones - weddings, baby namings, housew...

3 Ways To Make Your Wedding Memorable -- For Your Guests

Anne Naylor | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

At this time of social media, we expect to be engaged in what is going on, even if we do not comment. Those who witness your vows are more than passive onlookers. They care. Your love can touch them, and reconnect them with the love they have for their loved ones.

LGBT Month Celebrated in Federal Prison: A Validation for Lives Dismissed

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Zoukis

Prison is an odd place to be celebrating LGBT issues. To us non-LGBT prisoners, it can feel as if this celebration causes more problems than it solves. But if we look within ourselves and focus on the real issue then I think that we can come to the agreement that celebrating LGBT month in prison really wasn't a bad idea at all.

Celebratory Travels

Diana M. Raab | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Looking back on my life, I realize I have been lucky to have taken a number of memorable celebratory trips.

6 Festivals for Throwing Shit Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Toss tunas, chuck oranges, and drench strangers with Rioja in the name of celebration!

Birthday Party Themes for 30-Somethings

Leslie Goshko | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

But just because you're an "adult" now doesn't mean you can't celebrate your birthday with the same pizazz and excitement as you did when you were a kid.

LungLeavin' Day: How We Turned Something Tragic Into Something Good

Heather Von St. James | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Von St. James

A sense of humor can help get you through the scariest of times; poking fun at something takes the fear away. Humor is the way that my husband Cameron and I handled one of the most terrifying and trying times in our lives.

New Year Traditions Around the World

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

In America, most of us celebrate a new year on January 1, according to the Gregorian calendar. But some parts of the world have different traditions.

The 'Possum Drop' Is the North Carolina Answer to New Year Celebrations

Roadtrippers | Posted 02.23.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

Throughout the years, there have been hundreds of variations on the classic New Year's Eve ball drop. Georgia drops a peach, Pennsylvania drops a Liberty Bell, and MTV even once dropped Mark Wahlberg's pants. But in Brasstown, N.C., they drop a live possum... for real.

Santa Brings True Holiday Spirit

Lisa Besaw | Posted 02.15.2014 | Good News
Lisa Besaw

I was raised with the idea of Santa. I taught my own children that the holiday season is about "a spirit of giving, and spending joyful time with family and friends." I still feel that way.

This Is What a Holy Day Celebration Looks Like

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Sometimes our holy day celebration might simply comprise a few friends or family members sitting around the coffee table reading some prayers and listening to beautiful recorded music, perhaps with a warm pie out of the oven to follow.

The Simple Act That Will Bring More Joy and Fulfillment to Your Life

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

It can seem silly sometimes to make a big deal out of things, but it's incredibly important to do so. Whether it's your anniversary, birthday, the day you finally paid off your student loans or any other accomplishment of any level, you have to celebrate!

Target's Big Father's Day Fail

Jessica Ashley | Posted 08.17.2013 | Parents
Jessica Ashley

The prominent display of Father's Day cards was almost empty. Almost. There were four, maybe, five cards left. TOTAL. Not four, maybe five, sentiments. Not four, maybe five, varieties. Not four, maybe five, flavors. Four, maybe five, cards. TOTAL.

What Will We Remember About Graduation Day?

Diana Grycan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

If you are going to a graduation this year, enjoy each fleeting moment. Enjoy the tears and the laughter and the glue called love!

Beyond the Running of the Bulls: Spain's 10 Wildest Festivals

minube | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
minube

In recent years, other fiestas like Valencia's tomato-throwing bash, La Tomatina, have made the international tourist radar and now draw visitors from around the world.

34 Non-Birthday, Non-Anniversary, Non-Holiday Occasions to Celebrate

Andrea Reiser | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Andrea Reiser

Exactly 20 years ago yesterday -- February 12, 1993 -- I opened the door for a blind date... and it turned out to be the door to the most beautiful future.

From Dreadful to Delightful: Valentine's Day for Singles

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

If you're single, it's natural to feel a bit left out with all the commercial hype about the holiday out there. But the truth is you don't have to ignore the meaning behind the day -- showing love and appreciation for someone you love.

6 Tips for Having Your Hands-Down Best Valentine's Day Ever

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Valentine's Day is almost here. All the commercial hype creates a lot of unrealistic expectations, not to mention enormous amounts of pressure to buy the perfect present, find the exact right card, plan the most romantic dinner and manage to look beautiful for the celebration itself.

Why I Argued For 'Single People Weddings'

Millie Kerr | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women
Millie Kerr

The issue is not whether you get married or decide to lead a single life. Nor is it the type of wedding you plan. The conversation I intended to kick off boils down to the following question: Why does society celebrate family units more avidly than individuals?