The holidays are rapidly approaching, which means it's the time of year when you are suddenly reminded that you're terrible at shopping for gifts. Sure, you have the perfect idea for your best friend, but some people are hard to figure out.
Like many people, I believed America's relationship with Christmas to be a long and constant one, nearly synonymous with the flag and bald eagle. But I was mistaken. It turned out that many holiday traditions that I always held dear weren't exactly what they seemed. And Christmas folklore I'd never even heard about quickly caught my attention.
I'm going home for the holidays and I'm going to bring... my pajamas. How fast can I be by the fireplace, sipping on eggnog and drifting to sle...
At 16, when I left the Jehovah's Witness religion, I made a scrapbook full of things I wanted to celebrate and do when I was an adult and had my own life. Cut and pasted magazine clippings for holiday parties and pink frosted birthday cakes were plastered on every page.
Practicing gratitude is about taking over the reins of your life by training your brain to look for things that are going well, instead of staying stuck in default mode and only noticing the not-so-great stuff.
By Caroline Hailey, Contributor Many people look forward to the holidays all year, including retailers. The ...
It's trendy and attention-grabbing to implore people to "adopt" a pet, to "adopt" a highway or a star or a penguin at your local zoo, to "adopt" a new policy, to "adopt" a poverty-stricken family in another country. But frankly, it's rather offensive. Particularly the Elf on the Shelf promotion during the month of November.
If you have a serious traveler in your life you probably know that the only thing that gets them more excited than a plane ticket is something tha...
'Tis the season for advent calendars! In just a couple days you should be starting your advent calendar, so it's time to scramble and put one together ASAP. Lucky for you, we've got a simple way to do just that.
But maybe, just maybe, the best way to prepare for our Savior's birth involves more than just wearing a Keep Christ in Christmas button to the mall. Maybe we need to prepare for Christmas by taking Advent seriously and restoring it to it's rightful place in the Christian calendar.
Even for extroverts, the month of December can be stressful. But for introverts who struggle with honoring their own temperament and who have friends and family who don't understand introversion, the holidays can be an overwhelming time.
I tried to write about what I thought the Starbucks red cup controversy was about, but I decided to express it with a drawing instead.
By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist The cost of holiday gifts,...
Forget falling asleep on a terminal bench -- to find stranded travelers the ideal airport hotel for waiting out the nightmare of holiday delays, hotel search trivago.com analyzed every hotel close to 10 of America's most notoriously weather-delayed airports.
With the busiest travel week of the year - Thanksgiving -- coming momentarily, now is the time to prepare yourself to face the airport.
While Christmas might seem far off, the store shelves are already bulging. Sometimes our children and grandchildren are far away, travel is not possible, and we find ourselves left to our own devices. Time for creativity! With a bit of planning, your holiday season can be wonderful!