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December Dilemmas Melt Into Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 12.01.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Christmas tree or Chanukah menorah or both? December portends heated Christmas/Chanukah-dilemma conversations for an increasing number of interfaith families. I

Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama's job approval polling numbers, at times, seem to follow seasonal trends. He usually loses ground in the summer, particularly in August. In winter, however, he usually gains ground. This year Obama seems likely to repeat this pattern, if December's numbers are any indication.

That Holiday Feeling in NYC

Findery | Posted 02.22.2015 | Travel

If you've never visited New York City during the holidays, put it on your list. Right now. There are few places in the world that feel as "Christmassy" as New York.

The Angels Who Walk Among us at This Time of the Year

Lorna Byrne | Posted 02.21.2015 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I was out walking in the Irish countryside near where I live -- when a faint shape appeared in the sky like a transparent mountain, reaching right up into the heavens. I knew immediately what it meant.

The One Thing You Must Stop Doing This December: A Poem for Holiday Overwhelm

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Grayson Riegel

In December we do a little work And anticipate a lot of pleasure And December is the one month of the year Where I always change what I measure From ...

The 'December Surprise'

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

With December upon us, media outlets have begun to release their "Best of" lists, magazine covers and other articles that showcase the most popular of the year.

If You Have Student Loans, Here's What You Need To Do In December

CommonBond | Posted 02.04.2015 | Education

Even simply knowing exactly what you're paying each month can be tough if you're repaying multiple loans with different billing systems, interest rates and complications. Here are three things you can do before December ends in order to save yourself both money and time in 2015.

14 Ways To Successfully Wrap Up 2014

Lauren Jessen | Posted 02.01.2015 | College
Lauren Jessen

The holiday season may present a packed calendar with parties, trips, and work to finish up, but don't wait until 2015 to make resolutions, start something new, or to make self-improvements.

What's Dear To You In The Month Of December?

The Huffington Post | Patricia Doma | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living

With Thanksgiving behind us, it's time to step out of that pumpkin carriage, brush off the fall leaves and slowly let December guide us into winter wo...

From Their Hearts to Your Home: Videos of Women's Colleges Holiday Wishes

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.20.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Today, I'm sharing holiday videos from women's colleges as they celebrate the holidays, offering season's greetings, holiday wishes, and Christmas cheer!

December Birthday Blues

Nicole Leigh Shaw | Posted 02.19.2014 | Comedy
Nicole Leigh Shaw

Like many December babies I worry that my birthday is marginalized by Christ's birthday. I put on a brave face, but for a guy who was all about humility, he sure makes a big deal about his birthday.

The Big Decision I Don't Want To Be Pressured Into Making

The OpEd Project | Posted 02.18.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

Young students shouldn't be rushed into making a decision about their education without really knowing what that decision means.

On Not 'Ruining Christmas'

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

I somehow had to go along with this Santa myth to protect the practices and beliefs of other families while de-prioritizing the beliefs my husband and I were endeavoring to instill in our own. How is that fair?

LOOK: The Bright Side Of Winter

Posted 12.13.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

5 Marvelous December Getaways with Kids

MiniTime | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel

'Tis the season for family togetherness and, hopefully, a chance to get away with the kids for a few days.

What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur Today? Reflections for 2014

Penina Rybak | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

As this year draws to a close and people look ahead to 2014, the phrase "I plan on pursuing entrepreneurship" is being heard around the world; in boardrooms and basements and everywhere in between. But what does that really mean?

Venus -- The Evening UFO

Dean Regas | Posted 02.02.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

You may catch it as you're commuting home or walking into the house. At first it looks like a plane but it doesn't move like a plane. It just glistens and when you stare at it long enough you will wonder, "Wow, what is that thing?

Hanukkah, The Blue Team

Joshua Braff | Posted 02.02.2014 | Comedy
Joshua Braff

As a ferociously reluctant Yeshiva boy in the 1970s, I thought Hanukkah was without a doubt the most joyous time of the year.

The Obamacare Website, Version 1.1

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Obama administration just rolled out what could be called "version 1.1" of After two months of nothing short of disaster, the White House is now confident that the website is ready for prime time. Mostly.

POLL: Have You Started Putting Up Holiday Decorations Yet?

Posted 12.02.2013 | MarloThomas

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Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2012

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is currently enjoying not only a vacation with his family in Hawai'i, but also a "second honeymoon" with the public at large. If history is any guide, the fiscal cliff deal could create another wave of approval on top of the "second honeymoon."

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - The Holidays and Theft

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Did you know December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month because of the increase in instances of theft in the last few months of the year? Theft comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and it is important to realize we are all susceptible.

'Tis the Season to Be Dating

David Wygant | Posted 02.12.2013 | Women
David Wygant

Why not start dating now, when people are more emotionally open? You have so many more opportunities at this time of year to meet people -- from the holiday parties, to being out and about every single day shopping to all the festivities in your town on the weekends.

Project December: Take Back the Holidays

Terra Trevor | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Terra Trevor

This is what I want to claim as a mother, for the time I give to be remembered. That is why I now wrap it, and not objects, and give my time as a gift to my family.

How to Answer Rude Holiday Questions

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

I don't care whether you're Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Shinto or a practicing atheist; if you're female and you have relatives, you'll be making weepy, baby-seal eyes at somebody's casual question while "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" plays endlessly in the background.