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Holiday Advice

What The Holidays Are Like After Divorce, According To Kids Who've Been There

Posted 12.30.2013 | Divorce

Whether you're a parent trying to figure out when you'll see the kids, or a grown child of divorce juggling the demands of two Christmases, planning f...

Want To Rock The Holiday Gift Season? Turn To HuffPost Commenters For Candid Advice

Posted 12.13.2012 | Good News

With the holidays coming up, people are wondering what to give, where to shop, and how to get through the gift-giving season. No better place to ponde...

7 Ways To Ditch Holiday Stress

The Levo League | Posted 02.04.2013 | Women
The Levo League

when you start to feel overwhelmed by too much family pressure or obligation, all the little details or overwhelming stress of presents and parties, remember that this is the season of joy.

No Plans For The Holidays? How To Enjoy Them Anyway

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

It's very easy to fall into a "poor me, nobody loves me, I'm going to go eat worms" state of mind when you don't have any invitations for the holidays. Alternatively, you could choose to enjoy your holidays anyway. It's all in how you see it and who you hold accountable for the situation.

You're Bringing Who Home for the Holidays?!?!

Sierra Black | Posted 01.20.2013 | Women
Sierra Black

One year, several years ago, I asked my mom if I could bring my then-boyfriend home for Thanksgiving. "I think that would make me and your stepfather very uncomfortable," she said. It's not that she didn't like my boyfriend. It's just that I'm happily married to someone else.

How To Keep It Together This Holiday Season: Tweeters Weigh In

Posted 12.22.2011 | Weddings

Being a newlywed is a demanding job -- from combining finances, to accepting (and being accepted by) your in-laws and, potentially, changing your last...

How Not To Have An In-Law Freak-Out This Holiday

Xochitl Gonzalez | Posted 02.18.2012 | Weddings
Xochitl Gonzalez

In a typical year, the holidays bring a stream of parties, mania, travel, and seemingly endless errands, but your first Christmas with your in-laws can induce a MAJOR stress attack... if you let it.

Tips To Get Through The Holidays Gracefully

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

If you've had a sticky moment with a friend or family member and couldn't figure out how to resolve it in less than 3 minutes, you've had a Social Q a...

PHOTOS: 7 Awesome Things About The Holidays

Neil Pasricha | Posted 01.30.2012 | Books
Neil Pasricha

Because sometimes between Christmas card stresses and dinnertime messes, it's easy to forget we're celebrating some pretty big things. Like love, big hugs, and solid family time right when we need it most.

Alone For The Holidays? No Problem

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

Are you single and dreading the holidays? You may feel alone, but you are not. 45 percent of the adult population is single. 27 percent of households are a person living alone.

Finding Comfort And Joy In A Stressful Holiday Season

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

Deep down, we know that holidays are not just sugar and spice. Too often for many of us it is also about playing the role of caregiver, nurturer, exemplary host(ess), peacekeeper, logistical coordinator and cook.

Holiday Safety Tips: Five Signs Of Holiday-Related Stupidity

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Johansmeyer

In a matter of days, Thanksgiving will be behind us, and people will stop saying it's too soon to put out the Christmas decorations. So, if you didn't...

How Good Can You Stand It? Revising The Holiday Game With 5 Solutions

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

'Tis the season for gratitude. What might heighten the sense of joy this year at your gathering? How good can you stand it? What box might you need to step out of in order to pull this off?