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Holiday Celebrations

Halloween Around The World

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 10.07.2015 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

One of the most wildly celebrated and beloved holidays in the United States is Halloween. Who doesn't love getting to dress up in ridiculous costumes, eating delicious candy, decorating pumpkins and going to costume parties.

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

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.

What Should An LGBTQ Person Do During The Holidays?

Joseph LoGiudice | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joseph LoGiudice

Recently a colleague put me in touch with Orie Givens IV, the host of Queer Minded, to discuss issues that may be encountered by LGBTQ people during the holidays. Here are potential scenarios that could apply to you as an LGBTQ person during the holidays.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Holiday Lights

Posted 12.23.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Melissa de Castro. Of her photo she says: Holiday lights are a visionary joy. They allow us to p...

Andrea Gargotta: This Season, Host a Southern Italian Cocktail Gathering

Red Room | Posted 02.15.2014 | Home
Red Room

By Andrea Gargotta I love hosting any type of party. But I especially love the idea of an easy, no-pressure open house gathering that is filled with...

Seinfeld Remembered: Festivus, For the Rest of Us

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 02.22.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Happy Festivus!! If you are a Seinfeld devotee, then you probably mark this special December 23 celebration.

5 Tips To Survive The Holidays As A New Couple

Walker Jones Thornton | Posted 02.18.2013 | Fifty
Walker Jones Thornton

Incorporating a new love interest into your traditional holiday activities with family, long-time friends and possibly the ex-spouse, can be more than a little stressful.

Christmas On The Shore?

Kathleen Beckett | Posted 02.14.2013 | Travel
Kathleen Beckett

Cape May is quintessential American throughout the year, but come the holidays it's all-out Mayberry.

8 Tips for Enjoying Your Holiday Season

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Many people in the midst of loss or facing a life challenge at this time of year have questions about coping with the holidays. How do you handle the holidays, especially if you don't feel like handling them at all? Read on for answers and a few great holiday suggestions.

5 Ways The Holidays Are Different Now That I'm In College

Hannah Orenstein | Posted 01.24.2013 | Teen
Hannah Orenstein

I realized I could celebrate the holidays any way I wanted to, including starting traditions of my own

Women --Take February 14th Back!

Lori Bryant Woolridge | Posted 04.15.2012 | Women
Lori Bryant Woolridge

Married or single, it's time to take ownership of Cupid's little holiday and get that winged baby off your back.

Gotta Love Those Rockettes! (Now in 3D)

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Entertainment


Great (Havoc-Wreaking Holiday) Expectations

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.06.2012 | Fifty
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

My spouse and I experienced a turkey-less, stuffing-less, cranberry-sauce-less, and green-bean-casserole-less Thanksgiving dinner this year, and survived to tell of it.

Finish Off Your Year With a Bang: How to Throw an Epic Office Holiday Party

Janine Popick | Posted 02.01.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

We throw epic office parties. Here's our recipe for success.

How To Handle The Holidays Post-Split

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 11.27.2011 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

The Jewish High Holidays are just days away, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I'm sure many are counting down the shopping days until Christmas. Celebrating holidays can be a stressful time when you're divorced -- but it doesn't need to be.

How To Avoid A Hellish Post-Divorce Holiday

Mommyish | Posted 08.28.2011 | Divorce

Let's face it, there's a hierarchy of holidays. Any day that you get to miss work is definitely a holiday. Depending on the food served, the tradition...

Celebrating Love And Light: 10 Holiday Tips For The Post-Religious

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Does the cherubic little Jesus-in-a-Manger fail to flood your body with sweetness? Do you feel mixed about participating in a religious holiday now that you're not religious? Get the scrooge out with these ten tips.

Digital Snowflakes, Santa Trackers, And More: Seven High-Tech Ways To Celebrate The Holidays (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

This holiday season, bring some tech to your traditions. We've put together a list of seven awesome, high-tech ways to celebrate the holidays! From...

Not All The Turkeys Are In The Oven

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

The actual Thursday comes, and Uncle Theophilis is right back there, but so is every last other body in the entire family, and some who used to be but show up no matter the divorce.