New York is celebrated as a leader in our nation's quest for progress because ours is a city built by the labor of a thousand different shades and accents. Now, it is the time to lead once more by championing inclusion towards the Muslim-American community at a time of rising tension, mistrust, and, yes, Islamophobia.
It's time to join in and go green, with these 12 quick and fun St. Patty's Day wreaths that are perfect for a family-wide DIY.
It is against the backdrop of this very troubled time that the holiday of Purim approaches... and with it, the important message: Do not lose hope for you have been here before.
This coming Earth Day, let's celebrate with an Earth Gratitude Wave. It will be a time for you to consciously express your gratitude for the earth.
On the last Saturday in February for the last seven years, I and my friends, family and strangers around the world have been bringing a book to bed. I probably don't have to explain why I chose cold and dreary February to create a holiday where you spend the day reading in bed, do I?
A six-quarter Super Bowl would have 50 percent more football and double the halftimes. It would take about five hours. New records would be set in just about every category. Who wouldn't want to watch a Super Bowl with a final score of 73 to 68?
Mardi Gras can seem like a tourist spectacle, but its pleasures are less about watching the action than being part of it. That's why New Orleanians throw so much effort into making costumes, riding in parades, and mingling with the crowds.
In Los Angeles there is a certain elasticity to the concept known elsewhere as "truth." Ever since the Gold Rush people show up late to most meetings, shrug their shoulders in ersatz disbelief, and say, "Traffic."
No matter your relationship status, this day drums-up feelings about partnership and love. Everyone has some thought, opinion or wish on Valentines D...
I would like to take this occasion to share an experience in which President Reagan (for whom I had not voted) taught me something powerful and lasting regarding the value -- and importance -- of loving (yes I mean loving) our country.
Here's the thing: I like Valentine's Day. Actually, I love Valentine's Day. And I don't think there's any shame in that. Recently (meaning the past decade or so), I feel like there's been this movement to hate Valentine's Day, hate the commercialism of it all, hate the forced romance, hate pink hearts and red cupids.
Most people think Valentine's Day was invented by Hallmark Cards. It wasn't. Valentine's Day is actually a well-documented, historical phenomenon -- its tangled roots winding their way through centuries worth of Christian liturgy, pagan tradition, myth, and an occasional beheading.
Staying in for Valentine's Day dinner? Don't hang your head in shame! Doing V-Day dinner at home is actually a great opportunity to create a romantic evening tailor made to fit your S.O.'s taste, and a fabulous way to enjoy some quiet time alone.
A flight to Paris is ultra-romantic, but flying first class, or even coach premium if it's not the norm, makes a memorable trip even more so.
I miss Valentine's Day in grade school. What happy work it was sorting through that big box of valentines to find the right one for every kid in class - and just the right one for the teacher.
There are many social situations in which you might find it awkward to have dietary restrictions. But in my experience, feeling awkward has a lot to do with external pressures, or your perception of how you are viewed. And when it comes to being gluten-free, I'm only concerned with my health.