So where are you right now when it comes to your Thanksgiving to-do list? You know, that running tab of things that you need to get done between now a...
Love or hate it, shopping is our national pastime. It's even easier now that you can do it in your pajamas in front of your computer, or on the phone in between texting while driving. But for many, those new black shopping days signify a time of worry -- maybe even desperation.
If you follow the news, you're probably aware of what an enormous crap sandwich the past few weeks have been around the world. In times like this it's easy to forget what a wonderful, beautiful place the world is and how many good people are in it.
After you've checked the thermometer to make sure that the deepest part of the stuffing and the turkey breast has hit 165° F, join hands with your loved ones and hope that the colistin-resistant bacteria in Chinese livestock don't make their way to the U.S.
For most people, Thanksgiving means the four f's -- friends, family, food and football. But for more than 35 million people who earn low wages, inclu...
I had a somewhat traumatic childhood, but 1970, the year I turned eight, was especially difficult. A Tsunami of misfortune hit my family. My father lost his job and couldn't find work and my mother began to exhibit the first signs of severe depression.
This holiday season, our elected officials have a chance to expand access to, and availability of, afterschool and summer meals for kids and families. Congress could vote before the end of the year on whether to reauthorize the federal child nutrition programs.
On a holiday that we Americans celebrate by eating a large bird, Minnesota fans are thankful that the Vikings, known for brutality, weren't notorious for killing birds. Their home stadium, however, is a different story.
Remember: facts are like Kryptonite to conservatives. Study this guide, and you will know all you need to know to shut down the misinformation and ill-formed opinions.
One of the most clever tricks of capitalism, in its current state of unchecked growth and influence, is how even the most wholesome and sturdy ideals can be subverted, turned into rituals that naturalize mindless, hedonistic consumerism.
So, here is what I am working on before the big day: lowering my expectations. My older sister, mother of four, taught me this long ago. On any capital letter event involving children or any other family members, lower your expectations.
This is such a delicious and decadent tasting comfort food recipe. Perfect to make with turkey leftovers after Thanksgiving. Or, you can use chicken and make it anytime!
The holidays can be rough for those of us who care about animals that are not traditionally thought of as pets. Thanks to my little turkey rescue tradition, Thanksgiving is a time when I get to share with the world how delightful turkeys can be if they are given a chance.
At big holiday meals, I will often print these questions and put one under each person's plate. Varying the questions -- instead of having everyone answer the same question -- tends to keep folks more engaged. A printable copy of this list is here.
At hundreds of thousands of tables on Thursday, as there have been for decades, there will be places set for mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, cousins, nieces and nephews who are still in prison. I can only imagine how these families must feel to see their President use his desperately needed clemency powers to pardon a turkey.
I'm not ready to be someone's plus one just yet; because I want -- no I need -- to become somebody first. And it's actually thrilling, you know. It's thrilling to get to know yourself because then you'll never settle for less.