Now, I have never been a big fan of New Year's celebrations and the belief that the beginning of a new year is some sort of magical new beginning -- until now. I feel differently. I am thinking differently. And I know that this year is going to be something very, very special.
Dear Virginia, It has been so many years -- 118 to be precise -- since you wrote a letter to a newspaper asking if there really is a Santa Claus. The...
But when you've lost a close family member, the holidays have the opposite effect. Your family feels painfully small, excruciatingly tiny. During this happy time of year, you are forced to accept how incomplete it is, and the fact that it will never, ever feel whole again.
I think on some level, as I aged, I began to attempt repressing my anticipation for Christmas because it was so agonizing to wait for the holiday to arrive. Without that anticipation, though, I realize that there's also much less joy come Christmas day. T
Thinking about making your annual list of New Year's Resolutions? Do yourself a favor this year, and don't make yourself some lofty list of goals you want to achieve with things like "stop smoking" or "stop selling my vital organs on the black market, I only have one kidney, lung, and half a brain left."
"A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot a...
The idea of "holiday debt" suggests that spending and debt go hand in hand. But spending isn't inherently bad, and neither is credit. Money is meant to be used -- used in a smart, responsible, and thoughtful way.
The sun isn't up yet but everyone else is! The gifts are under the tree and the food is on the table. Family and friends will gather today to celebr...
Less than two years ago the predictions for Brick and Mortar were dire, with the CEO of Wayfair writing in the Wall Street Journal that retail needed to "Wake up" to the superior ease, options, and transparency afforded by online shopping.
These five steps will enable you to offer an eloquent toast on any occasion, and ensure that you are appreciated for having had the courage to stand up and express what others may have thought....but only you put into words.
Hipster New Year
If it talks to you, share it -- and ask others to do the same. It's a bit dusty -- but the message still reverberates.
If you're wearing high heels on New Years, chances are your feet won't be celebrating. Rather, your feet will be experiencing high heel hell. Hours of partying in stilettos can cause all sorts of foot problems and pains throughout night, as well as lead to a high heel hangover the following day.
Large population-based studies have demonstrated that Christmas and New Years are associated with some of the highest number of deaths from cardiovascular causes compared with any other time of the year.
Jackie and Jay decided to visit New York and ask people on the street to convince Jackie to watch their favorite Christmas movie. Do you think it worked?
"There are no strangers here, only friends you have yet to meet." -- Merry Christmas from Wisconsin.