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Home for the Holidays

The True Colors Fund for End of Year Giving

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

While many celebrities associate themselves with charities as a means of generating positive PR, rock legend Cyndi Lauper puts her time and money where her mouth is.

How to Survive Your In-Laws During the Holidays

Psyched in San Francisco | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Psyched in San Francisco

If you are able to set aside your frustration in order to support your partner in his family vortex, he'll be prepared to do the same for you. This holiday season, commit to being flexible, grounded and prepared. You'll be surprised at how fun partying with the in-laws may actually be!

Does Wanting More Put Me on the Naughty or Nice List?

Katie Tandy | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
Katie Tandy

Wanting money for money's sake is bad, but needing money to maintain a certain quality of life is good. But what exactly does that mean? What is this elusive future "life"? And just what does it cost to maintain it?

7 Things That Will Happen When You're Home For The Holidays

Jen Glantz | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

There's no place like home for the holidays. You get off the airplane and into the backseat of your dad's car and say to yourself, "Why the heck did I ever leave this place?" Everything is exactly how you remember it. Or so you think.

Introducing Your New Partner To Family Over The Holidays

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

No matter how old we get, we somehow still revert back to our childhood roles and need for approval when we return home to our original family unit.

When Your College Freshman Comes Home for the Holidays

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Elaine Ambrose

I wanted another chance to be the mother she always wanted, the mother she wanted to take with her. Her books and teddy bears remained in her (former) room. I still have her art work packed in boxes in my garage; every single piece she ever did. Yes, I probably need counseling for that.

Home for Thanksgiving Dinner With Your Parents (and a Bit of Sex With Your Partner?)

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Sari Eckler Cooper

Thanksgiving is a family holiday that Americans of all religions can celebrate but it lacks the one thing that couples need. Alone time. With so much expected of the reunion, I find couples generally don't make a game plan on how to sneak some time in for themselves.

A Thanksgiving Tale

Erin Donovan | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
Erin Donovan

Thanksgiving of 1621 was a minor feat compared to the one of 2003. Sure, the Separatists aboard the Mayflower faced their fair share of tribulations. ...

Holiday Tipping Guide: Thoughts on Expressing Gratitude

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Money
Diane Gottsman

Tis the season for eggnog, good tidings, and exchanging gifts with family and friends. It also includes expressing gratitude to those that provide a much-needed service throughout the year. From your children's teacher to your mail carrier, the list can easily get out of hand.

Thanksgiving Break With Your College Freshman

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Once you become reacquainted and reconnected with your child and settle into the holiday spirit, it is then appropriate to discuss the more serious issues and catch up with her semester away from home.

Help Fight LGBT Homelessness And Win A Meet And Greet With Cyndi Lauper!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Haven't you always wanted to meet Cyndi Lauper? Well, here's your chance... The queer icon announced this week a new initiative that simultaneously...

50 Cent's Participation In Upcoming LGBT Charity Event Raises Eyebrows

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In what's becoming a yuletide tradition, a number of megawatt stars will come together for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) yout...

21 Questions You'll Be Asked When You Go Home for the Holidays

Jen Glantz | Posted 02.26.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

When you step off the plane or veer off the highway back to your family's abode for the holidays, the good old phone tricks won't be by your side. You'll have to stuff your mouth with mashed potatoes just to spare a few seconds to compose yourself and finally answer those questions that you just can't avoid.

Films for Understanding Family Over the Holidays

Tara Fass | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

Intended to pique your interest without giving away too much of the plot, let's take a look into the cinematic mirror for portrayals of family togetherness for guidance on how to take vulnerable times in stride.

The Uncomfortable Reality Of Being Home For The Holidays

Posted 12.19.2013 | Women

From dodging Facebook friend requests from a weird Uncle to parents asking "What's Tinder?," the joys of being home for the holidays are often punctua...

Home Is Where the Heart Is, and the Heart Never Really Leaves home

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past, your future, the arms of love gather you together. -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The co...

7 Things To Do When Your College Kid Comes Home For The Holidays

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring, and Summer break are when many parents of college age offspring, look forward to their student coming home with hope, excitement and a little trepidation. You hope you don't say too much, ask too much, or commit the worse crime of all, give unsolicited advice.

WATCH: Trans Love Story At The Center Of Rocker Matt Nathanson's New Video

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Matt Nathanson is back with a video for his single "Kinks Shirt" and it's got an awesome queer twist. The clip features a love story involving a tr...

Pink And Cyndi Lauper To Get Gay For The Holidays

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund announced the organization's third annual "Home For The Holidays" benefit concert this week, an initiative that seeks ...

12 Winter Break Movies for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

When it's cold and dark outside and the kids need something to do, try one of our favorite winter break movies. Rally the whole family for a family movie night. Add a hot beverage and a few blankets to the mix and you'll never want to leave your couch!

When College Kids Come Home For The Holidays

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 02.26.2013 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

Embrace the little moments of your children being home this holiday week. Don't fret at the 100 pounds of laundry they lugged home because they didn't do it all semester. (Now I know why my daughter kept saying she had nothing to wear.)

Homo For The Holidays: An 8-Point Survival Guide

Carl Sandler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Sandler

For many gay people, spending the holidays with their families is an uncomfortable, nerve-wracking experience that means repressing their true selves to avoid conflict, taking a step backward on the path to self-acceptance they fought so hard to forge.

Homo For The Holidays

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

With the holidays approaching, I ask people in my therapy office what they are doing. They tell me about going to visit each other's families and friends together. However, my lesbian and gay couples often tell me how each goes to his or her own family gatherings and not to the other's.

Coping With Reverse Culture Shock

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 02.16.2013 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

In a few short days, droves of people busting at the seams (mostly from a few too many sugar cookies) will be trying to shift and shimmy into airline seats fit for a 10-year-old child. Singles, couples and families will jet across this vast country for joyous holiday feasts and festivities. But mixed in amongst these "home for the holiday" travelers is a completely different breed of traveler: the expat.

Home From Harvard for the Holidays: Revisiting Relationships With Family and Friends

Thomas Vinciguerra | Posted 02.13.2013 | Comedy
Thomas Vinciguerra

Wednesday, December 5, 1:00-2:30 p.m. 5 Linden Street How do I talk about Harvard at home? Will my friends and family think I've changed? Will I stil...