Some years ago I discovered my answer to the New Year's Eve conundrum, and that is to build a great trip around that night.
Instead of further leveling your post-holiday bank account, challenge yourself to resuscitate a forgotten LBD from the bowels of your closet. All you need is a simple, flattering black dress and an array of on-trend accessories.
By now, you've heard the buzz that I'm hosting this huge -- and I do mean ginormous -- Block Party in LA for New Year's. If you're anything like me, you're probably wondering, what's a little guy like Kevin doing hosting such a ginormous event?
A series of wonderful advancements have delivered unintended consequences... The worry that computers would start to act like humans has been replaced with concern that humans are now acting too much like computers.
Even when an old, heavy redwood tree falls terminally to the ground, its seeds are already on their way to producing another life. And now, as we look to the year 2013, we can discuss the importance of realizing that the ending of year 2012 is merely prepping us for what's to come.
Is John Boehner just worried about his leadership position? Is he really putting his own re-election as Speaker of the House before all else? Here are Boehner's major possible routes out of the fiscal cliff discussions, in chronological order.
The research for the film began to have an effect on me. Pretty soon, I found myself having trouble falling asleep. As I replayed certain events that had been revealed to me over and over in my head, I began to see images from my own childhood.
It's often said that New Year's Eve is for amateurs. To that end, there are some obvious destinations that any joker could tell you will be "fun" on New Year's Eve. Steer clear of the obvious.
Not everyone is as savvy on pretend consumer holidays and actual holidays as pretentious bloggers are, and I'm just pretentious enough to be your guide through the season.
Let's make the holidays stress-free.
New Orleans is known for being a fun-filled city, but imagine visiting during an especially energy-charged event. Join the crowd in the French Quarter...
It's very easy to fall into a "poor me, nobody loves me, I'm going to go eat worms" state of mind when you don't have any invitations for the holidays. Alternatively, you could choose to enjoy your holidays anyway. It's all in how you see it and who you hold accountable for the situation.
The holidays are stressful enough for many of us, but tack on travel and it amps it up that much more. One of the things that can help us shift out of our stress and anxiety is to become present, get outside of our heads and widen our perspective.
Forget wearing a flag pin. Or slapping a "We Support the Troops" bumper sticker on your Prius. This Veterans Day push yourself to do something that's actually meaningful. Here are six ways to honor our soldiers.
Every year between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, I promise to have a better filter, to be more discreet, to just shut up. These are the days of Awe, but I think of them as the days of "Aw," as in, "Aw, why on earth did I say that?"
If you're in the entertainment business, the name Garry Marshall means success and longevity. When you read, or much better listen to, Marshall's book, My Happy Days in Hollywood - A Memoir, you will come away with a fine appreciation of how to achieve lasting success in any business.