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How I Finally Developed Some National Pride

Sezin Koehler | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

Being a Third Culture Kid -- someone who spent her developmental years outside her parents' home countries -- I never got the cultural coding that provides for a sense of nationalism or patriotism.

I'm Pretty Sure the Grinch Is a Dry Drunk

Allison Hudson | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Showing up to AA was like being surrounded by a bunch of happy-ass Whos -- all smiling and laughing and seeming like they didn't have a care in the world. Yes, I am convinced the closest place to Whoville is within the rooms of AA -- where there is a fellowship, friendliness and indescribable understanding that is unlike anything I have ever seen.

Is Dementia the Grinch Who Stole Christmas?

Mary Novaria | Posted 02.21.2015 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

I began to think of dementia as a Grinch -- descending upon our family, dimming the lights, stealing our baked goods, and taking away my mother's ability to give, which is really all she ever wanted to do.

6 Ways Not To Get Carried Away With Holiday Gift-Giving (Without Being A Grinch)

Posted 06.09.2015 | Money

As much as we love the holidays, looking at our bank accounts after they’re over usually has us quoting that other Christmas villain, “...bah, hum...

Santa's Divorce "Claus"

Charlie Carillo | Posted 02.22.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

When a story sounds too good to be true, it usually is -- especially around this time of year. But when Christmas carols fill the air and Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, even the hardest-bitten reporters can let their guards down for a real whopper.

Interview With the Grinch: Star of Universal Orlando's Grinchmas Speaks

Aaron Sagers | Posted 12.18.2013 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

Forget about flying reindeer with incandescent beaks, elves on shelves or abominable snow bumbles. When it comes to Christmas cryptids, the mar...

The Grinch Goes to Therapy

Abby Heugel | Posted 02.17.2014 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

Session Notes: Physician-ordered session after patient's heart "grew three sizes" and raised cardiac concerns. Also had a brief charge of theft by police. Seems anxiety has been plaguing patient since whole town has taken to ostracizing him for bad behavior.

Hey Everybody -- The Grinch Was White!

Alena Dillon | Posted 02.17.2014 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

Nobody has resisted this kidnapping of a holiday icon from the race of the Whos to the race of the Yodas. Why aren't we debating this? Why don't the Whos fight back? How can they let the Grinch's ethnicity be stolen? Et tu, Cindy Lou?

The Affordable Care Act Accident

Janis Powers | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Janis Powers

Those who support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or "Obamacare") see it as a landmark victory for Democrats in their pursuit to p...

Keep Hope Alive

Lester & Charlie | Posted 04.02.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Hey, in this country of inflationary inequality, gerrymandering, hanging chads and corporations that are people too, my friend -- the lottery seems to us like the last bastion of true democracy!

How The Menopausal Grinch Stole Christmas

Donna Highfill | Posted 02.24.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

The time for holiday shopping has come, and my menopausal self is shockingly glum. After bad traffic, and an hour of parking, I've started my fussing, and whining and snarking. "They are so happy," I snarl and sneer. "Christmas is coming. Crap -- it's almost here!"

Twas the Night Before Christmas and You Still Need Gift Advice

Cara Joy David | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Cara Joy David

Some of you still want to give the last minute gift of theater tickets. It is always hard to recommend theater for people you do not know, but this season I have some generic recommendations for all.

WACTH: Big Boi Reads Dr. Seuss Classic

Posted 02.16.2013 | Comedy

Why is Big Boi reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss? More importantly, does it matter? Just enjoy it. He's got to do something when not...

What's Your Favorite Childhood Holiday Memory?

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.27.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

In my opinion, there can never again be anything as magical as Christmastime during my childhood in the 70's. Sure, every kid dreamed about the toys and presents they hoped to receive, but it was so much more than that.

Festive A Capella 'Grinch' Cover Poised For Viral Success

Posted 11.27.2012 | Arts

The Christmas trees are already out, and the festive wreaths are all a-glitter, so it should come as no surprise that holiday tunes have already start...

Who's Behind Arby's $2M Gift to 'No Kid Hungry," Santa or the Grinch?

Joe Waters | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home
Joe Waters

There's a nagging question for me. Should a national leader in anti-hunger programs have a partnerhip with a fast food chain that sells mostly anti-nutritional foods that should be served to families with a side of Lipitor?

Beware of the Grinch Mentality

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Perhaps now, with the economy in its current state of uncertainty, people are being forced to redefine the meaning of Christmas and how it will be honored. Unfortunately, it seems the Grinch mentality (which is founded in the fear of "not enough") still pops its little green head up at this time every year.

How My Ex STOLE Thanksgiving

Monica Medina | Posted 01.22.2012 | Divorce
Monica Medina

Yep, unbeknownst to me, my ex single-handedly shut down and robbed me of spending the holiday with our two children. And, make no mistake: it was my turn to have the kids. They should have been with me. Only they weren't.

Lost Dr Seuss Stories To Be Published | Alison Flood | Posted 06.08.2011 | Books

Seven rarely-seen Dr Seuss stories from the 50s, which were tracked down by a Massachusetts dentist, will finally be published in book form this autum...

How Growing Up Stole Christmas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

So it WASN'T The Grinch?...

Dr. Seuss Meets Android: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today, Oceanhouse Media, the company that's been dutifully bringing classic Dr. Seuss e-book apps the the iPhone and iPad, announced that two of those...

GOP Will Not Get Grinchian Makeover, So You Must Read Matt Taibbi

Michael Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Woods

Here's Part II of my Q and A/unabashed plug for Taibbi's Griftopia. Buy one for yourself, and another for every stocking you have to stuff.

Isn't There Anyone Who Knows What the Christmas Legal Holiday is All About?

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

I started blogging about our country's "legal" holidays out of concern that, for many, these days were just another day off. Well, it turns out that the Christmas federal holiday is actually just that, legally at least.

Christmas: Am I Doing It Wrong?

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

Christmas is not far away and I'm beginning to think I did it wrong. Outside of my mellow sphere, there are signs that we are not waiting for a holiday, but for the end of the world as we know it.