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The Holidays

When December Holly Isn't So Jolly

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 12.19.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

All of your senses are challenged when you're grieving. The world gets paler. Mom's death would have been hard whenever it happened, but the stress and loss seemed amplified by the festivities around me. In a month drenched with music, lights, and reminders to be cheery, it can feel so much harder to just sit with sad feelings and grieve.

Winter Solstice and the Holidays

Pragito Dove | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pragito Dove

The winter solstice, Dec. 22, has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years. As the shortest day/longest night of the year, th...

One Christmas Morning

Jana Lee Frazier | Posted 02.21.2015 | Good News
Jana Lee Frazier

He was a large man, almost too big for the small velvet chair, dressed in a dark scarlet suit with a long, lustrous beard the color of a magician's dove. The bright white beard appeared to be studded in sequins and curled softly up against his temples.

This Year's Guide of How to Get Through Holiday Shopping, Untouched --Part 1

Chris Peak | Posted 01.31.2015 | Comedy
Chris Peak

This year's guide: the revised, the updated, the ultimate manual on how to avoid getting touched, caressed, bumped, groped, shoved, tripped, smacked, kicked, whatever, while you shop for that perfect gift for that imperfect person.

Here's What A Real Family Holiday Movie Would Look Like

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.13.2014 | Parents

In honor of the upcoming Holiday-season mania, the funny ladies behind What's Up Moms have put out a new "fake trailer" video. Inspired by Scary Mo...

Is January National Divorce Month?

Stann Givens | Posted 03.07.2014 | Divorce
Stann Givens

January is upon us and the phones are starting to ring. It happens every year in our divorce law practice. It's the same old story: clients dissatisfied with the marital relationships, but not wanting to file for divorce until after the holidays.

Happy Holidays?

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Allison Berkowitz

For people to be so focused on Christmas makes many feel left out in the cold. Besides, we're not all Christians.

Maybe the Best Holiday Gift You Can Give This Year Is You

Tracey Durning | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Tracey Durning

No amount of philanthropic strategy-building or implementation fills my soul nearly as much as just sitting with a friend and letting them unfold. Be heard. Open up. Melt away walls. It's intimacy in its most authentic form.

A Grown-Up's Guide to the Holiday Season: Or, How to Survive an Ambush by Animatronic Elves

Marthe Weyandt | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Marthe Weyandt

Is keeping up with the Joneses getting you down -- financially, emotionally and let's face it, physically? What if you want to tell the Joneses to take a long walk off a short pier (in the most respectful, non-grinchlike way possible)?

Youyoung Lee

15 Extremely Annoying Characters To Avoid At Your Next Holiday Party | Youyoung Lee | Posted 11.21.2013 | Comedy

Just because every year we make the same terrible mistake, you don't have to. Behold, the worst offenders behind extremely annoying cocktail conversat...

Miss Grinch

Nikki Luongo | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Luongo

It seems like Thanksgiving barely happened and we were already getting jammed with Christmas music, commercials, ads, everything. It doesn't seem to m...

7 Fun And Frugal Holiday Traditions For The Whole Family

LearnVest | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents

Most holiday traditions worth keeping are a mixture of fun, necessity and a little dash of crazy. Best of all, they need not cost a thing. Here are our seven favorites, culled from real parents.

For Me, Every Month Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Patsy Bates | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women
Patsy Bates

My fight against breast cancer began in 2003 during the holiday season. Amidst the hustle, bustle and shouts of "Merry Christmas," it was difficult to be cheerful, to say the least.

3 Ways We Need to Stop Abusing the Men in Our Lives

Pauline Millard | Posted 01.20.2013 | Women
Pauline Millard

A holiday weekend is coming up, which means that a lot of women will be spending time with their significant others. In the interest of keeping relationships intact, I thought about the ways we, as women, take a few too many liberties with our men and think it's okay.

The No-Regrets Plan For Your Office Party

OWN | Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Here's how to make a memorable impression (in a good way) at your holiday shindig. Even if you've never, ever been the kind of e...

100 Gifts Under $100 (Seriously)!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson & Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices

As the song goes, "It's the most wonderful time of the year" -- and we're going to make it even better! HuffPost Black Voices has handpicked an epic g...