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Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Vows Across Religions

Malini Bhatia | Posted 02.22.2016 | Weddings
Malini Bhatia

While Western cultures tend to utilize spoken vows between the couple, many other religions rely on ceremonial and symbolic gestures.

Dive Into a World of Ancient Wisdom, Music and Art at Tribal Gathering 2016 in Panama

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.15.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Tribal Gathering's intent is not to end after 18 days but rather to develop programs that have a lasting effect creating longevity for the ideas conceived there. It is a fundraising event for the public charity GeoParadise.

#FredinChina: Alibaba Wins the Chinese New Year

Fred Raillard | Posted 02.23.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week Alibaba, the Chinese giant e-commerce company, is the brand which has been the most talked about in China. A few years ago Alibaba launched a big e-commerce festival on the 11th of November called 11.11, which is the Chinese equivalent to Black Friday in the US.

Travel The World This Valentine's Day With These Amazing Global Traditions

LittleThings | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel

By Rebecca Endicott, writer at LittleThings When it comes to romance, what can top a day dedicated to celebrating love? Valentine's Day, which tradi...

Senior Night

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 02.05.2016 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

The JV game finishes; we win by a nose in a tense, hold your breath kind of ending. Then the varsity players take the court to warm up. During the pu...

What Dreams May Come.

Heather Caro | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Heather Caro

I have always had a rather overactive subconscious. My dreams are vivid and complex experiences - set to music or even spoken in foreign languages th...

The Difference Between the Hijab and Headscarf

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 02.15.2016 | Religion
Rawan AbuShaban

Hijab is not a term that is synonymous with the headscarf; it is a term that encompasses much more than an article of clothing.

So THAT'S Why You Shouldn't Wear A Green Hat In China

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel

Colors play an important role in our lives. They can remind us of a place, a time of year, or our favorite traditions, and can also shape the way we f...

Tradition: It's What We Do

Angela Schonberg | Posted 01.08.2017 | Good News
Angela Schonberg

Traditions are as diverse from one country to another as they are from family to family but the commonality of them all intersecting has a way of connecting us.

New Years Eve Underwear Traditions Across The Globe

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 12.28.2016 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

In case you didn't know, one of the highlights for underwear throughout the year just so happens to fall on it's last day. New Year's Eve can mean many things across the globe, from parties to resolutions and spending time with friends and family.

A Christmas Without Mom

Ken Budd | Posted 12.21.2016 | Parents
Ken Budd

This is my first Christmas without my mother. Mom died suddenly in mid-September, three months before her 75th birthday. For mom, the holidays were less about Santa than stress. The yuletide anxieties began around Labor Day, when she'd fret about finding the perfect gift, and finding the time to find the perfect gift, and whether she'd bought enough perfect gifts.

Making Memories Through Music and Movies

Kathy Walsh | Posted 12.21.2016 | Parents
Kathy Walsh

Recently I went to a performance of Opera singers in Santa Fe. To my surprise, they started their concert with Gershwin tunes. As I sat in the audienc...

8 Ways to Empower Your Children During the Holidays

Marva Soogrim | Posted 12.17.2016 | Parents
Marva Soogrim

The next few weeks is a good time to teach them the importance of these holidays. Give your kids a foundation for life in a way that makes them have appreciation for themselves, family, friends and others.

8 Nights of Hanukkah: Why I Still Keep My Family Traditions Even Though I've Moved Out

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion
Rachel Wolfson

At 28 years old, I have officially become an adult living in a city where I did not grow up. Yet as the eight nights of Hanukkah continue, I'm reminded of the importance of keeping my family's Hanukkah traditions.

How To Create Your Own Showstopping Holiday Hot Toddy Bar | Posted 12.15.2016 | Taste

Start with the classic Toddy building blocks and let loose.

The Generous Present of Generous Presence at Christmas

Hannah Pirnie | Posted 12.11.2016 | Women
Hannah Pirnie

'It's the most Wonderful busy time of the year'. 'There is work still to finish' 'Presents are looking quite thinnish, but never fear!!' 'Cos parties ...

Happier Holiday Rituals

Lauren Zander | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

Holidays are here, and much of this time involves participating in rituals we both love and hate: last-minute shopping, familiar sibling arguments, pr...

Honoring Traditions Builds Necessary Bonds

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 12.08.2016 | College
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

Each of these traditions, as well as the many I haven't talked about, offers a unique way for students to immerse themselves into college life and create the lifelong connections that are becoming rarer across academia. And that's one of the great things about life at a small liberal arts school.

British Tea Etiquette: How to Drink it Downton Abbey-Style

Jo Bryant | Posted 12.01.2016 | Taste
Jo Bryant

The British famously believe that nearly everything can be cured by a cup of tea. Every day in the UK, we consume more than 165m cups of the stuff, but there is a grand version of this soothing, simple hot drink: traditional tea, enjoyed at around 4:00 p.m., accompanied by savouries and cakes. It is a British ritual that comes with age-old etiquette rules which are still adhered to today.

5 Reasons Why A Sorority Girl Should Take a "Little"

Lauren Galley | Posted 11.25.2016 | College
Lauren Galley

I took my first "Little" during Spring recruitment of my Freshman year. My "Big" has always been my guide, not only in learning more about my sorority, but she also introduced me to the Greek family that existed within our campus community.

Taking Ourselves With Us: Thanksgiving Thoughts

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 11.24.2016 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

So, here is what I am working on before the big day: lowering my expectations. My older sister, mother of four, taught me this long ago. On any capital letter event involving children or any other family members, lower your expectations.

Turkey Day Traditions, Slander Resort Style

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 11.24.2016 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Every Thanksgiving at around 4:30 p.m., Michael, my stepdad who I consider my dad-dad, starts nudging my mom, sister, and me to get moving.

Icelandic Skyr - The Super Power Yogurt

Katrin Björk | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Katrin Björk

Low fat and high protein sounds like magic in the ears of those who are religiously hitting the gym and watching their waistline. A diet with high...

My Gravy's Better Than Your Gravy

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 11.19.2016 | Taste
Lisa Smith Molinari

We do it every year. We cut out recipes. We make lists. We go to the commissary. We elbow each other out of the way to grab turkeys, cranberries, yams...

Finding My Religion

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 11.18.2016 | Religion
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

At 16, when I left the Jehovah's Witness religion, I made a scrapbook full of things I wanted to celebrate and do when I was an adult and had my own life. Cut and pasted magazine clippings for holiday parties and pink frosted birthday cakes were plastered on every page.