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Winter Break

An Un-Holiday Holiday Movie Guide

Jane L. Rosen | Posted 12.20.2016 | Entertainment
Jane L. Rosen

It's that time of year again! The hap-happiest time when the scent of fresh cut pine trees overrides the less savory odors of the city and everyone se...

'Snowtime' -- Beautiful Animated Film With Great Characters and a Serious Message

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 02.20.2017 | Teen

At first glance, this film might seem to simply be about a bunch of kids entertaining themselves on winter school break with a major snowball fight. But, it is packed with some very powerful life lessons and messages.

We Teachers Have Earned Our Breaks

Dallas Rico | Posted 12.23.2016 | Education
Dallas Rico

As fulfilling as this work is, it's not sustainable without breaks. I can't work like this all year. I'd burn out like a brilliant supernova. That's why I need these two weeks to recuperate. Just like you need to recover after a marathon (believe me, I know), you need to take a vacation from teaching. So, my fellow teachers, enjoy your break.

Travel Hacks for Families

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Summer is coming up and if you ask a mother what her idea of a vacation is, I'll bet you she censors her answer. What runs through her mind is, "a trip without the kids!" That's not what she says, though... until now. After reading these hacks, moms will be rushing to their favorite booking site or travel agent, scooping up the best deals!

What I Learned During Our Week Of Doing Nothing

Wendy Wisner | Posted 04.26.2015 | Parents
Wendy Wisner

Seriously, what more is there than this? Being together with the people I love most. That's all there is in this world, really.

The Bea-UD of Winter Break

Abigail Goldring | Posted 03.08.2015 | College
Abigail Goldring

Practically two free months available to a college student in the middle of the year can be both a blessing and a curse. It is challenging to research the options and ultimately take advantage of them, but I know now that it is well worth it.

5 Reasons Winter Break Needs to End

Vincent Daly | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Vincent Daly

Don't get me wrong; I love my children and countless millions of parents love theirs as well. But our collective cup hath runneth over. The kids need to go back to school now.

5 Ways to Spend Your Winter Break

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 02.22.2015 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

Even though winter break bucket lists don't exist like they do for the summer break, there are definitely ways to make these three week memorable and productive. Here are five ways to spend your winter break! (Maybe you'll even come away with a "winter break story!")

7 Tips for Surviving Winter Break With Kids

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

If you are like me and getting panic attacks at the thought of being alone ALL DAY with the kids for this long, just know that you are not alone. I've devised a survival list for all my mommy and daddy soldiers, braving their way through this carnage called Christmas/Winter break.

Are College Students Tempted To Sleep With A Hometown Ex During Breaks?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.12.2014 | College

College students across the country are preparing to head home for winter break, and many of them will meet a dangerous temptation right in their home...

Top 10 March Travel Hot Spots For Americans

Cheapflights | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel

March is an exciting month. Winter starts to fade, St. Patrick's Day and Mardi Gras inject some fun and thoughts turn to travel, especially for those getting a break from school.

College Homecoming Is Not Like High School

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

No matter how much I've learned about life, it'll never be easy to share this new, adult part of myself with family.

What A College President Does While You're Gone

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

This season is full of winter cheer, snow-on-sidewalks and very, very empty college campuses. Titled "T-Pain Misses You," the video above gives a ...

Quotes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Reading

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 02.26.2014 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Here is a list of quotes that remind me why it's important to log off Facebook, turn off my cellphone and laptop, and rediscover a love for reading.

Navigating Winter Break With Your College Freshman

Beverly Low | Posted 02.17.2014 | College
Beverly Low

Over the winter break, your student may accidentally refer to their college or university as "home." If this causes dizziness and a pit in your stomach, you're not alone.

How College Students and Parents Can Survive Winter Vacation Under One Roof

Kayla Hedman | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Kayla Hedman

Winter break means one thing for most students: reintegrating with parents and family under one roof for an extended period of time.

As Christmas Approaches, Our Children Return to Us

Tamar Abrams | Posted 02.04.2014 | Parents
Tamar Abrams

It's the first week of December and parents of college students know what that means: Our kids will be home for a while. For first-time empty nesters,...

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!

Making the Holidays Count

Terrance Ross | Posted 02.28.2013 | College
Terrance Ross

Santa's gone; the wrapping paper has been thrown away and thus begins the most dangerous time of year for a college student -- the winter break.

New York City Students To Make Up Days Missed From Hurricane Sandy

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

City officials announced Monday that New York City students will see their weeklong winter break cut short by three days to make up the school days mi...

The Benefits of a January Term

Uloop | Posted 03.08.2012 | College

For those who attend a school with an interim program, January means returning to school. Those of you who are still at home, basking in the laziness of a longer hiatus, may be wondering what exactly a J-Term entails.

8 Tips for Having a Productive Holiday Break

Uloop | Posted 03.05.2012 | College

By Alicia Taubert University of Nebraska at Omaha Put down that sugar cookie.  I know, I know, it feels like Christmas break just started, but if yo...

15 Ways for Students to Make Money Over Winter Break

Her Campus | Posted 02.20.2012 | College
Her Campus

If you're anything like the typical college student, you wait all semester for winter break. But after a few days at home, you somehow find yourself bored out of your mind.

How to Get Through Finals - and Then Get Home for the Holidays

Uloop | Posted 02.15.2012 | College

Though the end of the semester approaches, one sizable Scrooge blocks the way: finals. And no matter how much hot cocoa you drink or how many times you skip studying to watch Elf, these tests will not be holiday-cheered away.

Surviving the 'Holiday Homecoming': Conversations for Parents and First-Years to Have Before Winter Break

Houston Dougharty | Posted 02.11.2012 | College
Houston Dougharty

For many, the holiday season is one filled with reconnecting and spending time with family. Yet for first-year college students heading back home -- a...