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The Significance of Makar Sankranti

Alka Pratap | Posted 12.24.2014 | Religion
Alka Pratap

Known as Makar Sankranti, this Indian festival honoring the sun is one of the most popular in the sub-continent. An event known by different names depending on the region, it is celebrated throughout India and Nepal.

You Don't Know Fizz About Champagne, The Royal Drink

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.22.2014 | Taste
Sidonie Sawyer

If you check the label and see the origin and the name Champagne on the bottle, you can be assured you are drinking the real thing.

5 Gifts To Give Yourself This Holiday Season

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

This is a perfect time to stop for a moment and really think about the meaning of your own celebrations, so that you don't end up spending a fortune in time and money with nothing real to show when it is over.

5 Reasons to Fall Head Over Heels in Love With Celebrating Yourself

Casey Erin Wood | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Casey Erin Wood

Don't get me wrong -- like many of you, I love being productive. I love to create. But I was finding myself feeling less and less inspired and more and more unhealthy, exhausted and unfulfilled.

The 12 Microresolutions of Christmas

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

We stand on the brink of the holiday season, a time when we generally eat, drink, and spend to excess. By New Year's Day we are so fed up (literally!) that we fervently resolve to change our ways. Why wait for the new year?

The Importance of Looking After Your Personal Brand this Christmas, New Year and Beyond...

Zahrina Robertson | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business
Zahrina Robertson

By following these simple guidelines at events throughout the year you can enhance and protect your personal brand and will perceived by your friends, colleagues and employers as professional and confident.

10 Ways to Have a Meaningful Thanksgiving

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Clink your glass often in praise of others. Toast the chefs and hosts, generously complimenting them, even if the turkey is a bit dry and the green beans are overcooked. You will enjoy the food and company more if you prime yourself for appreciative thoughts by voicing them loudly.

In Celebration of Organic Dudes

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Scene at the gym the other day: A guy steps on the treadmill two over from mine. I'm happily jogging along so I only glance to the side briefly. Wit...

Don't Just 'Get Over It'

Ravishly | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Ravishly

We often don't feel entitled to our own biological signals, which is on the list of things that piss me off. Because anger is a tool -- and we're being instructed to neglect it.

8 Holiday Eating Survival Tips

Margaret Marshall | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

This is the time of year that we think of others. We want the holidays to be memorable for those we love. Make it memorable for you as well. When you care for yourself, you'll enjoy the season without wishing for a quick ending.

Czechs Celebrate Independence Day by Protesting (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

October 28th is the Czechoslovak Independence Day. In 1918 it was the day that Czechoslovakia was created and it continues to be celebrated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia today.

Halloween Portraits- Let the Fun Begin

Mimo Khair | Posted 12.29.2014 | Arts
Mimo Khair

Halloween, a time to push the limits in editing photographs, a chance to break the rules and to have so much fun doing it. Every year, my daughter and her friends pose to provide images of imaginary characters in an imaginary world. I just love creating these images year after year.

What's Your Halloween Personality Type?

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

When it comes down to it, there's no right or wrong way to celebrate Halloween. But when you're planning this year, listen to your gut; is there a certain side of yourself that's itching to yell "Trick or Treat"!?

You'll Freakin' Flip For These DIY 'Ew!' Costumes

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.24.2014 | Comedy

Finally there's a DIY costume that's definitely not "ew!" A new music video from the "Tonight Show," featuring Sara, aka Jimmy Fallon, and Mir.i.am...

This 'Price Is Right' Contestant Twerks His Way To Victory

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment

"Price is Right" contestant Eliot just seemed like a regular guy when he first spun the wheel trying to make it into the Showcase Showdown, but it did...

Every Day Is Special, Holiday or Else

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.

Celebrating New Year in the Fall

Donna Henes | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Donna Henes

May this autumn usher in an entirely New Era for the whole of humankind, wherein each and every person might have enough to eat each day. May we harvest together the offerings of our mutual Mother Earth and feast together as a family in the spirit of cooperation, communion, and commemoration.

17 Entrepreneurs Share Their Celebratory Rituals

Jen Consalvo | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jen Consalvo

'Starting up isn't all rainbows and unicorns,' is just a lighthearted way of saying that starting a company is one of the most grueling, stressful and exhausting things you can possibly do -- despite the heroic images of entrepreneurship we read about in the media.

On Stripping Away The 'Fat' Label And Dancing Naked

Amanda Trusty | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Amanda Trusty

See, although we've grown up being told otherwise, I've learned that it's OK to find happiness in our journey along the way, instead of waiting until we are perfect to finally be happy.

It's Time to Speak Your Peace!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

Want to get on the peace train, regardless of your politics, philosophy or religion? Fantastic. There are thousands of ways to get involved.

5 Causes of Post-Party Depression

Jessica Fein | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Jessica Fein

You realize the event that took up months of your life occupied two hours of theirs, but don't they want to spend even a few minutes discussing which lawn game was most popular and whether you should have gone with the Cobb salad instead of the Caesar?

The Truth About How Love Happens

Ashley McDonald | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Ashley McDonald

The truth about love is that it can happen at any moment. It can happen right away, like it did for my mother. It can happen in five years, six months. Or it can happen in just two weeks.

Declaration of Joy

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.06.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

When did the feeling that being happy is frivolous take root in so many of us? It's our own perverse protection mechanism that keeps us in a low vi...

Why I Don't Celebrate LGBT Pride Month

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 08.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

LGBT Pride Month has become more about paying lip service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community than it is about addressing the real issues that affect us. It is a token gesture, implying that everyone can ignore our issues for the other 11 months of the year.

27 Lessons I've Learned Before My 27th Birthday

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Amelia Shroyer

Times of heartbreak and hardship come and go, and even at your lowest low, there is always a bright side. A little patience and a lot of self-love go a long way. Red wine and dark chocolate don't hurt either.