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December Holidays

POLL: Have You Started Putting Up Holiday Decorations Yet?

Posted 12.02.2013 | MarloThomas

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Secularists Declare Their Own December Holiday

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 12.22.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Add another holiday to the December dilemma -- HumanLight. In addition to Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, secular humanists have added a new...

Are We Wired to Want Stuff?

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

Gratification still feels good. It is central to our brain's reward and motivation systems. But when we confuse it with actual happiness, we think that we can't really be happy -- or that our kids won't be happy -- without all the gifts and shopping.

A Prayer At The Winter Solstice

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

As we come toward the time of the winter solstice and a few days later the celebration of Christmas, we are reminded once again of the primal mystery of darkness and light, and the light being born in the darkness.

Holy Days And Holidays: What Do You Believe?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 02.09.2013 | Religion
Norma Cook Everist

In this pluralistic society amid many traditions, people might ask themselves, "What do I believe?" Behind the decorations, "In whom or in what do I trust above all things?" Going deeper into our beliefs can guide our devotion and actions.

Holy Holidays: HuffPost Religion Readers Share Sacred Stories

Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion

Editor's Note: This year we reached out to HuffPost Religion Users to tells us your stories of what experiences that made the Holidays holy. They ran...

It's The Most Wonderfully Holy Time Of The Year

Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion

By Nancy Haught Religion News Service (RNS) A quick glimpse at a calendar is one way to see how religiously diverse the United States has become. ...