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Holiday Tips

6 Ways to Avoid a Blue Christmas

Micah J. Murray | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Micah J. Murray

It's the same every year, and if I'm completely honest with myself, I'm disappointed. Christmas isn't going to complete me. It can't. And it doesn't have to. I'm learning that this is okay.

Holiday Trends

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 02.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jeanette Pavini

From footwear to breakfast to this year's centerpiece, holiday trends have got you covered from A to Z. Find out how people are celebrating, decorating and feasting. Plus, learn a few simple DIY projects for enjoying these trends in your home and on a budget.

Four Ways to Have Happier Holidays

Valerie Alexander | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

How do you maintain your sanity when your aunt keeps reminding you that the boy you broke up with in high school is now the CEO of the hottest new tech company and his wife looks just like you? Preparation. Know the enemy and be ready.

Home For The Holidays -- With A Gay Twist

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for The best present you've ever given yourself was coming out, so don't let any Scrooge's put a "bah humbug" on you...

How Do You Get Your Guests Dancing at Your Thanksgiving Dinner?

Georgie Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Georgie Smith

Take the time this thanksgiving to inspire your guests to convey their thanks in the most expressive way they can. Make it fun. Make it an occasion your guests will always want to repeat. Spread the joy.

6 Tips For Setting The Perfect Table This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.11.2013 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're among the 63 percent of folks who've already gotten into the holiday spirit or not, there's no denying: Thanksgiving is on the way. You...

Andrea Gargotta: 8 Tips for Painting a New Holiday This Season

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Andrea Gargotta Leaves are turning . . . sweaters are pulled out of drawers . . . the days are shorter . . . and then there is the AHHH. Christmas...

8 Tips For Staying Healthy And Happy During The Holidays

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 02.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's -- these are supposed to be times of celebration, togetherness, and happiness. Yet, they can bring challenges to our physical and emotional health. Here are eight tips for staying healthy and happy during this season of joy.

Top 12 Holiday Don'ts For Divorcees

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 02.17.2013 | Divorce
Susan Pease Gadoua

For lonely single people -- those not in a couple yet, or those newly out of a relationship or marriage -- the emphasis on pairing up and being part of a family at this time of year is excruciating.

Holiday Tipping Guide

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 02.13.2013 | Money
Bruce Weinstein

Face it -- you couldn't enjoy your privileges or do your job as successfully without your network of helpers. John Donne's observation that "no man is an island" is particularly evident at the holidays.

10 Easy Tricks To Avoid Utter Misery This Holiday Season (And The Rest Of Your Life)

Ira Israel | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Be happy with what you have instead of allowing your mind to torture you with machinations of things and situations you supposedly don't have. Instead of wasting time imagining what you think your holidays and your life should resemble, be grateful for the way they are.

My Very Complicated Relationship With Christmas

Laura Munson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty
Laura Munson

Here's what I'd like to do for Christmas this year: convert to Judaism. The Jews have it right. Spread it out. Make it sacred day by day. They don't blow it all in one heap of wrapping paper and Amazon boxes flung all over the living room.

8 Ways To Make Holidays More Meaningful

Lisa Turner | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

You've perfected low-fat holiday cookies. You hit the outlets in early October for pre-season shopping. You've decked the halls, hung the mistletoe, lit the menorah and trimmed the tree. But what have you done to celebrate the true spirit of the holidays?

Feng Shui Tips for Holiday Entertaining

Debra Duneier | Posted 12.05.2012 | HuffPost Home
Debra Duneier

Create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Sexy, Single and Ready to Mingle: Tips for Singles to Get Through the Holidays

Alison Chace | Posted 01.30.2013 | Style
Alison Chace

Don't despair! 'Tis the season to be jolly -- really, it is. Here are my annual inspirational tips to help the single ladies find their HO, HO, HO during the holidays.

Tips to Help You Stop Stressing Out

Tom Fox | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business
Tom Fox

Managing workplace stress requires focusing on the issues that you can control. Here are a few ideas I've picked up from colleagues and executive coaches over the years that may offer some benefit during these crazy times.

10 Simple Ways To Combat Holiday Stress

Fritz Strobl, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Fritz Strobl, M.D.

Holiday stresses are well-known to all. The problems are many. We have high expectations for a holiday time where everyone is together, happy and getting along. How to you rise above this and keep your stress in check?

Catherine New

White Glove Indicator: Doorman Bonuses Mirror Brightening Economy | Catherine New | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- If holiday tipping is one indicator of where the economy is headed, then the doormen of Greenwich Village have good news: Tips are u...

Top 10 Green Energy Tips for the Holidays

Brian F. Keane | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Here are my top 10 tips for a happy and sustainable holiday season, from LED Christmas lights to make-your-own wrapping paper.

Katherine Bindley

The Stress-Free Holiday Guide To Tipping Everyone In Your Child's Life | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.18.2011 | Parents

It's lovely having an army of people to enrich the lives of your children every day: tutors, day care providers, teachers, dance instructors, soccer c...

6 Ways To Deal With Difficult Family Members During The Holidays

Therese Borchard | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

George Burns once said: "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." So that would explain why the holidays are so stressful.

Affordable And Eco-Friendly Gifts For The Holiday Season

Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

From Ecofabulous: 'Tis the season for stringing up tinsel, bountiful organic feasts, carol-singing and gift giving, of course! If playing Santa...

A Weekend in Florence

Anthony Lassman | Posted 06.07.2011 | Travel
Anthony Lassman

As opposed to Rome, the first weekend of April is not traditionally sunbathing weather for Florence. However, I was there on Friday and Saturday an...

On Christmas Cards and Season's Greetings

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Safavi

I'm thinking of tweeting my holiday cheer in 2011 on Twitter: Wishing you a Merry Christmas or Have a Happy Holiday Season! Done under a minute. D...

Holiday Safety Tips: Five Signs Of Holiday-Related Stupidity

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Johansmeyer

In a matter of days, Thanksgiving will be behind us, and people will stop saying it's too soon to put out the Christmas decorations. So, if you didn't...