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Holidays 2012

Walker Criticized For Not Denouncing Republican's Outrageous Remarks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

Gov. Scott Walker (R) was repeatedly criticized by Wisconsin's Democratic Party for failing to chastise state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) for hi...

Accidental Locavore: Top 6 Blog Posts For 2012

Anne Maxfield | Posted 03.05.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

'Tis the season for year-end round up lists and The Accidental Locavore is as good at lists as anyone else. So, here are the top six blog posts for 2012, based on very little scientific research.

Republican Makes 'Jaw-Dropping' Remarks About Kwanzaa

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) slammed Kwanzaa, claiming "almost no black people" care about the holiday. "Almost no black peopl...

Republican Lawmaker Slams Kwanzaa

Patch | Adam W. McCoy | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

Calling it a holiday that "almost no black people today care about," state Sen. Glenn Grothman is characterizing Kwanzaa it as a false holiday conjure...

Oh No! Someone Just Walked Away With My iPad Mini!

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 02.26.2013 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

As you welcome your new digital gear into your home this holiday season, you will want to protect your personal information, identities and beloved technical equipment in the best way possible.

Happy Holidays!

Hank the Cat | Posted 02.25.2013 | DC
Hank the Cat

One of the reasons I find the history of Christmas so fascinating is because it's a perfect example of how radically America has changed throughout the past four centuries, and how much it continues to change today just in our lifetimes.

George H.W. Bush Spends Christmas In Hospital

Agence France Presse | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated Christmas in a Texas hospital with his family Tuesday after a series of health setbacks that have delayed...

Jews and Santa

Avital Norman Nathman | Posted 02.23.2013 | Parents
Avital Norman Nathman

As the boys were all running around, the other child told my son, You better behave, Santa is watching." Without missing a beat, he answered, "Nah, he doesn't watch me because I'm Jewish!"

LOOK: Santa Hangs With Presidents, First Ladies

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

When it comes to presidents and first ladies, Santa hangs out with all of them, no matter how naughty or nice. Below, take a look back at all the p...

Nothing But Lumps Of Coal For Political Hypocrites This Christmas

Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), former vice president Al Gore (D) and Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) have all certainly made an im...

Financial Lessons of the Holidays

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 02.22.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The holidays give us a moment to strengthen our bonds with family and show our thanks for all the blessings we normally take for granted. In the face of continued financial hardship, it's also a reminder to make the most of what we have.

Making Room at the Inn: Helping Those With Food Allergies Celebrate -- and Stay Alive

Dr. Ruchi Gupta | Posted 02.22.2013 | Home
Dr. Ruchi Gupta

My wish for the holidays is simple: that all adults and children who have food allergies may enjoy their celebrations to the fullest -- without having to live in fear of food.

5 Last Minute Gifts for the Job Seeker

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Being unemployed during the holidays can take twice the toll on someone looking for work. If you know a person whose job search spirits you'd like to lift, here are some thoughtful gifts to help them land a job.

Being Generous Toward the Future

John Sanbrailo | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
John Sanbrailo

Cité Soleil has had more than its share of problems through the years. But now, many of its residents are making better lives for themselves and their families thanks to hard work and the generosity of others.

Create Healthy Holiday Habits One Meal At A Time

Intent | Posted 02.20.2013 | Taste
Intent

This year resolve to exercise your self-control before January 1st. Having healthy and delicious options to choose from will make the task that much easier.

The Commercialization of Family

Ralph Nader | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Spreading "joy with toys" is a major part of what the holidays in America have become -- selling directly to children, without respect to limits, boundaries or even common decency. While completely shielding a child from rampant commercialization isn't easy, there are still ways to protect the essential blessings of childhood.

I Want

Devon Corneal | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Devon Corneal

In that moment, I realized I have a much longer list for Santa than I thought. I may not want presents under the tree and an overflowing stocking, but I want. I want a list of things a mile long. I just don't want things that can be wrapped.

10 Things You Can Do to Serve Others

Sara Hilecher | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Sara Hilecher

Am I doing enough to help others? Am I doing everything I can to assist people less fortunate than myself? Is there more I could be doing to make an impact on my community and my world?

Do We Still Need Kwanzaa?

Theodore Johnson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Black Voices
Theodore Johnson

As important as it is for African-Americans to have an appreciation for the continent of our origin, perhaps we have evolved to a point where Kwanzaa isn't as useful as it once was.

How To Be Less Wasteful This Holiday Season

Jonathan Bloom | Posted 02.19.2013 | Taste
Jonathan Bloom

These are the weeks of family, feasting, fun and more feasting. Unfortunately, increased food waste often goes hand-in-hand with our holiday gatherings. With that in mind -- and without getting too Grinchy -- here are 10 simple waste-saving tips for holiday gatherings.

13 Amazing Versions Of The Best Christmas Song Ever

Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment

It's been nearly two decades since Mariah Carey gave us a new favorite Christmas carol, but she and everyone from Justin Bieber to your dad are still ...

10 Last Minute Holiday Wine Gifts

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.18.2013 | Home
Mary Orlin

With less than a week to go until Christmas Day, have you done all of your holiday gift shopping? To the rescue, a list of the 10 best wine gifts that you can snap up at the last minute -- and it won't look like you waited until the last minute.

My Drunk Kitchen's Holiday Egg Nog (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.18.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

At the first annual Tube-a-Tweet-a-Thon, presented by Virgin Mobile and What's Trending, YouTube comedians and friends Hannah Hart ("My Drunk Kitche...

16 Ways to Support Children Coping With Loss

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

The holidays can be a magical time of year, but for children who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives, the season can be an emotional minefield. It also poses challenges for still-grieving family members and caregivers around them.

The Gayest Christmas Song Ever

Allison Hope | Posted 02.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

On the first day of Christmas, My true love gave to me A vagina ornament for the tree...