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Home for the Holidays

21 Questions You'll Be Asked When You Go Home for the Holidays

Jen Glantz | Posted 02.26.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

When you step off the plane or veer off the highway back to your family's abode for the holidays, the good old phone tricks won't be by your side. You'll have to stuff your mouth with mashed potatoes just to spare a few seconds to compose yourself and finally answer those questions that you just can't avoid.

Films for Understanding Family Over the Holidays

Tara Fass | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

Intended to pique your interest without giving away too much of the plot, let's take a look into the cinematic mirror for portrayals of family togetherness for guidance on how to take vulnerable times in stride.

The Uncomfortable Reality Of Being Home For The Holidays

Posted 12.19.2013 | Women

From dodging Facebook friend requests from a weird Uncle to parents asking "What's Tinder?," the joys of being home for the holidays are often punctua...

Home Is Where the Heart Is, and the Heart Never Really Leaves home

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past, your future, the arms of love gather you together. -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The co...

7 Things To Do When Your College Kid Comes Home For The Holidays

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring, and Summer break are when many parents of college age offspring, look forward to their student coming home with hope, excitement and a little trepidation. You hope you don't say too much, ask too much, or commit the worse crime of all, give unsolicited advice.

WATCH: Trans Love Story At The Center Of Rocker Matt Nathanson's New Video

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Matt Nathanson is back with a video for his single "Kinks Shirt" and it's got an awesome queer twist. The clip features a love story involving a tr...

Pink And Cyndi Lauper To Get Gay For The Holidays

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund announced the organization's third annual "Home For The Holidays" benefit concert this week, an initiative that seeks ...

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!

When College Kids Come Home For The Holidays

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 02.26.2013 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

Embrace the little moments of your children being home this holiday week. Don't fret at the 100 pounds of laundry they lugged home because they didn't do it all semester. (Now I know why my daughter kept saying she had nothing to wear.)

Homo For The Holidays: An 8-Point Survival Guide

Carl Sandler | Posted 02.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

For many gay people, spending the holidays with their families is an uncomfortable, nerve-wracking experience that means repressing their true selves to avoid conflict, taking a step backward on the path to self-acceptance they fought so hard to forge.

Homo For The Holidays

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

With the holidays approaching, I ask people in my therapy office what they are doing. They tell me about going to visit each other's families and friends together. However, my lesbian and gay couples often tell me how each goes to his or her own family gatherings and not to the other's.

Coping With Reverse Culture Shock

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 02.16.2013 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

In a few short days, droves of people busting at the seams (mostly from a few too many sugar cookies) will be trying to shift and shimmy into airline seats fit for a 10-year-old child. Singles, couples and families will jet across this vast country for joyous holiday feasts and festivities. But mixed in amongst these "home for the holiday" travelers is a completely different breed of traveler: the expat.

Home From Harvard for the Holidays: Revisiting Relationships With Family and Friends

Thomas Vinciguerra | Posted 02.13.2013 | Comedy
Thomas Vinciguerra

Wednesday, December 5, 1:00-2:30 p.m. 5 Linden Street How do I talk about Harvard at home? Will my friends and family think I've changed? Will I stil...

What Are Your Favorite Holiday Foods That Remind You Of Home? (WATCH)

Posted 12.14.2012 | MarloThomas

The holiday season is upon us, so microphone in hand, I went out and asked the people of New York: What are your favorite holiday foods that remind yo...

Don't Dread Holiday Travel: Give Yourself The Gift Of Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Instead of seven swans a-swimming or eight maids a-milking, wouldn't you just be happy to have seven to eight hours of sleep a night while visiting family or friends this holiday season?

Really Coming Home For The Holidays: 3 Rituals To Help

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

This year, let's consider together what can improve our odds of celebrating more and being disappointed less. Let's get intentional in this year's holiday season to create what restores, regenerates, and uplifts.

Home Is Where the Heart Is -- and the Heart Never Really Leaves Home

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

In this season of joy and throughout the new year, I wish you the luxury of knowing all your loved ones are home. And in fact, they never left.

Home For the Holidays -- Got the Blues?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The holidays are often a bittersweet time of year. Amid all of the parties, family gatherings and general joyousness, there can be some strong feelings of loneliness, financial stress and annoyance.

The Holidays: Don't Let Them Win

Arden Phillips | Posted 12.06.2012 | Comedy
Arden Phillips

As exciting as the holidays are, there's no denying that joy and laughter are not the only things the season brings. Following are a few holiday traps I'd like to bring to the table, in hope that people will be able to identify and avoid them early on.

Going Home for Thanksgiving

Greg Jacobs | Posted 01.21.2013 | College
Greg Jacobs

The fact of the matter is that no matter how hard you try, your hometown will always be your hometown. It is the place you had your first kiss, learned how to drive, ditched gym to go get bagels, and everything in between.

High-risk Investments of the Heart: Senior Years and Special Someone's

Kalia N. Baker | Posted 01.20.2013 | College
Kalia N. Baker

Forever, people have said, "everybody needs somebody" or "there's a somebody for everybody" Perhaps these over applied clichés carry a certain amount of truth.

'Dysfunctional Family Bingo,' And Other Holiday-Survival Games

Posted 11.20.2012 | OWN

By Martha Beck Like it or not, to grandmother's house we go! Martha Beck has some sanity-saving strategies to pull you through not-so-silent ni...

Home For The Holidays (WATCH)

Posted 11.16.2012 | MarloThomas

My family always makes an effort to staying connected, especially during the holidays. Even when we can't be together physically, we have come up with...

I'm Glad You're Gone: Why The Big-City Holiday Exodus Is Important

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 02.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Gabe Zichermann

The absence of most of my friends from the city this past weekend belies a minor miracle: we can go home. It wasn't long ago that gay men and lesbians fled their small towns to New York and San Francisco because they couldn't live there anymore.

Come Home to Yourself for the Holidays

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.20.2012 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Home has taken on new meaning for me since I gave up my "big-city" life. It means not just a special place or people I love who also love me. Now it means embracing the life that has been given to me, and the man I was made to be.