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The Tale of the 34-Year-Long Birthday Prank

Aimee Heckel | Posted 07.23.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

In this story, it's a real-life competition to defy death. Because the punishment of knocking off first will mark the culmination of a nearly four-decade-long practical joke -- quite possibly the longest ongoing joke in the history of prank-manship.

How to Re-Gift a Holiday Gift With Dignity and Respect

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Diane Gottsman

Before you pass along someone else's "treasure," let's review a few re-gift giving rules.

WATCH: How To Regift Without Anyone Noticing

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 12.05.2013 | HuffPost Home

Here's a riddle: Is it a regift if it's done in such a way that the recipient has no idea it was a regift? That's what the main discussion was on Huff...

The 5 Key Etiquette Tips Everyone Needs To Get Them Through The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty

The thing about good manners is that nobody is born with them; they are acquired and some of us have acquired more than others by the time we reach mi...

Do You Return Gifts from Your Own Kids?

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

I unwrap the package and discover the youthful, bright blue, dangling earrings that more closely resemble something you'd put on the tree than a middle-aged mom's lobes. "Put them on, Mom," he practically begs.

Lame Christmas Gifts: It Is Harder to Receive Than to Give

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

I am like the mother who gave her son two ties for Christmas. He went to the hall mirror, put on one of them, and turned to show her how it looked, "What," she said disappointedly, "You didn't like the other one?"

When Is It Okay To Return a Gift?

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.26.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Etiquette expert Mindy Lockard appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the right way to handle gifts that people dislike. Host Alicia Menendez asked Lock...

Holiday Regifting: What's the Ethical Thing to Do?

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 02.18.2013 | Money
Bruce Weinstein

Still, one may legitimately ask: "Is it ethical to give someone else a present I was given but don't need or want?" The answer may surprise you: Yes, it is right to regift. In fact, we have a duty to do so. Here's why.

Holiday Hostess Gifts That Won't Be Re-Gifted

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 02.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Stacie Krajchir

Say bye-bye fruitcake and hello cool, creative and festive this holiday. These hostess gifts are sure to kick off some party conversation and keep you on the VIP guest list for the rest of the year.

Must-Follow Re-Gifting Rules

Dana Holmes | Posted 02.13.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Due to the "great recession" we have become increasingly more time crunched and more thoughtful about over-spending. It only makes sense that with these changes in our lives we have also seen a change in our philosophy toward re-gifting.

The 8 New Rules Of Re-Gifting

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

In this age of green giving, when many of us have accumulated way too much stuff, re-gifting seems to have become a bit more socially acceptable. Giving away things that we know we will never use -- and that someone else would like -- that's admirable, right?

'Waste Not, Want Not' -- Talk to Your Kids About Regifting

Neale Godfrey | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

For as long as people have been receiving gifts, some of those gifts have been regifted. The Magi brought the first Christmas gifts, and while everyone likes gold, I'm pretty certain the frankincense and myrrh were regifted.

The Gifts People Really Appreciate

The Wall Street Journal | SUMATHI REDDY | Posted 12.05.2012 | Money

To be a really successful giver of gifts, a person usually needs to get inside the head of the intended recipient. Unfortunately, psychological studie...

The Surprising Truth About Regifting

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2012 | Money

After years of struggling over what to do with all those holiday presents you never wanted in the first place, finally you have permission to regift a...

Are You A Regifter?

Sam Sommers | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

There are few things in life that give me more pleasure than finding a new home for an item that's just taking up space in my house. So one of my kids gets a birthday present she already has? She may see disappointment, but I see opportunity.

The 5 Secrets To Properly Regifting Christmas Presents

Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

By Dan Gould of Networx: What's the deal with regifting? Is it a social faux pas? If you do it, does it mean you're a cheapskate? These are hig...

What NOT To Do During Your Holiday Family Time

Posted 12.16.2011 | Home

Let's face it: we've all been guilty of imposing obnoxious Christmas music on our families, eating the last of the holiday treats before Mom's even g...

Eco Etiquette: More Tips For A Zero Waste Holiday Season

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Are you currently in the ...

5 Regifting Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

SavvySugar | Posted 12.06.2011 | Women

There are many that think regifting isn't rude; I've never done it myself, but I think I might have received a regift or two along the way. If you cho...

Twelve Days of Christmas Cleaning: Turning Everyday Crap Into Something Gift Wrapped

Caprice Crane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Caprice Crane

Instead of getting crap you don't want for Christmas, get rid of the crap you already have -- but don't want. Clean out your home and bestow some treasures upon your gift recipients this year.

A Word for the Gifting Season

Amy Hungerford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Hungerford

Pretension wrapped in a noun wrapped in a gerund: that's what gifting is. This holiday season, give the gift that keeps giving: something nice you picked yourself, for a particular person.

Regifting Is Green This Holiday Season

thedailygreen.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Before you flash the plastic, consider shopping at home for the holidays this year. Shop your closets, cabinets and plastic storage bins. Browse your ...

Green Gift Guide: Low-Impact, Eco-Friendly Ideas For the Holidays

Huffington Post | Johanna Smith | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

The holidays can be a tricky time to go green. Green and red, perhaps, but environmentally conscious, not so much. Assuming you've got the food part c...

Après-Holiday Regifting

Kathryn M. Ireland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn M. Ireland

If you're reading this blog at all, you're probably going to be involved in a decorating project or two at some point in the coming year. And before ...

The Top 5 Regifting No-No's

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Zaleski

It's the day after Christmas. Aside from feeling fat and hungover, you're probably wondering how you'll get rid of all the terrible gifts you've colle...