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Brevity and Eloquence -- Lessons From Calvin

Peter W. Wood | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Peter W. Wood

On May 1, the U.S. Mint released the latest of its presidential commemorative dollar coins, this one celebrating our famously taciturn 30th preside...

Raise a Glass to the Whole Mishegas

Ali Berlow | Posted 01.28.2014 | Religion
Ali Berlow

Here is an eclectic collection of graces. Reverent and irreverent. All sustaining in moment, truth, and in praise. So please, enjoy. Eat well and eat in peace today and every day.

A Beginner's Guide To Wedding Speeches

Posted 08.26.2013 | Weddings

This article originally appeared in Wedding Ideas magazine. Readings and speeches are a lovely way to personalize your day. But for most of us, del...

How To Say 'Cheers' In 20 Languages

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 08.23.2013 | Taste

The toast heard round the world.

What Every Guest Needs To Know About Toasts

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.28.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Every wedding, one of the designated toasters will take me aside to ask "what time is my speech?" Uh, you don't have a speech honey. You're not running for office.

7 Things Your Bridal Party Should NEVER Do

Bitchless Bride | Posted 10.18.2012 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

It's recently come to my attention that not all of your "friends" or BFFs, bros, sisters or whomever understand that pranks, embarrassing toasts and simply being contemptible is just not cool or appropriate at a wedding.

5 Things NEVER To Say During A Toast

Eleni Gage | Posted 10.14.2012 | Weddings
Eleni Gage

I'd like to cement my reputation as the Grinch Who Stole Weddings by floating my lil black cloud over to the guests' section, raining on their reception parades with my unsolicited, iron-clad rules for What Not to Say While Giving a Wedding Toast.

America's Oldest National Political Holiday

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Chris Weigant

On March 18, 1766, for the very first time America celebrated a political event together -- and they continued to do so for years afterwards. Together. As Americans -- celebrating a purely American national political holiday.