Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - How to Tap in to the Holiday Publicity Bonanza

If your product or service can be given as a gift, a publicitywindfall awaits at the end of the year - but you need to startworking in June. Each December, media outlets cover the newest,the hottest and the most unusual Holiday gifts. The reportersassigned to develop these pieces typically depend... Read More

50 Ways to Acknowledge Your Employees Before and After Labor Day

For most people, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer, back to school, and another long weekend. Deep down however, when we stop for a moment and reflect as we often do on bank holidays, we all know that Labor Day is, in reality, meant to signify a time to... Read More

Quick and Easy Holiday Decorating

You're tired. You've worked hard all week. Suddenly, the kids shout gleefully... "let's decorate!" ... in anticipation of the coming holiday. The "let's not" is miraculously not permitted to escape your lips. Instead you take a deep breath while you wonder about how this decorating could become an easier and... Read More

Ten Tips for a Real Holiday Season

Holidays and the start of a new year inevitably make us think about how we can improve ourselves, and have the life we want in the future. We make resolutions - I must lose weight, I will save more money - and then lose our way. That's because we aren't... Read More

The Holiday Shopping Experience - Rewarding or Traumatic?

Picture this scenario! It's December 24th, the day of Christmas Eve. On this day you should be relaxing, enjoying time with family and thinking of all the precious memories you have created throughout the year.No, wait! It's the last day of shopping before Christmas and you haven't even started to... Read More

Making Time to Write this Holiday Season

As the countdown to Christmas day continues, most everyone is naturally all wrapped up in preparing for the big day (and the eve of the big day and the day after the big day?).Whether it's shopping, baking, or hosting holiday gatherings, you are probably engaged in time-consuming activities related to... Read More

10 Tips for More Meaningful Holidays

No matter how many lists you make, cards you send, gifts you buy, or packages you wrap, there will be things you intended to do this holiday season that won't get done. If you do manage to get everything done, but you're too tired to enjoy the season, everyone suffers.Consider... Read More

10 Steps to a Relaxing Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! Family, friends, good food ? and no presents to buy. To make it your best holiday ever, consider these organizing tips:? Choose your preferred style: formal with everyone dressed up and using their best manners ? or a more informal relaxed style. If you've invited... Read More

Going Solo on Valentines Day: Advice For Singles

The stores are decorated in candy hearts, flowers and bears. Every TV or radio commercial reminds you that it's time to remember your sweetheart on this special day for lovers. Your feelings range from sadness, to revulsion to anger. What's a single person to do? The following suggestions are designed... Read More

Tips For Singles on Surviving (And Enjoying) The Holidays

Here you are, facing the holiday season alone. Have you been thinking about?*how alone and lonely you feel*excuses you can give family members as to why you can't come this year*what friends may be available to spend those long days with*how another year has passed and you are (still) single*how... Read More

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Preparing to Fast and Shpiel
Jewish Daily Forward
Even this holiday is a gauntlet I normally wouldn't take up. But Ta'anit Esther seems like an ancient test resurrected: Esther asked her people to fast with her before she risked her life. The least I can do is fast from dawn to dusk, in solidarity, in ...
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8 Unofficial March Holidays To Celebrate
Uloop News
You may think the only holiday March has is St. Patrick's Day — but there's actually a bunch of unofficial March holidays worth celebrating this month. So here are some days to mark on your calendar to help break up March's monotony and get you ...

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Move Now to Recognize Muslim Holidays
Huffington Post
One way to address these pervasive cultural attitudes is to formally recognize these two days as official school holidays. Eid-al-Adha marks the end of Ramadan, a month-long fasting period for Muslims; and Eid-al-Fitr represents the spirit of sacrifice ...

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The Desert Sun

Holiday help for those trying to stay sober
The Desert Sun
High expectations can make the holiday season a difficult time for families, especially those with members either abusing or addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Family members who are in early, fragile recovery from their addiction are also vulnerable ...


Manufacturing.net (blog)

Holidays Present Big Opportunities For Food Companies
Manufacturing.net (blog)
Holidays present huge opportunities for food companies looking to market to a certain audience: the festive ones! And what could be more fun than green food? I mean, who doesn't remember the green eggs and ham in elementary school? There's big ...


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Boston Globe (subscription)
Sigel adds, “In Massachusetts, manufacturers may legally operate on legal holidays (assuming permits are obtained when necessary), but employees generally cannot be required to work on those days — work must be optional. The law provides that ...


San Francisco Chronicle

Schools' grouping of holidays a lesson in frustration for some
San Francisco Chronicle
School district spokeswoman Gentle Blythe said the idea was hatched last year by the SFUSD calendar committee, made up of representatives of labor unions and parent organizations, who figured it made sense “to observe the two holidays consecutively in ...


E Kantipur

More festive holidays
E Kantipur
The Ministry of Home Affairs published a new holiday calendar for the year 2072 BS in Gazette on Monday, giving continuity to tradition amid calls to readjust the number of public holidays. This Nepali year will have more festive holidays than the ...

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International Business Times

Weird Holidays In March 2015: 7 Odd Days To Celebrate Parents, Aliens And More
International Business Times
March is known for St. Patrick's Day, but there are actually many holidays throughout the month that don't require participants to have an Irish heritage. Sure, they don't have parades or green beer, but there are plenty of days dedicated to ...

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Wall Street Journal (blog)

Bulgaria's Red & White 'Baba Marta' Holiday Ushers in Spring & Resonates With ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)
I explain that Baba Marta is not a holiday in New York and people don't wear martenitsi, about which she sounds disappointed. When she was a child, people used to make their own martenitsi — small adornments made of red and white yarn — rather than ...

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Infidelity is at an all time high. According to the... Read More

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Candy canes are everyone's favorite holiday treat. Just think about... Read More

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Thanksgiving

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Bust Holiday Stress!

The holidays will be here before you know it. Clear... Read More

Christmas Gifts For Dolphin Lovers

Choosing a dolphin lover gift may not be as easy... Read More