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

In The News:

The Albany Herald

RICK A. MCALLISTER: Sales tax holidays help retailers and families
The Albany Herald
#There is current legislation in the Georgia Legislature to eliminate both the back-to-school sales tax holiday and the Energy-Star sales tax holiday, as part of the Senate's transportation proposal. Luckily, this elimination is not shared by House ...


Thomson Holidays late deals including Mexico, Cyprus and Tunisia
School holiday season may be approaching but there are still some great deals going with package breaks to Europe and beyond from £425 all inclusive. Read on for some tempting late deals from Thomson Holidays to Turkey, Tunisia and more, flying from ...


Parking changes at Zilker Park for weekends and holidays
In an effort to help prevent traffic congestion on Barton Springs Road, traffic flow will be changed on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and holidays starting Saturday, March 28, 2015, according to the City of Austin. There will be no entrance to the ...

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Chicago Daily News

Cheryl North: Bay Area musicians go on busman's holidays
San Jose Mercury News
What is a classical musician's primary work? For that matter, what is a classical musician's primary recreation? The answer to the first question is "to make music." The answer to the second question is very likely to be exactly the same: "to make ...
Cheryl North: Bay Location musicians go on busman's holidaysChicago Daily News

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New York Times

Winter Vegetables for Spring Holidays
New York Times
It's that time of year again, on the East Coast at least, when spring is in the air but not in your shopping basket. Cooks in more-temperate climes may be enjoying peas and asparagus. Here, if you want your vegetables to be local and seasonal, you'll ...

The Hindu

Bank holidays: Assocham seeks RBI intervention
Chandigarh Tribune
It said the holiday season, coupled with annual closing for the financial year from March 28 right through the next week till April 5 will result in a lot of disruption in financial transactions in the stock markets, normal commercial deals, export ...
'Bank holidays may hit salary payments'The Hindu
String of bank holidays from March 28 to affect consumers: AssochamBusiness Standard
Assocham seeks RBI intervention on bank holidaysBusiness Today

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CBS Local

De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools ...
CBS Local
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, ...
New York City public schools to have Muslim holidays offCNN
New York City Officially Adds Two Muslim Holidays To School CalendarHuffington Post
NYC schools to close for Muslim Eid holidaysNew York Daily News
Washington Post (blog) -Gothamist -USA TODAY
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Daily News & Analysis

Bank Holidays between March 28 to April 5 will hit salary payments, Assocham
Daily News & Analysis
Noting with concern the number of bank holidays between March 28 and April 5, industry body Assocham on Thursday sought the intervention of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as well as the government to make “some arrangements” to avoid inconvenience ...
String of Holidays to Affect BankingThe New Indian Express

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Rick McAllister: Don't zap Georgia's sales tax holidays
Savannah Morning News
We feel that eliminating these sales tax holidays — specifically the back-to-school holiday — will hurt not only the thousands of retailers in the Peach State and the significant number of new jobs created to handle the increased demand, but also ...

Times Record

Bill To End Dual King, Lee Holidays Fails Again
Times Record
DALE ELLIS • SPECIAL TO THE ARKANSAS NEWS BUREAU State Rep. Fred Love, D-Little Rock, talks to reporters following the defeat of House Bill 1119 Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The bill would end the dual celebration of state holidays ...

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10 Steps to a Relaxing Thanksgiving

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Quick and Easy Holiday Decorating

You're tired. You've worked hard all week. Suddenly, the kids... Read More

Making the Holidays More Meaningful

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St Valentines Day, Festival of the Matchmakers

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A Simple Little Holiday Plan

The Thanksgiving leftovers have all been eaten and the gift-buying... Read More

Mothers Day Love Letter ? The Best Way to Express Your Gratitude and Appreciation for Mom!

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Give Presence Not Presents

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Get Organised for Christmas... NOW!

Hasn't time flown? Only six weeks to Christmas!Now you may... Read More