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:


Muslims in New York City Unite on Push to Add Holidays to School Calendar
New York Times
Students at a forum held in March at Public School 69 in Jackson Heights, Queens, calling on New York City's public schools to recognize Muslim holidays. Credit Michael Appleton for The New York Times. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading ...


Lunar New Year, Muslim Holidays Won't Be Added to School Calendar This Year
DNAinfo
MANHATTAN — Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to add two Muslim holidays, plus the Lunar New Year, as official days off from school on the city's calendar — but those changes won't take effect for the upcoming school year, officials said this week.
New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid HolidaysWKAR

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Focus on holidays as Christian events, not just Catholic ones
STLtoday.com
If one could believe the media, you would believe that Christmas and Easter were only Roman Catholic events. In reality these are Christian events, but if you follow the media you would not know that. Let's try a more balanced approach next time around.


Care2.com

More Than 50 Green Holidays (Besides Earth Month)
Care2.com
Or… Earth Month is every month. It should be the case, right? With more than 50 green holidays, the earth could technically be celebrated every single week! Earth Day may have come and gone, but I don't accept that it's “over.” Earth Day is considered ...

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KCET

Bringing the Spirit of the Holidays to Los Angeles
KCET
Just as dependable as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, KCET brings the residents of our city a chance to celebrate ourselves and spirit of the holidays each and every Christmas Eve. It is hard sometimes to get into a holiday spirit ...


Adding a Religious Holidays Calendar
New York Times
Q. Is there any add-on or overlay to add a comprehensive Jewish calendar to my Macintosh Calendar app on OS X 10.9 Mavericks? The current calendar offers a few religious holidays, but by no means all. A. If you want an electronic calendar for major and ...

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Muslims, Jews and Christians together: 'Trialogue' to focus on holy days, holidays
al.com
MOBILE, Alabama – An interfaith symposium on “Holy Days and Holidays” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Spring Hill College. The Trialogue – a three-way discussion—brings together Muslims, Jews and Christians for presentations and conversations at ...


Daily Mail

Summer bank holidays could be shifted to the winter to give people a day off ...
Daily Mail
At present, there are two bank holidays in May, often shortly after the Easter break, and one at the end of August - leaving the country without another day off between the summer and the four months until Christmas. Summer bank holidays could be moved ...

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5 Ways To Work Smarter Over Public Holidays
Forbes
Readers not in a Westernised culture may be unaware that we're coming up to the Easter break – in which religious people reflect on the resurrection of Jesus and everyone else just eats chocolate which has mystically transformed itself into a very ...


More Britons plan holidays abroad despite money worries
Telegraph.co.uk
The average British household's holiday budget for 2014 is down by seven per cent on last year, according to the results of a survey of more than 61,000 holidaymakers and hoteliers worldwide released by the independent research firm Ipsos, on behalf of ...

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This weekend as we celebrate Father's Day, take an opportunity... Read More

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