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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Walmart unveils hottest toys for the holidays
kfor.com
"I had all of these toys as a child. My oldest had this next generation and so now my youngest one will get the next generation of toys," Mark Deisering said. Walmart is banking big on the Star Wars franchise this holiday season. They have more than ...


NBC 7 San Diego (blog)

Dates Announced: Disneyland Holidays
NBC 7 San Diego (blog)
But just because Halloween arrives before the December holidays on the calendar doesn't mean that The Happiest Place on Earth always sticks strictly to the order of things. Look to one of its most famous seasonal attractions, The Haunted Mansion, ...


Jewish Exponent

Celebrating the High Holidays on Campus Means Blending the New With the Familiar
Jewish Exponent
“The High Holidays tend to be about structures and traditions that are resonant for students,” Drexel's de Koninck said. For new students, she continued, the holidays are a “really welcoming opportunity to meet new people and figure out what they want ...


U.S. Postal Service hiring for the holidays
WLKY Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The U.S. Postal Service is accepting applications for holiday seasonal positions at a handful of mail processing facilities in the Kentuckiana district. About 155 temporary holiday positions will be available in Louisville, 45 in ...
USPS in Alabama seeks temporary holiday helpNews Courier

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Bring on the weird holidays of September
The Star Beacon
Several eons ago when I was in elementary school, the teacher assigned us to write an essay about our favorite month. I chose September. The salient points included summer reruns gave way to a new season of my favorite TV show (”Get Smart”) and that ...


Huffington Post

Here's Why You Get A Break From Work On Labor Day
Huffington Post
Congress declared the first federal holidays in the 1870s -- a handful of observances, though Memorial Day wasn't one of them, according to a 2014 Congressional Research Service report. However, those holidays applied only to federal workers in the ...


FAQs for Jews — High Holidays Edition
Jewish Exponent
A: Remember how Chanukah started on Thanksgiving last year (and created the best mash-up holiday ever, Thanksgivukkah)? There's a reason for that. Jews follow a separate, lunar-based calendar, which means Jewish holidays occur on different times of ...

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Napa Valley Register

Napa on Ice moving to Expo for the holidays
Napa Valley Register
Mott had pitched the Expo to set up his ice rink on the paved parking lot by the Third Street entrance, but fair officials said that would reduce parking for other Expo events during the holidays. Instead, the rink will be located on the field where ...


USA TODAY

Lenovo refreshes its computer lineup for the holidays
USA TODAY
As manufacturers from all over the world fly into Berlin to take part in IFA 2015, Lenovo is using the opportunity to announce a slate of new products ahead of the holiday season. With the recent release of Windows 10, Lenovo is introducing a refresh ...

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Just Utilize Bloggers Around the Holidays
Huffington Post
Every year, the countdown to holiday shopping seems to come earlier and earlier. In July, Amazon's Prime Day, while not a hit with consumers, kicked off Black Friday-style price cuts on thousands of items. Walmart responded with roll-back prices on ...

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