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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Alexandria Town Talk

Halloween spending report portends well for holidays
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
WASHINGTON — Consumers may still be holding tight to their wallets after the recession, but there's at least one occasion that doesn't appear to have them spooked: Halloween. Data from the National Retail Federation (NRF) show that consumers are ...
Laura Vanderkam: Hooray for a Happy Halloween — ColumnAlexandria Town Talk
Our say: Halloween makes the world less scaryCapitalGazette.com
Sexy children's costumes are the ultimate Halloween failExaminer.com

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New York Times

Retailers Like Lowe's Are Getting a Jump on the Holidays
New York Times
Although retail executives have been worried that the uncertain economy and unsettling news like the arrival of Ebola in America would dampen holiday spending, the last several days have brought some upbeat data. For instance, according to a Nielsen ...

New York Daily News

Boy with cancer dies after town celebrates holidays early
New York Daily News
He got to experience the holidays one last time. Little Ethan Van Leuven died Tuesday, just a week after his town of West Jordan, Utah, banded together to celebrate the holidays early so Ethan, who had leukemia, could enjoy them. Ethan, 4, passed away ...
Boy with cancer dies after town celebrates holidaysWTAE Pittsburgh

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Boy, 4, who inspired town to hold holidays early dies from leukemia
Ethan Van Leuven died Tuesday at his home in Utah, but before his death he was able to enjoy final Halloween, Christmas and birthday. Last week, his family, friends and the town of West Jordan helped him enjoy the holidays early after learning that he ...


Intel-Based Tablets Offer Competent Low-Cost Android Alternatives For The ...
Right out of the gate you're thinking, “Intel Intel and Android?” Then again, it probably comes as no big surprise that Intel has been honing their Windows alternative chops for a long time now. Though devices like Microsoft's Microsoft's Surface have ...

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How to prep your home for the holidays
KUSA - Two weeks ago, 9NEWS shared with you several steps to get your home prepared for holiday entertaining and house guests. While we shared with you the big projects like decluttering, painting and spending a night in your guest room, on Thursday, ...


Holiday hiring a struggle for some
The Wal-Mart in West Des Moines is among area retailers that are hiring for the holidays. The company plans to add more workers this year because more checkout lanes will be open before Christmas than in the past. (Photo: Charlie Litchfield/The ...
Walmart plans 20000 holiday price cutsCBS News

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Hope through the Holidays offers support
Bismarck Tribune
In Bismarck, Hope through the Holidays will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Technology and Education Center on 1310 East Main Avenue. In Garrison, the workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Meadows Assisted Living, 719 East Fourth ...

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The New Normal: Sofia Coppola Makes Gap Cool For The Holidays
For its new campaign heading into the holidays, Gap and agency Wieden+Kennedy New York are bringing the brand's "Dress Normal" tagline into your strange family's fun times. Directed by Sofia Coppola, the spots use great tunes and quirky characters to ...
Ad of the Day: Sofia Coppola Directs 4 Oddly Charming Holiday Spots for GapAdweek
Wieden+Kennedy, Sofia Coppola bring The Gap to holiday shoppersPortland Business Journal

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Fox Business

Wal-Mart Weighs Matching Online Prices During Holidays--Update
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing a program to match online prices from rivals such as Amazon.com Inc. this holiday season, a move that could make the discounter more competitive but cut into earnings. Wal-Mart executives are discussing whether to go ...
Wal-Mart to offer shipping on top holiday itemsInnisfail Province

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