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:

Wall Street Journal

iPhone 6 helps Apple set new sales record during holidays
New York Daily News
Size definitely mattered for Apple. The tech titan broke its own sales and profit records in the holiday season quarter as consumers clamored for its larger-sized iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple, which reported its October to December earnings after the ...
Apple Tops Most-Optimistic Quarterly OutlookWall Street Journal
Apple Sold a Bonkers Number of iPhones Over the HolidaysWired
Apple Sets New Record, Sells 74.5 Million iPhones Over The HolidaysGameSpot
Nasdaq -Canada.com -Apple Insider
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Rapid City Journal

Area employees committed to 'Maintain Not Gain' during holidays
Rapid City Journal
With the fun and festivities of holiday office parties, family gatherings and an abundance of goodies and treats, holiday weight gain seems unavoidable. The holiday season was much different for many area employees participating in the Maintain Don't ...

Volunteers are needed year round, not just during the holidays
Baltimore Sun
For many families, groups of co-workers and friends, and individuals, volunteering is one of the most meaningful winter traditions. During the December holiday season, they may serve meals or collect food and clothing. In January, the Martin Luther ...


1 In 6 Overspent During The Holidays
Insurance News Net
26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Only 1-in-6 Americans spent more than expected this holiday season, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report. This is consistent with readings in previous years. Millennials (Americans ages 18-29) were twice as ...
New Report: Americans shopping smart during holidayskwwl.com
Survey: 1-in-6 Americans spent more than expected during holidaysWSLS
One In Six Americans Spent More Than Expected During HolidaysNewsroom America

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Why proper holidays make for happy families
My dad threw himself into holidays with the same verve he attacked his job as head of BBC Radio comedy. He made giant sandcastles on Jacob's Ladder beach, flew kites with us at Branscombe Cliffs. He taught me French cricket and how to write a joke.


What does Greece vote mean for holidays?
“It should make holidays there cheaper, because a new drachma would be worth far less than the euro,” he added. “Independent travellers would benefit most at first because they will be paying for their accommodation in drachmas - as opposed to the ...

Motley Fool

How Starbucks Corporation Dominated the Holiday Season
Motley Fool
Nine million more people bought something at a Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX ) store this past holiday quarter than in 2013. And that's in the United States alone. Globally, the coffee giant handled 12 million additional customer transactions in the fourth ...

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Council mulls Martin Luther King Jr. Day as future Fairview Park holiday
cleveland.com (blog)
0127 FP Gemini Center nighttime photo.jpg If Martin Luther King Jr. Day becomes an official city holiday, the Gemini Recreation Center would close for the day and negatively impact the city's finances, the mayor says.Beth Mlady/Special to Sun News.

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Religious Holidays 2015: An Interfaith Calendar (Christian, Hindu, Jewish ...
Huffington Post
Please note that Jewish holidays start at sunset and continue until sunset of the next day. Also, due to Islam's use of the lunar calendar, some dates will be confirmed closer to the holiday. If this list does not include your sacred observance, please ...

Jewish Daily Forward

Slouching Towards Shabbat
Jewish Daily Forward
This year, thanks to my holiday expedition, I've added one embargo: no email on Saturdays. But I'm not experiencing the supposed tranquility and blissful disconnection of Shabbat, what Abraham Joshua Heschel called “a palace in time.” I've heard rabbi ...

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

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Admit it! You promised this year was not going to... Read More

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Unique Mothers Day Gift - No More Flowers and Chocolate

With Mother's Day approaching fast, it's time to begin thinking... Read More

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Country Christmas Idea: Milkweed Pod Poinsettia OrnamentsAt first glance, milkweed... Read More