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:


Quarter of Americans will work over holidays
USA TODAY
Millions of Americans will work on Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, and many of them are not in the retail industry. Andrew Bishop, a correctional officer, will report for duty at a Milwaukee prison for his usual 10 p.m.-6 a.m. shift on both ...

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Your two best trading strategies for the holidays
MarketWatch
The markets also typically imbibe the holiday spirit: December and January are two of the best months for stocks. I expect this year to be no different. The holiday season is particularly good for small-cap stocks and closed-end funds. And although I ...

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ABC News

Holidays Start in August for Some Small Businesses
ABC News
Chris Mann learned it's better to hire help for the November and December holidays while people in many parts of the U.S. are still wearing shorts and tank tops. Mann used to wait until the holidays were at hand before hiring. But the brand-new workers ...

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Cybersecurity for the holidays: A non-stop job
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — The holiday sales season and the online crush that accompanies it might seem a natural field day for hackers looking to attack the small and midsize retailers who depend on these sales to bump them into the black. Surprisingly, it's not.

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Feeding Your Pets During The Holidays
5newsonline.com
Petco has some of the products that are popular just in time for the holidays. “So if you're feeding your dog a grain free diet, you also want to pick a canned food that is a grain free,” said Petco sales associate. “Merrick runs with that and has a ...

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First Amendment: In public schools, when should holy days become holidays?
Gazettextra
The school board in Montgomery County, Maryland, ignited a national debate earlier this month by voting to eliminate the names of Christian and Jewish religious holidays on the school calendar—while still planning to close schools on those days.

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New York Daily News

System Update: Answering gamers' questions for the holidays
New York Daily News
Buy the gray-box Nintendo. Super Mario and Sonic are always stars. The PlayStation is the way to go and you can never go wrong with Madden. Yes, the holidays were once that easy, but that was before video gaming exploded into what it is now, before ...
Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, EA, Reveal Digital Sales For The Coming HolidaysGameranx

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Crosscut

Holidays: A season for grown-ups
Crosscut
Perhaps you've noticed, these days we tend to think of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and New Year's as one thing, one season (or perhaps one force-field) “THE HOLIDAYS.” I heard someone say, the other day, that the holidays actually begin ...


Bellingham Herald

Animal Tales: How to keep your pets from harm during holidays
Bellingham Herald
Foods: Keep your pet's regular diet during the holiday season. A small piece of cooked meat or spoon full of mashed potato shouldn't do much harm, but undercooked meat, bones, certain spices/herbs and chocolate can pose serious threats to your pet's ...


SFGate

Wish granted: Same-day delivery for the holidays
SFGate
NEW YORK — A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day. Amazon, Target, Macy's and other retailers are offering speedier delivery, including overnight and ...

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