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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W*USA 9

Dates for tax free holidays in Virginia and Md.
W*USA 9
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- State governments across the nation hold sales tax holidays every year, with officials claiming that the retail events stimulate the state economy by encouraging consumers to buy more. Many of us just like getting some deals in ...


NBCNews.com

Sales Tax Holidays Complex, Controversial, But Popular With Shoppers
NBCNews.com
If you were planning to use the upcoming sales tax holidays as a means of stocking up on your back-to-school essentials — or any other purchases for the fall season — you'd better read the fine print. Just take a look at the rules surrounding ...

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NBC 29 News

General Assembly Combines Sales Tax Holidays
NBC 29 News
(ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia) – The Virginia General Assembly has again approved a state sales tax holiday for purchases of school supplies, clothing and footwear for students who will begin the new school year on Wednesday, August 19. School ...
Analysis: Sales tax holidays poorly targetedHattiesburg American
Ask Kim: How can I take advantage of sales tax holidays?Chicago Tribune
Sales tax holiday on its wayDefiance Crescent News (subscription)
SunHerald.com -WTRF
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Business 2 Community

Store Wars: Traditional Retail Holidays vs. “Prime Day” Sales Events
Business 2 Community
We have already seen that Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren't what they used to be, as the holidays have become one constant sale after another. In an effort to catch more of the wallet share, retailers and brands are starting those promotional deals ...

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First bird flu, now holidays boost egg prices
Salt Lake Tribune
Chicago • U.S. egg prices, already at a record after an outbreak of avian influenza earlier this year, will rise even higher in the fall with the onset of the so-called holiday baking season, according to one supplier. While prices are stabilizing now ...

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Deutsche Welle

Shopping in Europe during the holidays
Deutsche Welle
Those who want to go shopping on holidays sometimes find themselves in front of closed shops as countries have varying opening hours. In Spain for example, stores are closed in the afternoon for a long break before opening back up for the evening.


Concord Monitor

While Utah Mormons celebrate Pioneer Day, counter-culture 'Pie and Beer Day ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
SALT LAKE CITY — Most people are gathering Friday in Utah to celebrate the state's Mormon heritage at Pioneer Day parades featuring floats, carriages and women in prairie dresses. But many non-Mormons will be enjoying an increasingly popular ...
Holidays celebrate pioneers, pie and beersConcord Monitor

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Victoria Advocate

Bootfest to remain Victoria County holiday
Victoria Advocate
Oct. 2 - the Friday of Bootfest - will be the 13th paid holiday for county workers this year. The county also took 13 paid holidays last year, including the day after Christmas, which commissioners unanimously voted for. This year, Christmas falls on a ...

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Fresno Bee

'Vacation' daze: Cast of new film have had bad holidays
Fresno Bee
Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins took a working “Vacation” for the new comedy that is the offspring of the 1983 comedy classic, “National Lampoon's Vacation.” As the new Griswold family, they travel from Chicago to Los ...

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The Hindu

Digital sales, referrals drive growth for Mahindra Holidays
The Hindu
Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), the holidays and leisure arm of the $16.9 billion Mahindra Group, declared its first quarter results for the current fiscal year 2015-16 at a press conference here on Tuesday. The company reported a ...
Mahindra Holidays Posts 23% Rise in Q1 NetNDTV
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts Q1 net up 23 per cent at Rs 25 croreEconomic Times
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts Q1 up 23% at Rs 25 crMoneycontrol.com
Hindu Business Line -Livemint -Businessinsider India
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