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:


Muslims in New York City Unite on Push to Add Holidays to School Calendar
New York Times
Students at a forum held in March at Public School 69 in Jackson Heights, Queens, calling on New York City's public schools to recognize Muslim holidays. Credit Michael Appleton for The New York Times. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading ...


Lunar New Year, Muslim Holidays Won't Be Added to School Calendar This Year
DNAinfo
MANHATTAN — Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to add two Muslim holidays, plus the Lunar New Year, as official days off from school on the city's calendar — but those changes won't take effect for the upcoming school year, officials said this week.
Muslims Push to Add Holidays to New York City School CalendarColorLines magazine
New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid HolidaysWKAR
Rise & Shine: Muslims push for religious recognition on the school calendarChalkbeat New York

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5 Ways To Work Smarter Over Public Holidays
Forbes
Readers not in a Westernised culture may be unaware that we're coming up to the Easter break – in which religious people reflect on the resurrection of Jesus and everyone else just eats chocolate which has mystically transformed itself into a very ...


Burton officials seeking time limit to fireworks use by residents during holidays
The Flint Journal
BURTON, MI – Officials are looking to close the window on when city residents can use certain types of fireworks around national holidays. fireworks.jpg Burton officials are seeking to limit the time when residents can use fireworks in the city. MLive ...


Adding a Religious Holidays Calendar
New York Times
Q. Is there any add-on or overlay to add a comprehensive Jewish calendar to my Macintosh Calendar app on OS X 10.9 Mavericks? The current calendar offers a few religious holidays, but by no means all. A. If you want an electronic calendar for major and ...

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ABC News

Oh No! Lunar Eclipses on Jewish Holidays? Oh Wait - the Jewish Calendar is ...
PoliticusUSA
My third grade son came home from school yesterday complaining about how certain kids in his school had said that the Blood Moon was a sign of the coming apocalypse. He wasn't terrified of such talk. He wasn't worried, even. He thought it was “stupid.”.
Are 'Blood Moons' a Biblical Sign From God That Something Earth-Shattering Is ...TheBlaze.com

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Kirsten Salyer: The sweetest of all holidays
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Although many have long decried the increasing commercialization of Christmas, Thanksgiving and other holidays religious and secular, fewer have noted the emergence of Easter as an occasion to splurge. Yet Americans are on track to spend $15.9 billion ...
Column: Keep original meaning in holidaysUTA The Shorthorn
Moore Thoughts: Easter is more than bunnies, eggs and basketsTyler Morning Telegraph
Easter Bunny will find me at home this yearHerald.ie
CommBank MyWealth
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National Animal Cracker Day & 15 Other Food “Holidays” That Have No Need To ...
The Consumerist
I found out yesterday that today, April 18, is apparently National Animal Cracker Day. Those who follow we writers of Consumerist on Twitter may have already heard of my reaction upon discovering this news. At the time, I was convinced that we'd ...

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HLNtv.com

Natl. Siblings Day? How fake holidays go mainstream
HLNtv.com
Of course, other glorious Internet holidays like Pancake Day, National High Five Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day and Play-Doh Day are popular, but might not entirely swarm your social life. The Great National Sibling Day Phenomenon of 2014, however, had ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

Holy Land holidays: Trip of a Lifetime
Telegraph.co.uk
When you see the faces of the faithful as they walk in groups along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, or approach the Wailing Wall, or see the Dome of the Rock for the first time, you know that for many people a trip to the Holy Land is a genuine trip of ...

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