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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A Small Island That Makes a Big Difference for America's Veterans
NationSwell
Founded in 2013 by summer resident Tom McCann, Holidays for Heroes brings Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families to Nantucket, Mass., for all-inclusive retreats. Banners at the nonprofit's events say “Honoring Their Sacrifice,” which is ...


The Guardian

How many holidays does David Cameron need?
The Guardian
It may be rotten luck that the prime minister seems to be on holiday during so many major crises. Or it may be that he is on holiday quite a bit. In just over three years, since April 2011, Cameron has had 14 significant breaks: Granada, Ibiza, Tuscany ...
David Cameron: Life's a beach for holidaying prime ministerTelegraph.co.uk

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9 ways Brits are doing bank holidays totally wrong (and how we could do them ...
Metro
We Brits are a funny bunch. After weeks spent working through all that sunshine the bank holiday is finally here. And we're excited. Which is odd, seeing as we will probably spend it getting rained on, sitting in a traffic jam on the motorway or ...

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FRANCE 24

Besieged by problems, Hollande faces unhappy return from summer holidays
FRANCE 24
Economic woes, record unpopularity and attacks from the left and right all await Hollande as he makes his 'rentrée' – as the French call a return from holiday – making this a make or break moment for the premier as he approaches the halfway point of ...

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Back To School offers a testing ground for the holidays
InternetRetailer.com
Shoppers heading back to school aren't so unlike shoppers that will be looking for gifts in the coming holiday season. Back to school, the second-busiest retail season of the year, is upon us. Though dwarfed by holiday sales, the $72.5 billion ...


ASOS Is Already Thinking About The Holidays — Why Aren't You?
Refinery29
You can hardly get yourself to think about folding away your white jeans for a while, we know. But, is it too soon to be considering holiday outfits? We say, not really. To us, there's no better way to mourn the fading sun than by diving into a retail ...


Travel insiders: Last minute family holidays - squeeze in a late break
Mirror.co.uk
The end of the summer school holidays is fast approaching but it's not too late to squeeze in a last-minute break with the family. And even at this late stage in peak season, there is still some availability with surprisingly good discounts on offer ...


'Jewels Of Elul': Stories, Lessons To Prepare For Jewish High Holidays
Huffington Post
There is a great Jewish tradition to dedicate the 29 days in the month of Elul to study and prepare for the coming high holy days. The time is supposed to challenge us to use each day as an opportunity for growth and discovery. On each of the 29 days ...

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The Guardian

Summer holidays events
The Guardian
The summer holidays are nearly over, but if your inspiration ran out last month our pick of this week's child-distracting events might save the day. Share · Tweet this. Email. Abi Bliss · The Guardian, Friday 22 August 2014. Jump to comments (…).


The Atlantic

The Rise of the Micro-Holiday
The Atlantic
For now, I'll just call them "micro-holidays," and note what you probably already know, if you have been to a bar that celebrates National Bourbon Day, or passed a bakery advertising specials for National Cupcake Day, or seen the founder of Panda ...

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