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’Tis the Season: How to Incorporate Nature into Holiday Decorations

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By using plants, you can create the cheer without calling to mind a loaded holiday tradition. Read More »

Halloween in August Is More Annoying than Spooky

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We had trouble locating back to school supllies because pumpkins, witches, and ghosts ruled the shelves. It’s enough to drive a customer batty. Read More »

Forgotten Holidays: Eight Historic or Local Celebrations that Illuminate the Past

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Patriots' Day, Evacuation Day, and Pinkster are a few of the local, forgotten, or obscure American holidays that enliven our sense of history. Read More »

How Heavy Does Your Scale Weigh On You?

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We don't have to set ourselves up for failure just because we're so familiar with the process. Read More »

Happy Thanksgivukkah: May Your Turkey Be Stuffed with Lots o’Latkes

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This year provides a unique opportunity to connect two already-bound holidays. The historical and religious synergy between Chanukah and Thanksgiving is undeniable. Read More »

Do “The Holidays” Now Extend From Halloween to Valentine’s Day?

The future seems pretty clear to me. One day we will be celebrating “Hallothankschristine’s Days” that will run from October 1 through February 14. Read More »

Oh the Buffet Inside is Frightful: Avoiding Holiday Diet Horrors

Ann Hagman Cardinal muses about and strategizes on the horror of the calorie-laden holidays. Read More »

My Family’s Tradition of Storytelling, Revisited

Per the familial custom, no one lies; nor does anyone allow the truth to get in the way of a good story. Read More »

The Holiday Glamour of New York City

Watching the city that never sleeps during the holidays is delightful. Read More »

New Year’s Eve and the Perpetual Triumph of Magical Thinking

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Let's welcome 2012 – a year in which we hope the world will become a slightly better place, and also, for better and for worse, another year of magical thinking Read More »