Holidays can either sync you or sink you. If creative thinking produces ideas that move in diverging directions, there's never a better time than right now to brace yourself and bring it on.
Like many folks, I am embarking on this holiday season as a divorcee, post-messy breakup. And like others, I've heard everyone's advice over, and over, and over again.
If you sometimes fall prey to holiday overspending, you might want to look for ways to make small spending cuts in other areas of your life -- year round -- that, when added together, can result in big savings.
The problem with most holiday presents is that they're just so... lifeless. Not these.
I always look forward to the holiday book reviews, because, although I buy my fair share of toys, I'm a book-lover at heart. Every year I hope that they will provide me with perfect additions to kids' bookshelves. Every year, I'm disappointed.
If you're feeling stressed, take heart: What you eat and smell may help you de-stress. Arm yourself with these soothing scents and tasty foods to cope when you are stressed.
Parents who could never cooperate while married often find that the holiday season throws them back into the same kinds of arguments and stressful interactions that led to the divorce.
As glittering decorations, twinkling lights and snow-and-ice displays roll out for the holidays, sparkling wines also add warm, fuzzy -- and, of course, fizzy -- feelings to the season. Here is a quick pre-season primer on what's out there for all bubbly budgets.
Holiday blues unsettle us more than other times of sadness because they contrast with the spirit of benevolence and joy that we associate with the holidays.
What's a flu-fearing, germ-wary, over-worked and exhausted person supposed to do during the holiday (read: flu) season? Keeping up with the spirit of the holidays and partying it up in style while maintaining good health can be a challenge, but it's possible to do it all.
On the whole, working in fashion is a great gig. However, when the holidays roll around, one major drawback raises its ugly head. At this time of year, we start to hear the dreaded refrain: "You are impossible to buy for!"
If you eat between midnight and six, the calories don't count. They're still there somewhere, but your body just says, "Eh, we'll let this one go. We're too tired to count right now." Voila!
You can't do anything to change what your difficult relatives are going to do; you can only change yourself. Also, in many situations, people behave in a difficult way in reaction to something else.
It used to be all so simple, back when airfares changed so infrequently that airlines actually printed them on their schedules. Now, with airfares changing literally by the second and an alphabet soup of different offers, finding the "best" deal is a challenge. This step-by-step guide will get you ready for takeoff.
A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas is not as aggressively bad as the first sequel, but mere mediocrity is not something to aspire to.
In the spirit of encouraging new behaviors, here are some suggestions to help the adults in families ease the stresses on their children and themselves during the holidays.