A daunting shopping list, annoying music at full volume, crowds of people walking with their heads down texting...welcome to the fresh hell that is holiday shopping. The stress of shopping can make even the most festive, patient person want to start throwing elbows, but some of the trauma can be curbed with these five tips.
Fashionistas and beauty buffs can be surprisingly easy to buy for. Give them the latest nail polish, wardrobe staple, bold eyeshadow, or funky accessory, and they will melt like lipstick on a hot summer day. If you really want to impress the fashion and beauty lovers in your life, upgrade your holiday gifts to these new takes on old classics.
The holidays, above all, are a time for families and friends to come together. It's important not to shield a child with a disability from his or her extended family. Family members need to understand the challenges we face, as well as the blessings we enjoy, as parents of kids with disabilities.
Last Christmas, my best friend's spouse bought her a pair of furry, leopard panties -- size XXL. He's never lived it down. But even that unfortunate purchase is eclipsed by a gift one of my clients received from her mate: a pair of nose-hair clippers, sent, with love, from "The Nose Hair Fairy." For many couples, gift-giving is a minefield of potential conflict.
We just saw a cartoon on Facebook of a man posting a "Happy Holidays" sign, and another man looking up and yelling, "I'm sick of all this political correctness! Can we just call it what it is?" How do we celebrate the spirit of giving without being part of the hyper-consumption that makes us feel uneasy?
The holidays are approaching and there's that one person on our list for whom we have no idea what to give. It's a common problem that is usually resolved with the purchase of a gift card from a local retailer. Now there's a new kind of gift card with a rather unique offer: an understanding of one's own microbiome.
We've already presented the best holiday light displays of 2012 and now we're serving up the most popular Hanukkah videos ever to hit YouTube!
A war on worshiping consumerism in the sacred halls of Wal-Mart, Target, and Best Buy while the world is swallowed up in the darkness of not having enough food to eat - sign me up!
I am a member of the tribe -- a.k.a. a Jew. Which means that while December is afloat in all things jingle bell and merry ho ho's, my kids and I are not able to revel in all its glory without feeling guilty that we're forfeiting our religion for another, if only for a month.
Usually when we speak of Hanukkah Gelt, we are referring to those gold wrapped chocolate coins that everyone loves this time of year. These cookies are shaped like those chocolates, except the gold is on the inside in the form of extra virgin olive oil.
It's often said that New Year's Eve is for amateurs. To that end, there are some obvious destinations that any joker could tell you will be "fun" on New Year's Eve. Steer clear of the obvious.
Though I can't speak for the other guys he claimed to be our allies in the war on Christmas, I'm going to explain to Bill why gays aren't at war with the holiday season at all. In fact, I'm about to tell him how gays make the holiday season better.
Having hosted a fete or two here, you quickly learn that it's all about the approach and execution. If you're playing host this holiday season, fear not. You can look like a pro in the process.
Christians need to put the real baby Jesus in front of their churches this Christmas and truly see child poverty for the offense to God it is and always has been.
It is important to me that I share topics with you that I think are relevant. Since this is the BIG gift giving time for parents, it occurs to me that I have been the recipient of a variety of humorous and many wonderful gifts as a teacher over the years.
Light illuminates worlds. The Hanukkah candles are meant to illuminate that which we would wish to celebrate as real in our world.