How is it that we so easily deny ourselves kindnesses and pleasures because we underrate the value of the occasion, or our own value? I've caught myself buying such tiny treats as scented soaps, and then storing them in the closet for when guests arrive. Why do I hesitate to give myself the pleasure?
I've had at least three relationships break up right before Christmas, so for those of you heading into the holidays à deux, take this quiz to see if your relationship will survive.
Like Scrooge himself, I need to go back in time in order to understand my appreciation of the story. Long before cell phones, Buffy and fully receded hairlines, I once played Tiny Tim in a touring production of the show with Theatre New Brunswick.
For architects, Christmas is that special time of the year when even they can afford to stop being rational for a while and indulge into some festive ...
Are your family gatherings like Norman Rockwell paintings or Picasso portraits? If they're the latter, you may find these tips helpful.
We've made it through Thanksgiving, and as we approach the meat of the holiday season (hopefully not with tighter jeans), there are still plenty of temptations to come. Here are some tips to stay the course and come out ahead.
Well, the most awkward time of the year is upon us and 'tis the season of taking family photos. So, we here at AFP wanted to pass along our knowledge to help you and your family create a memorable and cringe-worthy holiday photo.
Do you get overwhelmed and irritated by all the dieting articles during the holidays? Most people do. This year try a different approach.
What started as a regular holiday season for me ended up being the worst time of my life. After nearly three days of not knowing where my daughter's plane was and whether or not she was alive, I found out, on Christmas Day, that she had in fact, died.
Don't get overwhelmed with too many recipes when it comes to your holiday cooking this year. You may be deciding whether to stick with tradition, or just go with what is easiest and quickest to prepare. Why not go with some simple, healthy options, even if it means breaking a tradition or two?
It seems to happen every year -- no matter what we budget, many of us get caught up in the holiday spirit and end up spending more money than we can really afford to.
While others have a team of helpers -- flying reindeer, magical elves, Mrs. Claus -- you're generally running solo on your seasonal to-dos. To ensure you don't miss the small stuff, (the joys of the season, that is), I streamlined a holiday checklist for you.
I cannot count, nor can I even begin to remember the number of hangovers I've had in the near-twenty years of imbibing I've enjoyed as an adult -- most of which I've hazarded as a bar owner.
At one time in our lives, all of us have uttered the words "I am so stressed out." It is not healthy to have an abundance of stress in your life. In fact, constant stress may cause a negative effect on nearly all of the major systems in our bodies, creating a very long list of potential health issues.
How many times have you made a quick stop by the grocery store for a couple of simple items like milk and bread, only to wander out in a daze almost an hour later with an entire basket full of random items?