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.
Last weekend's snow storm made me realize a few things: I love electricity, I bake when I'm bored and it's time to set up the bar for those unexpected guests that seem to always show up when there's no wine, no vodka and no regular Coke. So. Freaking. Awesome.
It's like clockwork at this time of year, the leaves turn, the air starts to chill - and with the first signs of red and green I start to breakout in a cold sweat. But given my job working with ShopStyle.co.uk I do actually have some tricks up my sleeve. So I'll share a few secrets to help you make it through the festive period...
Ironically at this time of year and in the name of Jesus Christ, folks who otherwise point fingers seem to drop the accusations and pick up their check books.
I don't know whether it is because autumn is the first brush with a chill in the air for months, but it feels like autumn is for couples. It's for kicking up golden leaves while walking in the park arm-in-arm and adjusting each other's woolly hats.
"You should always eat before because you never know what's going to be served. You should try to avoid sauces because they usually have cream and butter. You should also avoid doughy items like pretzels."