All Articles Tagged "holiday"

Did We Really Drop That Much? The Lowdown On 2014 Holiday Spending

December 24th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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This time of year brings in some serious cash to stores as tons of us go into debt for the perfect gift. And then there are things like holiday decorations—both in and out of the house—that require our attention. Do you happen to have a calculator handy? This stuff can add up quickly. Here’s the lowdown on our spending habits this year.

Hurry Up, There’s Still Time! 9 Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Tips

December 22nd, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Have you finished all of your holiday shopping? With only a couple days left before Christmas, one can only imagine the number of people who are going to flood stores in hopes of finding a few leftover items they can give a loved one. While there’s nothing wrong with waiting until the last minute, it does come with its own headaches and problems. Here are some tips that will hopefully help you on your journey to a happy holiday.

African Pride: Celebrities Who Celebrate Kwanzaa

December 19th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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What are you doing the day after Christmas? If you’re like these celebrities who celebrate Kwanzaa, you’ll be lighting the kinara and celebrating in style!

How To Apply Workplace Professionalism To Stressful Holiday Situations

December 16th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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If the holidays are supposed to be a wonderful time of year, why do folks test your patience? Have you ever been shopping and experienced the most ugly of attitudes? Instead of getting caught up in nonsense, make the decision to keep your calm and continue with your endeavors. Here are some tips on how to apply your professionalism to stressful holiday situations.

Stay Merry This Season: 10 Practical Tips To Stay Safe & Happy During Holiday Travels

December 16th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Do you have plans to travel for the holidays? If so, you won’t be alone as AAA estimates 98.6 million Americans will pack their bags and get away by year’s end. Whether you have plans to travel by air or load up your car, it’s important to do what’s necessary in order to keep you and your family safe.

Stop Stressing Yourself Out: 9 Things To Say No To This Holiday

December 12th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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As amazing as the holidays can be, there’s always that dark cloud that hovers over the happiness of the season. Perhaps this is why so many people feel depressed or inadequate. It’s time to take charge and put an end to the criticism that comes from both yourself and others. Here are some things you need to say no to this holiday.

10 Life Lessons To Teach Your Children During The Holidays

December 11th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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The winter holidays are the perfect time to teach our children about the importance of finances and the act of giving. Sure their lives are clouded with images of big presents, Santa Claus and time away from school, but there still remains a lesson to be learned. Here are some important life lessons to teach your kids during the holiday season.

Get In The Holiday Spirit! 10 High Grossing Christmas Movies

December 10th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Rankin Bass Productions 1964

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rankin/Bass Productions, 1964)

Are you excited for the upcoming holidays? It’s a wonderful time of year with exciting decorations and much needed time with your family. Hopefully you can steal a moment away from your shopping endeavors to kick back and relax. Those looking for a fun night in with the family should take a look at these popular Christmas movies.

10 Holiday Office Party Games

December 8th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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This time of year in the office can get really boring with folks taking off on vacation and decreasing workloads. Hopefully your company is doing something celebratory. Yes corporate luncheons are nice, but what about having some real fun? Here are some holiday office party games worth a look.

May the games be ever in your favor.

10 Ways To Support Local Businesses This Holiday

December 8th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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By now, most of us are on a mission to get the perfect holiday gift and decorations to fulfill our needs. As frantic as things may get, it’s important not to forget about those small businesses in your neighborhood who could use the sales. Sure bigger stores will entice you to shop with the promises of good deals, but there’s nothing like supporting your local vendor.