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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - How to Tap in to the Holiday Publicity Bonanza

If your product or service can be given as a gift, a publicitywindfall awaits at the end of the year - but you need to startworking in June. Each December, media outlets cover the newest,the hottest and the most unusual Holiday gifts. The reportersassigned to develop these pieces typically depend on two sourcesof information:

50 Ways to Acknowledge Your Employees Before and After Labor Day

For most people, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer, back to school, and another long weekend. Deep down however, when we stop for a moment and reflect as we often do on bank holidays, we all know that Labor Day is, in reality, meant to signify a time to recognize the achievement, struggle and determination of the working man and woman.

Quick and Easy Holiday Decorating

You're tired. You've worked hard all week. Suddenly, the kids shout gleefully... "let's decorate!" ... in anticipation of the coming holiday. The "let's not" is miraculously not permitted to escape your lips. Instead you take a deep breath while you wonder about how this decorating could become an easier and more fun-filled activity.

Ten Tips for a Real Holiday Season

Holidays and the start of a new year inevitably make us think about how we can improve ourselves, and have the life we want in the future. We make resolutions - I must lose weight, I will save more money - and then lose our way. That's because we aren't matching our resolutions with who we are inside. We're more likely to succeed if we work on discovering our inner, Real selves, appreciate who we already are, and then take a chance on custom-made changes, not one-size-fit all resolutions. Here are ten tips for making the new year better in a Real way.

The Holiday Shopping Experience - Rewarding or Traumatic?

Picture this scenario! It?s December 24th, the day of Christmas Eve. On this day you should be relaxing, enjoying time with family and thinking of all the precious memories you have created throughout the year.

Making Time to Write this Holiday Season

As the countdown to Christmas day continues, most everyone is naturally all wrapped up in preparing for the big day (and the eve of the big day and the day after the big day?).

10 Tips for More Meaningful Holidays

No matter how many lists you make, cards you send, gifts you buy, or packages you wrap, there will be things you intended to do this holiday season that won't get done. If you do manage to get everything done, but you're too tired to enjoy the season, everyone suffers.

10 Steps to a Relaxing Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! Family, friends, good food ? and no presents to buy. To make it your best holiday ever, consider these organizing tips:

Going Solo on Valentines Day: Advice For Singles

The stores are decorated in candy hearts, flowers and bears. Every TV or radio commercial reminds you that it?s time to remember your sweetheart on this special day for lovers. Your feelings range from sadness, to revulsion to anger. What?s a single person to do? The following suggestions are designed to both answer that question and to help you have a good day after all, while working to make it your last solo one.

Tips For Singles on Surviving (And Enjoying) The Holidays

Here you are, facing the holiday season alone. Have you been thinking about?

Hassle-Free Holiday Baking: 6 Easy Days to Perfect Christmas Cookies

Like many people, I love the idea of making a large assortment of Christmas cookies during the holidays, but I find it difficult to find the time to get it done. As a working mother, cookbook author and webmaster of ( ), I am a very busy woman, but baking Christmas cookies every year is a must. Over the past few years, out of frustration and necessity, I have developed a system for organizing my Christmas baking. This system allows me to make a large variety of holiday treats without taking too much time out of my busy schedule. By dividing the tasks up into 6 days, I can spend a couple hours each day getting this done, and on the 7th day, relax and enjoy giving and eating some delicious Christmas cookies. After all, God rested on the 7th day! You don?t even have to do this on 6 consecutive days. Most of the steps can be done days and even weeks in advance, giving you a great head start on your holidays.

Taking Back Christmas

John Grisham wrote a book called SKIPPING CHRISTMAS. reports: ?John Grisham turns a satirical eye on the overblown ritual of the festive holiday season, and the result is Skipping Christmas, a modest but funny novel about the tyranny of December 25...."

Top 25 Thanksgiving Quotations

"It is therefore recommended ... to set apart Thursday the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor ..." -- Samuel Adams, father of the American Revolution on November 1, 1777 (adopted by the 13 states as the first official Thanksgiving Proclamation)

Decorate for Thanksgiving

Years of having to make do have turned me into a?"There must be someway I can do this cheaper type person."

Strategies for Surviving Holiday Dinners, Family Events and Other War Zones

No matter how well we may have weathered our basic training, nothing can fully prepare us for the front lines of family gatherings. We?re in the thick of it, dodging live ammunition, and fighting the urge to return to our old, reliable patterns that helped us to survive while we were growing up. We may have mastered our relationship skills in one-on-one relationships. We may have improved our romantic relationships, our professional relationships and our friendships. And we may have even improved our family relationships?one family member at a time. But when we?re sitting around the holiday dinner table or socializing at a wedding reception with our entire family, it?s an entirely different experience.

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Holidays on Hold in Bond Market Defying Usual August Slowdown
Beaches are far from the minds of many company treasurers this summer as they focus instead on crowding into bond markets, as rising Fed rates and explosive White House politics inject refinancing plans with a sense of urgency. With those risks looming ...

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Trump defends Confederate statues: Here are 1500 symbols of the Confederacy in the US
The list, which was created last year, includes 10 major military bases and nine state holidays or observances. Other symbols, scattered across the United States, include everything from flags to highways, parks, bridges, lakes and state holidays. The ...
Citing 'safety and security,' Pugh has Baltimore Confederate monuments taken downBaltimore Sun

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The Courier-Journal

Kentucky is 1 of 4 states that observe Confederate Memorial Day – but not everyone agrees
The Courier-Journal
But in the wake of a violent white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, some Kentucky legislators are pushing back against the state's two Confederate-based holidays and aiming to remove them from Kentucky statutes. State Rep.

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Israel-Bashers Target Jews on Their Holidays
When it comes to Israel and/or Jews, their opponents frequently do not even honor the idea of respecting their holidays. On the contrary, rather than let them observe in peace, anti-Semites and anti-Israel activists frequently target Jews on those days.

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Monuments, schools and holidays: 1500 symbols of the Confederacy in the US
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Centered in the Deep South but stretching from California to Massachusetts, roughly 1,500 Confederate symbols still exist on public land more than 150 years after the conclusion of the Civil War. Roughly half of those symbols -- 718 ...

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ComEd Will Be Rialto Theatre's Home For The Holidays Presenting Sponsor
JOLIET, IL - With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, Rialto Square Theatre officials have lined up their presenting sponsor for the 2017 Home for the Holidays festival. It's ComEd. This year's event begins on Nov. 13 and continues through ...
ComEd Sponsors Rialto's “Home For The Holidays1340 WJOL

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New York Times

Europe's Leaders Curtail Summer Holidays in Light of Crises
New York Times
But others, perhaps more mindful of the negative optics of frolicking as crises loom, have left the long beach holidays of yore to quiver like mirages in the Mediterranean sun. Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected president of France, who is already ...

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Haunts the Holidays
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Haunts the Holidays. 12:00 PM, Wednesday, 8/16/2017. By: Ron Camacho. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to the road for the 2017 edition of “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” tour, bringing grand, holiday themed music to more ...
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces Greensboro Tour DateWFMY News 2

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City To Install Crosses And Flags For Veterans Holidays
The City of Summerville is planning to install Military Appreciation Crosses and Flags for Summerville's living, active, retired, honorably discharged, deceased, and killed in action military personnel. There will not be a charge for those veterans who ...

The Yucatan Times

Nine tourists die in Playa del Carmen during holidays
The Yucatan Times
All deaths were due to natural causes except a Russian man who drowned in a cenote…. PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Nine vacationers died in this destination during the holiday season, all due to natural causes except a Russian man who drowned while scuba ...

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