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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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Australian, New Zealand stocks edge lower amid holidays in Asia
Trading was off to a quiet start for Asian equities on Monday with Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan markets all closed for holidays. Australia's ASX 200 XJO, -0.26% was down 0.3% on early weakness in financials. The market was expected to have ...


Are there too many made-up holidays?
Have you noticed that every week now brings a special day, which some people now call "made-up holidays?" And it seems that this time of year -- the fall season -- brings more made-up holidays than any other. It was fun for a while: A free drink or ...
Deal day Thursday! National Pepperoni Pizza Day is also Free Queso Day and Free Sushi DayUSA TODAY

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New York Post

Neighbors broke agreement, continued construction on Jewish holidays: suit
New York Post
An Upper East Side man is suing his neighbors for not stopping construction during the Jewish holidays, according to a Manhattan. Jacques Blinbaum, who lives at 114 E. 78th St., claims in his Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit that he signed a contract in ...

Heaven scent: 10 holidays you will remember forever
Nothing quite prepares you for the olfactory shock of arriving in India. Thirty years later, I still remember the first time I landed and the plane door opened. Back then, there were no bridges directly into the terminal and I remember being hit by a ...

Edmond Sun

US Postal Service hiring for holidays in city area
Edmond Sun
OKLAHOMA CITY — On Thursday Sept. 27, USPS will be hosting a Job Fair at the Oklahoma City Processing & Distribution Center, located at 4025 W Reno Ave. Applications will be accepted for a variety of holiday temporary jobs in the Oklahoma City and ...

CBS News

Retailers are hiring for the holidays, but are there enough workers?
The help wanted signs for seasonal jobs are out, but finding enough workers may be more difficult for the nation's biggest retailers in an increasingly tight labor market. With unemployment under 4 percent, there is little slack in the job market ...
Holiday hiring is set to hit a multiyear high in 2018 - CBS NewsCBS News

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Disney Dorks (blog)

Joy Through the World! Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort Return Nov. 8
Disney Dorks (blog)
Before we know it the Halloween decorations will vanish just as quickly as they materialized. Starting November 8, you will be able to celebrate all the holiday magic at Walt Disney World Resort and this my most favorite time of the year begins!

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The News Tribune

Retailers offering perks to attract seasonal workers for the holidays
The News Tribune
Amid low unemployment in the area and a major entry-level job fair coming up in Tacoma, retailers needing seasonal help are offering perks that include in-store discounts and enticements to lure workers. Here's a roundup: ▫ Gap: The clothing retailer ...

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The Steubenville Herald-Star

'Boatsie's' Boxes' help make holidays bright for soldiers
The Steubenville Herald-Star
Gail “Boatsie” Van Vranken and the “Boatsie's Boxes” program are beginning their 15th-annual campaign to send stockings to soldiers. Stockings now are available to those wishing to fill them with holiday items and surprises and return them for ...

Wall Street Journal

Holidays Gifts May Escape Tariffs, but Retailers Won't
Wall Street Journal
“Most large retailers already have landed most of their holiday goods by the first of October,” said Chris Sultemeier, former executive vice president of logistics for Walmart, who left the world's largest retailer last year. He said the tariffs will ...

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