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5 Ways to Find Rest This Holiday

With all the holiday activity that comes with this season knocking on our door—what’s a person to do?  I challenge you to take the road less traveled.

By:  Renée Peterson Trudeau

Does the thought of hanging Christmas lights and attending holiday work parties make you want to grab your sleeping bag and run for the nearest cave? 2013 has been intense for many of us.  We felt overscheduled, overworked and we rarely got the chance to unplug.  We navigated big career and life transitions—and had little time to integrate these changes.  Frankly, we’re exhausted. We’re ready for rest. Not …

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4 Fun Holiday Activities for You & Your Grandchildren


Whether you all wear matching holiday sweaters or laugh while hanging out by the Christmas tree, photos of your grandkids will be cherished for years to come.

By: Rose Washington

Whether your precious grandchildren are toddlers or young adults, spending the holidays together creates sweet, unforgettable memories. Make this holiday one to remember and create fond family memories with the following fun activities.

Go On an Adventure
There’s nothing like a little adventure and a road trip to bond you and your grandchildren. For younger kids, enjoy a holiday train display, eat breakfast with Santa or sample sweet …

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12 Days and 12 Facts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Don’t forget to tip well this season — etiquette coaches will tell you that means no less than 18%.

Ever catch yourself saying “I Used to Know That” ?

Each holiday season brings another round of cocktail parties, family get-togethers, and corporate gatherings — and invariably, lots of small talk. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when discussing politics, literature, and other intellectual “stuff,” especially when what is thought to be general knowledge is often long-forgotten.

Here we’ve cherry-picked twelve fun facts for the holiday season — one for every day of Christmas (or whatever …

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