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Hard to Buy Holiday Gifts

There are likely some names on your list that don’t fit into a predefined group of friends or family. Here are some ideas for gifts to give this holiday season.

 
By: Amy Nicole

After writing down all the holiday shopping you need to do this holiday season, there are likely some names on your list that don’t fit into a predefined group of friends or family. Your kids’ teachers and coaches; your boss and colleagues; babysitters or nannies; mail carriers; and even your hairdresser are all people who deserve a little something extra around the holidays for making your …

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Thanksgiving Focus Phrases That Work

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

As we approach Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season, we hopefully find our hearts opening, eager to share in uplifting feelings.

By: William Gladstone, Richard Greninger, and John Selby

As we approach Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season, we hopefully find our hearts opening, eager to share in uplifting feelings like gratitude, inner harmony and joyful relating. During this time of year we can realize that true happiness comes not from possessions and accomplishments but from inner feelings of compassion, thankfulness and belonging to a greater community of family, friends, and world sharing.

But …

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12 Days and 12 Facts for This Holiday Season

Christmas Decoration

Christmas Decoration

‘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 …

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Fire Prevention Tips for the Holidays

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Open flames from candles, lighters or matches can quickly ignite a dry tree. Keep natural Christmas trees watered! Neglected trees dry quickly and become a fire hazard.

By: Natasha Morgan

The holiday season can be a joyous time of the year but Christmas lights, open-flame candles and cooking adds increased risk of a fire in our homes. Visiting family and friends bring excitement and much hustle and bustle and  alcohol flows more freely causing us to be less vigilant.

Before the celebrations are in full swing, review these fire prevention tips and keep your loved ones safe:

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