holiday

  • Busted: 5 of the biggest holiday myths

    BPT Holiday fantasies are not just for children. It turns out grownups actually celebrate the holidays living by their own set of myths, and they probably don’t even know it. If all the holiday prep and bustle is giving your inner Grinch a migraine, you may find yourself in...
  • BBB Tips for Holiday Shopping

    Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Consumers and businesses nationwide are gearing up as the holiday season is right around the corner. With orders to fill and presents to buy, it can be extremely stressful to try and checkoff everything on your list. When shopping for the holidays,...
  • LET’S MAKE MEMORIAL DAY MORE THAN JUST A Three Day Holiday

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Let’s first review the history of how this holiday came to be what it is today: a three-day holiday (Saturday-Sunday-Monday). The Federal Government, during 1971, gave its federal government employees this three-day holiday which includes and celebrates the last Monday during the month of May...
  • BBB Tips for Holiday Gift Returns

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Once the season of giving ends, a new one begins: the season of returns! Needing to return a holiday gift at some point is almost inevitable – according to National Retail Federation (NRF) data, “nearly two-thirds of holiday shoppers made at least...
  • Toys to Avoid this Holiday Season

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers top tips to keep your child’s eyes safe SAN FRANCISCO — Some of the hottest toys this year may not be the best gift for your child. About a quarter of a million children are seen in hospital emergency departments in the U.S....
  • Don’t Let a Holiday Family Visit Become a Holiday Disaster

    American Counseling Association During the holiday season, advertisers and the media are constantly portraying families as all having these perfectly wonderful, caring and loving relationships. Unfortunately, for most of us, our families are probably less than perfect. When it comes to holiday gatherings with our families, there’s always the...
  • Holiday Guesting 101

    Family Features If you manage to avoid hosting duties this holiday season, you may be dodging some of the hardest work, but remember that being a good guest goes beyond arriving on time and taking your shoes off at the door. This holiday season, ensure your host gets to...
  • Healthy eating at holiday parties? It’s possible

    BPT The holidays bring a lot of temptations from every direction if dieting or watching your weight. Holiday parties and get-togethers can be a healthful-eating challenge. Caught up in conversation among friends and family, surrounded by tasty food and drinks, it’s easy to lose track of what and how...
  • Holiday Depression Can Be a Very Real Problem

    American Counseling Association While the holiday season is a happy and joyful time for most people, it can also be a time of sadness and depression for many.  In most cases, overcoming seasonal depression is a simple process, but in some cases, it can be a serious problem. According...