Maybe you can’t afford to buy your special Valentine a yacht or a trip to Hawaii, but you can use your imagination to delight your honey with something that shows how much you care.
Why not surprise your sweetheart with a gift that’s as unique as your relationship?
We start the New Year with high hopes, but by Valentine’s Day, we’ve likely given up on most of our aspirations for the next 12 months and fallen back into our old ways.
Resolve to make 2014 the year that you actually carry out your New Year’s resolutions! Here are a few favorites and how to make them come true.
If you’re a parent who’s been laid off at work and can barely pay this month’s rent, much less buy presents, the holiday may look pretty bleak.
It’s easy to feel stressed out and overwhelmed by the demands of the holiday season, so it’s no wonder that some of us suffer from crippling depression during this time of the year. Here are a few ways to fight off the holiday blues.
After all, ‘tis not only the season to be jolly but a time that’s deeply nostalgic and sentimental for many.
Those of us with happy childhood memories of big family Christmas gatherings filled with food and laughter may dread next week if it isn’t likely to match up to previous years.
But change doesn’t have to be bad and just because you can’t celebrate the way you used to, Christmas doesn’t have to be a lost cause.
If you’ve been entertaining the idea of entertaining this season, here are some hints for tossing a bash that your guests won’t forget.
Here are four of the most popular types of parties that happen this time of year, and how to throw one of your own.
Remember—the point of a good party is having fun, so don’t sweat the details too much!
This month-long orgy of self-indulgence can leave us with regrets—and too-tight clothes—come January.
If you’d like to be able to make New Year’s resolutions for 2014 that don’t involve starving yourself or joining a gym, here are some things you can do now to keep those pounds from piling on.
Alas, toy guns aren’t the only dangerous playthings being marketed to kids these days.
Some toys are dangerous to children’s health and safety, while others encourage values that parents may not want to reinforce.
Here our dirty dozen toys, the ones responsible parents won’t be buying this Christmas.
This year, why not do something that could really make a change in the lives of others?
Teaching your children about helping those less fortunate can set an example they’ll follow all their lives.
Here are a few ways you can bring joy to the world this holiday.
While this should be an occasion for enjoying the company of your co-workers, too often the office party turns into an embarrassment that haunts some employees well into the next year.
Here are some common gaffes to avoid.
That means you have to make the most of your shopping time—shop fast and shop smart.
Whether you’re a power shopper who thrills to the hunt, happily prowling the malls and discount stores, or the more laid-back type who prefers shopping online and having everything delivered, there are ways you can make this year’s task easier.
In olden days, like a few years ago, you had to run from one store to another in search of the lowest prices and best deals, but now you can comparison shop right from your smartphone, provide you have the right apps. Here are a few that can help you save money on gifts as well as all the goodies you need to put together a holiday party or family feast.
In olden days, Black Friday shopping meant getting up at dawn and rushing from one store to another in search of bargains.
Nowadays, technology has made finding the best deals on Black Friday easier than ever, provided you do a little homework.
Unfortunately, some of us have to cook, whether we want to or not. Thanksgiving is the one day of the year when even novice cooks are expected to put a multi-course meal on the table, and every dish has to be perfect. Not all of us have traditional recipes that have been passed down from one generation to the next, but we do have ways to find new recipes that are equally delicious.
If this is your first year trying to pull together a turkey day feast, or if you’re just in the mood to try new dishes, you can compile everything you need to know on your smartphone or tablet. There are apps that let you shop for your ingredients, defrost and cook your turkey, plus put together a tasty array of side dishes. Here are some of the best apps for cooking a great Thanksgiving dinner.
According to the calculations, there is only 44 days left in 2013!
That means there’s only 37 days of shopping left before Christmas.
Depending on where you are with your goals, passion and desires, this could be great news or enough to send you into a panic.
The thought of the holidays approaching means different things to us all.
For some it is about celebrating a religious practice, for others it is all about the decorations. But for many, the holidays are synonymous with family turmoil, burn out and dread. The stress surrounding family visits and feuds are enough to make many wish they could have the joy the season brings without the headache.
year’s 2013 Cyber Monday is set to rake in more than $1 billion.
There's just something about sitting at
home in your pajamas after a long weekend of binge eating and jolly family fun and shopping from your
living room couch.
The online shopping phenomenon has been gaining speed as more and more people turn to the Internet
to do the majority of their holiday shopping. But online shopping sprees that promise mega discounts can
be more confusing than brick-and-mortar sales. Here are some tips to follow to keep from being virtually
trampled, and make out like a bandit.
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Living in the United Kingdom, canned pumpkin is seen as “exotic,” Kraft Stove Top stuffing has to be replaced by either the real, homemade stuff or boxes of inferior dried stuffing mix, and all the turkeys are spoken for until Christmas. Such is life when you’re trying to celebrate Thanksgiving in a country that, well, doesn’t.
But this year, I’ve decided to have a different attitude about Thanksgiving.
It’s already less than 100 shopping days until Christmas.
While this is supposed to be a joyful time of year, it can also be one of the most stressful.
Economics have not been at the greatest strength over the last five years and nothing is more trying than having to add a large extra expense into your budget.
While the deadline for scrimping and saving of a year’s time has passed, there are things you can do now to make the headache of Christmas shopping a little less throbbing, as well as things you can plan for next year to allow smooth sailing and less of a financial crunch come Christmas 2014.
After all, we all need some time to unwind and relax.
But what happens after that long awaited vacation?
We need to get back to work, that’s what!
Usually, two or three days before we come back to work, after a long break, we start to feel our tension and stress levels increase.
Going back to work after our vacation suddenly feels like a gargantuan effort.
To make things worse, it affects our last vacations days and buries many of our recently collected happy memories…ever feel like the vacation just blurred by?
So, you've got your two weeks booked and have negotiated the perfect destination with your family.
Whether you're headed to the beach to relax, to the city to enjoy some urban life, or to some exotic locale, there is one thing you can do to get the most out of your vacation.
Yes, you could reach for a guidebook. Lonely Planet, Frommers, Rough Guides, Rick Steves...they all have their merits but you're learning about all the same sites that everyone else is learning about. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's a great place to start, but you can go further – go beyond the guidebook!
Social media is not just for communicating with friends; you can find great deals at some of the most popular stores across the country.
Let's take a look at some of the most popular social media sites and see how they can help save some of your hard earned cash.