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Sorry, No Christmas Tree Here

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by Harriet Gross Hanukkah is NOT the "Jewish Christmas" The most-anticipated time of the year is approaching so quickly, we can hardly keep up with grabbing the gifts we want to give from the eagerness of shops to be rid of them! Just kidding, of course.  I’ve long given up the idea that

Healthy Halloween Veggie Skeleton

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Fun, healthy option for your next Halloween party!  This colorful skeleton will brighten up any buffet table - and it's super easy, fast and cute! Start by chopping up some of your favorite veggies. The recipe below includes those I like to use, but mix it up if you like!

Who knows the original name of Memorial Day?

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Did you know Memorial Day wasn't always called Memorial Day? Americans honor the soldiers who gave their lives in military service each year on Memorial Day, observed each year on the last Monday in May. The original name for this solemn holiday was Declaration Day. General John Logan first declared this observance

Mother’s Day Got You Down?

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Author: Leslie Farin I have a confession to make – I am dreading Mother’s Day this year. I have marvelous memories of past Mother’s Day celebrations, but this time the holiday will be different. This year I am motherless. Both my mother and my mother-in-law, two of the most wonderful people

7 Ways to Boost Your Energy During Holiday Time

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by Ellen Blake   It’s not usual to run out of juice by mid-December Between buying gifts and decor, holiday parties, cooking and cleaning, do you find yourself with holiday fatigue early on in December? An American Psychological Association survey found nearly two-thirds of participants said they sometimes, or often, feel fatigued during

Finding Joy in Our (Im)perfect Holidays

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by Marlene Caraballo The holiday season is here and along with the excitement comes anxiety, stress and the self-inflicted pressure to make everything perfect. We run around like maniacs trying to orchestrate the perfect holiday. We drive ourselves crazy with preparations –searching for the perfect gifts, hunting for the .perfect decorations, and