Posts tagged "holidays"

10 Reasons Why Valentine’s Day Is Awesome And You Should Celebrate It

Despite my consistent general mood of cynicism and constant mild frustration with humanity, I happen to be a person who’s enthusiastic about all holidays, even the “Hallmark” holidays. Which means that I love Valentine’s Day, and now that it’s just around the corner, I’m going to try to make an argument for why you should…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 3, 2015

Awesomely Affordable: 12 New Year’s Dresses Under $100

Whether you're being dragged out on the town this New Year's when you'd rather be on the couch or are hosting a big bash, it's good fashion karma (that's a thing right?) to ring in 2015 in an outfit you love. Click through for 12 budget-friendly New Year's dresses...
By: Claire Hannum / December 26, 2014

Watch This Son Give His Parents The Ultimate Christmas Surprise

Joe Riquelme found so much success with his iPhone app Videoshop that he was able to give his parents an extra special Christmas gift this year. Watch their teary reactions when they find out he paid off their mortgage -- then at least give your parents a hug or something. [Gawker]…
By: Claire Hannum / December 26, 2014

I Did My Christmas Shopping Early This Year And It Was Awesome

A few months ago, I decided on a whim that I would get my holiday shopping done early, and I'm so glad I did. I tend to be somewhat of a last-minute gift shopper, and when the idea to shop early popped into my head…
By: Claire Hannum / December 25, 2014

On My First Christmas Without My Dad

When I headed back home to Michigan for the first Christmas since my dad's death, I didn't expect it to get difficult until the holiday actually arrived. Since I got here this weekend, my routine hasn't reflected anything he'd normally be a part of - I've been puttering around the house, out with high school…
By: Claire Hannum / December 25, 2014

Here’s What Everyone’s Really Thinking When You Bring A New Boyfriend Home For The Holidays

Ahh, the holidays. It's a time for extreme awkwardness, forced social interaction and perpetual lies regarding the status of your not-very-exciting life. But perhaps the most uncomfortable encounter of all is when your new boyfriend meets your parents for the first time. Will Mom approve? Will Dad make some kind of unnecessary comment about hi…
By: Katie Oldenburg / December 25, 2014

Your Last-Minute Being-Around-Kids Preparation Checklist

I’m gonna tell you some cute stories about my nephews! I got to Texas yesterday morning to visit my family for Christmas. I’ve got three nephews who are better than anyone else’s kids, ever, in every single way, especially in cuteness. The first thing my middle, four-year-old nephew did when I got in the car…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 24, 2014

Have No Shame: 13 Childish Habits We All Have At Christmastime

As "adult" as you may be, there's something about Christmas that turns back the clock, and transforms us all into non-creepy, non-wrinkly Benjamin Buttons. You're 29, trapped in a 10-year-old's body and that is totally 100% acceptable. It's OKAY to want to hear "The Chipmunk Song" and it's OKAY to snoop for presents. If you're…
By: Katie Oldenburg / December 24, 2014

Melancholy Christmas Songs To Wallow In This Holiday

When I'm feeling down, I like to distract myself with the happiest playlist I can find, but sometimes the only thing that helps is some miserable music to match your mood. If you feel like wallowing this holiday season, drown your sorrows in this melancholy Christmas playlist.
By: Claire Hannum / December 23, 2014

Make It Work: The Best & Worst Presents To Give At Your Office White Elephant Gift Exchange

The holiday season brings a wide swath of work-related traumas to endure: waiting for your holiday bonus, drinking too much weird tequila at your holiday party and making out with that dude from accounting, figuring out what to do when your boss gets you a present, but you’re empty-handed. But there is none as time-honored…
By: Megan Reynolds / December 22, 2014

7 Things That Will Happen When You’re Home For The Holidays

You get off the airplane and into the backseat of your dad's car and say to yourself, "Why the heck did I ever leave this place?" Everything is exactly how you remember it. Your childhood room is still stuffed with decorations from sophomore year of high school. A ratty desktop computer with dial up Internet, a…
By: Huffington Post Women / December 22, 2014

Who Knew Christmas Decorations Could Be Weaponized?

Want to hear a story about Christmas decorations that escalates very quickly? Then you’re in the right place, because we’re about to go down Bonkers Lane! In Ross Township, Pennsylvania, Fairley Road is a cul-de-sac with one house in the middle. The house in the middle of the cul-de-sac belongs to Bill Ansell, who,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 20, 2014

Listen To These Audiobooks On Your Flight Home For The Holidays

Now that "Serial" is over, what the hell are you going to listen to on your flight back to your family's house for the holidays? My flight from New York City to my mom's house is surprisingly quick, but it's just long enough for boredom to start creeping in if you don't come prepared with…
By: Claire Hannum / December 20, 2014

Christmas Crunk: 11 Cocktails To Inspire Holiday Cheer

Goodness knows the holidays can be stressful for a lot of reasons -- shopping, spending time with your family, travel, being needled into conversations you don’t want to have, attending parties when you’re an introvert and would really just like to stay home but you don’t want to insult your friends, and so on, and…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 19, 2014

10 Holiday Party Dresses Under $50

The window for finding a perfect holiday party dress is closing in as the season heads ramps up, but the good news is that last-minute shopping means last-minute sales! We've all spent a brutal amount of money on gifts and emotional eating this December, so if your wallet's in pain, take a peek at these…
By: Claire Hannum / December 17, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Vintage Lover

These vintage-inspired gifts are sure to delight that friend of yours with a hardcore nostalgia streak.
By: Claire Hannum / December 17, 2014

I Can’t Go To Your Holiday Party Because I’m An Introvert Who Has Better Things To Do

I can’t go to your holiday because I’m an introvert who has better things to do. You wouldn’t understand because you’re not an introvert. You’re probably an extrovert, or worse, a warm, emotionally-stable person who can relate to other people. I’m an introvert. Ask my life coach. He says I’m an introvert, which is what…
By: John DeVore / December 17, 2014

15 Awesome Board Games You Should Gift For The Holidays

With the holidays approaching, families and friends all around the world will be congregating in houses, apartments and cabins to eat, drink, and be merry. Inevitably, they’ll make their way to the living room and play a board game. Unfortunately, most of them will be playing things like Monopoly, Clue and Risk, but, even apart from the fact that…
By: Ask Men / December 16, 2014

Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Aspiring And Beginner Photographers

Do you know someone who’s always been really handy with a point-and-shoot camera, who wants to move up to DSLR but doesn’t know what to do first? I was that, once! Click through for all the basic supplies your loved one will need to get started doing DSLR photography.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 16, 2014
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