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Where do you get your stocking stuffers?

On Christmas morning, my little sister and I still get stockings from my mom. She also fills a stocking for my dad, who is almost 60. She can’t help herself, I guess. We get the usual: Oranges. Sometimes a pomegranate. … Continue reading

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New York Times goes inside Peeps factory

Today is Easter, a day filled with bunnies, fresh flowers and, of course, Peeps. Oh, those marshmallow goodies that pop up conveniently each spring and negate any diet progress you’ve made toward your New Year’s resolution. I love them. And … Continue reading

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Valentines Day spending, by the numbers

It’s Valentines Day, which means chocolates, flowers and some serious spending. The National Retail Foundation has compiled some data about the holiday of love: $126.03: The average amount of money a person celebrating the holiday will spend this year. $17.6 … Continue reading

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January big month for wedding-based businesses

It’s here: the month when all the newly engaged brides from the holiday season head out and begin planning their big days. Apparently, according to the Washington Post, January is huge for wedding-based businesses: “January has become the month-long equivalent … Continue reading

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How to regift, if you must

Sometimes, it happens. You either forget to go shopping in time for that holiday party or you realize you’ve never even used something you received last year and you don’t want to see it go to waste. Whatever the case, … Continue reading

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Gift ideas for the hard-to-shop-for people on your list

Around the holidays, the people in our lives tend to fall into two categories: those who are easy to shop for and those that are hard to shop for. For example, I can’t walk into a store without finding something … Continue reading

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Gift ideas that teachers will love

Many parents seem to feel a little extra pressure during the holiday season, not just because they’re busy fighting off the crowds during Black Friday for that special toy but because they’re trying to find that oh-so-elusive teacher’s gift. The … Continue reading

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I survived Black Friday, barely

The physical scars may have healed – my feet are no longer throbbing – but the feeling of utter disappointment and sadness still linger days after I participated in what can only be described as the chaos that was Black … Continue reading

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Office holiday party etiquette

As the holidays approach, one event seems to hang over people’s heads like a rain cloud: the office party. What do you wear? Do you drink? How do you avoid becoming “that person” who got drunk and ambushed the boss … Continue reading

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Next in line to open early on Black Friday: jcpenney

Retailer jcpenney may be taking the backlash against other mega-stores like Target and Wal-Mart to heart: the chain announced it will open at 4 a.m. on Black Friday, right around the time stores have opened in the past. Ever since … Continue reading

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