Tag Archives: holidays

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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Sears, Kmart to close 100-120 stores

Two days after Christmas and lackluster holiday sales are being blamed for the decision by Sears Holding Group, the corporate owners of Sears and Kmart stores, to close 100-120 stores in the coming year. Chief Executive Officer Lou D’Ambrosio said … 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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Turning seasonal work into full-time employment

Tis the season! Time to drink hot chocolate, eat fruitcake, shop for presents and – for those still struggling to find employment in this tough economy – time to fill out seasonal job applications. Many companies are hiring associates to … Continue reading

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