Holidays

Holidays like Christmas, Grandparents Day, Halloween and New Years offer opportunities to spend time with the people we care about most. In this section, we will discuss holiday ideas to bring you closer to your friends and family.

1 month ago

Secrets for Going from a Day to Evening Look Using Drugstore Makeup (VIDEO)

It’s amazing how just a few tweaks and several additional products can transform our makeup from a daytime look to a more glamorous Holiday look. And that’s exactly what we’ll be doing today using only drugstore makeup. One of the many fun…

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1 month ago

Don’t Deck the Halls (If You Don’t Want to)

If this December you are feeling anything but merry and bright, it’s perfectly okay. There is no requirement to be “in the spirit,” or peaceful or joyful. And by all means, if you don’t feel like it, don’t deck the halls or hang the stockings with care…

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1 month ago

Frequently Asked Holiday Dating Questions

Tis the season, so as an online dating coach and consultant, I’m sharing frequent questions I get this time of year from singles. You should know that there is no bad month of the year to begin dating – truly! December is a festive, cheerful month…

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1 month ago

How to Celebrate the Holidays When You’re Grieving (VIDEO)

The Christmas displays go up, holiday music fills the air. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go. Except at your house. Because when you’re grieving, the holidays can hurt. The first year I was widowed, no one got anything from me…

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1 month ago

Skin Care Stocking Stuffers: The One Item to Ask For (VIDEO)

The holidays are here, and I am overwhelmed. As usual. Having said that, I have found that the best strategy to deal with the epic onslaught of gifts to both give and request is to clarify and prioritize! Because I am neither organized nor disciplined…

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1 month ago

Downsized? How to Decorate Your New Smaller Home for the Holidays

At this stage of life, you’re looking forward to a simpler lifestyle with less clutter, more freedom, new friends, and new memories. Your kids are now grown and have left the nest. You might be single, widowed, or a couple. No matter what, holidays…

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1 month ago

How to Celebrate When You Are Alone for the Holidays

I hope you noticed that I didn’t title this article, “How to Survive the Holidays, Alone.” No! This is about making sure to celebrate the holidays if you are alone. It all started like this. One year in September, I was strolling down the aisles of Costco and came…

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2 months ago

A Different Kind of Thanksgiving: Grateful for Nintendo Animal Crossing

I confess to having blue expectations about Thanksgiving this year. Our kids and friends had other plans or were too far away to make traveling accessible. The holiday does not really have enough days built in to justify the expense…

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2 months ago

Did You Know Tis the Season for Santons (Son-tonns)?

In southern Provence, especially this time of year, you might run across these itsy-bitsy figurines, and you might not know what they are. Upon questioning the store/market owner, you are told they are Santons. Well, you still don’t know what they are so let’s try to find out and get a better understanding of these […]

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2 months ago

How to Maintain Your Exercise Routine (Even During the Holidays) + VIDEO

Almost everyone struggles with staying active during the holidays. There’s so much disruption, whether you have family staying, are going away or are just out of your normal routine. It can be a very special time, seeing family (especially grandchildren…

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