How to Manage Holiday Stress
For most of us, those days seem long ago now. Between work, family, and planning a holiday celebration, it's hard to remember that the holidays are supposed to be fun.
|Holiday Relationship Guide |
Holidays are tough on relationships, whether you're meeting each other's families for the first time or you've been married for years.
|Family Holidays Survival Guide |
|How to Beat Holiday Perfectionism |
Maybe perfectionism is the real enemy. Here's how to embrace the less-than-perfect holiday.
Friday, December 10, 2010
8 Ways to Donate to Charity
There are plenty of different ways to give, so you'll be sure to find something in this article that works for you. (Bonus: You'll also get to find out what "microphilanthropy" is. Hint: It's not donating microchips, or mica, or microphones.)
|Is Your Charitable Gift In Good Hands? |
However you choose to give, you'll want to make sure your gift is going to the right people. There's nothing more annoying than finding out that your hard-earned cash isn't reaching the intended recipient.
|Can You Deduct It on Your Taxes? |
Of course, the point is to help others. But who would say no to a bigger tax refund?
|Gifts Without Guilt |
Some people on your list might not appreciate a straight-up donation to charity. In that case, you can still buy them a tangible present, and donate at the same time.
Top 7 Office Party Gaffes
What seems like a good chance to blow off some steam with your colleagues can turn into a corporate event you'll regret for the rest of your career.
|Top Office Party Blunders You've Experienced? |
I still remember things that happened at holiday parties at the beginning of my career. There's nothing more frightening than the moment when people have had just enough to drink to decide they're really funny.
|Should You Drink at the Holiday Party? |
You can avoid that problem by not drinking at all at the party. Which also gives you the opportunity to be soberly amused while other people are putting lampshades on their heads.
|How to Survive the Office Party |
This is the best advice I've heard so far about office parties: "The annual office holiday party is more 'office' than 'party.'"
When Is Organic Really Organic?
But what does "organic" really mean? Does it mean pesticide-free? Grown without hormones? All-natural? (Whatever that means.) And what should you be looking for, if you're interested in organic food or products?
|What You Need to Know About Organic Foods |
More questions: Are organic foods better for you, and is organic farming better for the environment?
|Which Food Products Qualify for Organic Certification? |
If you do decide to go organic, you're going to need to learn how to translate food labels into something resembling English.
|10 Frequently Asked Questions About Organic Labels |
For instance, just because something is labeled "organic" doesn't mean that it's made of 100% organic ingredients.
Top 10 Most Annoying Pop Songs of 2010
All of these songs make me grateful I don't have to listen to the radio on the way to work. Listen to these long enough and you'll be ready to tell yourself anything you wanted to know.
|Best and Worst of 2010 Red Carpet |
The best looks were the best a person could possibly look, but the worst ... well, can I introduce you the jumpsuit of the future?
|Best and Worst Fitness Trends of 2010 |
Fitness as pop culture? I'd argue yes, since we're now obsessed with fitness (which is interesting, considering that we're less fit than ever).
|Worst Books of 2010 - Most Overrated Books of the Year |
I'm a confirmed book worm, so overrated books are much sadder to me than pop songs that won't leave my head.