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Celebrate African-American Women in February

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As we get ready to celebrate Black History Month in February, let’s take a look at some of the African-American women who made a huge difference in the history of America. 1. Harriet Tubman was a former slave who led … Continue reading

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Millennials and Christmas Holidays

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The holidays might be over, but we should discuss how millennials face the Christmas season. If you haven’t seen the “Hipster Nativity Set,” you might want to take a minute and search for it on Google. It features wise men … Continue reading

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Creating New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

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If you’re one of those people who have stopped setting New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. It’s demoralizing and defeating when you set high expectations for yourself on January 1, only to keep those goals for just a few days … Continue reading

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Boxing Day? A Holiday or Shopping Day?

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December 26, the day following Christmas, isn’t just the day when everyone returns their gifts and eats leftovers. The day has much more significance than most of us realize. In the church, December 26 is St. Stephen’s Day. Stephen was … Continue reading

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Continue Celebrating on December 26

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In English countries, the holiday celebration continues on December 26 with a custom known as Boxing Day. Servants and masters may trade places, but the tradition began years ago. The gentry would retain their servants on Christmas Day to serve … Continue reading

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Is Hanukkah Like Christmas?

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Hanukkah is often compared to Christmas, but there are many differences between the Christian and Jewish celebrations. One key difference is that Christmas is always celebrated on December 25, while the date of Hanukkah on the Gregorian calendar changes. Typically … Continue reading

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Are There Really 12 Days of Christmas?

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If you’re like most Americans, you know the words to the popular Christmas song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” but you may not realize what the Christmas meaning is. It can seem as if Christmas is over all too quickly … Continue reading

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December Food Holidays to Take a Break From Christmas Celebrations

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Let’s face it, the holidays can be overwhelming. Between running to parties and recitals, wrapping endless piles of presents and decorating your house, it’s easy to get weary and tired. Instead of thinking about all the chores that are facing … Continue reading

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