Going green may seem intimidating at times, but it's the simple things that add up, says author and environmental health expert, Alexandra Zissu. "Do what you feel comfortable doing and then give yourself a minute to see how you feel about it," she says. Because we tend to consume (and waste) so much during the holidays, it's an especially important time to try to inject a little eco-sensibility into the party. Here are 13 ways to celebrate the season in an eco-friendly way.read more...
Shoppers turn away from credit cards and impatient impulsive buys this holiday season. While for many, layaway is not a new concept, retailers are now pushing the idea in the hopes that customers, who are especially worried about debt in this economy, will shop more. Read more...read more...
Waiting in long lines, sitting behind rambunctious kids, weeping over stolen luggage or camping out in dirty terminals with zero entertainment, traveling home for the holidays can be a nightmare. So why go? Because everybody--from your parents to your in-laws to your girls--wants to see you this holiday season. Believe it or not, you can travel without the hassle. Here's how to get to grandmom's house without a fuss.read more...
There's the menu to plan, the booze to buy, the grocery shopping to do. With a laundry list of to-do's, entertaining during the holidays can sometimes seem more stressful than enjoyable. But with a tight game plan and some creativity you'll be on your way to hosting the do of the season.read more...