Holidays

Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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30 Best Books About Dads to Read for Father’s Day

Give Dad a reason to take a break, curl up on the couch, and understand just how important he is to you. These picks will entertain, enlighten, and totally make his day.

25 Best Books by Black Authors You’ll Want to Know About

These engaging and powerful books will stay with you long after you’ve finished them.


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16 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Here are just some of the things to do, read, and see to immerse yourself in the rich history of...


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25 Spooky, Silly Halloween Books for Kids

Boo! Read these adorable books with your kiddos to get the whole family in the Halloween spirit.


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5 Inventions That Movies and Books Predicted Well Before Their Time

The new year always brings prognostications, most of them wrong. You know who gets them right? A few good books...

What It’s Really Like to Be a Hallmark Holiday Writer

Ever wonder who comes up with those sweet stories of snow, St. Nick, serendipity, and soulmates? It's authors like Barbara...


10 True Ghost Stories from the Most Haunted Places in the World

If you enjoy a real fright, these locations offer a chance to get close to some of the more grisly...


Why Every Book Lover Should Steal Iceland’s Christmas Tradition

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good book!



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5 Photos That Prove Pugs in Costume Will Bring It for Halloween This Year

Those smushy faces! Those puppy-dog eyes! The only thing cuter than a pug, of course, is a pug ridiculously dressed...

24 Books Every Mother and Daughter Should Read Together

These fiction and nonfiction reads showcase an eclectic cast of mothers and daughters from past and present. Share the list,...


20 Cutest Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

Sweeten children's Valentine's Day by reading a heartwarming book together!


Creative Christmas Tree Decorations: 6 New Ways to Deck Your Tree

This holiday season, take your tree from "ho hum" to "heavenly" by trying out one of these clever concepts.


5 Genius Ideas for Decorating Store-Bought Cookies

Look what you can do with a bag of grocery-aisle cookies and some creative (and easy) decorating tricks!


What Are You Thankful For? 7 Creative Answers

What makes you grateful? Anne O. Kubitsky started the Look for the Good Project by asking people for postcards with...

The Museum at Ground Zero: A Sneak Peek

Get up close to a few of the special items that will be on display when the National September 11...


It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!

My family’s favorite Christmas tradition is the annual Driving of the Father Crazy by Watching the Same Movies Over and...


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The Best New Gift-Shopping Site

I’ve never been one for online shopping. I prefer tactile gift-buying, going through rows of trinkets with my hands or


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A Halloween Treat for Grownups

With Halloween season well underway, it’s time to give some props to good old-fashioned ghosts, who’ve been sorely neglected amid


The Best Thriller Books of All Time

What makes a thriller thrilling? Nonstop action, precarious situations, hair-raising suspense, and heroic characters all exemplify the best thrillers on